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  M.   January 07, 2012

By Edel O’Connell
Saturday Jan 7 2012

We’re more used to seeing her oozing glamour on the red carpet in haute couture and full make-up.

But actress and Bond girl Gemma Arterton could have been mistaken for just another student as she roamed the UCD campus yesterday.

Make-up-free and wearing a casual grey cardigan and practical, puffa-style jacket, teamed with leggings and biker boots, the 25-year-old British star was dressed for the chilly January weather.

But the overall effect meant she was virtually unrecognisable from her role as a glamorous brunette in the James Bond movie ‘Quantum Of Solace‘.

Ms Arterton was even spotted having a sneaky cigarette on the steps of her trailer during breaks from shooting director Neil Jordan’s latest offering, the vampire thriller ‘Byzantium‘.

A heavily bearded Brendan Gleeson was also spotted on set, laden down with shopping bags and sporting an equally casual look.

The star of ‘The Guard‘, whose much anticipated directorial debut — an adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s ‘At Swim Two Birds‘ is also due out this year — may have been seeking some advice from the veteran director.

Jordan directed Gleeson in a number of movies, most notably ‘Breakfast On Pluto‘.

The stars were photographed during a short break on set at UCD.

Filming for the movie — which also stars Irish starlet Saoirse Ronan as a 200-year-old, piano-playing vampire — began in the UK in December before moving to Ireland.

Quantum of Solace‘ star Ms Arterton plays Ronan’s mother in a story which sees her turn her daughter into a vampire before going on a killing spree in a seaside town. The pair also pose as sisters.

Byzantium‘ is an adaptation of ‘The Vampire Stories‘, a play written by Moira Buffini, and is a big shift from Jordan’s 2009 lyrical mermaid romance ‘Ondine‘, which starred Colin Farrell and the future mother of his child, Alicja Bachleda.

The film has received funding from the Irish Film Board and from the UK Film Council and has an overall budget of just €8m.

It also stars Caleb Landry Jones from ‘X-Men‘ in the male lead role and boasts a mainly Irish crew.

Shooting for the Irish scenes began in Bray, Co Wicklow last month before moving on to UCD. It will also take place in a number of locations around Dublin.

– Edel O’Connell