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Gemma Christina Arterton , gemma arterton biography

Monday, May 23, 2011

Gemma Christina Arterton is an English actress. Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, the elder daughter of Sally-Anne (née Heap),a cleaner, and Barry Arterton, a welder.
  • Arterton worked as a makeup salesgirl.
  • She attended Painters Ash Primary School in Northfleet, then attended Gravesend Grammar School for Girls on Pelham Road in Gravesend.
  • she took a performance arts course at The Miskin Theatre in Dartford (part of North West Kent College) and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on a full grant.
  • she made her stage debut as Rosaline in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost at the Globe Theatre, London in July 2007 before graduating later that year.
  • In 2008,she was Chosen from around 1,500 candidates, Arterton plays Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, in what is described as a "nice-sized role".   the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.
  • In 2008, she played the eponymous protagonist in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
  • Her most controversial role was in the 2009 film The Disappearance of Alice Creed in which Arterton's character is kidnapped and abused in several graphic nude scenes.

  • In 2010, she made her West End debut in the UK premiere of The Little Dog Laughed.
  • Arterton was seen in the 2010 films Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and played the lead in Tamara Drewe.
  • Arterton was nominated twice by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for her performances.
  • Announced her engagement to stuntman and body double Stefano Catelli, having been in a relationship with him since March 2009.

  • 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!.
  • 'I can't go out in that dress, I've already worn it before!' my dad will say, 'Listen to yourself! Stop being stupid!'
  • 'It's my little oddity that I'm really proud of. People are really interested but repulsed at the same time.' 

Gemma with Daniel Craig in a steamy scene from Quantum of Solace
Being born with extra fingers - a condition known as polydactyly - affects one child in a thousand.
Miss Arterton had the most common form, where a small, soft digit, which does not contain a bone, can be see next to the little finger.
The doctor who delivered her tied off the extra fingers with sutures and they fell off, leaving just small scars.
Miss Arterton, who also starred in the BBC's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, said that polydactyly runs in her family.
'My dad had them, and my grandad. I feel like we're one step ahead - a sign of things to come,' she told Esquire.
'We could do more stuff if we had extra fingers - faster texting, faster emailing, better guitar-playing.'
Earlier this year, she revealed she was also born with a crumpled ear, which was corrected through surgery.
She said: 'I was born with lots of deformities.'
After being seen as dowdy Tess over the weekend, Gemma showed a far sexier side when she arrived at a London party to mark the end of author Ian Fleming's centenary year.


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