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Gemma Arterton


Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden. Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived with her younger sister and her mother. Her parents... See full bio »

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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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  Watership Down (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Clover
- Episode #1.4 ... Clover (voice)
- Episode #1.3 ... Clover (voice)
- Episode #1.2 ... Clover (voice)
- Episode #1.1 ... Clover (voice)
 2017 Saint Joan
Joan
 2016 Orpheline
Tara
 2016 The Complete Walk: Love's Labour's Lost (Short)
Rosaline
 2014 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Gerri
- Tom & Gerri (2014) ... Gerri
 2014 The Voices
Fiona
 2013 Song for Marion: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Elizabeth (uncredited)
 2012 Byzantium
Clara
 2012 It's Getting Late (Short)
 2011 Astonish Me (Short)
The Guide
 2009/II Perfect (Short)
Poppy
 2008 RocknRolla
June
 2007 Capturing Mary (TV Movie)
Liza
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Other Works:

Stage play: "Nell Gwynn" - playing title role opposite Michele Dotrice (Nancy), Michael Garner (Thomas Killigrew), Greg Haiste (Edward Kynaston), Anneika Rose (Rose Gwynn), etc. Writer: Jessica Swale. Director: Christopher Luscombe. (Apollo Theatre London) See more »

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6 Interviews | 3 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

Sometimes it's hard to make action and adventure movies real, because obviously you have limitations with the writing. In Clash of the Titans (2010), I have this line: "I imagine you are sympathetic to this plight." I walked around [on set] going: "Are *you* sympathetic to the plight...?" [laughs] You have to work yourself up to it, a bit like Shakespeare - you really have to *believe* your ... See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for Maya Hansen in Iron Man Three (2013). See more »

Trademark:

Her unique speaking voice

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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