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  Nicole   August 10, 2018

TIME OUT LONDONGemma Arterton bounds down a hotel corridor, fresh but flustered after lunch. ‘I got lipstick on my dress!’ she exclaims. Mindful of scheduled photoshoots, she playfully adopts poses that conceal the offending marks – and then starts our interview feeling bad about returning a slightly soiled dress to the designer. This is Arterton all over: spirited, funny, professional, thoughtful. She tells me that she was always the performer: both she and her sister Hannah have been acting since they were toddlers in Gravesend. ‘There are videos my mum filmed when we were about four and two years old,’ she says. ‘We were acting out Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. I’m like, “DO IT LIKE THIS! YOU HAVE TO DO IT LIKE THIS!” then she does it and I push her out of the way… God, it’s so bad.’ She gives a guilty giggle. ‘I was like, “Me! Look at me!”’

The world soon looked. After training at Rada, the actress landed a plum role in 2007’s ‘St Trinian’s’ before playing Strawberry Fields in ‘The Quantum of Solace’. Then came a couple of surprising picks, with grimy thriller ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’ and countryside romp ‘Tamara Drewe’, before she really hit her stride with ‘Byzantium’ and 2016’s ‘The Girl with All the Gifts’. Her latest, ‘The Escape’, is a largely improvised British drama about a woman who has a breakdown and heads to Paris, leaving her husband (Dominic Cooper) and two children behind. ‘It’s a taboo subject,’ says Arterton. ‘You’ve got to be the perfect wife and the perfect mother and so many marriages break down and the husband leaves. When a woman does it, it’s seen as an awful thing: “What’s wrong with her?”’

Arterton is heartbreaking as the unhappy suburban wife, but filming wasn’t without its challenges. ‘We used real children that live in the house we were shooting in – they weren’t actors. They didn’t really understand what was happening, and they actually didn’t like me,’ she says, and this time she’s not laughing. ‘I found that really difficult. I’d walk into the room and the kids would be like, “Oh God, not her!”’

(Read the rest of the article at the source)


– Photoshoots & Portraits > Time Out London (2017)
  Nicole   August 10, 2018

This comedy short, written and directed by Jessica Swale, takes a sneak peek backstage as the cream of British acting talent step forward to audition for that dream role. They are primed to take on the role of a lifetime, that complex woman, the strong woman, a woman for today. A lady part who is more than just… lady parts.

The eclectic, award-winning cast includes Gemma Arterton, Gemma Chan, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Tom Hiddleston, Felicity Jones, Katie Leung, Stacy Martin, Wunmi Mosaku, Florence Pugh, Catherine Tate and Anthony Welsh.

The hear her campaign aims to give free reign and the opportunity for normally unheard women from across the UK to tell their stories and give their opinions on all matters ‘women’. It aims to elevate these honest and uncensored opinions to make them un-ignorable.

To donate to the Justice and Equality fund, click here

In the gallery screencaps from the video have been added, with all the funny faces Gemma did!


– Miscellaneous > 2018 – Leading Lady Parts
  Nicole   August 04, 2018

WOMAN’S HOUR Gemma Arterton has starred in films such as St Trinians, Quantum of Solace, Tamara Drewe, Gemma Bovary and Their Finest. She’s also appeared in theatre productions of Saint Joan, Nell Gwyn and the musical Made in Dagenham. She joins Jenni to discuss her new film The Escape, where she plays a stay at home mother – who seemingly has it all – but walks out on her marriage and children.

For the entire interview you should visit che BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour webiste. In our gallery you can find a couple of photos of Gemma taken during the interview, enjoy!


– Talk and Radio Shows > 2018 08 03: BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

  Nicole   August 04, 2018

THE TELEGRAPHGemma Arterton and Dominic Savage are having their photographs taken in a London hotel. The star of the stage musical Made in Dagenham, in a blue dress, exudes confidence and energy; the writer and director of such brilliant TV dramas as Freefall (2009) and Dive (2010), in necktie and designer spectacles, appears a little shy. Having your picture taken with Arterton, he tells me afterwards, is like trying to play piano alongside a concert pianist. It makes you self-conscious.

