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After spending the last few years appearing in British offerings such as Bleak House, Any Human Heart, The Crimson Petal and the White and Great Expectations, Gillian Anderson is set to return to American network television next year, with Entertainment Weekly revealing that The X-Files star has been cast in Bryan Fuller's upcoming series Hannibal.

Anderson will feature in a multi-episode arc as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, the personal therapist of Thomas Harris' notorious serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, with Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, The Hunt) stepping in to the role made famous by Anthony Hopkins in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs.

"Every therapist needs their own head examined and we are ecstatic that Gillian Anderson has chosen Hannibal to mark her return to American television after 10 years to portray Dr. Lecter’s personal psychiatrist," said Fuller, who is producing the series for NBC. "Her intelligence and sophistication, »

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