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  M.   February 28, 2013

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  M.   February 27, 2013

Gravesend girl Gemma Arterton is back in fine butt-kicking form as witch killer Gretel in Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters. The Bafta-nominated actress talks about playing a feisty female, working with co-star Jeremy Renner and being a former Bond girl.

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… because instead of teddy bears having a picnic, nasty witches have set up home in the depths of the dark forests, waiting to steal innocent youngsters.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, written and directed by Tommy Wirkola, is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairytale – but with a new twist in the tale.

Following their escape from a cannibalistic witch when they were little, 15 years later brother and sister Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) have conquered their fears to become witch killers. They’re fierce, formidably-skilled bounty hunters with a taste for blood and murder, and hell-bent on retribution.

“I love the original fairytale and this starts there, then makes a real departure,” says Arterton. “The film joins up with Hansel and Gretel in the midst of their fame as witch hunters.

“But it’s also a time when they’re starting to wonder who they are and why these terrible things happened to them – which leads them into a very tense situation. It’s really about the two of them and it’s original, a brother and sister bad-ass team.”

After being abandoned by their parents, the siblings have to work together to bring down a coven of witches who are planning the ultimate revenge against humankind – and to gain immortality.

“The sibling relationship is such a great one to explore. Hansel and Gretel have this unstoppable bond but they’re also so different from each other,” explains the actress. “She’s the brains of the operation, he’s the brawn. He’s the joker and the show-off. She’s more the watcher, the researcher, the one who tries to really understand witchcraft. They have to each play to their strengths.”

The 27-year-old, who graduated from RADA in 2007, enjoyed working with Renner, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker in 2010.

“Jeremy is so amazing at action, but he also has a lot of sensitivity when needed. He brings a lot of fun to their relationship,” she says. “He’s become a really good friend. We just have a very natural connection, very open-hearted and we trusted each other instantaneously. It was so important for us to get that brother and sister relationship right.” Read More

  M.   February 27, 2013

February 22, 2013 By David Sztypuljak

Song for Marion is out in UK cinemas today and almost a year ago, I sat down with fabulous British actor Gemma Arternon to chat about her role in the film as choir teacher Elizabet. Gemma is going from strength to strength with previous roles including Disney Princesses, Bond Girls and more recently a Witch Hunter in Hansel and Gretel. She’s also appeared in British independent movies Tamara Drewe and The Disappearance of Alice Creed along with everyone’s favourite St. Trinian’s. In this role, she plays a much more plain an serious character than I think we’ve ever seen from her before and it was great sitting down to discuss what she loved about the role, working on the script and what we can expect from her in the future.

Song for Marion goes in a very different direction but which is guaranteed to make you cry looking at what can happen when a grumpy old man finds himself in a situation where his world is about to be turned upside-down by the terminal illness of his long-term wife.

Song for Marion stars Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Eccleston, Gemma Arterton and is guaranteed to make you cry. Our review is up here and you can read my great and frank interview with the brilliant, beautiful and talented actress that is Gemma Arterton below. You can also read our interview with Director Paul Andrew Williams here. Read More

  M.   February 24, 2013

Thanks to Francisco and www.jeremyleerenner.com.

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  Nicole   February 23, 2013

Gemma Arterton has admitted that she enjoys playing strong women on screen. The 27-year-old RADA graduate has played Strawberry Fields in Bond movie Quantum Of Solace opposite Daniel Craig, the feisty Princess Tamina in Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time and now stars as bounty hunter Gretel in Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.

“I had to do lots of training because I’d never done anything like it and I absolutely loved it,” she said.

A self-confessed girly girl, she threw herself into the training for the role, which sees her hoisting some impressive weapons, throwing punches and kicking some serious witch butt.

“It’s one of the reasons I wanted to do the film because I’ve always wanted to punch people!” she continued. “I came in before anybody else and worked with the stunt team in a kind of intensive boot camp. It was great because it really rooted me and made me more present in the action scenes.”

