54 Facts About Gillian Anderson

1. In 2016, Gillian Anderson was appointed an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to drama.

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2. In 2016, Gillian Anderson was named one of World's Most Beautiful Faces of the Year by People magazine.

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3. In November 2015, Gillian Anderson was named a friend and supporter of Positive Luxury, a company that informs consumers on brands' commitment to quality, craftsmanship, service and sustainability.

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4. In October 2015, Gillian Anderson wrote a letter to the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare requesting a ban on repeat experiments on animals in toxicity tests.

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5. In 2012, Gillian Anderson joined Greenpeace in standing with the people of Brazil for a zero-deforestation law to save the Amazon.

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6. In October 2010, Gillian Anderson participated in 10:10's controversial short film, No Pressure, as part of the global warming mitigation campaign's aim to encourage the reduction of CO2 emissions.

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7. In October 2008, Gillian Anderson narrated for PETA a video of undercover footage from rabbit fur farms in China and France.

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8. In 2006, Gillian Anderson was honoured with PETA's Humanitarian Award for her consistent work for the organization.

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9. Gillian Anderson is an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and supports animal rights.

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10. In February 2011, Gillian Anderson narrated a short film about recent footage of an uncontacted tribe, in which the Amazon Indians were spotted from the air on the Brazil-Peru border.

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11. Gillian Anderson supports tribal rights charity Survival International, an organization that champions tribal peoples around the world and in early 2010 she participated in a performance in a London stage fundraiser for its cause.

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12. In March 2016, it was reported that Gillian Anderson is one of the artists sponsoring an unaccompanied refugee minor in the "Jungle" camp in Calais.

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13. In 2015, Gillian Anderson became a patron of the International Literacy Centre—European home of Reading Recovery.

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14. Gillian Anderson supports their Taught Not Trafficked campaign that was launched in July 2014.

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15. Gillian Anderson is a patron of Childreach International, a London-based charity that works in partnership with local communities in the developing world to secure children's basic rights; she addressed the problem of child trafficking during the press for the Sold film that presents the issue.

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16. In March 2015, Gillian Anderson backed the Women at the Well drop-in centre for vulnerable women in London, which is supported financially by Comic Relief.

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17. Gillian Anderson participated in Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, including a stage performance on February 14, 1999.

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18. Gillian Anderson is a supporter of various women's organizations and social movements.

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19. Gillian Anderson supported Buskaid—a charitable trust aiming to help young black musicians in South Africa.

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20. Gillian Anderson is a member of the board of directors for Artists for a New South Africa and a campaigner for ACTSA: Action for Southern Africa.

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21. In 2008, Gillian Anderson co-founded South African Youth Education for Sustainability, which aids in empowering marginalised young people in South Africa through youth mentoring.

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22. In May 1996, Gillian Anderson addressed the United States Congress urging for more education and funding for NF research projects.

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23. In June 2016, Gillian Anderson expressed her support for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union in the run-up to June's referendum on that issue.

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24. In 2013, Gillian Anderson was made a patron of the Charles Dickens Statue Fund, and was instrumental in securing the funding for UK's first Dickens statue, located in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

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25. In March 2012, Gillian Anderson told Out magazine about her past relationships with women.

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26. On December 29, 2004, Gillian Anderson married Julian Ozanne, a documentary filmmaker, on Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya.

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27. Gillian Anderson married her first husband, Clyde Klotz, an X-Files assistant art director, on New Year's Day 1994, in Hawaii in a Buddhist ceremony.

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28. In February 2019, Gillian Anderson will portray Margo Channing in a stage production of All About Eve at the Noel Coward Theatre.

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29. Gillian Anderson is set to portray the role of Captain MacLaren in Star Citizens single-player component Squadron 42.

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30. Gillian Anderson is the narrator of the English dub of Ronja the Robber's Daughter—Studio Ghibli's anime, which began streaming on Amazon Prime in January 2017.

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31. Gillian Anderson has fought and succeeded in securing equal pay with her male co-star on The X-Files in the '90s and again in 2015, when negotiating her salary with the network.

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32. In October 2014, Gillian Anderson published her first book, A Vision of Fire, co-authored with Jeff Rovin.

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33. In February 2015, Gillian Anderson directed and starred in a short film prequel to A Streetcar Named Desire, titled The Departure, written by novelist Andrew O'Hagan.

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34. In 2014, Gillian Anderson starred in the British independent science fiction film Robot Overlords alongside Sir Ben Kingsley.

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35. In 2014, Gillian Anderson was promoted from a recurring character during the first two seasons, to a series regular for the third season.

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36. Gillian Anderson voiced the character of Dr Miki Hokuto in the English-language version of Studio Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill, which was released in March 2013.

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37. In 2012, Gillian Anderson appeared in a Swiss drama film, Sister, and in Shadow Dancer—a British-Irish drama film based on the novel of the same name, about the Irish republican movement.

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38. In November 2010, Gillian Anderson portrayed Wallis, Duchess of Windsor in Any Human Heart—a television adaptation of William Boyd's novel of the same name, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress on Television.

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39. Gillian Anderson received a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, for productions which opened in the 2009 calendar year, for her portrayal of Nora.

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40. In 2004, Gillian Anderson starred in the Royal Court Theatre's production of Rebecca Gilman's play The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, as artist Dana Fielding who assumes the personality of the troubled baseball player Darryl Strawberry—a role for which she earned rave reviews.

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41. In 2000, Gillian Anderson starred in the film The House of Mirth with Eric Stoltz—Terence Davies' adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel of the same name—for which she won critical acclaim and awards such as the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, Village Voice Film Poll Best Lead Performance, and a nomination for the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress.

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42. Gillian Anderson is a fan of Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki's work.

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43. In 1999, Gillian Anderson had a supporting role in the English-language release of Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke, where she voiced the character of Moro.

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44. In 1997, Gillian Anderson appeared in the independent film Chicago Cab.

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45. Gillian Anderson provided the voice for a parody of her Scully character in "The Springfield Files", an episode of the animated comedy television series The Simpsons.

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46. Gillian Anderson was the first woman to write and direct an episode of the X-Files.

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47. Gillian Anderson is the first actress to win an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award in the same year.

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48. Gillian Anderson got the part assuming it would run for 13 episodes, the standard minimum order for American television networks.

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49. Gillian Anderson moved to Los Angeles in 1992, and spent a year auditioning.

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50. Gillian Anderson moved to New York when she was 22 years old.

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51. Gillian Anderson participated in the National Theatre of Great Britain's summer program at Cornell University.

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52. Gillian Anderson listened to bands such as Dead Kennedys and Skinny Puppy.

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53. Gillian Anderson was appointed an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2016 for her services to drama.

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54. Gillian Anderson is the co-writer of The Earthend Saga novel trilogy and the self-help guide book WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere.

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