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Gemma Arterton (born 02.02.1986) Gemma Arterton is an English actress best known for appearing in 'St Trinian's', 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' and 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'.

Childhood Gemma Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent. Her parents are Sally-Anne Heap, a cleaner, and Barry Arterton, a welder but they divorced when she was aged 5. She was born with polydactyly, a condition in which the sufferer has extra fingers of toes, and subsequently had an operation to remove the anomaly digits. She grew up on a council estate in Gravesend and attended Gravesend Grammar School for Girls. She won a prize for best actress when her first school play was entered into a competition. She attended the Miskin Theatre School in Dartford when she was 16 and won a grant to enrol at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Acting career Gemma Arterton appeared in BBC drama 'Capturing Mary' in 2007 and made her film debut as Head Girl Kelly Jones in the 2007 re-make of 'St Trinian's' with Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. In 2008, she played Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in 'Quantum of Solace' opposite Daniel Craig and later had a leading role in the BBC Thomas Hardy adaption of 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'. She also appeared in ITV's 'Lost in Austen'. In 2009, she appeared in the gritty thriller 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed' as a kidnapper's hostage. In 2010, she appeared in the West End production 'The Little Dog Laughed'. The same year saw her appear in 'Clash of the Titans' opposite Sam Worthington and 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' with Jake Gyllenhaal. In 2013, she played a leading role in 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' alongside Jeremy Renner. Gemma Arterton: Other career ventures Gemma Arterton was the face of Avon's Bond Girl 007 fragrance in 2008.

Personal life Gemma Arterton married Stefano Catelli in Spain. However, the couple are now separated. She currently lives in London.



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John Boyega, James McAvoy And Ben Kingsley To Star In BBC / Netflix 'Watership Down' Re-Make


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The BBC has teamed up with Netflix to announce a televisual re-make of children’s favourite 'Watership Down', which will feature an all-star cast including new Star Wars actor John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy among others.

The new four-part animation was announced by the BBC in conjunction with streaming giant Netflix on Wednesday (April 27th), and with a reported budget of nearly £20 million, represents the biggest joint venture between the two organisations to date. Using state of the art animation, it will apparently be broadcast on BBC1 in late 2017, with Netflix giving it its premiere throughout the rest of the world.

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The Olivier Awards - Arrivals

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The Olivier Awards 2016

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The Olivier Awards

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Gemma Arterton - ****File Photo** MARK RYLANCE has been nominated for an Olivier Award, less than 24 hours after winning an Oscar for BRIDGE OF SPIES. The 56-year-old actor has been in the industry since the 1980s but it has been the last few years that have seen him receive huge critical acclaim. After taking home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama at the ceremony on Sunday night (28Feb16), Mark has been recognised for his role in Farinelli And The King at the Duke of York's Theatre last September (15). He will have some tough competition if he's to take home a prestigious Olivier Award, however, as he is up against Kenneth Branagh for The Winter's Tale, Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet, Adrian Lester for Red Velvet and Kenneth Cranham for The Father. Leading the ladies' category is Nicole Kidman who, fresh off the back of taking home a WhatsOnStage theatre award earlier this month (Feb16), has been nominated for Best Actress for Photograph 51. Gemma Arterton is nominated in the same category for Nell Gwynn, while Janet McTeer, Denise Gough and Lia Williams are also up for the gong. Judi Dench received her 15th Olivier Award nomination, this time for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Winter's Tale, and is up against lesser known actresses Michele Dotrice, Melody Grove and Catherine Steadman in her category. In the Best Actor in a Supporting Role selection, Mark Gatiss will face off against Michael Pennington, Tom Sturridge and David Suchet. Meanwhile, Imelda Staunton also notched up another nod to add to her collection, receiving her 11th Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical thanks to her role in Gypsy. Tracie Bennett, Natalie Dew, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Emma Thompson's sister Sophie are also up for that prize, while David Haig will compete against Ian Bartholomew, Killian Donnelly, Matt Henry and Jamie Parker for Best Actor in a Musical. Gypsy proved one of the most popular shows recognised in this year's nomi - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 22nd November 2015

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Gemma Arterton - ****File Photo** MARK RYLANCE has been nominated for an Olivier Award, less than 24 hours after winning an Oscar for BRIDGE OF SPIES. The 56-year-old actor has been in the industry since the 1980s but it has been the last few years that have seen him receive huge critical acclaim. After taking home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama at the ceremony on Sunday night (28Feb16), Mark has been recognised for his role in Farinelli And The King at the Duke of York's Theatre last September (15). He will have some tough competition if he's to take home a prestigious Olivier Award, however, as he is up against Kenneth Branagh for The Winter's Tale, Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet, Adrian Lester for Red Velvet and Kenneth Cranham for The Father. Leading the ladies' category is Nicole Kidman who, fresh off the back of taking home a WhatsOnStage theatre award earlier this month (Feb16), has been nominated for Best Actress for Photograph 51. Gemma Arterton is nominated in the same category for Nell Gwynn, while Janet McTeer, Denise Gough and Lia Williams are also up for the gong. Judi Dench received her 15th Olivier Award nomination, this time for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Winter's Tale, and is up against lesser known actresses Michele Dotrice, Melody Grove and Catherine Steadman in her category. In the Best Actor in a Supporting Role selection, Mark Gatiss will face off against Michael Pennington, Tom Sturridge and David Suchet. Meanwhile, Imelda Staunton also notched up another nod to add to her collection, receiving her 11th Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical thanks to her role in Gypsy. Tracie Bennett, Natalie Dew, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Emma Thompson's sister Sophie are also up for that prize, while David Haig will compete against Ian Bartholomew, Killian Donnelly, Matt Henry and Jamie Parker for Best Actor in a Musical. Gypsy proved one of the most popular shows recognised in this year's nomi at Tiffany & Co, Old Bond Street - London, United Kingdom - Monday 9th November 2015

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The Witch And 9 More Epic Occult Horror Films


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The directorial feature debut of Robert Eggers has put the scariness back into witch culture with a critically-acclaimed slow-burning horror that even had Stephen King terrified. 'The Witch' doesn't rely on jumpy moments or grotesque imagery, merely unsettling scenery and a menacing film score. It's a precious release for the horror genre, because genuinely enjoyable (and scary) occult-based films are very few and far between.

