The Truth Is Here in Scotland for X Files Star Gillian

By Fulton, Rick | Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), October 19, 1998 | Go to article overview

The Truth Is Here in Scotland for X Files Star Gillian


Fulton, Rick, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)


If the truth is out there for Gillian Anderson, it is in Scotland, not among the bright lights of Hollywood.

The X-Files star, who earns an estimated pounds 20million as the sci-fi series' FBI agent Dana Scully, has found her dream role in a Scottish film - earning pounds 250-a-day.

Gillian is to swap tinsel town for Glasgow in the Channel 4-backed movie House Of Mirth, to be filmed early next year.

The star, who has topped lists of the world's most sexy women, is happy to take a cut in salary to play the romantic role that Hollywood has so far refused to give her.

She will play Lily Bart, a 29-year-old torn between marrying for status and love, in Edith Wharton's turn-of-the-century novel.

It is love, not money, that fuelled Gillian's interest in the pounds 6million film.

When she heard British director Terence Davies was casting for the costume drama, she asked her agents to arrange a meeting.

Incredibly, producer Olivia Stewart had not heard of Gillian.

But she and Edinburgh-based co-producer Bob Last were quick to sign up the star. …

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