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The always alluring, Golden Globe-winning Gillian Anderson once famously swore that she would never do television — well, aren't we lucky she changed her mind. At the tender age of 24, Anderson gained international fame and a dedicated fan base for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the television phenomenon that was The X-Files.

Since the '90s and still now at the age of 48, has been wowing audiences on the big and small screen, but has also occasionally returned to her theater roots. Her most recent stage appearance was on London's West End, playing Blanche DuBois in the critically acclaimed A Streetcar Named Desire.

She's also had critics raving over her performance in the crime-thriller BBC show The Fall, in which she played the highly intelligent detective Stella Gibson. Not only is Gillian a kick-ass actress who constantly garners applause and recognition, she's also a kick-ass activist who supports a wide range of organizations and social causes:

So if you love Gillian Anderson as much as I do, then you've come to the right place. Here is every upcoming project where you can catch her in action.

1. Viceroy's House

  • Release date: March 3, 2017
  • Director: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Huma Qureshi, Manish Dayal

Anderson had critics raving about her performance as Lady Edwina Mountbatten in this historical period drama that follows the last viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, and his wife in 1947 as the former is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence.

American Gods

  • Release date: April 30, 2017
  • Creators: Bryan Fuller and Michael Green
  • Cast: Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover

Anderson has re-teamed with writer Bryan Fuller to steal the spotlight on Starz's new hit show American Gods. Based on the acclaimed novel by Neil Gaiman, details the brewing war between the old and new gods. Anderson plays the new god Media, the personification of fame and entertainment. Media manifests into multiple famous dead icons like Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy, David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland.

Crooked House

  • Release date: 2017
  • Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
  • Cast: Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Max Irons, Terence Stamp

Having been announced in 2011 with Matthew Goode, Julie Andrews and Gemma Arterton to star, the film adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1949 novel of the same name will finally hit screens this year. After someone poisons the wealthy patriarch of the Leonides family, granddaughter Sophia holds off her impending marriage until the killer is caught. Anderson will play the flamboyant stage actress Magda.

Squadron 42

  • Release date: 2017
  • Director: Chris Roberts
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, , Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham

Anderson will bring the character of Captain MacLaren to life in the highly anticipated video game . According to the game's official synopsis:

Take the role of a rookie UEE Navy combat pilot in a cinematic single-player epic adventure set in the Star Citizen universe.

Battle in the stars and face-to-face as you seamlessly transition between dogfighting and ground combat.


  • Release date: 2017
  • Director: Fred Schepisi
  • Cast: Guy Pearce, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Joanna Lumley

Anderson is set to play Miss Quay in this star-studded drama. The Australian production follows an American man who settles in the tiny European country of Andorra, where he unsettles the locals when he is linked to a dead body found floating in the harbor. Production is reported to begin in Italy.

The X-Files

  • Release date: 2017 or 2018
  • Creator: Chris Carter
  • Cast: David Duchovny

You got that right! Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will be back on our screens for an 11th season of . Following its 10th season reboot in 2016, 20th Century Fox announced the show would come back for a 10-episode run, set to premiere either late 2017 or early 2018. Duchovny and Anderson are both confirmed.

Which upcoming Gillian Anderson project are you most excited for? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.


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