Oscar-nominated Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner plays her screen brother Hansel in Tommy Wirkola’s movie, which catches up with the sibling duo 15 years on as adults.

“The sibling relationship is such a great one to explore. Hansel and Gretel have this unstoppable bond but they’re also so different from each other,” the actress said.

“She’s the brains of the operation, he’s the brawn. He’s the joker and the show-off. She’s more the watcher, the researcher, the one who tries to really understand witchcraft. They have to each play to their strengths.”

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  Nicole   February 23, 2013

She may play a gun toting tomboy in her latest movie, but Gemma Arterton looked like a perfect lady on Friday morning.

The British actress graced the Daybreak sofa and was a huge ray of light in her bright striped dress.

The 27-year-old wore a white dress with blue horizontal stripes on it by CH Carolina Herrera as she chatted to host Kate Garraway about her new movie. While Gemma was dressed to impress for her early morning appearance her smile complimented her ensemble beautifully.

The star wore her hair down with a side parting as she described her new film alongside co-star Jeremy Renner. The good looking pairing play brother and sister in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

She said: ‘Jeremy was the consummate professional and has done all of this stuff before but that was the challenge for me was to become bad and brave and learn how to fight and to do all my stunts. Theres always an element of you could get really hurt but a lot of it is fear’.

Gemma’s character is well known from the children’s tale but she warned Kate that the movie definitely is not one for children.

After fighting monsters and demons on screen she admitted that in real life she finds domestic crime the most frightening thing.

‘Things like we had theses riots in London last year, I just think how society is so fragile. I think that’s very scary, and there are many things that scare me but that one in particular.’

Hansel and Gretel was published by the famous German siblings in 1812; but Grimm tales lost favour after the end of the second world war after some academics posited that the often bloody tales had been a catalyst for the acceptance of Nazism.

However, this view has since been questioned and there’s a push in Wilhelm and Jacob’s homeland to resurrect the stories – popular with Disney and the rest of the world – in German households.

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  M.   February 21, 2013

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… because instead of teddy bears having a picnic, nasty witches have set up home in the depths of the dark forests, waiting to steal innocent youngsters.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, written and directed by Tommy Wirkola, is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairytale – but with a new twist in the tale.

Following their escape from a cannibalistic witch when they were little, 15 years later brother and sister Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) have conquered their fears to become witch killers.

They’re fierce, formidably-skilled bounty hunters with a taste for blood and murder, and hell-bent on retribution.

“I love the original fairytale and this starts there, then makes a real departure,” says former Bond girl Arterton. The 27-year-old, who graduated from RADA in 2007, is a self-confessed girly girl who admits she isn’t a “tough chick”, so she enjoyed the opportunity to play a feisty female.

“It was a real relief to play that kind of part – usually you still have to have a romantic connection with one of the characters, but in this one I don’t and it’s great,” she says.

Trained singer Arterton, who also indulges her passion for music in Song For Marion alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp, next stars in Neil Jordan’s vampire drama Byzantium, where she plays a blood-sucking mother, with The Lovely Bones’ Saoirse Ronan playing her daughter.

“It’s just the most wonderful character.

“She’s multi-faceted, ferocious and a merciless killer, but she’s also a maternal, loving, protective mother and I just adore playing her,” says Arterton.

The film was written by Moira Buffini, who also penned 2010’s Tamara Drewe in which Arterton starred. “This is her first original screenplay and it’s just sublime.

“I can’t thank her enough for writing such a great opportunity for both Saoirse and I. We are the leads and not many films allow both of the leads to be female, so it’s a real female empowerment movie,” says the actress.

With forthcoming roles in thriller Runner, Runner with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, and a part in the Jeff Buckley biopic Mystery White Boy and comedy thriller The Wright Girls, as well as theatre and TV work, what else would she want to do?

“I like to keep things as surprises. I’m very open to what the future holds,” she says.

And she has no complaints about her Bond girl tag.

* Song For Marion is out now. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters opens in cinemas on Wednesday, February 27

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