Gemma Arterton

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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'.

Gemma Arterton: 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.

Gemma Arterton: 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.

Gemma Arterton: Personal life
Gemma Arterton married Stefano Catelli in Spain. However, the couple are now separated.
She currently lives in London.
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31st May 2013 -

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Gemma Arterton stars in the brand new vampire movie Byzantium. No one is all that impressed, but films about bloodsuckers tend to sell these days, so at least it has that on its side. Quick...

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31st May 2013 -

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22nd April 2013 -

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22nd April 2013 -

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19th March 2013 -

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1st March 2013 -

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1st March 2013 -

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28th February 2013 -

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22nd February 2013 -

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21st February 2013 -

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Gemma Arterton "Felt Quite Bad" About Punching a Tramp in the Face

15th February 2013 -

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British beauty Gemma Arterton isn't as sickly sweet as she looks. In fact, she's really, really hard. We're not joking: she punched a tramp... in the face! While that sounds fairly ruthless, speaking to Graham...

Gemma Arterton Punched Groping Vagrant

15th February 2013 -

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Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton punched a vagrant in the face when he groped her at a cash machine.The British actress was withdrawing money when a down-and-out man sneaked up behind her and pinched her...

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30th January 2013 -

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The Sapphires was the big winner at the AACTA AwardsThere were stars galore out as Australia held one of the biggest movie awards events in its own social calendar, the Australian Academy of Cinema and...

US Box Office Round-Up: Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters Lures Audiences In

28th January 2013 -

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27th January 2013 -

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25th January 2013 -

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5th January 2013 -

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Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Trailer: Cheesy, Bloody, Insane

4th January 2013 -

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Gemma Arterton Wants To Be A Bond Girl "Forever"

20th October 2012 -

 News

For some people, having a label over your head for the rest of your career would hardly seem like the most appealing thing in the world, however Quantum of Solace star Gemma Arterton has admitted...

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

6th September 2012 -

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15th February 2011 -

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Gemma Arterton - 2010

8th September 2010 -

 Video

Tamara Drewe might originally be from the countryside but it's been years since she's visited the place of her youth. Much has changed in the small village from her childhood, but so has she! (with...

The Disappearance Of Alice Creed

9th March 2010 -

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Alice Creed is the daughter of a wealthy business man and she is the target of a kidnapping planned by two ex-cons desperate for a way out of their current lives and onto better things....

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