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  M.   August 25, 2010

Bond Girl Gemma Arterton almost didn’t become the star she is now because she thought acting was just mucking about.

The 24-year-old, who appeared in Quantum Of Solace with Daniel Craig and gritty drama The Disappearance Of Alice Creed, says: “My parents are working class – mum’s a cleaner.

We were quite poor and mum was a single parent. I always liked performing so I did it as a hobby. When I was 16, someone said, ‘You should do it properly’. So I went to performance college in Kent.”

She moved to London at 18 to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on a full scholarship.

She says: “It’s really hard to get into a drama school like RADA, so you take it seriously when you do. At performance college you just muck about.”