• ‘The First Lady': ‘The Crown' Actress Gillian Anderson to Play Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime Drama

    11 days ago - By Slash Film

    Gillian Anderson is moving from playing one historical figure to another.
    The X-Files star, who recently earned her sixth career Golden Globe nomination for her work as Margaret Thatcher on Netflix's acclaimed costume drama The Crown , will soon suit up to play Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady , a new series coming to Showtime that already has Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer on board to star. The show is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.”
    Anderson, who already has Emmy, Golden Globe, and...
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  • Showtime's The First Lady Casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt

    Showtime's The First Lady Casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt

    11 days ago - By Coming Soon

    Showtime's The First Lady casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt
    Just a few days after adding Judy Greer to the ensemble roster, Showtime's The First Lady has rounded out its central cast as Golden Globe and Emmy winner Gillian Anderson has signed on to star as Eleanor Roosevelt, according to Deadline .
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    “ Gillian Anderson is an actress of incredible range and exquisite talent - she is the perfect choice to complete this powerhouse trio, who will inhabit the roles of these iconic women ,” Amy Israel, EVP, Scripted...
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  • Gillian Anderson to Play Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime's ‘First Lady' Series

    Gillian Anderson to Play Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime's ‘First Lady' Series

    11 days ago - By The Wrap

    Gillian Anderson will play Eleanor Roosevelt on Showtime's “The First Lady” anthology series, the premium cable channel said Monday.
    “The Crown” and “Sex Education” star joins Viola Davis, who is portraying former first lady Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as former first lady Betty Ford and Aaron Eckhart as President Gerald Ford in what is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.”
    Per Showtime, “Eleanor Roosevelt served as the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945, making her the longest...
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  • Gillian Anderson To Star As Eleanor Roosevelt In ‘The First Lady' Showtime Limited Series

    11 days ago - By Deadline

    Coming off playing a renowned 20th century British political figure, Margaret Thatcher, Gillian Anderson is taking on an American 20th century political icon, Eleanor Roosevelt. Anderson is set as the co-lead opposite Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer in The First Lady , Showtime's anthology executive produced by Davis and directed and executive produced by Susanne Bier, from Lionsgate TV and...
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