Gemma looked amazing yesterday night (September 19th) during a special screening for The Girl with all the Gifts that took place at the Vue West End in London.
She was wearing a blue Peter Pilotto embroidered one shoulder top with matching trousers. She was joined by her co-stars Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua and the director Colm McCarthy. Several photos from the premiere have now been added to the gallery, enjoy!
Public Events > “The Girl with all the Gifts” Special Screening in London [+50]
Yesterday morning (September 19th), Gemma was guest on ITV’s Lorraine. She was there to promote and talk about The Girl With All The Gifts (which is going to be released in the UK this Friday!) Looking gorgeous, as usual, and in shape – despite what Lorraine might say about her size! For which there is nothing wrong because Gemma is simply perfect, not fat, curvy and beautiful!
Anyway. Some photos of Gemma during the show, of some of her outside have now been added to the gallery! Below you can also watch a clip of the interview:
Talk and Radio Shows > 2016 09 19: ITV’s Lorraine [+34]
Talk and Radio Shows > 2016 09 19: ITV’s Lorraine – Outside [+27]
THE OBSERVER – If you ask Gemma Arterton if she regrets her career choices to date, she will look you straight in the eye and tell you it’s complicated. The year she graduated from Rada she appeared in Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla; in a Brit comedy with Mackenzie Crook; as the lead in Tess of the D’Urbervilles; and as Bond girl Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace. From there, she went straight on to blockbusters Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Clash of the Titans. On her first day working on Quantum of Solace she filmed her death scene, lying naked for two hours on Bond’s bed, covered in black oil. It seems now that the experience gave her time to think.
It’s a hot afternoon in Soho and she is mixing a drink with the casual swing of someone just home from holidaying with her best friend; she’s tanned, freckled, quick to laugh. At the weekend, for her belated 30th birthday party, she tells me she’ll be performing TLC’s “No Scrubs”. Suddenly she’s rapping. “See if you can’t spatially expand my horizon. Then that leaves you in the class with scrubs, never rising…” And then my hands are clapping, because that’s what happens to your hands when a girl spontaneously raps.
We’re at the Dean Street Townhouse – and the sun has brought out celebrities like rain does snails. At every table is a doubletake. Arterton, her back to the room, seems profoundly at ease with herself, which makes her stories about the anger she suppressed – about her “freak-outs” after bad experiences at work, about her decision to quit films altogether – all the more compelling.
It happened slowly. Once, she remembers, she was working on a film where, apart from the make-up artist, she was the only woman on set. “Everyone just behaved so badly, people were getting fired left, right and centre. It was just power, power, power.” She hated it. “After that, for a while I was doing ‘Fuck You’ work, because I was angry about the industry. I wanted to do these aggressive films to show that I was badass and could kill people.”
Photoshoots & Portraits > The Observer Magazine (2016)
THE GUARDIAN – Adapted from MR Carey’s post-apocalyptic YA novel, The Girl With All the Gifts is set in a future society where a mysterious disease has turned almost everyone into zombie-like ‘hungries’ who feed on human flesh. Some children, affected by the disease, are able to avoid the zombie-like state – including Melanie (played by Sennia Nanua). When Melanie’s school is attacked, her teacher (Gemma Arterton) and a soldier (Paddy Considine) must help her reach safety.
Gemma was featured in the September 14th issue of Grazia Italia, with a beautiful portrait taken during the 73rd Venice International Film Festival! Enjoy the scan(s) in our gallery :)
– Magazine Scans > Scans from 2016 > Grazia (Italia) – September 14, 2016
While at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, Gemma – besides promoting Their Finest and Orpheline – also went there for her upcoming movie (in UK theatres from September 23!) The Girl with all the Gifts! The premiere took place during the Midnight Madness on September 14th.
Several photos from the premiere have now been added to the gallery, Gemma attended it together with the movie director Colm McCarthy. Gemma was wearing a Chint and Parker dress. Enjoy the photos :)
– Public Events > 2016 Toronto International Film Festival – “The Girl with all the Gifts” Premiere
DEADLINE – Danish director Lone Scherfig continues her path to British citizenship with Their Finest, which took its world premiere bow at the Toronto Film Festival this past weekend. It’s her fourth British film in a row, after An Education, One Day and The Riot Club, and follows a group of characters in wartime London as they mount an heroic film production for the British government’s propaganda machine. When Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is seconded to pen a screenplay, she is immersed in an hilarious and warm theatrical world that includes characters like prima donna ham actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy, on masterful form) and her handsome co-writer Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin).
Based on Lissa Evans’ novel and scripted by Gaby Chiappe, Scherfig’s film paints a rich and nuanced picture of life for those in London who weren’t off fighting, but who still made enormous contributions to the war effort as they dealt with nightly bombings during The Blitz. And it has something meaningful to say about the work of women, especially, in keeping the country running.
Its moviemaking backdrop was what attracted Scherfig, she told me, as she and her cast descended on the Deadline Toronto studio. “It’s a little window in film history where films have never been more important,” she noted.
Arterton shines in the lead, bringing truth and depth of emotion to the film as its parody of the world of 1940s film production keeps the tone light. “There’s broad strokes in this film,” she said, “but everything’s done with such detail that it makes it not-brash. That’s down to Lone’s attention to detail. Little tiny things that you might not even catch, really, but she sees and thinks about.”
Nighy gets the plummiest of plum parts as the monstrously egotistical Hilliard, and he was on typically riotous form at the Deadline studio. “They were looking for someone to play a chronically self-absorbed, pompous actor in his declining years, and they thought of me,” he quipped. “Which is tricky to process on occasion, but I suppose I should be just grateful for the work.”
The great skill of the film, though, is that even Hilliard’s arch character gets to demonstrate a softer side. Says Scherfig: “Ambrose Hilliard changes over the course of the film, as much as someone as vain and ignorant of what goes on around him can change.” (source)