Gemma Arterton Biography


She came into this world with six palms on each hand and on June 6th 2010 she married her stunt-man gemma fiancé in a fairytale ceremony in a Moorish Castle in Andalucia, Italy.

Gemma Arterton dressed in a flowing strapless white dress and a veil and they exchanged their vows against a charming setting. The couple met on the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace” in 2008 when she was a Bond Girl and he was a stuntman.

Arterton came into this world in Gravesend, Kent with polydactyly (an extra digit on the palms or toes). Her father had it and so did her grandaddy. A chiropractor who delivered her tied off the extra palms and they was thrown off off, leaving small surgical marks.

Her parents divorced when she was 5-years old and her father re-married when she was 7-years-old so her single mother brought Gemma and her younger brother Hannah Alice up on a housing residence in Gravesend.

She worked as a make-up sales girl and took a performance arts course at the Miskin Theatre in Dartford, part of North Gulf Kent College and then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on a full grant.

Arterton won her first professional role in Stephen Poliakoff’s “Capturing Mary” while she was still at Drama School, she also made her stage debut as Rosalind in Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at the Globe Theatre in London in Come july 1st 2007 before graduating later that year.

Her film debut was in the 2007 Saint Trinians film when she beat Sienna Callier for the role as Head Girl. The following year she was chosen to be Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in “Quantum of Solace” from 1500 candidates.

She also played the protagonist in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”. Her most controversial film role was in “The Disappearance of Alice Creed in 2009” in which her character was kidnapped and abused in several graphic nude scenes.

She was nominated for a BAFTA for this performance and she was nominated again for her role in “Tamara Drewe” when she played the leading role.

The film was based on a once a week witty line serial by Posy Simmonds published in the Guardian Review section. The line located upon a contemporary re-working of Thomas Hardy’s 19th Century novel “Far From the Madding Crowd. “

The film was premiered at the Cannes Film Celebration in May 2010 and won the 2009 Prix de la Judge.

Gemma Arterton is very beautiful and likes to wear minimum make-up as she likes the natural look. She believes too much make-up makes her look old, so she frequently goes to events without wearing any mascara.


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