Gillian Anderson | The X-Files
Gillian Anderson is known internationally as Special Agent Dana Scully, an independent and intelligent investigator of the paranormal, with a rigid skepticism that counterbalances her partner’s (Special Agent Fox Mulder) unbridled enthusiasm and interest, on FOX’s breakthrough TV series The X-Files, and two X-Files films, The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). During her nine seasons on the show, Anderson won several awards for her portrayal including an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
During that period, Anderson could be seen in the comedy-drama Playing By Heart (1998) and House of Mirth (2000), as Lily Bart, an ambitious but financially imperiled young woman looking for a rich husband in early 20th century New York, for which she won much recognition and a few awards. She also lent her voice to the giant wolf goddess Moro in the English version of Miyazaki’s historical fantasy epic, Princess Mononoke (1999).
In the decade since The X-Files wrapped, Anderson has focused on theatre work in London, UK, a few films including The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), and other projects like Moby Dick, Great Expectations and the upcoming British TV series The Fall, a British crime-drama, where she plays a senior police officer investigating a string of murders in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In December 2012, it was revealed that she had joined the cast on NBC’s upcoming drama Hannibal, playing therapist to murderous psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The stellar cast includes Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Eddie Izzard, Gina Torres, Molly Shannon, as well as Canadian exports Caroline Dhavernas, Lara Jean Chorostecki and Scott Thompson.
2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of The X-Files.