Gillian Anderson

Lucy Worsley Talks Richard III, ‘Bridgerton,’ and Channeling Her Inner Gillian Anderson in ‘Lucy Worsley Investigates’

There are few historians working in TV today who can make the past come alive quite like Lucy Worsley. The British historian, author, presenter, and Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces has taken us into the feminist origins of British Romance, the palaces of the Russian Tsars, and even to Henry VIII’s Christmas table.
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Gillian Anderson: “Playing Eleanor Roosevelt has changed me as a human being”

For the past two years, Gillian Anderson has played a handful of the most influential female figures to ever live on our planet. For example, she appeared as Margaret Thatcher in the Emmy-winning Netflix series ‘The Crown’, and now she stars as Eleanor Roosevelt in the Showtime limited series ‘The First Lady’. The actress, who began her career playing the mythical Dana Scully in ‘The X-Files’, has solidified her reputation by creating great feminist figures for fiction, impersonating characters that break social barriers.
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‘The First Lady’ Stars Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson on Becoming Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt

Click here to read the full article. Michelle Pfeiffer didn’t know much about Betty Ford before she signed on to play her in the new Showtime anthology series “The First Lady.” “I really only knew about, of course, the Betty Ford Center, which is I think what she’s the most famous for,” Pfeiffer told me at the show’s premiere on Thursday at the DGA building in Los Angeles. “And I knew that she came out and was open and transparent about her own issues with substance abuse and alcoholism, which was very, very taboo at the time. And she was discouraged...

Gillian Anderson is Pretty in Pink With Geometric Heels at ‘The First Lady’ Premiere

Click here to read the full article. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Footwear News may receive an affiliate commission. Things were getting bright on the red carpet thanks to Gillian Anderson. The actress joined the rest of the cast of the new drama series “The First Lady” to celebrate the premiere on Thursday night in L.A. The first episode is set to air on April 17 in a thrilling re-telling of America’s history through the eyes of the women of the White House. Anderson stood tall in a strapless hot pink top...

Gillian Anderson once had an 'intimate' encounter with Bill Clinton

Years before she played the wife of a president, Gillian Anderson had an "intimate" encounter with a future one. Anderson, who stars as Eleanor Roosevelt in the new Showtime series The First Lady, chatted with Jimmy Kimmel about once meeting former President Bill Clinton while he was running for office. The X-Files actress says she attended a lunch for Clinton "at somebody's fancy house" in the Hollywood Hills, and she briefly met him as he shook hands with guests after delivering a speech.

‘The First Lady’ Enlists Gillian Anderson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis to Tell Three Stories With Little Rhyme or Reason: TV Review

Click here to read the full article. As Chicago lawyer Michelle Obama becomes First Lady Michelle Obama in Showtime’s newest drama, her predecessor Laura Bush offers some words of advice and comfort. “You may think you have nothing in common with the First Ladies before you,” Laura tells her, “[but] trust me when I say we all felt that way.” Here, Laura Bush acts as both some benign voice of reason (an odd choice) and also as a mouthpiece for “The First Lady” writ large (odder), which tackles the stories of three First Ladies who share little beyond the fact...