Actress and producer Gillian Anderson has signed a first-look deal with Netflix.  The 53-year-old Anderson will produce new TV shows for Netflix through her production company, Fiddlehead Productions. Netflix confirmed the news on Twitter, saying: “The endlessly brilliant Gillian Anderson has signed a first-look deal with Netflix, through which she will produce new TV shows!” 

Anderson said in a statement: “Netflix have been an inspiring and supportive home for much of my recent acting work so I am excited to partner with them for the television projects I am currently developing. We have a shared passion for progressive, compelling and engaging stories and I’m thrilled to announce our collaboration.”

Anderson played Margaret Thatcher in Season 4 of the Netflix series The Crown. She also plays Dr. Jean Milburn on the Netflix series Sex Education, which was renewed for a fourth season in September.  Anderson will also be portraying former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt in the upcoming Showtime series, The First Lady.

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