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Ben Foster

Gillian Anderson in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' is not so alien


For her American fans, Gillian Anderson is most closely associated with her role as Agent Dana Scully from the Fox science fiction series "The X-Files," but in England, where the actress has lived for years, Anderson has repeatedly ditched the pantsuit in favor of period costumes. On the British stage and screen, she has played 19th and early 20th century characters, including Lily Bart in the movie "The House of Mirth," Wallis Simpson in the TV miniseries "Any Human Heart" and Nora in a 2009 London production of Ibsen's "A Doll's House." Her latest role is as Blanche DuBois in a London production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," opposite...