Gemma – together with her sister Hannah, attended day two of the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park (London) yesterday (May 29). Thanks to Emily, HQ photos from the event have now been added to the gallery! Enjoy :)
Gemma, yesterday (May 17), attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London. She there met Prince of Wales, as he is presented with a portrait of himself made from hundreds of images of people whose lives have been touched by the work of The Prince’s Trust. The party was made to mark the trust’s 40th anniversary. Some photos from the event have now been added to the gallery, enjoy them!
by Ali Jaafar
Netflix and the BBC are teaming on a blockbuster adaptation of the classic novel Watership Down. The four-part animated miniseries is the brainchild of dynamic Brit production-management banner 42. The series will premiere on BBC One in the UK and internationally on Netflix. An A-list collection of talent has been assembled for the project including Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley and Gemma Arterton.
By Charlotte Griffiths
How did Prince Charles celebrate his 11th wedding anniversary with the Duchess of Cornwall?
By taking her to see a play about another Royal Charles with a passion for his mistress.
My spies spotted the couple at London’s Apollo Theatre to watch Gemma Arterton, starring as Charles II’s lover Nell Gwynn.
The Prince was riveted by the play while, according to cast member Michele Dotrice, ‘Camilla seemed to be having a great time larking about with her lady-in-waiting’.
– Hannah Arterton > Movies > Hide & Seek (2013) > Production Stills
by David Hutchison – Apr 4, 2016
Comedy plays are often unfairly snubbed by theatre awards shows, Gemma Arterton has claimed.
Arterton, who was in the running for best actress at the Olivier Awards for her role in Nell Gwynn, told The Stage the problem also stretched further than theatre, with TV and film comedies also not getting due recognition.
The Shakespeare’s Globe production of Nell Gwynn was nominated for four awards, and won playwright Jessica Swale the award for best new comedy.
Speaking on the red carpet before the awards, Arterton said no one on the show’s team expected to be nominated “because our show’s a comedy”.
She added: “Comedies don’t usually get nominations and things. I think in general – TV, film and theatre – they get a bit overlooked. So we’re just really thrilled.”
Arterton was pipped by Denise Gough for the best actress prize. Gough took home the award for her role in the National Theatre’s drama People, Places and Things.
Speaking to The Stage, Arterton also claimed transferring new plays to the West End was vital in order to “get new talent out there”.
She said: “Luckily, our marginal theatre and fringe theatre and Off-West End theatre do develop plays from scratch. And we’re really lucky that theatres like the Royal Court, the Globe, the National get new talent out there – it’s so important.”
The actor suggested that new writing was the only way to create new theatre classics.
“I like the idea of Nell Gwynn being done for years and years and years to come, because it’s a timeless play. And the same with all these new plays that are coming up,” she said.
On Sunday night, April 03, Gemma attended the 40th Olivier Awards. She looked like a queen in a purple Jenny Packham gown, completed with De Grisogono earrings and Charlotte Olympia sandals. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Play for Nell Gwynn, and the play was also nominated for Best New Comedy (WON), Best Costume Design and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Several photos from her arrival and the ceremony have now been added to the gallery, be sure to check them out!