Hard to believe that it’s been almost a decade since the weekly adventures of FBI Agents Mulder and Scully left TV screens. And almost 15 years since the Bundy clan took their familial misery off the air. But the casts of both shows will soon be reuniting to celebrate an even more surprising milestone: the Fox network’s first 25 years on the air.
“Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special” is set to air April 22 and will include appearances from David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson of “The X-Files” (along with creator Chris Carter) as well as every member of the Bundy house: Ed O’Neill, Katey Segal, Christina Applegate and David Faustino.
Gillian Anderson on ‘X-Files,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Great Expectations’
Mar 28, 2012 4:45 AM EDT
Gillian Anderson, famous for ‘The X-Files,’ stuns as Miss Havisham in Sunday’s ‘Great Expecations.’ She tells Jace Lacob about turning down ‘Downton Abbey,’ her British accent—and possibly playing Scully again.
Gillian Anderson on Great Expectations, Reading to the Royals, and Her Madonna-Like British Accent
PBS’s long-running Masterpiece franchise is suddenly cool again, thanks to Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and some new dusted-off Dickens adaptations, the most recent of which features a ravishing Miss Havisham, played by Gillian Anderson. The British-American* actress, much beloved by American audiences for her stint as Dana Scully on The X-Files, previously portrayed Lady Dedlock in Bleak House. Now, for Great Expectations, she’s a white-haired wonder who wears her moldering old wedding dress as a reminder of the long-ago day she was jilted at the altar. This adaptation is a salute to the bicentennial of Dickens’s birthday, and it’ll air in two installments, the first on April 1, the second on April 8. Anderson, who nearly became a Downton resident herself, called from across the pond to chat about her latest transformation, becoming besties with the royals, and her inconsistent British accent.
Posted by Megan
/ On 18 March 2012
The “X-Files” actress, no stranger to period television, says she was originally approached to star on the hit British series.
Downton Abbey could have been a bit different.
The British series, which has been a stateside success on PBS, apparently wanted to cast Gillian Anderson in one of its lead roles
The 43-year-old X-Files actress, next appearing on PBS’ Masterpiece Classic update of Great Expectations, told TV Guide Magazine that she was originally approached to star on the Emmy-winning series.