Arterton was recently seen in Richard Curtis' recent Pirate Radio, co-starring with a host of greats such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy and Emma Thompson, and played a Bond Girl in Quantum of Solace, a blockbuster directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. Her other film credits include Guy Ritchie's gangster film RocknRolla, A Deal Is a Deal, directed by Jonathan Gershfield, and St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, directed by Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson, in which she reprised her role from the earlier film, St. Trinian's.
Arterton has also starred in some of television's best dramas. Her heartrending portrayal of the heroic Tess in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, co-starring Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones and Hans Matheson, earned her rave reviews. She also played the role of Elizabeth Bennet in ITV's costume drama Lost in Austen, and starred in BBC's Capturing Mary, directed by Stephen Poliakoff, with Maggie Smith, David Walliams and Ruth Wilson.
Arterton made her stage debut in the role of Rosaline at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Dominic Dromgoole. She gained a full scholarship to the RADA, where she took lead roles in productions such as An Ideal Husband, Titus Andronicus and The Beggar's Opera. She is currently making her West End stage debut at the Garrick Theatre in London in Douglas Carter Beane's The Little Dog Laughed.
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Gemma Arterton Facts
|Birth Name||Gemma Christina Arterton|
|Birthday||January 12, 1986 (31)|
|Birthplace||Gravesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 7" (1m70) How tall is Gemma Arterton compared to you?|
|The Girl With All the Gifts|
|Clash of the Titans|
|Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time|
|Quantum of Solace|
|Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters|