The South Bank Show

Gillian Anderson

Series 10 - Episode 1 Gillian Anderson

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Review

In a belter of a first episode to mark the return of Britain’s longest-running arts show, Gillian Anderson joins Melvyn Bragg on stage at London’s Young Vic to talk about her career. She offers sharp and engaging insight into her best-known TV roles, from scientific FBI agent Scully in The X-Files to her recent portrayal of liberal, sex therapist Jean, in Netflix’s Sex Education. She’s been impressive on the stage, too — notably during her run as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire.
For anyone suffering with theatre withdrawal, do not miss the swift but brilliant glimpse Anderson gives Bragg of her Margaret Thatcher — whom she’s currently playing in The Crown.

Summary

The arts programme returns with Melvyn Bragg meeting actress Gillian Anderson at the Young Vic in London, where she discusses her career in film, TV and theare. She also performs an exclusive reading as Margaret Thatcher, who she plays in Netflix drama The Crown.
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