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  M.   March 09, 2009

The last couple of years has seen Gemma Arterton rise from theatre actress to star of the big screen and is one to keep a close eye on.

After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Arterton made her stage debut in 2007 in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Globe Theatre. The same year she also made her television debut in Capturing Mary, a film by Stephen Poliakoff.

But her big break came with St Trinan’s with the role of Head Girl Kelly and while it wasn’t a critical success it became the highest grossing British independent movie of the last 10 years when it grossed over $12 million.

But it was 2008 that cemented Arterton as a potential star as she juggled both roles in movies and television. She took on the role of Elizabeth Bennet in Lost in Austen and the title role of Tess Durbeyfield in Tess of the d’Urbervilles on TV.

But she has had to be content with smaller roles in movies as she went on to appear in guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla and the poorly received British movie Three and Out.

However she joined an exclusive group of women in October last year when she took on the role of Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace as she became a Bond Girl.

And 2009 looks set to be just as successful for the young actress as she joins the likes of Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rhys Ifans in The Boat That Rocked.

Directed by Richard Curtis the film follows a pirate radio anchored in the North Sea in the 1960s and the DJs that led the pirate radio movement in the UK.

She will also return to the big budget blockbuster in 2010 when the movie adaptation of hit computer game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is released.

Starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina the British actress will star as Tamina, a feisty and exotic princess.

She also set to work on the adaptation of novel Never Let Me Go alongside Keira Knightley and Burden of Desire.

The Boat That Rocked is released 1st April.

Source: FemaleFirst