Since graduating from RADA in 2007, GEMMA ARTERTON (Elizabeth) 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 was recently seen in the lead
role of Gretel opposite Jeremy Renner in HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS,
directed by Tommy Wirkola. Gemma will also soon star in 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.
In 2011, 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 Gyllenhaal 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
and Eddie Marsan.
Amongst her other film credits, Gemma starred in Richard Curtis' THE BOAT THAT
ROCKED, 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 SOLACE,
directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. Her other 10
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'URBERVILLES 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 LABOUR'S 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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