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The Stars Went Dancing After the 65th Annual Baftas

Photo: Gillian Anderson at the 65th annual Baftas

We here in the U.S. don’t do a great job of covering the Baftas—which is weird, since we export all our biggest movie stars to the event every year. (We also send Christina Ricci, apparently. Oh, well.)

So the Baftas happened six days ago, and you heard not-a-peep from me. Whatever. But The Guardian‘s fly-on-a-wall account of the Baftas afterparty is absolutely hilarious.

Here is what I learned:

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer both danced a little bit.

Ralph Fiennes and Michael Fassbender also cut a rug—not as a pair, but what a delicious sight that would’ve been.

Gillian Anderson danced on a table. (We are assured that she did this while projecting an air of grace, elegance, and dignity, but again, she was up on a table.)

Jonah Hill danced until his suit (the pants? the jacket?) split.

– Director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Morvern Callar) spent all night smoking outside. I love her! She is like if a leather motorcycle jacket were a person.

As a sidenote, I am finally making a “Gillian Anderson” category. This is like the third time I’ve needed to refer to a Gillian category, and I finally have a sense of follow-through. How have we never had a Gillian Anderson category??? Wasn’t she, at one time, the most searched-for woman on the Internet? (After Teri Hatcher, I think. Oh, you young’uns don’t even remember Lois and Clark, do you.)

(Gillian via Grazia Daily.)

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  • I was just watching some X-Files episodes on Netflix, and I wondered why I never hear about Gillian Anderson any more.

  • It probably didn’t reach the US, but you guys should see the recent Great Expectations from the UK with Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham. She was incredible.

    • No, no, no, no! I still haven’t watched Bleak House! Plus, I can’t stand Charles Dickens! More like “blecchhh house,” am I right, y’all? Ha ha ha.

      Yeah, I heard she’s totally awesome in both.

  • gillian anderson was the most searched actress and had the most number of the websites back in the 90s.

    Her link with Terry Hetcher was that both were chosen most sexy woman in the world by a magazine, one in 97 and the other in 98… But Gillian was the queen of the internet.