Gemma Arterton

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Real name is Gemma Christina Arterton
Was born at 2 February 1986 (now is 32 years old) in Gravesend, Kent, England, UK

Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where shewas raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, andBarry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter'Eric Goulden (I)' .

She is of English, Polish Jewish (from hermatrilineal great-grandmother), and distant German and Scottish,ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently livedwith her younger sister and her mother. Her parents encouraged theirchildren to explore their creative abilities. Gemma's sister, Hannah,liked to sing, whereas Gemma chose acting. During her teenage years,she was part of the Masquerade and Miskin theater companies, appearingin productions of The Massacre of Civitella and Guiding Star.

In 2004,she won an award for Best Supporting Actress, which helped her to win agrant to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Whilst studying at RADA, she landed her first professional role in Capturing Mary (2007) (TV) , directed by'Stephen Poliakoff (I)' and starring 'Maggie Smith (I)' . Gemma graduated from RADA in 2007 and won her first film role in St. Trinian's (2007) . Her breakthrough role came in 2008, whenshe appeared in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008) .

In2009, she was the winner of Empire's Best Newcomer Award. .

There is some small facts about Gemma Arterton:
  • Graduated from RADA in 2007.
  • Raised by a single mother.
  • She has a younger sister 'Hannah Arterton' (b. 1989).
  • Featured in Empire Magazine's "The Hot List" as one of the biggest upcoming stars in the 2010's. Other people on the list were 'Channing Tatum' , 'Zoe Saldana' , 'Marion Cotillard' , 'Mia Wasikowska' and Clash of the Titans (2010) co-star 'Sam Worthington' .
  • Were filming her last scene for Three and Out (2008) when she was told, she had won the part in Quantum of Solace (2008) .
  • Beat out 1500 other actresses for her role in Quantum of Solace (2008) .
  • The first scene she shot for Quantum of Solace (2008) was the love scene with 'Daniel Craig (I)' .
  • Clash of the Titans (1981) was one of her childhood favorites, and even though the script was very different from the original, she was eager to star in the remake.
  • Was in consideration for the role of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) after 'Emily Blunt' dropped out of the project, but 'Scarlett Johansson' was cast instead.
  • Replaced 'Natalie Portman' as Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights (2011) , but later dropped out of the project. 'Kaya Scodelario' was then cast instead.
  • Is an avid supporter of Charlton Athletic Football Club.
  • During her time as a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London she worked as a make-up salesgirl.
  • Her parents are Barry Arterton, a welder, and Sally Heap, a cleaner.
  • (6 July 2009) Announced her engagement to stuntman and body double Stefano Catelli, having been in a relationship with him since March 2009.
  • (June-December 2008) Was in a relationship with stuntman 'Eduardo Ivan Munoz' , having met him on the set of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) .
  • Her grandmother Helen Sarfas (b. 1939) was tragically killed at her home in Kent after being stabbed in the chest with a knife (8 January 2010).
  • Was in consideration for the role of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (????) after 'Keira Knightley' dropped out of the project, but 'Carey Mulligan' was cast instead.
  • Beat 'Sienna Miller' to the role of Kelly Jones in St. Trinian's (2007) .
  • Married Stefano Catelli in a secret hilltop ceremony in the village of Zuheros in Spain before family and close friends. Arterton wore a cream-colored gown and held a bouquet of white roses (6 June 2010).
  • Was in consideration for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) , but 'Anne Hathaway' was cast instead.
  • A lifelong fan of karaoke, Gemma once worked as a singer in a south London 'gangster bar' where she was frequently instructed to sing "My Heart Will Go On" whenever things got out of hand with the rowdy patrons.
  • Was born with an extra finger on each hand, a benign condition known as polydactyly, and had the extra digits removed as an infant. The scars from the surgery are virtually unnoticeable today.
  • Gemma's matrilineal great-grandmother, born Jean Specterman, was Jewish (of Polish Jewish descent). The rest of Gemma's ancestry is English, with more distant German and Scottish.
  • In early 2013 she separated from Stefano Catelli, her husband of two years and later divorced.
  • She is a big fan of 'Kate Bush (I)' . She went to the first night of her comeback series of concerts at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2014, then was interviewed about it on "Newsnight" (1980) .
