BELFAST TELEGRAPH – The British actress, who has made it on to countless most beautiful women lists, has had a varied career; treading the boards on stage as well as starring in both Hollywood and indie flicks.
Earlier this year (16), Gemma won praise after playing the lead role in play Nell Gwynn, and was nominated for a prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress. Comparing the stage to the screen, the 30-year-old says the importance placed on looks varies enormously in the two mediums.
“Look, I trained for six years, I started out in the theatre where, if you’re good for the role, you get the part,” she began to Hello! magazine. “I don’t think I ever heard of anyone being hired because of their looks, which is very different from the movie industry. Some producers and directors care, some don’t. And I now choose to work with those who don’t. Frankly, I don’t give a s**t how I look. I don’t want my face or body considered in that way. I’m not a model, that’s not my job, so why would it ever be a consideration?”
As is normal with Gemma’s career, the brunette star has now flipped her attention back to film and television work. She has three new films due for imminent release, plus a further two in production and is also filming a TV version of Watership Down.
While she’s made it clear in the past that she didn’t enjoy her experience on huge blockbuster flicks, Gemma did like the adrenaline kick she got from doing her own stunts on movies like Bond film Quantum of Solace.
“I really loved doing stunts and getting the chance to do them at the beginning of my career was amazing because I loved gymnastics in school. I loved chucking myself around,” she grinned. (source)
Interview of some time ago, taken during this year’s TIFF! That Gemma and the cast of Their Finest attended to promote the movie. Enjoy!
VARIETY – “Their Finest,” which screened at the Toronto Film Festival this year, follows a British film crew attempting to boost morale during World War II with a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. Director Lone Scherfig and stars Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin, and Gemma Arterton stopped at the Variety Studio presented by airbnb at the Toronto Film Festival to talk the comedy drama, chemistry between Claflin and Arterton and more. (source)
THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS – To coincide with the upcoming release of 100 Streets starring Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton we have a brand new clip to share.
The film is a layered and gripping drama, which takes a fresh look at the vibrant and compelling life of residents in contemporary London – destination capital of the world. Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Jim O’Hanlon directs.
100 Streets border and intersect the film’s setting in contemporary London. Chelsea squares back onto high-rise estates, riverside opulence contrasts the day to day grind. It’s in these streets that our cast of characters face major choices and change in their separate lives, as they negotiate their often inter-weaving existences.
The cast’s interconnecting stories paint a picture of a society where you are often loneliest within a crowd. As tension mounts, relationships are strained, loyalties are tested and violence erupts. Yet the underlying message of the film is one of hope; if you reach out to others, life is not a lonely struggle. With nods to both Crash and Amores Perros and inspired by London life, 100 Streets portrays modern city life in all its complexity and will resonate deeply with those who have lived it.
Catch the exclusive new clip below. 100 Streets is in cinemas and on-demand in the UK from November 11th. (source)
Also, a brand new poster for the movie has been released – together with the clip – and just added to our gallery. Enjoy! :)
Gemma is currently filming her new movie “The Escape” with Dominic Cooper. She filmed in Gravesend, UK (her home town) and in Paris. This is the first movie which sees her as a producer as well as an actress.
Thanks to Dominic Cooper’s twitter I’ve just added to the gallery some behind scenes photos from the filming! Enjoy them :)
– Movies & Television > The Escape (2017) > Behind the Scenes
On Tuesday evening – October 13th – Gemma attended the premiere for “Their Finest” – Mayor’s Centrepiece Gala during the 60th BFI London Film Festival.
She looked great in an Alice Temperley jumpsuit, with Paul Andrew shoes and Venyx moon earrings. Several photos from the event have now been added to the gallery, with big thanks to Emily for her help with some!
As always, remember to follow the site twitter @GArtertonOnline in case of more additions!
– Public Events > 60th BFI London Film Festival – “Their Finest” Premiere
– Public Events > 60th BFI London Film Festival – “Their Finest” Premiere After Party
Gemma looked splendid and really solar during the photocall and press conference for her new movie Their Finest during the 60th BFI London Film Festival on Tuesday, October 13th.
She was stunning in an Alberta Ferretti Resort 2017 red sleeveless midi v-neck, with an cut-out bow detail shoulder and a crossover skirt.
Several photos from the events have now been added to the gallery (thanks to Emily for her help with some! Be sure to visit her Sam Clafin site!) and remember to follow the site twitter @GArtertonOnline in case of additions!
– Public Events > 60th BFI London Film Festival – “Their Finest” Photocall
– Public Events > 60th BFI London Film Festival – “Their Finest” Press Conference
Brand new production stills and promotional poster for Gemma latest movie “The Girl with all the Gifts” have now been added to the gallery, all in HQs! The movie is now playing in all the UK cinemas, be sure to go catch it!
Enjoy the additions :)