Friday, June 17, 2011

Gemma Arterton

British Actress

Popular name         Gemma Arterton
Birth name             Gemma Christina Arterton
Birth date               January 12, 1986
Birth place             Gravesend, Kent, England
Occupation            Actress

Arterton made her film debut in the 2007 St Trinian's movie St Trinian's as Head Girl Kelly, a role she gained in competition with Sienna Miller. In 2008, she appeared in the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. Chosen from around 1500 candidates, Arterton plays Bond Girl "Strawberry Fields", in what is described as a "nice-sized role". In 2008 also, she played the role of Elizabeth Bennet in the ITV serial Lost in Austen, albeit a reduced role from the original Pride & Prejudice. 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. She is the face of Avon's Bond Girl 007 fragrance which launched in October 2008. Having already started in a series of low-key adverts for cosmetics company Avon. 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.

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