  • Learned French while shooting Gemma Bovery.
  • Was considered for Maya Hansen in Iron Man Three (2013) .
  • Lost to 'Hayley Atwell' for the role of Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) .
  • Played the title role in two film adaptations of Posy Simmonds' graphic novels: Tamara Drewe (2010) (a modern re-imagining of Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd) and Gemma Bovery (2014) (a modern re-imagining of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary).
  • Her stage credits include the title role in Nell Gwynn (Apollo Theatre, 2016), Rita in Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre, 2015), the title role in The Duchess of Malfi (Shakespeare's Globe, 2014), Ellen in The Little Dog Laughed (Garrick, 2010), Hilde Wangel in The Master Builder (Almeida, 2010) and Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare's Globe, 2007).
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There is the list of movies, where Gemma Arterton was taked part:
1 Electric Cinema: How to Behave movie Electric Cinema: How to Behave 2012 as Herself
2 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters movie Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2013 as Gretel
3 Marc Forster - Der Weg zu 007 movie Marc Forster - Der Weg zu 007 2008 as Herself
4 Quantum of Solace: Royal World Premiere Special movie Quantum of Solace: Royal World Premiere Special 2008 as Herself
5 The Olivier Awards 2014 movie The Olivier Awards 2014 2014 as Herself - Host
6 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross movie Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2001 as Herself
7 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon movie Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 as Herself
8 Some Mothers Do Ave Em movie Some Mothers Do Ave Em 1973 as Jessica Spencer
9 Sunday Night at the Palladium movie Sunday Night at the Palladium 2014 as Herself
10 The Graham Norton Show movie The Graham Norton Show 2007 as Herself - Guest
11 A Hundred Streets movie A Hundred Streets 2016 as Emily
12 Almost Famous IV movie Almost Famous IV 2011 as Herself
13 Astonish Me movie Astonish Me 2011 as The Guide
14 Bond on Location movie Bond on Location 2008 as Herself
15 Brit Awards 2008 movie Brit Awards 2008 2008 as Herself
16 Byzantium movie Byzantium 2012 as Clara
17 Capturing Mary movie Capturing Mary 2007 as Liza
18 Clash of the Titans movie Clash of the Titans 2010 as Io
19 Clash of the Titans: A G4 Special movie Clash of the Titans: A G4 Special 2010 as Herself
20 Clash of the Titans: Sam Worthington, An Action Hero for the Ages movie Clash of the Titans: Sam Worthington, An Action Hero for the Ages 2010 as Herself
21 Empire Movie Awards 2008 movie Empire Movie Awards 2008 2008 as Herself
22 First Light Awards 2010 movie First Light Awards 2010 2010 as Herself
23 Gemma Bovery movie Gemma Bovery 2014 as Gemma Bovery
24 Loves Labours Lost (Globe Theatre Version) movie Loves Labours Lost (Globe Theatre Version) 2010 as Rosaline
25 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 as Tamina
26 Quantum of Solace movie Quantum of Solace 2008 as Strawberry Fields
27 Reconstructing Tamara Drewe movie Reconstructing Tamara Drewe 2011 as Herself
28 Remembering World War I movie Remembering World War I 2012 as Herself
29 RocknRolla movie RocknRolla 2008 as June
30 Runner Runner movie Runner Runner 2013 as Rebecca Shafran
31 Sammys avonturen: De geheime doorgang movie Sammys avonturen: De geheime doorgang 2010 as Shelly
32 Song for Marion movie Song for Marion 2012 as Elizabeth
33 St Trinians 2: The Legend of Frittons Gold movie St Trinians 2: The Legend of Frittons Gold 2009 as Kelly
34 St. Trinians movie St. Trinians 2007 as Kelly
35 Tamara Drewe movie Tamara Drewe 2010 as Tamara Drewe
36 Tamara Drewe: Red Carpet Special movie Tamara Drewe: Red Carpet Special 2011 as Herself
37 The Boat That Rocked movie The Boat That Rocked 2009 as Desiree
38 The BRIT Awards 2013 movie The BRIT Awards 2013 2013 as Herself
39 The Disappearance of Alice Creed movie The Disappearance of Alice Creed 2009 as Alice Creed
40 The Duchess of Malfi movie The Duchess of Malfi 2014 as The Duchess of Malfi
There is the list of interview of Gemma Arterton:
  • "The Times" (UK), 5 January 2010, by: Kevin Maher, "Gemma Arterton: The Bond girl done good"
  • "ELLE Magazine" (Canada), November 2008, Iss. 89, pg. 69-70, by: David Giammarco, "The Spy Who Loved Me"
  • "Famous Magazine" (Canada), November 2008, Vol. 9, Iss. 11, pg. 44-46, by: David Giammarco, "Double Your Pleasure"
  • "The Independent Magazine" (UK), 18 October 2008, pg. 16 - 19, by: James Mottram, "Art throb"
  • "The Sunday Times" (UK), 31 August 2008, by: Stephen Armstrong, "Gemma Arterton stars in Lost in Austen and Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
  • "The Independent" (UK), 25 April 2008, by: Charlotte Cripps, "Cultural Life: Gemma Arterton, Actress"
