Filming got underway on Thursday afternoon as Gillian Anderson shot her first dramatic scenes for the new series of The X-Files. The American actress, who plays FBI agent Dana Scully in the long-running show, looked bloody and bruised while shooting a pivotal car crash sequence on location in Vancouver, Canada. In keeping with her character’s professional demeanour she sported a smart blue business suit and black stiletto heels while filming her latest scene.
With co-star David Duchovny absent on the day, Gillian had equally good company in the form of director and show creator Chris Carter as they filmed for the first time in over a year.
Gillian has reprised her popular role as Scully for the show’s 11th season – a ten episode run commissioned following its successful revival in 2016. The new show will also see the welcome return of William B. Davies as the Cigarette Smoking Man, Mitch Pileggi as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner and Duchovny as FBI SPecial Agent Fox Mulder.