Arterton and Savage first met 10 years ago, to talk about making a film that never happened. Arterton, then a rising star after being cast as a Bond girl in Quantum of Solace (2008), asked Savage if he would send her his films. He obliged. To that section on her shelf, she can now add The Escape, a remarkable new film that they have created together.

Arterton, twice nominated for an Olivier award, gives what might just be the performance of her career as Tara, a wife and mother-of-two who succumbs to depression after she realises she wants more from life. Savage’s camera dwells on Arterton’s face as she withdraws deep inside herself, tears forming while she submits wordlessly to a “quickie” with husband Mark (Dominic Cooper, with whom she last shared a screen in the 2010 film, Tamara Drewe, directed by Stephen Frears).

It’s a beautiful, internalised performance that, in part, grew out of Savage’s belief in improvisation: “The whole idea of a director is as controlling and in charge and all that s—,” he says. “And I don’t work that way at all”. Before filming began, the two of them talked in depth about their own lives, a process that required an unusual degree of courage. “Actors of a certain level are very untrusting,” Arterton says. “They’re nervous about opening up to you, in case it gets leaked out.”

(Read the rest of the article at the source)


– Photoshoots & Portraits > The Telegraph (2018)
– Movies & Television > The Escape (2017) > Production Stills

  Nicole   July 29, 2018

Back on July 20 Gemma was guest at the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show, where she talked about her new movie The Escape.

Gemma wore an Emilia Wickstead Resort 2019 turquoise mini dress featuring long ruched, cuffed sleeves a belted waist and a pleated skirt. Several photos of her outside the BBC Radio 2 Studios have now been added to the gallery, and below you can also listen to her interview during the show. Enjoy!

  Nicole   July 29, 2018

Back on July 19, Gemma attended a special screening for her new movie The Escape, held at the The Curzon Bloomsbury in London (England).

Gemma was wearing a colour-block Galvan Resort 2019 dress with bronze clutch and toffee-hued sandals (I, personally, didn’t like this outfit much). Several photos from the screening have now been added to the gallery, sorry for the delay and enjoy!


– Public Events > Events from 2018 > July 19: The Escape Screening in London
  Nicole   July 16, 2018

THE GUARDIAN – A protest march is one of Gemma Arterton’s favourite things. “Oh, I love going on marches,” she beams. “They’re such an amazingly galvanising, brilliant community.” She brought her mum along on a women’s march recently, “and she loved it, too. She just loved the energy you get off it. It’s like carnival, people really together, and they’re singing and they’re chanting.” She throws her head back, exhilarated by the memory. “It’s like, you feel power.”

The 32-year-old has not always felt powerful. Her career began on the 2007 St Trinian’s movie, and a year later she became a global sex symbol as a Bond girl. “The first six years of my career were all about me learning what I didn’t want to do,” she admits. “If I’d been really, really strong-minded back then, I would have turned them down. But I wasn’t, so I own that.” She pauses for a moment to reflect.

“I think self-belief is very rare in young actors. Whenever I meet a really confident young actor, I just think, ‘Fuck, yes, go on.’ I wasn’t that person when I was younger. I wish I was.”

The terrible truth is that while Arterton is telling me this, I can’t concentrate. Her beauty is quite unlike anything I have ever seen in real life, and hopelessly distracting. We meet in a north London studio, following her photo shoot, but there is no artifice in the minimal makeup or artlessly swept-back hair, and the miraculous perfection of every feature is mesmerising. Such are our delusions about the power of beauty, the idea that it might ever confer disadvantage feels counterintuitive. And yet, for years, the Rada-trained actor found herself underestimated because of her face.

“My taste in film and theatre has always been very marginal, very arthouse, very out there, and then it always surprised me that I got these mainstream roles. I’ve done so many things that were not meaningful, and I have always wanted to do meaningful work, and I don’t get sent those meaningful scripts.” She has no regrets, she adds quickly, about her decorative roles. “But I found, in my experience, that people just think you’re a bad actor.”

(Read the rest of the article at the source)

Gemma was featured in the July 14 issue of The Guardian Weekend, with a very interesting interview and a brand new beautiful photoshoot! Outtakes and digital scans from the magazine can now be found in our gallery, enjoy!


– Magazine Scans > Scans from 2018 > The Guardian Weekend (July 14)
– Photoshoots & Portraits > The Guardian (2018)