We've racked our brains to think of ten of the best witch horrors of all time:

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Uma Thurman Joins Bollywood Star In Comedy Adventure


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The Voices director Marjane Satrapi has also recruited Alexandra Daddario, Laurent Lafitte, and Captain Phillips actor Barkhad Abdi for the project, based on author Romain Puertolas' 2014 debut.

The comedy adventure will follow the pilgrimage of a con-man from India to Paris, France, where he falls in love before accidentally getting deported with a group of African refugees, reports Variety.com.

"It's a story about love, magic and adventure and it takes place across three continents," Satrapi explains. "I'm drawn to fantasy stories and I love creating worlds that don't exist, imagining things in bigger and more beautiful ways."

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Gemma Arterton To Take On The Role Of Nell Gwynn


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Accomplished British actress Gemma Arterton will take on the title role of Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn when the critically-acclaimed new play comes to the West End next February. The production charts the rise of the 17th Century actress as she travels from the slums to the stage and into the heart of King Charles II.

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The real-life Nell was a long-time mistress of the King and has become wildly regarded as a living embodiment of Restoration England and her rags-to-riches story - charted in the play – has led her to become considered as somewhat of a folk heroine.

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If James Bond Were A Woman She'd Be Any Of These Ladies


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Since Daniel Craig firmly stated that he didn't want to do another James Bond film after 'Spectre', suggestions have been flying all over the place about who it could be next. Will Idris Elba become the first black 007? Or will it embrace the talents of Tom Hardy or Tom Hiddleston? But what if was a woman?

Ok, so feminism aside, it's a firmly held idea that Bond should continue to be a male. For a start, you'd have to change the name - how many ladies do you know called James? (Apart from Blake Lively's daughter, of course). But if you erase the tradition of him being a man, you might as well erase all the other Bond conventions; the gadgets, the fast cars, the womanising etc. But, turning pop culture upside for a moment, if James Bond WERE a woman - who would she be?

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Gemma Arterton's Opera Ambition


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Gemma Arterton wants to work on an opera.

The 29-year-old actress adores the ''drama'' of the passionate musical productions and would love to show off her vocal skills in a challenging role.

Asked what she would do if she wasn't an actor, she said: ''A theatre director. Or I'd love to do opera. I'm classically trained, I really love singing and I love the drama of opera.''

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Gemma Arterton Finalises Divorce


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Gemma Arterton's divorce from Stefano Catelli has been officially finalised.

The former couple, who split in 2012 after two years of marriage, were granted a decree nisis during a brief hearing at the Central Family Court in High Holborn, London today (21.08.15).

The 'Tamara Drewe' star and her former Italian spouse did not attend the hearing.

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Gemma Arterton Finalises Divorce


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The Quantum of Solace Bond girl wed Italian businessman Stefano Catelli in 2010, but they split after just two years of marriage in 2012.

Arterton's divorce case went to court in London on Friday (21Aug15), and District Judge Anne Aitken granted the actress a decree nisi, which will allow the marriage to be officially dissolved within six weeks.

The judge ruled the former couple's two-year separation proved the marriage had "irretrievably broken down".

Gemma Arterton: James Bond Will Always Be A Man


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Gemma Arterton thinks James Bond ''will always be a man''.

The 29-year-old actress - who starred alongside Daniel Craig in the 2008 Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace' - has dismissed suggestions that the iconic secret agent will one day be played by a woman.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''There will never be a female Bond. People talk about it but they will never do it.

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Gemma Bovery Trailer


Martin Joubert is a French baker living in Normandy who has a deep passion for the writer Gustave Flaubert and his masterpiece novel 'Madame Bovary', which takes place in the same town in which he lives. Soon he meets an English couple who have moved over to France to begin a new life, and of course their names are Charlie and Gemma Bovery. Joubert immediately senses oncoming disaster, especially when he notices problems in the couple's relationship. Gemma is an artist who, upon her arrival, is enlisted to help another English couple with some design work, and as fate would have it they introduce her to Patrick - who happens to be her former lover. Joubert watches as Gemma and Patrick begin an illicit affair and predicts that this is another story that's bound to end in tragedy, no matter what he does to try and stop it.

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Gemma Arterton

Date of birth

2nd February, 1986

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.70




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Yesterday with Joan Collins and Prince Charles @princestrust
It's our last two shows today. This has been the most JOYFUL of productions, from start to finish. I will miss playing Nell. She spreads the sunshine. I will miss the wonderful company who have given me so many laughs. Here's to a glorious finale. #nellgwynn
Happy St George's Day. Listening to this brilliant album which is a love letter to England. #letenglandshake #pjharvey
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Gotta be done. @hearterton @syruslowedown #itsgonnabemay
Happy 400th Will, you babe. #williamshakespeare #shakespeare400
Buckingham Pa-lay @princestrust celebrating 40 years of helping young people make a go of their lives. @bella_freud (pink suit!)
The best thing about Fridays is that I get to watch my beautiful sister be the coolest lady in #TheFive Can't wait to get home! @hearterton


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Made in Germany, this raucous adventure merrily refuses to follow the usual Hollywood route of...

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Tamara Drewe Movie Review

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