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  Nicole   July 14, 2016

EVENING STANDARD – Gemma Arterton has revealed she had a taste of fame aged six when she was brought on stage by Paul Daniels — at the theatre where she went on to make her West End musical debut.

The actress was raised in Kent but used to visit family in London. She told ES Magazine: “[I remember] going to summer parties in Brockwell Park or Ally Pally with my family. I remember seeing a Paul Daniels magic show at the Adelphi when I was about six. They got me up on stage, which is funny because I was back up there when I did Made In Dagenham last year.”

On Saturday, she is presenting a celebration of Shakespeare — with speeches, dialogues and theatrical anecdotes — at Cadogan Hall with Sir Patrick Stewart. She told BBC Radio: “It’s interesting for me because I get to speak Shakespeare and stuff that I wouldn’t normally get to speak. It’s great, so I’m excited if not nervous… because I’m also singing a little bit in front of everyone with the orchestra.”

The actress said her first brush with the Bard was her first stage job in Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Globe, and recalled having to shriek to scare off a flock of pigeons as they flew down to “devour” brioche that had been used in a bunfight in her scene.

“It did make sense of my final line, which was ‘Excuse me so, a heavy heart bears not a nimble tongue’.”

She has just finished a starring run in Nell Gwynn in the West End and will next be seen in romantic comedy We Happy Few. She has also signed up for the BBC’s remake of Watership Down.

Arterton said: “I do enjoy [musical theatre], but I think it is so nerve-racking, singing, and also the demands it makes on you physically… But I’m sure I will be singing again in some capacity, I seem to always sing in things now. My next play, I’m doing Saint Joan at the Donmar — there’s no singing in it so I’m quite pleased.”

The Rada graduate, 30, rose to fame in the 2008 Bond movie Quantum Of Solace. She told ES Magazine this was once foretold by a black-cab driver: “One asked me what I did, and I told him I was an actor. When I got out he said, ‘You’re a lovely girl. Mark my words, you’ll be in a Bond film one day’.” (source)