Gemma Arterton

Actress
In the space of just one year, English actress Gemma Arterton rose from fresh-faced newcomer to an experienced film and television actress with serious credits to her name, including a sizable role in the 22nd James ... Read more »
Born: 01/12/1986 in Kent, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (22)

Gemma Bovery 2015 (Movie)

Gemma Bovery (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Voices 2015 (Movie)

Fiona (Actor)

The Keys to the Street 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wright Girls 2014 (Movie)

(in negotiations) (Actor)

Byzantium 2013 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2013 (Movie)

Gretel (Actor)

Runner, Runner 2013 (Movie)

Rebecca Shafran (Actor)

Unfinished Song 2013 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Clash of the Titans 2010 (Movie)

Lo (Actor)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 (Movie)

Tamina (Actor)

Tamara Drewe 2010 (Movie)

Tamara Drewe (Actor)

The Disappearance of Alice Creed 2010 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

Desiree (Actor)

St. Trinian's 2009 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Tess Of The D'Urbervilles 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

A Deal is a Deal 2008 (Movie)

Frankie Cassidy (Actor)

Quantum of Solace 2008 (Movie)

Agent Fields (Actor)

RocknRolla 2008 (Movie)

June (Actor)

Lost in Austen (Movie)

Elizabeth Bennet (Actor)
Music (2)

The Voices 2015 (Movie)

("Knock On Wood") (Song Performer)

Byzantium 2013 (Movie)

("Your Baby Has Gone Down The Plughole (A Mother's Lament)") (Song Performer)

Biography

In the space of just one year, English actress Gemma Arterton rose from fresh-faced newcomer to an experienced film and television actress with serious credits to her name, including a sizable role in the 22nd James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace" (2008). An accomplished and award-winning stage actress by the age of 18, Arterton earned her big break with a lead role in "St. Trinian's" (2007), based on cartoonist Ronald Searle's books about rowdy schoolgirls. More starring roles in British features followed, including Guy Ritchie's "Rocknrolla" (2008) and acclaimed television efforts like "Lost in Austen" (2008) and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (2008), which cast her in the title role. The flurry of work was immediately overshadowed by her supporting turn in "Quantum of Solace" as Agent Fields, a M16 operative who works with Bond during his adventures in South America. She was soon announced as the female lead opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsley in the film version of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," (2009), which helped to solidify her status as an international star in the making.

Relationships

Barry Arterton

Father
Divorced from Sally Heap when Gemma was five

Hannah Arterton

Sister
Born 1989

Marie Arterton

Sister
Older

Stefano Catelli

Husband
Married June 5, 2010 in Andalucia, Spain Reportedly separated as of February 2013

Sally Heap

Mother
Divorced from Barry Arterton when Gemma was five; raised Gemma and her sisters as a single mother

Eduardo Gago Munoz Stunts

Companion
Met 2008 on set of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (2010); he was her horse-riding instructor Split December 2008

John Nolan Modelmaker

Companion
Together from 2007-08 No longer together

Rodney Peacock

Grandfather

Helen Sarfas

Grandmother
Suffered from depression and bipolar disorder Committed suicide by stabbing herself; Gemma's grandfather discovered his wife's dead body Jan 8, 2010

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 2004
Attended on a full grant

The Miskin Theatre

Kent
Attended a performance arts course

Gravesend Grammar School for Girls

Kent

Milestones

2014

Co-starred in Marjane Satrapi's dark comedy "The Voices"

2014

Portrayed the title role in Anne Fontaine's romantic comedy-drama "Gemma Bovary"

2013

Co-starred opposite Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in gambling drama "Runner Runner"

2013

Co-starred with Jeremy Renner as the titular bounty hunters in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters"

2012

Cast in Neil Jordan's fantasy thriller "Byzantium"

2010

Co-starred in remake of 1981 film "Clash of the Titans"

2010

Played a shy girl who reinvents herself as a femme fatale in Stephen Frears' "Tamara Drewe"

2010

Played a Persian princess opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"

2010

Made West End debut in "The Little Dog Laughed," a satire about Hollywood alongside Rupert Friend

2009

Joined ensemble cast for Richard Curtis' "Pirate Radio"

2008

Cast as Elizabeth Bennett, Jane Austen’s heroine in ITV’s four-part miniseries "Lost in Austen"

2008

Starred as the title character in Thomas Hardy’s period drama "Tess of the d’Urbervilles" (BBC)

2008

Cast as MI6 Agent Strawberry Fields opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in "Quantum of Solace"

2007

Made feature debut in "St. Trinian’s" alongside Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, and Lena Headey

2007

Landed first onscreen role in BBC drama "Capturing Mary," co-starring Maggie Smith

2007

Made London stage debut in production of Shakespeare’s "Love’s Labour's Lost"

Bonus Trivia

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Arterton was born with the condition of Polydactyly, having six fingers on both hands. The finger was removed shortly after her birth.

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Arterton won the role of Catherine in Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights" after Natalie Portman left the project, but dropped out before filming began, to be replaced by Kaya Scodelario.

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In addition to her role in "Quantum of Solace," Arterton was also the face of a tie-in fragrance, Bond Girl 007, which was released to coincide with the feature's opening in October of 2008.

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"In comparison to many actresses I think I’m really average. When I got the Bond film there was this big hoo-ha about me not being hot enough. I have to say, I agree. I don’t think I’m in that realm. There are some really beautiful actresses, like Olga Kurylenko, who find it difficult. It’s frustrating for her but she’s so beautiful that it’s like someone having a massive nose: you are going to take that into consideration when you’re casting her. Whereas I can change my look." -- GQ, April 2010

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