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  M.   March 10, 2013

By: Adam Helliker

How nice that on this of all days, GEMMA ARTERTON should pay tribute to her mother, to whom she says she owes the fighting spirit that has seen her rewarded with roles in such films as Tamara Drewe and Quantum Of Solace.

Gemma Arterton praises her mum

Her mother Sally Anne still lives in the same council house where Gemma was brought up in Gravesend, Kent, and her grateful daughter says: “What never fails to move me about motherhood is this love, this instinct to protect and the selflessness.”

In the past few weeks Mrs Arterton, who was divorced from her husband Barry, a welder, when Gemma was five, has been a considerable source of strength following the break-up of the actress’s two-year marriage to Italian businesssman Stefano Catelli.

Says a grateful Gemma: “She doesn’t give a **** about anything except that I’m OK. That’s the best thing about her.”

Indeed, I recall chatting to Sally Anne at a party to which Gemma had taken her when she told me proudly: “I still do the same cleaning job I did when Gemma was growing up and, apart from going to the odd fancy party, life is the same. Lots of people change when they become famous but I keep her grounded. She’s still the same girl she always was. “I never thought she would be a star. Nowadays with all these reality shows parents often push their kids towards it but Gemma did it all herself.” What a lovely modest mother.