Back on Friday (June 19) Gemma has been seen at the Ray-Ban Rooms at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park, a couple of pics from the event have been added to the gallery. She looks great! As usual :) enjoy:

– Public Events > British Summer Time at Hyde Park

They’ve been filming the zombie apocalypse film She Who Brings Gifts for the best part of the month.

So it was no surprise Gemma Arterton and her Hollywood co-star Glenn Close were granted some downtime on the Stoke-On-Trent set on Tuesday.

Dressed in unflattering khaki cargo pants, a dreary checked shirt and chunky knit jumper, 29-year-old Gemma looked relaxed and carefree as enjoyed a coffee during a rest from filming.

And even with her neck and hands bruised and bloodied, the bare-faced Brit looked naturally beautiful as she chatted with the rest of the cast and crew.

She accesorised her ready-for-action ensemble with heavy duty boots and a machine gun, which was casually slung over her shoulder.

Elsewhere on the Staffordshire-based set, Glenn, 68, posed for a selfie with an extra as she enjoyed a moment of downtime.

Kitted out in similar combat gear to Gemma, the six-time Oscar nominee then posed for a group shot with the brunette Bond girl and their co-star Paddy Considine.

This time around Glenn looked slightly more animated as she wrapped her arms around her fellow zombie-killing comrades.

Ordinary Lies star Fisayo Akinade was also ready for action in camouflage and could be seen chatting with a young boy wearing a protective mask as they meandered their way through the derelict buildings, overgrown greenery and abandoned cars towards the rest of the cast.

The set was crawling with extras who had all been zombified my the make-up and costume department.

They each sported a heap of make-up, wayward hair and dirty clothes as they walked about in their pack.

The thriller, adapted from M.R. Carey’s best-selling novel The Girl With All The Gifts, is set in a dystopian future in which most of humanity is wiped out by a fungal infection.

The infected, who are referred to as ‘hungries’, lose their mental powers and feed on the flesh of healthy humans.

Directed by Colm McCarthy, the film focuses on a girl called Melanie who is kept in a cell and is full of questions about the world.

Paris-born producer Camille Gatin recently revealed that the film was an indy production set for a worldwide release next year.

‘Paddy has earned a lot of kudos for not having sold out during his career – but he’s carrying a gun in this film and loving every minute,’ she told the Birmingham Mail.

‘Gemma is so lovely and sweet and I’ve been walking and hiking with Glenn.

‘Glenn is a very class act, a real team player with no diva attitude,’ she added.


– Movies & Television > She Who Brings Gifts (2016) > On Set (Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, England) – June 23, 2015

Gemma has been spotted filming “She Who Brings Gifts” yesterday (June 09) in Birmingham, together with her co-star Glenn Close. Her sister Hannah was there as well, visiting the set and supporting her while filming. Some pics have been added to the gallery, with big thanks to my friend Hailey, be sure to check them:

– Movies & Television > She Who Brings Gifts (2016) > On Set (Birmingham, England) – June 09, 2015

LONDON EVENING STANDARD – The English actress made her screen debut in St Trinian’s in 2007, before playing Bond girl Strawberry Fields in . She has since played Tamara Drewe in the big-screen adaptation of the comic strip and starred in the musical Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre last year. She lives in Battersea.

My Valentino sweater is the most extravagant jumper I’ve splashed out on, but I rarely leave the house without it. It’s got a red heart on it and is embroidered with the words ‘These eyes are the eyes of a woman in love’. In summer, I pair it with shorts, and I always match my shoes to my sweater.

I like astrology. I subscribe to Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone app for an in-depth forecast every day. Today’s was: ‘Wanting to do renovations to your house? Now is a really great time.’ And you know what? I’m building a roof terrace.

There’s an amazing photograph of my younger sister Hannah and me that I always have in my dressing room. I’m six in the photo, and we’re sitting beneath Glastonbury Tor wearing multicoloured dungarees and meditating with crystal balls on our heads. We’d camp at the bottom of the hill every year, outside the festival season.

I’m a glam rock girl — T Rex’s ‘Get It On’ never fails to have me dancing around the room — but I also love a bit of late 1970s punk or UK hip-hop. The Clash and David Bowie also do it for me.

Running is my workout of choice. I do Pilates because my best friend is a fantastic instructor. I’m lucky to be sent sportswear by all the different labels.

Game of Thrones is completely addictive, even if the acting isn’t great. My favourite character was Charles Dance’s Tywin Lannister, who was so evil but so compelling. Spoiler alert: he’s not my favourite actor in it any more. What a way to go…

Jason Vale is the Juice Master, everyone knows that. He’s got a smoothie called Turbo Charge to which I add a ton of ginger to make it really spicy. In the morning I knock back ginger on its own — I swear it got me through to summer without getting sick.

You wouldn’t believe how excited I am about the return of Twin Peaks. I’m having weird David Lynch-style dreams at the moment and I’ve been trying to write them down. I quote him more than anyone else: ‘We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination’ is a favourite.

Angela Carter’s writing is very much how I see the world: that fantastical, grotesque feminist vision. I was obsessed with Nights at the Circus when I first read it.


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Gemma looked great yesterday (May 30) at the Audi Polo ChallengeDay 1. She attended the event with her beautiful little sister, Hannah, and they both looked gorgeous in their simple springly dresses. Gemma was also photographated with the Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman. Be sure to check the various photos that have been added to the gallery (with thanks to my friend Hailey for her help!) and more will be added in the next few days. So stay tuned and enjoy!

