Gillian Anderson for All About Eve, London

Gillian Anderson


Gillian Anderson will star as Margo Channing in the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of classic Oscar-winning film All About Eve.

In a career spanning three decades across film, tv and stage, Gillian is probably best known for her award-winning performance as ‘Special Agent Dana Scully’ in the TV series The X-Files. The high profile role earned Gillian an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors’ Guild awards.

What role does Gillian Anderson play?

Gillian plays legendary Broadway actress Margo Channing; she’s at the top of her game but fast approaching the wrong side of forty. The role was famously portrayed by Bette Davis in the film.

Gillian Anderson’s previous theatre roles

On stage, Gillian performed at the Young Vic Theatre as Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which relocated to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York and for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award and won Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards.

Other UK theatre credits include What The Night Is For (Pinter Theatre); The Sweetest Swing In Baseball (Royal Court Theatre) and A Doll’s House (Donmar Warehouse) in 2009 for which she earned her first Olivier nomination.

Gillian Anderson’s film and tv roles

Gillian’s tv roles include BAFTA-nominated thriller The Fall (BBC),BAFTA-winning mini-series Great Expectations (BBC), critically acclaimed Bleak House (BBC), Hannibal (NBC), American Gods (Starz) and the acclaimed mini-series War & Peace (BBC). In 2019 she will play Jean in Netflix’s 8-parter Sex Education (Netflix).

Gillian’s film credits include The House of Mirth; The Mighty Celt; The Last King of Scotland; Johnny English Reborn; Shadow Dancer; Sold; Viceroy’s House and Crooked House. Her latest films have been The Spy Who Dumped Me and The Sunlit Night which will be released in 2019.

What is All About Eve about?

“Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Ivo van Hove directs his new adaptation of All About Eve, a razor-sharp, unsettling exposé of the eternal obsession at the heart of show-business.

All About Eve will run from 2 February 2019 until 11 May 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre, London.

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