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Viola Davis, Gillian Anderson and Michelle Pfeiffer on Challenge of Playing Political Icons in ‘The First Lady’

“It’s just a challenge,” says Viola Davis of why she’s so drawn to play real-life characters versus fully fictional creations. “A challenge that brings you back to the work, brings you back to your process, scares you a great deal and reminds you why you wanted to become an actor. It’s not about failure or […]

Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer in Showtime’s ‘The First Lady’: TV Review

The historical drama weaves together the lives and legacies of three first ladies: Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson).

Making of ‘Robin Robin’: Star Gillian Anderson “Channeled Some of the Iron Lady” for Role in Oscar-Shortlisted Animated Short

Robin Robin is a stop-motion animated musical from U.K.-based Wallace & Gromit studio Aardman Animations and writer-directors Dan Ojari and Mikey Please. The film follows a robin who is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent, and she plans a heist at a human family’s house […]

Gillian Anderson, Robert Duvall, Timothy Spall Join Christian Bale in Netflix’s ‘The Pale Blue Eye’

The Christian Bale and Harry Melling Gothic horror-thriller The Pale Blue Eye from director Scott Cooper and Netflix has added Gillian Anderson, Robert Duvall and Timothy Spall to the cast. The film, which focuses on an attempt to solve a series of murders that took place at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Gillian Anderson (‘The Crown’)

Gillian Anderson first burst into the public’s consciousness 28 years ago with The X-Files. On Chris Carter’s groundbreaking sci-fi drama for Fox, she played FBI special agent Dana Scully, a young woman with a medical degree and a graduate degree in physics who, with her partner, David Duchovny’s agent Fox Mulder, investigates unsolved cases of […]

“We’ve Been Waiting Five, Six Years to Get to Here”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Josh O’Connor and the Creators Behind ‘The Crown’

Few historical dramas have enthralled viewers the way The Crown has the last five years. The Netflix drama, created by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated scribe Peter Morgan, kept up that intrigue with one of its buzziest seasons yet last fall, which marked the much-anticipated debut of Princess Diana. For the creative team behind the show, this […]

Hollywood Flashback: Gillian Anderson Reigned at the Emmys in 1997

Some 25 years before she was earning awards buzz for her portrayal of stoic, uncompromising British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on The Crown, Gillian Anderson won an Emmy for playing another no-nonsense government official: FBI agent Dana Scully of The X-Files. “I remember wearing a very tight dress and that I had to walk up […]

“It’s a New Day”: Anya Taylor-Joy, Cynthia Erivo, Gillian Anderson and the THR Drama Actress Roundtable

Gillian Anderson had been dreading this. A tripod had arrived at her home in the U.K., along with a mess of lights and, really, just the thought of having to sit through an hour-plus on Zoom had her practically reeling. But then the woman who stuns as Margaret Thatcher in the most recent season of […]

Gillian Anderson Joins Hulu’s ‘The Great’

Gillian Anderson will move from playing the prime minister of the U.K. to the mother of a future empress in her next TV role. Anderson (The Crown, Sex Education) has joined the cast of Hulu’s The Great in a recurring role. She’s set to appear in two episodes of season two as Joanna, Catherine’s (Elle […]

Lifetime, Hollywood Reporter to Present ‘Women in Entertainment: The Next Generation’ Special on May 24

As a presenting partner for The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, Lifetime has joined with THR for the evolution of the event. Lifetime will air a broadcast special titled Lifetime and The Hollywood Reporter Present Women in Entertainment: The Next Generation, a Voices Magnified program celebrating female trendsetters, industry leaders and potential future […]

Participant Reteams With ‘Wonder’ Producers Lionsgate, Mandeville Films for ‘White Bird’ Drama

Participant will co-finance 'White Bird: A Wonder Story' after backing the 2017 box office hit that starred Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

SAG Awards: ‘The Crown’ Continues Winter Awards Season Reign With Drama Actress, Ensemble Wins

The fourth season of the Netflix drama about the British royal family collected more trophies on Sunday night after previous wins from the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and Producers and Writers Guilds.