Gemma is featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Town & Country Magazine UK with a beautiful brand new photoshoot! The issue is going to be on sale from February 23rd, and we’ll try to get our hands on it. In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful previews of the editorial and a piece of her interview for the magazine!
TOWN & COUNTRY UK – In an exclusive interview for the magazine, Arterton talks about her varied career path, which has seen her portray iconic women ranging from the Maid of Orleans in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Saint Joan to a Bond girl in the Hollywood blockbuster Quantum of Solace. Explaining what motivates her to accept a role, she says: “If I read a script, I won’t have an agenda: if I like it, I’m behind it. But usually that means it’s based around something I care about that resonates with me, so probably it is a feminist standpoint with interesting roles for women.”
She continues: “One of the joys in my life is that in the space of a few months I can go from playing a depressed mother to a Restoration strumpet to a wartime screenwriter […] I live these different lives, asking myself, ‘Can I go to that length? Can I push myself further?’ It’s a way of exploring myself. You’re always learning with each role.”
Arterton also addresses the issue of class and race barriers within theatre, commenting: “In theatre we’ve got people from the poshest you can get, down to me. There’s a real mixture. We should just get over the whole class and race thing, and cast people who are right for the part. Am I just going to complain about it, or am I going to create work that allows me to cast the people I want to? It’s all about control.” (source)
The trailer for Gemma’s movie Orpheline it has been released. The video is all in french, and we can hear Gemma speaking – I don’t know it, but she seems very good and fluent! Enjoy it :)
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Eva Green and Gemma Arterton will star in drama Vita & Virginia, based on the true story of the love affair and friendship between literary icon Virginia Woolf and author Vita Sackville-West.
The film will be directed by British helmer Chanya Button (Burn, Burn, Burn) from a script by Eileen Atkins based on her own play of the same name, which debuted in 1992.
Virginia Stephen married Leonard Woolf in 1912, and then met socialiate and author Vita Sackville-West, wife of Harold Nicolson, in 1922. They began a sexual relationship that lasted nearly a decade, as shown in their various letters and diary entries. After their affair ended, they remained friends until Woolf’s death in 1941.
Katie Holly and Evangelo Kioussis are producing the project while Simon Baxter will executive produce. Protagonist is introducing the project to buyers at EFM in Berlin.
Green was most recently seen in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and White Bird in a Blizzard with Shailene Woodley. She’ll soon be seen in Euphoria with Alicia Vikander and Roman Polanski’s Based on a True Story.
Arterton’s recently films include Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest with Sam Claflin, and she has The Escape with Dominic Cooper coming up. She’s also attached to Julie Delpy’s My Zoe. (source)
Today is Gemma’s 31st birthday! Both M and I would like to wish her the happiest of birthday, and we hope – if you’ll ever read this – that your day and the year haead will be full of joy and happyness!
For this special occasion, we’d like to give to our followers and fellow fans a little treat – we replaced 5 outtakes of this 2011 photoshoot Gemma did during the BAFTA ceremony with HQs! Enjoy them :)
– Photoshoots & Portraits > Orange British Academy Film Awards (2011) [replaced 5 with HQ]
NATIONAL FILM AWARDS – The National Film Academy has today announced the nominations for the ceremony, which takes place in London on March 29 and will be broadcast on Sky Showcase, Sky channel 261.
Over 1.9 million fans cast their vote across 18 categories to decide the nominations and movie fans can now vote for the winners on the official Academy website at www.nationalfilmawards.org.
Gemma herself and a couple of her movies (100 Streets and The Girls With all the Gifts) are nominated as well in the following categories:
Jodie Whittaker, (Adult Life Skills)
Kate Dickie, (Couple in a Hole)
Narges Rashidi, (Under the Shadow)
Jennifer Saunders, (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie)
Sasha Lane, (American Honey)
Lupita Nyong’o , (Queen of Katwe)
Gemma Jones, (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
Gemma Arterton, (The Girl With All the Gifts)
Renée Zellweger, (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, (Miss Sloane)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS ACTRESS
Avin Manshadi, (Under the Shadow)
Gemma Arterton, (The Girl With All the Gifts)
Naomie Harris, (Our Kind of Traitor)
Shana Swash, (My Feral Heart)
Joanna Lumley,(Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie)
Terry Pheto, (A United Kingdom)
Alma Jodorowsky, (Kids in Love)
Gemma Jones, (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
A Hundred Streets
Our Kind of Traitor
I, Daniel Blake
Mandie Fletcher for (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie)
Jim O’Hanlon for (A Hundred Streets)
Noel Clarke for (Brotherhood)
Oliver Parker for (Dad’s Army)
Dexter Fletcher for (Eddie The Eagle)
Chris Foggin for (Kids in Love)
Ricky Gervais for (Life on the Road)
Susanna White for Our Kind of Traitor)
Fernando Coimbra for (Sand Castle)
Rachel Tunnard, (Adult Life Skills)
Babak Anvari, (Under the Shadow)
Amma Asante, ( A United Kingdom)
Eddie The Eagle
The Girl With All the Gifts
The Fall of the Krays
VARIETY – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its upcoming 32nd edition, including its international gala event and opening and closing films.
Running from Feb. 1-11, the festival will open with the world premiere of the documentary “Charged,” and will close on a period note with Lone Scherfig’s comedy-drama “Their Finest,” which stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.
This year’s festival will offer a wide array of films from over 50 countries, and will feature 51 world premieres and 64 US premieres, along with tributes to the year’s top talent, and panel discussions.
The festival will kick off the festival on Wednesday, Feb. 1, with a screening of “Charged,” a documentary directed by Phillip Baribeau, which chronicles the journey of chef and outdoorsman, Eduardo Garcia and his recovery after being electrocuted by 2,400 volts of electricity, miles from help in the Montana backcountry. Garcia had his hand amputated, lost ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life as a result of the incident.
The documentary is produced by Dennis Aig and Phillip Baribeau along with executive producers Teri Weinberg, Scott Ballew, Doug Ellin, Peter Hochfelder, Constance Schwartz-Morini and Michael Strahan.
Another of the festival’s segments will be an international gala, the centerpiece of which will be the French-Belgian drama “Heal the Living,” directed by Katell Quillévéré and starring Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Anne Dorval.
“Their Finest,” a British comedy scheduled for a March 24 release, will close the festival. The movie is set in Britain in 1940 and stars Gemma Arterton as a scriptwriter working on propaganda films who realizes the government sponsored work could use a “woman’s touch.” Together with another writer Buckley (Claflin), the pair set out to make an epic feature film based on the Battle of Dunkirk, starring fading movie star Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy).
The first ever trailer for Gemma’s new movie Their Finest is finally here, and it looks so great! Be sure to visit our partner site on Gemma’s co-star Sam Claflin – The Claflin Place!
1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley (Sam Claflin) and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population.