Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield Cast In Upcoming Netflix Series SEX EDUCATION

Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield Cast In Upcoming Netflix Series SEX EDUCATION

According to Deadline, THE X-FILES star Gillian Anderson is to star in Netflix's sex therapy original Sex Education. Anderson is set to star as a sex therapist in the series, which is produced by British production company Eleven Film.

Anderson will be joined by Ender's Game star Asa Butterfield in the series.

The coming-of-awkward-age dramedy was created by newcomer Laurie Nunn. The series is produced in the UK for a 2019 launch. It will be exec produced by Eleven Film co-founders Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson and will be directed by Catastrophe's Ben Taylor.

Anderson began her career in theatre but achieved international recognition for her portrayal of Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files. During the show's nine seasons she won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two SAG Awards. A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic was Gillian's fourth appearance on the London stage. In 2009 she received an Olivier nomination for her performance as Nora in A Doll's House at the Donmar Warehouse. Prior to this she appeared in The Sweetest Swing In Baseball at the Royal Court, and made her West End debut in Michael Weller's What The Night Is Forin 2002. On screen, Anderson's credits include Great Expectations, Bleak House (for which she received a BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe nomination), Any Human Heart (also BAFTA nominated), and most recently she played DSI Stella Gibson in BBC 2's psychological thriller, The Fall. On the big screen, her numerous credits include The Mighty, Playing By Heart, The House of Mirth (for which she won a British Independent Film Award), The Last King of Scotland, Acand Bull Story, Boogie Woogie and Shadow Dancer, The Spy Who Dumped Me, and most recently American Gods on Starz.

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