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article imageGillian Anderson donates sketch to autism charity

By Tim Sandle     Apr 1, 2012 in Entertainment
Bristol - A star of a "science fiction" show donates a sci-fi themed sketch to a charity auction, with the auction to be held in a space museum. The worthy cause gets an out-of-this-world connection.
The actor Gillian Anderson has donated a sketch to a charity art show which aims to raise money to support children with autism. The charity is based in the UK and is called the Bristol Autism Project.
One parent is quoted on the charity's website as says the following about the project:
"My son James has Aspergers a complex part of the Autism Spectrum, there are hundreds of children in Bristol that have this diagnosis and that depend on the Bristol Autism Project for fun and freedom in their childhood. It also provides a helpline of other parents and professionals to talk to."
In keeping with her moist famous role, in the X-Files, Anderson's sketch has a sort of sci-fi theme, being a type of abstract art.
Gillian Anderson (born 1968) is an American actor. She played the co-lead in the TV series The X-Files between 1993 and 2002, and has had leading roles in the theatre and in moves. Her movies include The House of Mirth (2000), The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006). She has also featured in two acclaimed BBC dramas based on novels by Charles Dickens: Bleak House (2005) and Great Expectations (2011).
The auction will take place on April 28 and, further in keeping with the theme, will be held at The Centre Space Gallery in Bristol (Bristol is a town in south-west England).
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