Back on Wednesday, March 15th, Gemma attended the Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards at the London Palladium. She looked pretty (even though I’m not much fan of the dress itself!) in a Michael Kors dress and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Several photos of her during the red carpet and the ceremony have now been added to the gallery, be sure to check them and follow the site twitter @GArtertonOnline :)
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METRO.CO.UK – Sport Relief 2016 had no shortage of highlights – but it was the return of legendary sitcom character Frank Spencer which had everybody talking.
The character – played by Michael Crawford in the series Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em – returned for a sketch which saw him rudely interrupt Sir Bradley Wiggins’ attempts to break a record at the Lee Valley Velo-Park.
Cue plenty of frenetic physical comedy that fans of the original series will be all too familiar with – not to mention the return of Michele Dotrice as wife Betty and Gemma Arterton as their now grown-up daughter Jessica (who speaks exactly like her hapless dad). (source)
A couple of stills from the sketch have now been added to the gallery, enjoy! :)
MIRROR.CO.UK – Actress Gemma Arterton and singers Paloma Faith and Annie Lennox urged women to vote as they joined two of the Pankhurst Suffragette family and the Mirror’s #NoVoteNoVoice bus on the Walk In Her Shoes march.
Annie Lennox told thousands of women at London’s Tower Bridge: “You’re potential change-makers. You have so many more rights than so many women.”
She was joined by Radio One’s Gemma Cairney, broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, politicians from across the political divide and human rights campaigners, who came together as “21st Century Suffragettes” to mark International Women’s Day.
Speaking to the Mirror, Paloma Faith said that women “fought long and hard for us to have a voice”.
She added: “Being here with the descendants of suffragettes and hearing what their families fought for – it sounds a bit cheap to say I didn’t vote because nobody really appeals to me.”
Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney said she understood why young people fel so disengaged from politics. “But I want to say: use your vote, use your voice. Don’t let others speak for you.”
The march was led by Helen Pankhurst – great-granddaughter of Emmeline and granddaughter of Sylvia – and her daughter Laura, 19.
Walk In her Shoes wants people to pledge 10,000 steps a day for a week to show support for women around the world who regularly trudge miles for water.
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Stars including Debbie Harry, Gemma Arterton and Simon Pegg are putting the T into charity by signing up to help Comic Relief.
They posed for pictures in a range of special t-shirts designed by some of fashion’s biggest names including Anya Hindmarch, Karl Lagerfeld and Matthew Williamson. The t-shirts – and a onesie designed by Henry Holland – will go on sale at TK Maxx stores with a share of the proceeds going to Comic Relief. (source)
Gemma Arterton, the Made In Dagenham stage star, said “any man worth their soul” should be supporting an equal pay campaign outside Parliament.
The former Bond girl is starring in the West End musical adaptation of the story of the female workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant, who went on strike over equal pay in 1968.
She joined the original Dagenham workers and politicians at a rally timed to coincide with a Labour bid to force big firms to publish the difference in pay between male and female employees.
She said industry is behind the times, in reference to leaks from Sony Pictures that revealed stars Jennifer Lawrence and Amy McAdams were paid less than their male co-stars in American Hustle.
The actor said: “Yeah, it is lagging behind the times. I think there’s something interesting in that we don’t like to talk about what we earn because it’s not the done thing. But actually we should because then we can say, ‘hang on a minute – that’s not right’, and challenge it. That’s part of the reason equal pay is not in place, because we are shy to speak up. That’s why, if we can anonymously get companies to publish that, we will be able to see for ourselves.”
Veterans of the Dagenham protest said they were not surprised that women are still not getting equal pay, “because men are too powerful”. They added that more women should be in Parliament and more women like former Labour politician Barbara Castle were needed.
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