There is the list of some articles of Gemma Arterton:
  • "L'Avenir/Brabant Wallon" (Belgium), 29 December 2010, Iss. # 302, pg. pg. 13, by: Degré, Michael, "La révélation : Gemma Arterton"
  • "Esquire" (USA), October 2010, Vol. 154, Iss. 3, pg. 72, by: Tom Chiarella, "The Almost-Important Actresses"
  • "Details" (USA), May 2010, Vol. 28, Iss. 7, pg. 84-85, by: David Walters, "West End Girl"
There is the list of some printed articles of Gemma Christina Arterton:
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2011, Iss. 66, pg. 36-39, "Franchise Foxes: James Bond: Quantum of Solace - Gemma Arterton"
  • "Veronica" (Netherlands), 14 February 2009, Iss. 7, by: Sunshine, "Startrax"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2009, Iss. 57, pg. 40-43, "Franchise Foxes: James Bond: Quantum of Solace - Gemma Arterton"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 2008, Vol. 55, Iss. 12, pg. 72, by: Stephen Rebello, "Sex In Cinema 2008"
The image of Gemma Christina Arterton was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Stella (The Sunday Telegraph)" (UK), 7 February 2016
  • "The Lady" (UK), 21 August 2015, Iss. 64120
  • "GQ" (UK), April 2010
  • "Telegraph magazine" (UK), 20 March 2010
  • "ES Magazine" (UK), 8 January 2010
There is the list of some quotes of Gemma Arterton:
  • The minute anyone says, 'Oh my God! You're so amazing!' I just have to go, 'Shut up! Please!' I am normal. I have just one rule - don't believe the hype!
  • [on the set of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) ]: When [director 'Mike Newell (I)' ] first met me for the film he said, 'Oh dear. Can't you do posh?' I thought, 'I can't believe he's asked me that!' So I said (firmly, through gritted teeth), 'Of course I can, I went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic F***ing Art!'
  • As soon as I say, 'I can't go out in that dress, I've already worn it before!' my dad will say, 'Listen to yourself! Stop being stupid!'
  • On making The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) : I wanted something that was getting down and dirty, and really not about how you look. I wanted to be, like, f***ing hair and make-up everywhere, just not giving a f***! And yes, I get tied up, beaten, and there's nudity. All the things that made people go, 'You should not do this!' But I put my foot down.
  • When you put yourself in these huge popcorn movies you get out there, in the public arena, more than anyone else. But that also means that you're out there to be criticised more than anyone else. With 'Keira Knightley' , she's brave to do her play. Because, for some reason, if you're successful in Britain, people tend not to like you. But if you're a successful woman, and beautiful, in Britain, you're even more disliked.
  • On one of the [2009] movies, I'd just done this big comedy scene, and all they said was, 'You need to work on your arms!' Hey, when you've had 12 fingers, everything else looks OK from here. And I said, 'But what about the acting?' And they said, 'Don't worry about the acting, worry about your arms!' I just wanted to say, 'Screw you all! I'd rather do a play!'
  • I'd really like the type of career 'Rachel Weisz' has. I have a lot of respect for her: brilliant, intelligent, a witty sort of woman... You know, she'll do a rom-com - not that I ever want to do a rom-com - but then she'll go off and do The Constant Gardener (2005) , have a family, and live a quite normal life, it seems. I respect that.
  • [on pressure from studio executives on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) ] They sent me to a personal trainer, wanted to get my teeth done, hair extensions, make me look like somebody else. And that's fine I had the tan, I had the hair, I went to the gym. I became the thing they wanted me to be for the part. But I don't agree with what they think is beautiful because it's not me. Unless you're really famous and successful then they're going to bully you into going to the gym. It's a side of the industry that I find uncomfortable.
  • In comparison to many actresses I think I'm really average - when I got the Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008) 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.
  • Sometimes it's hard to make action and adventure movies real, because obviously you have limitations with the writing. In Clash of the Titans (2010) , I have this line: "I imagine you are sympathetic to this plight." I walked around [on set] going: "Are *you
  • sympathetic to the plight...?" [laughs] You have to work yourself up to it, a bit like Shakespeare - you really have to *believe
  • your character says that. In The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) I'm shouting, "F**
  • off, you c***!" a lot. It was nice. I can imagine myself saying that more!
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