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Gemma Arterton

Date of birth : 1986-01-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Gravesend, Kent, U.K.
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-26

Gemma Arterton is an English actress. She played the eponymous protagonist in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and starred in the feature films St Trinian's, the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Tamara Drewe. It was later announced that she was nominated for a BAFTA, in the Rising Star category.

Arterton was born Gemma Christina Arterton in Gravesend, Kent, the elder daughter of Sally-Anne (née Heap), a cleaner, and Barry Arterton, a welder. Arterton was born with polydactyly, and was brought up, along with her sister, Hannah Jane (born 1989, Gravesend), by their single mother, on a council estate in Gravesend. Arterton's parents divorced when she was five, and her father remarried in 1996. 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.

Filmography:

2010 Clash of the Titans Io Nominated Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Female
2010 The Disappearance of Alice Creed
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Princess Tamina
Nominated Scream Award for Best Breakout Performance - Female
Nominated Teen Choice Award for Choice Fantasy Actress
2010 Tamara Drewe
2012 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Television:

2008 Lost in Austen
2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles


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