Gillian Anderson

Award-winning film, television and theatre actress Gillian Anderson starred as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire at London’s West End The Young Vic theatre in 2014, for which she received the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress. The play was the fastest selling show ever produced by The Young Vic and relocated to St. Anne’s Warehouse in New York for a second run in 2016.

Anderson has been nominated for a BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe award for her role as Lady Dedlock in the BBC adaptation of Bleak House and went on to star in The Crimson Petal and the White opposite Romola Garai and Richard E. Grant and Any Human Heart opposite Matthew MacFayden, Tom Hollander and Hayley Atwell, for which she was also nominated for a BAFTA. She also played Elizabeth in Michael Barker’s Moby Dick, and played Miss Havisham in the BBC adaptation of Emmy- and BAFTA-winning mini-series, Great Expectations. Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully on the American TV series The X-Files. Running for 9 seasons from 1998-2008, Anderson won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors' Guild awards.

In Crooked House Anderson plays Magda West - a flamboyant stage actress, wife of Philip Leonides, mother to Sophia, Eustace, and the youngest Leonides, Josephine.

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