THE DAILY MAIL – Gemma Arterton is gearing up for battle as the Maid Of Heaven (aka Joan Of Arc).
The actress will portray the virgin warrior in George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, which will be staged at the Donmar Warehouse in London’s Covent Garden.
Donmar artistic chief Josie Rourke will direct the play, which will run from December 9 until February 18.
Shaw takes the story of the peasant girl who has a series of visions from God, telling her to lead a French army to meet the English forces at Orleans, to its tragic conclusion.
Arterton, who recently completed a run as Nell Gwynn with Shakespeare’s Globe, said she felt honoured to be taking on a part she has been familiar with since her days as a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Shaw bestowed a share of his royalties to Rada, so there are always projects involving his work. ‘Saint Joan has got a lot of soul and it’s poetic,’ Gemma told me.
However, she admitted: ‘It wouldn’t have been something that I’d have imagined myself doing, to be honest with you. It’s not as though I’m the obvious choice.’
She met with Rourke and asked the director why on earth she had picked her for the Maid of Orleans. ‘I’m so not her; I guess because she’s religious and pure, and it’s not the type of thing I usually play. My characters have usually got a bit more sass.’
THE DAILY MAIL – She rarely fails to put a foot wrong in the style stakes.
And Wednesday was no exception to the rule for Gemma Arterton, as the Quantum of Solace star showcased her stylish spin on summer trends during a visit to Wimbledon on Wednesday.
Arriving at SW19, the 30-year-old actress cut a chic figure, sashaying around the All Lawn and Tennis Associations grounds in her lightweight cream suit.
Clearly keen to catch the action at the world-famous tournament from the get go, the brunette beauty arrived in Wimbledon with a smile on her face.
For her day out court side, Gemma opted for a jaunty twist on a classic summer staple – a white linen suit jacket with a nautical blue and white jumper – clearly forewarned about the weather.
But thanks to her culottes, the Prince of Persia actress oozed a sophisticated summer air as she showed a tantalizing hint of leg. (source)
Several photos from the event have now been added to the gallery, be sure to check them :)
– Public Events > Wimbledon Day 3
Gemma looked great yesterday (June 28) at the National Film & Television School’s Gala held at Old Billingsgate Market in London. She was wearing ‘Leandra’ ruffle-neck blouse and ‘Lindsey’ cuffed pants from the SS16 Vilshenko collection.
The Kent-born beauty completed her look with a pair of bright red heels and a satin clutch bag as she joined other stars the event.
The gala, of which this year’s theme was celebrating Great British Women, raises money for the National Film and Television School, which funds scholarships, student film and showmakers and games developers and teaching. (source)
Several photos from the evening have now been added to the gallery, be sure to check them out! Thanks to my friend Emily for helping with some HQs.
– Public Events > National Film & Television School’s Gala
WARNER BROS. UK – The new trailer for The Girl With All The Gifts, directed by Colm McCarthy and starring Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine. Coming soon.
The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects.
At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these children retain normal thoughts and emotions. And while still being subject to the craving for human flesh that marks the disease these second- generation “hungries” are able to think and feel making them a vital resource in the search for a cure.
The children attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever watchful Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest. Melanie is special. She excels in the classroom, is inquisitive, imaginative and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau.
When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr. Caldwell. Against the backdrop of a blighted Britain, Melanie must discover what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.
Yesterday, June 16, Gemma attended the press night for Richard III at the Almeida Theatre. Few photos from the event have been added to the gallery, she looked super cute! So lovely <3
– Public Events > Richard III Opening Night – After Party
Updated the gallery adding some additional photos from the Glamour Women of the Year Awards that Gemma attended back on June 07. Additional pictures from her arrival have been added together with some in the Press Room with her shiny award and an Instagram shoot from the backstage. Enjoy!
– Public Events > Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2016
– Public Events > Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2016 – Press Room
– Photoshoots > Glamour Women of the Year Awards Portrait (2016)
Last night (June 07), Gemma attended the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, help at the Berkeley Square Gardens in London. She won – very deserved! – the Cointreau Theatre Actress Award! Gemma was wearing a blue Prada dress and looking gorgeous as usual, together with her sister Hannah – there to support her <3 Several photos from the evening have now been added to the gallery! With big thanks to Claudia and Emily for their precious help. More photos will be added tomorrow for sure, so stay tuned and follow the site on twitter @GArtertonOnline