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

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Gillian Anderson has been cast as Eleanor Roosevelt in new Showtime series The First Lady.Anderson, who recently portrayed Margaret Thatcher in Netflix‘s The Crown, is set to star alongside Viola Davis (Michelle Obama) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Betty Ford), with Susanne Bier (The Undoing) on board to direct and executive produce.The First Lady aims to reframe US politics “through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House,” according to a press release.“Gillian Anderson is an actress of incredible range and exquisite talent – she is the perfect choice to complete this powerhouse trio, who will inhabit the roles of these iconic women,” said Amy Israel, executive vice-president of scripted programming at Showtime.“It’s inspiring to.

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