Gemma Arterton

born 12 January 1986

Gemma Christina Arterton(born 12 January 1986)is an English actress. She played the eponymous protagonist in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy 'sTess of the D'Urbervilles ,and starred in the feature filmsSt Trinian's, the James Bond filmQuantum of Solace,Clash of the Titans,Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeandTamara Drewe. She was nominated for a BAFTA , in the Rising Star category.

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 Gemma Arterton's Early life

Arterton was born in Gravesend , Kent , the elder daughter of Sally-Anne (née Heap), a cleaner , and Barry Arterton, a welder .Arterton was born with polydactyly ,and was brought up, along with her sister, Hannah Jane, by their single mother, on a council estate in Gravesend.Arterton's parents divorced when she was five, and her father remarried in 1996.She attended Painters Ash Primary School in Northfleet , then attended Gravesend Grammar School for Girls on Pelham Road in Gravesend,she took a performance arts course at the Miskin Theatre in Dartford (part of North West Kent College ) and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on a full grant .

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 Gemma Arterton's Career

Arterton at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival .

Arterton won her first professional role in Stephen Poliakoff'sCapturing Mary ,while she was still at drama school.[citation needed]Similarly, she made her stage debut as Rosaline in Shakespeare 'sLove's Labour's Lostat the Globe Theatre , London in July 2007 before graduating later that year.She made her film debut inSt Trinian's(2007) as Head Girl Kelly.

In 2008, she appeared in the James Bond film,Quantum of Solace.Chosen from around 1,500 candidates, Arterton plays Bond Girl Strawberry Fields , in what is described as a "nice-sized role".On her character, Arterton describes Strawberry Fields as "the thinking man's crumpet ".In 2008, she played the eponymous protagonist in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy 'sTess of the D'Urbervilles.Also in 2008, she played the role of Elizabeth Bennet in the ITV serialLost in Austen. Her most controversial role was in the 2009 filmThe Disappearance of Alice Creedin which Arterton's character is kidnapped and abused in several graphic nude scenes.[citation needed]

She is the face of Avon 's Bond Girl 007 fragrance which launched in October 2008.[citation needed]Having already started in a series of low-key adverts for cosmetics company Avon, in May 2008, Arterton requested a role opposite model Kate Moss for Rimmel , but was blocked on contractual terms under her Avon contract.

Gemma Arterton at the red carpet in Moscow

In 2010, she made her West End debut in the UK premiere ofThe Little Dog Laughed.She was originally attached to star in a new adaptation ofWuthering Heightsas Catherine Earnshaw, however, she later left the project.She is set to star inBurden of Desire.

Arterton was seen in the 2010 filmsClash of the TitansandPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and played the lead inTamara Drewe.In 2011, Arterton was nominated twice by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for her performances inTamara DreweandThe Disappearance of Alice Creed.

Arterton has been cast to play Gretel in " Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters ", a modern spin on the children's tale Hansel and Gretel . The character will be an older version of the classic character who works alongside her brother Hansel ( Jeremy Renner ) as they track down witches for money.

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 Gemma Arterton's Personal life

Arterton had a six month relationship with Spanish equestrian Eduardo Muñoz that ended in December 2008.On 5 June 2010, she married Stefano Catelli, a sales manager, at a secret ceremonyin Zuheros , Andalucia , Spain.Arterton lives in London.

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 Gemma Arterton's Filmography


2007 Capturing Mary Liza Television film
2007 St Trinian's Kelly Jones Nominated —Empire Awardfor Best Newcomer
Nominated —National Movie Awardfor Best Actress
2008 Three and Out Frankie Cassidy
2008 RocknRolla June
2008 Quantum of Solace Strawberry Fields Empire Award for Best Newcomer
2009 Boat That Rocked, TheThe Boat That Rocked Desiree
2009 St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Kelly Jones
2010 Clash of the Titans Io Nominated —Teen Choice Awardfor Choice Breakout Female
2010 Disappearance of Alice Creed, TheThe Disappearance of Alice Creed Alice Creed
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Princess Tamina Nominated —Scream Awardfor Best Breakout Performance Female
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Fantasy Actress
2010 Tamara Drewe Tamara Drewe
2012 Byzantium Clara Filming
2013 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Gretel Post filming


2008 Lost in Austen Elizabeth Bennet Two episodes – 1.1 and 1.4
2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles Tess Durbeyfield Four episodes – 1.1–1.4

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 Gemma Arterton's References

  1. "Gemma Arterton". MAXIM. 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  2. Emma Stone, Tom Hardy, Andrew Garfield Among Nominees For BAFTA Rising Star
  3. How St Trinian's Gemma makes easy work of a Shakespearean comedy Daily Mail - 8 June 2007
  4. Now Magazine - Tuesday, 7 October 2008
  5. Armstrong, Stephen (31 August 2008). "Gemma Arterton stars in Lost in Austen and Tess of the d’Urbervilles". London: Times Online. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  6. Fletcher, Damien (9 May 2008). "Exclusive: Bond Girl Gemma Arterton shops at Primark and mum's a cleaner". Mirror. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  7. James Mottram (29 March 2010). "Gemma Arterton – from a council estate to Clash of the Titans". Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  8. Alice Fisher (2 May 2010). "Gemma Arterton takes the film world by storm". London: Guardian. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  9. St Trinian's girl Gemma Arterton on the new skool rules Daily Mail - 21 June 2007
  10. 2007 Graduate: Gemma Arterton RADA
  11. London Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost
  12. Olly Richards (17 December 2007). "Gemma Arterton Is Bond 22's Girl". Empire. Retrieved 17 December 2007. 
  13. "Bond 22 Pre-Production Diary (22)". 30 December 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2007. 
  14. "Gemma Arterton – Billion Dollar Bond Girl". MI6 Confidential. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  15. Gemma Arterton stars in Lost in Austen and Tess of the d’Urbervilles The Sunday Times - 31 Aug 2008
  16. Nicholl, Kate (11 May 2008). "You're off the Rimmel case, Agent Gemma". London: Mail on Sunday. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  17. Bamigboye, Baz (26 September 2009). "Gemma Arterton takes her bow in West End debut". Daily Mail (London). 
  18. Singh, Anita (15 May 2009). "Bond girl Gemma Arterton to star in Wuthering Heights 'teen drama'". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 
  19. "Gemma won't be in Wuthering Heights". MSN. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  20. "Cultural Life: Gemma Arterton, Actress", Interview by Charlotte Cripps
  21. Bamigboye, Baz (17 July 2009). "Gemma Arterton is wanted by The Queen director to get crowd Madding in sexy new role". Daily Mail (London). 
  22. "Black Swan, King's Speech lead films on BAFTA longlist", 7 January 2011, Wendy Mitchell
  23. "Gemma Arterton to star in Hansel and Gretel". sky movies. 
  24. "Gemma Arterton Wedding (Photos) - Secret Ceremony in Spain". National Ledger. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  25. "Arterton weds Catelli". 8 June 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  26. Tamara Drewe and the rise of Gemma Arterton

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