Gillian Anderson to star in racy drama

Updated: Aug 13, 2010, 15:59 PM IST

London: Former ‘X Files’ star Gillian Anderson is set to appear in a racy BBC2 drama about Victorian prostitutes.

The actress will join Atonement’s Romola Garai, Richard E Grant, the IT Crowd’s Chris O’Dowd and Mark Gatiss in the four-parter, ‘The Crimson Petal and the White’.

Romola plays Sugar, a hooker plucked from the brothel by a wealthy man.

"It’s a really fresh and surprising cast that will bring this provocative tale to life," the Mirror quoted a BBC spokesman as saying.