In the 90s you couldn't go a week without seeing Gillian Anderson's mug somewhere, what with the success of The X-Filesand the media's obsessive near-Julia/Leo levels of devotion to the show. Post X-Files, it looked like Gillian wouldn't be wasting a second in taking her slightly cerebral heat directly to movie screens instead. She got off to a rather proud start with excellent reviews (but no Oscar nomination) for her take on the doomed "Lily Bart" in Terence Davies' divisive take on the Gilded Age tragedy The House of Mirth.
And then... (crickets chirping)
The danger of taking time off for celebrities is that there are so many of them. If you get up from your seat for some R & R, someone else will be sitting down immediately. Good luck getting your spot at that table back. That said, Gillian is back at work and could be looking at a possible public revival this fall or winter. She's starring in two upcoming films. The first to be released will probably be The Last King of Scotland (which you probably noticed on my year-in-advance Oscar pages) and the second is the recently wrapped thriller Straightheads which co-stars Danny Dyer. You can read about the making of that film directly from it's director at Straightblog. So give that a look if you've been curious as to what Scully has been up to.