• Julian Ozanne is a director, producer and social activist, best known as the ex-husband of "X-Files" star Gillian Anderson.
• He is of British ethnicity and was possibly raised by King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho.
• He founded the start-up company New Forests which had a business plan to build schools and conserve species.
• He was the director of the documentary "Giorgio Armani: A Man for All Seasons" in 2000.
• He is 55 years old, with an estimated net worth of over $1 million.
Who is Julian Ozanne?
Julian Ozanne was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 30 November 1956, in Kenya, East Africa, of British ethnicity. He’s a director, producer and social activist, but perhaps known best as the ex-husband of the popular “X-Files” star Gillian Anderson.
Early life and education
Julian was raised by his mother Patricia Ozanne, and most of his childhood he spent in the palace of the King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, in South Africa. According to sources, it’s possible that the King was his father, although these assumptions haven’t been confirmed.
Julian attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1974, he enrolled at the London School of Economics, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Science in 1978.
After graduating, he moved to Uganda, East Africa, where he worked as the African correspondent for the Financial Times until the early 1990s, when he founded his start-up company New Forests, which had a business plan to build schools, and conserve species such as albizia, mahagony and musizi from rampant deforestation, however, the project was suspended.
In 1997, he was the associate producer of the episode “Playing with Fire” of the documentary “Panorama”, which won five British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, and two years later he produced the documentary “This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis”, followed by his work for the video documentary “Lara Croft: Lethal and Loaded”, and “Here to Where”.
In 2000, he was the director of the documentary “Giorgio Armani: A Man for All Seasons”.
Marriage with Gillian Anderson
Julian met Gillian in Kenya in 2002, during a safari, and they started dating; they announced their wedding in September 2003, however, for unknown reasons, it was delayed until 29 December 2004. The ceremony was in the village of Shella, Lamu, Kenya, a wonderful beach wedding in the presence of their families and friends.
They lived together in London, England, but after 16 months of marriage, they divorced; in April 2006, Gillian announced their separation, and the divorce was finalized on 4 July 2007.
Some rumors were saying that the reason for their divorce was Julian’s cold relationship with Gillian’s daughter Piper, and there were then rumors that Gillian was cheating on him, however, they both stated that the reason for divorce was irreconcilable differences.
The two didn’t have a child together, and as of late 2021, Julian seems to be single, or he prefers to keep his private life a secret.
Where is he now?
The last thing known about Julian’s career is that he worked as an advisor to investment banks from US and Europe, reached the position of Africa Bureau Chief, and became the spokesperson for Zimbabwe Benefit Foundation, a charitable organization.
Julian has no social media accounts, so it’s assumed that he prefers to keep his private life away from public attention.
He is 55 years old, with blonde hair and brown eyes; he weighs around 176lbs (80kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall.
As of late 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.
Who is Gillian Anderson?
Gillian Leigh Anderson was born under the zodiac sign of Leo, on 9 August 1968, in Chicago, Illinois USA; she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is of mixed Irish, English and German descent. She’s a director, producer and actress with nearly 70 credits to her name, perhaps still known best for her role as Dana Scully in the series “The X-Files”, which had 217 award nominations and won 100, including 16 Primetime Emmys.
Gillian was raised by her parents, mother Rosemary Alyce who was a computer analyst, and father Homer Edward Anderson, who was the owner of a post-production company.
The family moved to Puerto Rico, and then to London, where Gillian attended Coleridge Primary School; when she was eleven years old, they moved back to the US, and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where her siblings brother Aaron and sister Zoe were born.
Gillian attended City High-Middle School, and upon matriculating in 1986, she enrolled at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, in 1990.
After making her acting debut in the 1986 short movie “Three at Once”, Gillian was cast to play April Cavanaugh in “The Turning”, which was her debut on the big screen. After that, in 1993 she started shooting for “The X-Files”, starring alongside David Duchovny in this mystery crime drama about two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents who investigate the unexplained and strange cases with paranormal activities.
The series had 11 seasons broadcast over 12 years; Gillian won a Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award for her portrayal of Dana Scully.
In the following years, Gillian made appearances in numerous movies, such as “Chicago Cab”, “The Mighty”, and “Playing by Heart”, as well as reprising her role as Dana Scully in the movies “The X-Files” and “The X Files: I Want to Believe”.
She starred in the 2006 Oscar-awarded movie “The Last King of Scotland”, alongside Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy in this biographic history drama about Idi Amin, the brutal Ugandan dictator, which won 49 awards, including the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role to Forest Whitaker.
During her acting career, Gillian made appearances in numerous television series too, and her most recent role was as Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown”; the series had 286 award nominations and won 135, including 21 Primetime Emmys including Gillian’s for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Speaking about her most recent role on the big screen, she portrayed Margo Channing in “All About Eve”, and was cast to play Vivienne in “White Bird: A Wonder Story”, a biographic war drama, which should be released in 2022.
There were various rumors concerning both Gillian’s love life and sexual orientation; it’s widely known that she’s bi-sexual, and that she had a lesbian relationship.
Her first marriage was with Clyde Klotz, who was an assistant art director for “The X-Files”; the two married on 1 January 1994, and their daughter Piper was born on 25 September 1994, however, they divorced three years later.
Julian Ozanne was her second husband, then after their divorce, she had a relationship with businessman Mark Griffiths, with whom she has two sons, Oscar and Felix. As of December 2021, Gillian appears to be in a relationship with Peter Morgan, who is the creator of the series “The Crown”.
Gillian is 53 years old; she has natural red hair, but dyed blonde, and blue eyes; she weighs around 123lbs (56kgs) and is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall, with vital statistics of 36-25-36.
As of late 2021, her net worth has been estimated at $35 million.