– Public Events > Audi Polo Challenge – Day 1

METRO.US – With “Gemma Bovery,” Gemma Arterton joins Kristin Scott Thomas on the list of English actors who can speak French in French movies. In the film, she plays an Englishwoman who moves to the south of France and attracts the attention of an academic-turned-baker (Fabrice Luchini), who thinks she’s reminiscent of the hero of Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary.” Arterton herself fared better on her trip to France, which is also a country that offers better roles for women than the fare she was being offered in Hollywood. Indeed, after breaking through with roles in “Quantum of Solace,” “Clash of the Titans” and “Prince of Persia,” she has segued into almost exclusively smaller and more challenging films.

Had you been looking to do a film in France?
No, it just came by chance. It really changed my life, this film. I didn’t speak French before, and I was seduced by the fact that I’d have to learn French in a very short amount of time. So I learned French and now I speak fluent French. I moved over to Paris, and now I live between London and Paris. And I met my boyfriend, who’s French. The whole thing is because of this movie. [Laughs] Now I have a French agent, and I and I’m starting to work in France in French-language movies, which is a dream for me. They make many more movies in France than in the U.K., and many more of my type of movies. This whole new door is open. I wasn’t looking for it to open.

What method did you use to learn French so quickly?
I did this intensive two-week, really hardcore French course, where you stay in a family’s house. I would have breakfast and dinner with them, and then do eight hours of one-on-one French lessons. When I went there I didn’t speak any French. When I left I had enough in me to start speaking French to people.

It must be strange, at first, to act in a language you’re new to.
At the point of shooting I was only six months into learning French. I wanted to be able to improvise between the lines. I was working with an actor who was incredibly erudite and lingual: Fabrice Luchini, who is known for going off on massive tangents about literature. I wanted to have a modicum of comprehension with him, even though most of the time I couldn’t understand what he was saying. I would just nod and smile. When you learn another language you have to learn it physically rather than mentally. When you speak in a language or an accent that you’re not completely secure with, you often to it in a different voice. I know that when I speak French I speak a little higher. The director, Anne Fontaine, has had experience with American actors who had to learn French. They had to learn it phonetically and rhythmically. She said you need to walk around with the text, to do something physical, like washing up, while you’re learning it, so you can be comfortable with it on the day.

Have you gotten to the point where you can read “Madame Bovary” in French, which is often said, more than other translated novels, to be the ideal way to read it?
I haven’t! Maybe I should now. My reading is pretty bad. All I read in French is magazines and newspapers. Newspapers are good because you learn new vocabulary. But I haven’t read a proper French novel. Maybe I’ll start with “Madame Bovary.” [Laughs]

This is your second film based on a work by Posy Simmonds, who also did a twist on “Far from the Madding Crowd” called “Tamara Drewe.” Both lead characters in “Madding” and “Bovary” are proto-feminist icons too.
I think Madame Bovary is much more provincial. She’s definitely not as confident as Bathsheba [Everdene, “Madding”’s protagonist]. She is rather banal, Madame Bovary. Towards the end she finds who she is and who she wants to be. She goes on many adventures to try and find that. That happens with a lot of young women. Do not get married young! [Laughs]

France seems to be much more open than most national cinemas at depicting women as having healthy sexual appetites.
I think it’s dodgy ground to walk on. Depicting a woman as sexually promiscuous is not the way that people want to depict women, generally. I think we want to make sure women are in check. Women aren’t like that. In France there are so many movies with women in it, doing things their own way. That’s very French. The idea of mistresses and lovers is much more regular in France. In the U.K. we tend to be a little bit more conservative. [Laughs] We’d rather not talk about that kind of thing. Even when I did “Tamara Drewe,” which is a similar vibe, I didn’t even know if I liked her when I first read it. I was like, “This is a woman who sleeps around with all these different guys.” But then, all the guys are also sleeping around. All the guys she sleeps with are also shagging other people. But no one ever talks about that. They always talk about the woman like she was a slut. That’s funny and strange.

You’ve done your share of big Hollywood films, though over the last couple years you’ve done smaller, artier fare. It doesn’t seem like there are too many interesting roles for women in Hollywood.
No, there’s not. I mean, it’s sad. And if there are it’s always going to go to the Oscar winner or the very, very famous person. But even those parts aren’t that interesting. [Laughs] The woman is usually the accessory. That’s why I started my production company. I have this list of all these amazing women that no one’s ever heard about. I think it’s the beginning of a new era for women in cinema. Every interview you read with a female director or a female actor, they’re talking about that. It’s only a matter of time before people put things into their own hands and do it themselves. Personally, I can get the most interesting part in the theater. Why can’t I do that in film? In Ibsen and Shakespeare, most of the interesting parts are for women in their 40s. Why isn’t that translating in cinema, in Hollywood?

I feel like every time I talk to a female director or female actor I’m always asking about this, especially since Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech.
It’s great, though. It’s such a movement now. It’s exciting now because there’s new producers — women who are producing and even men who are saying they want to tell [women’s stories]. A producer I’ve worked with a lot [Stephen Wooley], who just produced “Carol,” most of his films are about women. He develops scripts with strong women. That’s what he does. I think that’s brilliant. We need more people like that.


– Movies & Television > The History Of Love (2016) > On Set (Montreal, Canada) – May 15, 2015