Gillian Anderson to play Eleanor Roosevelt in the new series ‘The First Lady’

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    Gillian Anderson has been selected as Eleanor Roosevelt in the new Showtime series The first lady.

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    Anderson, who recently featured Margaret Thatcher on Netflix Crown, Susan Boyer (along with Viola Davis (Michelle Obama) and Michelle Feifer (Betty Ford)Undo) On board for direct and executive production.

    The first lady Re-naming American politics “through the lens of women at the heart of the White House,” according to a press release.

    “Gillian Anderson is an actress with incredible range and exquisite talent – she’s the perfect choice to complete this powerhouse trio that will inhabit the roles of these iconic women,” said Amy Israel, executive vice president of scripted programming for Showtime .

    “It’s motivating Gillian, Viola Davis, Michelle Fifer, Susanne Beier and Kathy Shulman to keep it at the forefront The first lady. He has actually set the stage for a Landmark Showtime series. “

    Gillian Anderson in ‘Sex Education’ season two. Credit: Netflix

    All three stars of the show, along with Bir, are currently nominated for the Golden Globe Award: Anderson Crown, For Pfeiffer Exit french, For davis Ma raini’s black bottomAnd Bier for HBO Undo.

    Last year, Anderson admitted that she had read the script for Netflix for the first time sex education, He is like “kept in the bin”.

    In the actor show, Dr. Jeanne Milburn plays the mother of a sex therapist and strange teenage Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield).

    In an interview with The one show To celebrate the release of season two, Anderson shared his initial reactions. “I’m not really sure I thought ahead,” he said. “When I first read it, I didn’t really answer it. I would like to keep it in the bin, and my partner suggested that I take it out of the bin and look at it a little more seriously. “

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