GILLIAN Anderson has been on our screens for decades now – first gaining fans as Scully in The X Files.
And now she's set to star in The Crown as Margaret Thatcher.
Who is Gillian Anderson and how old is she?
Gillian Leigh Anderson OBE is a 52-year-old American-British film, television and theatre actress.
Gillian has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work in acting.
She has been married twice before, first to Clyde Klotz, an X-Files assistant art director, and then Julian Ozanne, a documentary filmmaker.
With Clyde she has a daughter, Piper Maru, and with former boyfriend Mark Griffiths she has two sons, Oscar and Felix.
Now she is in a relationship with The Crown creator, Peter Morgan.
What is Gillian Anderson's net worth?
It's been estimated that her net worth is at $35million.
With all the majorly successful roles she's had, the high figure isn't too surprising.
She is most known for playing FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and widely popular series The X-Files.
What has Gillian Anderson starred in?
After beginning her career on stage, Gillian achieved international recognition for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files.
More recently, she's starred in both seasons of hit Netflix teen comedy Sex Education, playing a sex therapist.
Her film work includes the dramas The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland Shadow Dancer Viceroy's House and two X-Files films: The X-Files: Fight the Future and The X-Files: I Want to Believe.
Other TV roles include portraying Lady Dedlock in the successful BBC production of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, Wallis Simpson in Any Human Heart, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations and Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier on Hannibal.
She also starred in The Fall with Jamie Doran.
Her stage work includes Absent Friends (1991) – for which she won a Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer.
A Doll's House (2009) – that earned her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination.
She also played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (2014, 2016) – for which she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress and received her second Laurence Olivier Award nomination.
What has Gillian Anderson said about playing Margaret Thatcher in The Crown?
Gillian will be playing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in series four of The Crown.
She was quoted saying: "I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of The Crown and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman.
"Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era."
She also told The Times: "I don’t think I’ve ever taken on a role that presented so much pressure.
"There are so many very strong and conflicting opinions about her and her policies and the impact that she had, both on the UK and around the world.
"So taking on somebody who is hated as much as Thatcher is, is a whole other thing."
Gillian will be joined in series four by actress Emma Corrin, who will play Lady Diana Spencer.
You can see a snippet of Gillian as Margaret in the clip below.
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