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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. She is of English, Polish Jewish (from her matrilineal great-grandmother), and distant German and Scottish, ancestry. Her ... See full bio »

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 2016 She Who Brings Gifts (post-production)
Helen Justineau
  Reds and Grays (pre-production)
Sammy (voice)
 2014 The Duchess of Malfi (TV Movie)
The Duchess of Malfi
 2014 The Mysterious Mr Webster (TV Movie)
The Duchess of Malfi
 2014 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
- Tom & Gerri (2014) ... Gerri
 2014 The Voices
 2012 Byzantium
 2012 It's Getting Late (Short)
 2011 Astonish Me (Short)
The Guide
 2010 A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures
Shelley (voice)
 2009/II Perfect (Short)
 2008 RocknRolla
 2008 A Deal Is a Deal
Frankie Cassidy
 2007 Capturing Mary (TV Movie)
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Performed in the stage production of "The Master Builder" as Hilda Wangel at the Almeida Theatre, London. See more »

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


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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I'd really like the type of career Rachel Weisz has. I have a lot of respect for her: brilliant, intelligent, a witty sort of woman... You know, she'll do a rom-com - not that I ever want to do a rom-com - but then she'll go off and do The Constant Gardener (2005), have a family, and live a quite normal life, it seems. I respect that. See more »


Replaced Natalie Portman as Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights (2011), but later dropped out of the project. Kaya Scodelario was then cast instead. See more »


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Seems Hollywood don't know what to do with her! Plodwyn
Seemed really impressed with herself on Conan Arielemc
Always get confused between her and Naomi Rapace. Awolnation
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Holy crap, faces really do recycle every generation!! yellowgowild
Gemma as Lara? Pesty4
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