Gemma Christina Arterton (Gravesend, Kent; February 2, 1986) is an English film, theater and television actress. She made her feature film debut in the comedy St Trinian’s (2007).
She achieved commercial recognition in the film Quantum of Solace (2008), playing the Bond girl Strawberry Fields, a performance that earned her an Empire Award in the category of new actor.
In 2009 she became the star of the film The Disappearance of Alice Creed. She is known for her roles in fantasy films such as Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Byzantium (2013) and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). She played the role of Joan in Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan play at the Donmar Warehouse in December 2016.
Personal Information of Gemma Arterton:
Full Name: Gemma Christina Arterton
Nick Name: Gem
Date of Birth: February 2, 1986
Birth Place: Gravesend, Kent, England
Boyfriend: Rory Keenan
Famous: Actresses British
Age: 34 Years, 2020
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Born In: Gravesend
Famous As: Actress
Height: 5’7″ (170 cm)
Weight: 60kg (132 pounds)
Body Measurements: 34-28-39
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Spouse/Ex-: Stefano Catelli (M. 2010–2015)
Father: Barry Arterton
Siblings: Hannah Jane Arterton
Personal Life of Gemma Arterton:
Between 2007 and 2008 Arterton had a romantic relationship with John Nolan. The two met during the filming of Quantum of Solace and lived together near Alexandra Palace.
In 2008 she had a relationship with Spanish stuntman Eduardo Muñoz, whom she met on the set of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, when he was hired to teach the actress to ride a horse. They lived together in London and separated six months later.
On June 5, 2010, she married Italian businessmanStefano Catelli. The wedding took place in Zuheros, Spain. However, the couple separated in 2013 and divorced in 2015.
Between 2013 and 2016, she was romantically involved with Franklin Ohanessian, a French assistant director with whom she worked on the film The Voices.
Early Life of Gemma Arterton:
Gemma is the daughter of Barry Arterton, a welder, and Sally Heap, a cleaning worker. She was born with polydactyly, a condition that was corrected by a doctor shortly after her birth.
At age 16, Arterton dropped out of school to attend the Miskin Theater at North West Kent College in Dartford. She then received a full government grant to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), achieving her graduation in 2008. Her younger sister, Hannah Arterton, is also an actress. Her maternal great-grandmother was a German Jewish violinist.
Professional Life of Gemma Arterton:
Arterton landed her first professional role on Stephen Poliakoff’s television series Capturing Mary while still in drama school. She made her stage debut as Rosaline in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost at the Globe Theater. in London in July 2007, before graduating later that year. She made her big-screen debut in the film St Trinian’s (2007), playing a student named Kelly.
She achieved international recognition in 2008 when she played the role of Strawberry Fields in the James Bond filmQuantum of Solace, being chosen out of around 1,500 candidates.
In the film, her character is murdered and her body is covered in oil. a clear nod to the 1964 film Goldfinger, in which the character played by actress Shirley Eaton is assassinated in a similar way using gold instead of oil.
Also in 2008, Arterton starred in the BBC television series Tess of the d’Urbervilles and played Elizabeth Bennet on the ITV series Lost in Austen. Her most controversial role to date was in the 2009 film The Disappearance of Alice Creed, in which her character is abducted and sexually abused.
The role required the actress to be handcuffed to a bed and wear a mouth gag throughout the entire process. Arterton requested that she be left tied to the bed, even when the camera was not on her to help improve her performance and make it more realistic.
Arterton became the face of Avon’s Bond Girl 007 fragrance, launched in October 2008. After starting an advertising campaign for Avon, in May 2008 he applied for a role alongside model Kate Moss for the cosmetic company Rimmel. , but it was blocked in contractual terms due to its liability to Avon.
In 2010 she made her West End debut in the UK premiere of The Little Dog Laughed. She was originally cast in a new adaptation of Wuthering Heights as Catherine Earnshaw; However, the actress later dropped out of the project.
The actress had major roles in the 2010 films Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, also starring in the film Tamara Drewe. That same year she acted in the production of The Master Builder at the Almeida Theater.
In 2011, Arterton was nominated for the Rising Star Award from the British Academy of Film and Television and was considered for the Leading Actress Award for her performances in Tamara Drewe and The Disappearance of Alice Creed. November 2012 was selected as a member of the jury for the main competition at the Marrakech International Film Festival.
Also in 2012, she joined the cast of director Neil Jordan’s science fiction film Byzantium, in the role of Clara Webb. The film was screened at the Glasgow International Film Festival and Arterton attended the ceremony along with actress Saoirse Ronan and director Neil Jordan.
In 2013, Arterton starred in the action horror film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters in the role of Gretel, starring opposite Jeremy Renner, who was commissioned to play Hansel.
The story focuses on the experiences of both characters as witch hunters for hire, fifteen years after the events narrated in the children’s story of the Brothers Grimm. The film was released on January 25, 2013, and was negatively received by critics, although it managed to gross more than $ 200 million at the worldwide box office.
In January 2014, he played the title character in the play The Duchess of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker Theater. The same year he starred alongside Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver in the psychological thriller The Voices. In the film, she played Fiona, the mortal victim of one of her co-workers.
Between 2014 and 2015, she starred in the play Made in Dagenham, a musical about the 1968 Ford employee strike. In the play, she played a woman named Rita O’Grady and her performance received mixed and negative reviews from critics.
Simon Edge of the Daily Express accused her of lacking the charisma needed to play the character. The show only ran for five months due to poor ticket sales.
In a 2015 interview with The Independent, Arterton stated that she was originally cast by director Jonathan Glazer for the lead role in his film Under the Skin. Glazer, however, decided to cast Scarlett Johansson to star in the film.
In 2017 she starred in the film The Escape, by Dominic Savage, where she played a family woman who travels to Paris as an escape from her everyday life. In 2018 it was announced that the actress would play the role of Vita Sackville-West in the biopic Vita and Virginia, by director Chanya Button.