For English actress Gemma Arterton, A and B equals C relatively easily. While most actresses her age (she was born in 1986) are struggling to find acting work and paying bills, Gemma transitioned right into major feature work the same year of her graduation from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2007. Depending on the responses to the films she is appearing in at this stage of her career, Gemma could become as much a figure as Keira Knightley.
Even before graduation, Gemma was attracted to high profile work, first on television in the BBC drama “Capturing Mary,” and then on stage in “Love Labour’s Lost” at the Globe Theatre in London. Gemma’s film debut was “St. Trinian’s” in which Gemma beat out Sienna Miller among others for the role of Kelly. 2008 has promised to be Gemma’s true breakout year: parts in Guy Ritchie’s long awaited “RocknRolla” and as James Bond’s love interest in the 22nd 007 thriller, “Quantum of Solace” (with Gemma bearing a striking resemblance to Diana Rigg in the 1969 Bond “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”).
With major fame inching closer, Gemma seems poised to handle the public scrutiny well. If the transition to well known celebrity actress is handled as well as her transition from acting student to Bond Girl, Gemma should have no problem. Things seem to happen as painlessly for her as possible. Maybe it’s just how Gemma Arterton rolls.
Gemma Arterton Photos
Gemma on the Web
Gemma’s ultimate web resource.
TV Guide: Gemma Arterton
Bio, photos and Gemma message boards.
Short bio, links to her films, and a few production stills.
Decent bio with a couple external links.
Gemma Arterton Online
“Your Gemma resource 24/7.”
Gemma Arterton Fan Site
Polished fan site with tabs on all aspects of Gemma’s career.
“Three And Out” Interview
Gemma discusses the rise of her acting career and her involvement in “Three And Out.”
“Lost in Austen” Interview
Gemma on revamping Jane Austen.
Gemma on Video
“St. Trinian’s” Interview
Gemma and co-star Talulah Riley chat about their characters.
“Three And Out” Video
Trailer to the film featuring Gemma.
“Quantum of Solace” Trailer
First new 007 trailer with Gemma as Agent Fields.
Gemma on the Screen
Gemma can currently be seen in the Stephen Frears comedy, "Tamara Drewe," and is in the middle of filming two new projects: the David Cronenberg-penned "London Fields" and "Men in Black 3." Additionally, she's attached to star in a new thriller written by Christopher Nolan, the comedy western "In with the Outlaws," as well as a sequel to "Clash of the Titans."
Gemma has a big year with roles in two sword-and-sandal epics: "Clash of the Titans" and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." In 2011, she'll also star as the title character in Stephen Frears new film, "Tamara Drewe."
On getting a shot:
“A few months ago, I was selling make-up. Now I should concentrate on being grateful that I can pay the rent for a while.”
On picking projects:
“If you do this big film, it will open the doors for all these other brilliant things. But you have to do the big film first.”