Gillian Anderson leads famous bookworms celebrating female authors with t-shirts printed with their names to raise money for literary charity
The Crown star Gillian Anderson leads the famous bookworms modelling t-shirts that celebrate female authors.
The t-shirts, created in partnership with Scarlett Curtis and Girls on Tops, feature the names of five literary heroines: Maya Angelou, Nora Ephron, Daphne du Maurier, Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf.
The sale of the t-shirts will go towards supporting the Women’s Prize Trust, a charity that champions women writers on the global stage.
The Crown star Gillian Anderson leads the famous bookworms modelling t-shirts that celebrate female authors, pictured
Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee also joined the campaign in a Daphne du Maurier t-shirt
Gillian, 53, looks typically elegant as she showcases the ‘Maya Angelou’ t-shirt in a casual selfie.
The actress wears her blonde hair swept over in a side-parting and has added a sultry smoky eye.
She said: ‘Brazen, wise, brilliant, eloquent and with an ever prevailing strength: these are all words which describe the extraordinary author, artist and activist Dr. Maya Angelou.
‘A magnificent force who inspired many through her truthful and courageous words. May her ability to rise above be motivation for us all.’
Meanwhile TV presenter June Sarpong beams alongside Zawe Ashton in another snap. June chose to support Maya, while Zawe wears the Toni Morriton tee
Meanwhile TV presenter June Sarpong beams alongside Zawe Ashton in another snap. June chose to support Maya, while Zawe wears the Toni Morriton tee.
Zawe added: ‘The honesty with which Toni Morrison speaks about black beauty and identity, alters you forever.’
Writer Scarlett Curtis, daughter of Richard Curtis and Emma Freud, chose the Nora Ephron t-shirt, saying: ‘Since the moment I first read Nora’s work she has been a permanent fixture in my head.
‘A guiding, comic, sometimes overly harsh voice that almost feels to an adult imaginary friend.
‘Nora’s legacy will never be forgotten and it is my complete honour to wear her name over my (very small) boobs and to remind people how lucky we are to have her art in our world.’
BBC Radio 1 presenter praised Maya Angelou’s words that are so ‘powerfully evocative of pain and hope’