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HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

GEMMA ARTERTON

Since graduating from RADA in 2007, Gemma Arterton has already garnered an Empire Film award for 'Best Newcomer' and a nomination for the 'Orange Rising Star' award at the 2011 BAFTAs. Gemma has recently completed filming Brad Furman's thriller RUNNER, RUNNER in Puerto Rico in the leading female role of 'Rebecca Shafran' alongside Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. Gemma will also soon star in the London-set comedic drama SONG FOR MARION alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp, as well as the highly anticipated BYZANTIUM directed by Neil Jordan and written by Moira Buffini, in which Gemma is set to star as vampire 'Clara' opposite Saoirse Ronan. Gemma has recently been announced as part of the cast for 2013's Jeff Buckley biopic MYSTERY WHITE BOY and comedy thriller THE WRIGHT GIRLS directed by Andy Fickman.

Last year, Gemma voiced the character of 'Shelley' in A TURTLE'S TALE: SAMMY'S ADVENTURE, an animated feature including voices from John Hurt and Dominic Cooper. She also starred in the title role in TAMARA DREWE, directed by award-winning director Stephen Frears, opposite Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans and Tamsin Greig. In 2010, Gemma appeared alongside Sam Worthington as the goddess 'Io' in Louis Letterier's remake of the 1981 epic CLASH OF THE TITANS, based on the classic Greek myth. She also played the lead female role of 'Princess Tamina' in Disney's PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME, directed by Mike Newell, starring alongside Hollywood stars Jake Gyllenhall and Sir Ben Kingsley. In 2009, Gemma starred in J Blakeson's independent film THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED, a thrilling tale of kidnapping and intrigue in which she played the title role alongside Martin Compston & Eddie Marsan.

Amongst her other film credits, Gemma starred in Richard Curtis' PIRATE RADIO, a period comedy set in the 1960's co-starring a host of greats such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy and Emma Thompson and in 2008, Gemma starred as iconic Bond Girl 'Strawberry Fields' in QUANTUM OF SOLANCE, directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. Her other film credits include Guy Ritchie's gangster film ROCKNROLLA; THREE AND OUT, directed by Jonathan Gershfield; and the classic remake of ST. TRINIAN'S directed by Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson for which she was nominated for an Empire Award and won a National Movie Award.

For television, Gemma's heartrending portrayal of the heroic 'Tess' in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel TESS OF THE D'UBERVILLES co-starring Eddie Redmayne and Hans Matheson earned her rave reviews and numerous award nominations. She also played the role of 'Elizabeth Bennett' in ITV's costume drama LOST IN AUSTEN. In 2007 she also starred in the BBC's CAPTURING MARY, directed by Stephen Poliakoff, in which she played the character 'Liza' alongside Dame Maggie Smith, David Walliams and Ruth Wilson.

For theatre, in early 2010 Gemma made her West End debut at the Garrick alongside Rupert Friend and Tamsin Greig, in Douglas Carter Beane's Award-winning Broadway comedy THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED. She also returned to the stage in November 2010 at the internationally renowned Almeida Theatre in Henrik Ibsen's THE MASTER BUILDER, for which, Gemma's performance earned her critical acclaim for her 'spellbinding' turn as 'Hilda Wangel'. Her previous theatre credits include the role of 'Rosaline' at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in LOVE'S LABOURS LOST, directed by Dominic Dromgoole. After gaining an award for 'Best Supporting Actress for Kent', she gained a full scholarship to RADA where she took lead roles in productions such as AN IDEAL HUSBAND, TITUS ANDRONICUS and THE BEGGAR'S OPERA.

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