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  M.   February 12, 2013

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– Candids > February 11, 2013 #1
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  M.   February 10, 2013

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) > Related Clippings > Acine (Colombia) – February 2013
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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) > Related Clippings > Skip (Austria) – February 2013

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  M.   February 09, 2013

By Giles Hardie

She takes down witches in Hansel & Gretel but the mercurial Gemma Arterton is still finding her confidence.

Gemma Arterton says she fell into acting, though thankfully not literally, as she was starting from a higher altitude than most.

”I started off as a physical-theatre actor. I did corde lisse, trapeze and all of that sort of stuff. So I always was a physical actor. Then, because I didn’t really know how else to go about it, I went into classical drama school.”

It’s extraordinary to think of Arterton – skilled in acrobatics on a vertically hanging rope, and able to articulate the finer art of the head-butt – as someone who often suffers from self-doubt and crises of confidence, yet it is one of her many contradictions. After all, this deeply thoughtful woman is appearing in a film whose title also sums up its entire plot: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Read More

  M.   February 07, 2013

By Vicky Roach

ENGLISH actress Gemma Arterton challenges stereotypes in a blood-soaked Brothers Grimm retread, writes Vicky Roach.

> Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia … you’ve done a few action films, but this is the first time you get to take centre stage.

I have always enjoyed being physical – I did a lot of physical theatre and fight training at drama school – but you rarely get the opportunity to do that in film. Usually, it’s about helping the guy, or you pick up a dagger (mimics a feeble, limp-wristed grip) and go: ‘Eeewww, I suppose I had better hit somebody with this.’ I am always looking for strong female roles so this fitted the bill.

> You do look pretty confident with that crossbow.

It was quite nerve-racking. There is one particular sequence where I have to fight five guys. It was all hand-held, so there was not really much room for error. I had to get punched and then I had to get back up again, and then punched and back up again. Choreographically that’s quite difficult. I was so nervous I wouldn’t get it right – not because I would have to do it over and over again, but because my ego would have been bruised. It would have been like: ‘Oh, the girl can’t do it.’ But I pulled it off and there was something so satisfying about that. Read More

  M.   February 07, 2013

GALLERY LINKS:
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) > Related Clippings > Cinema Plus (Norway) – February 2013, thanks to www.jeremyleerenner.com.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) > Related Clippings > Cine Studio 8 (Venezuela) – February 2013, thanks to www.jeremyleerenner.com.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) > Related Clippings > Films (France) – February 2013, thanks to Nat and www.jeremyleerenner.com.

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  M.   February 06, 2013

Gemma Arterton says working on Song for Marion was an “antidote” to making Hollywood blockbusters.

The British actress has been keeping busy recently and can be seen in independent movie Song for Marion, as well as action fantasy Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Gemma finds enjoyment in both big and small budget productions.

“I think I shot [Song for Marion] immediately after Hansel & Gretel, it was an antidote to that kind of big movie. I have done those kinds of blockbuster movies, and it’s a totally different experience,” she explained to UK TV show This Morning. “You are still required to do the same kind of thing, which is to be as truthful as you can. The great thing about low budget movies is that you have to muck in and get involved and often there is a time pressure and you have to be more creative with your approach. You have to invest. You know everybody and there is a real camaraderie on set, and I personally love that because I come from a theatre background so it feels more at home.”

Song for Marion sees grumpy pensioner Arthur – played by Terence Stamp – pay tribute to his late wife’s passion for music by joining the unconventional local choir she used to belong to.

Terence has joked that the restricted budget on the movie meant all the cast were required to make the best of their vocal talents.

“They made a big song and dance on Les Mis about singing live, but we only had the money to shoot live,” he laughed. “I only had time for two lessons with the voice teacher… I sing all the time, I just haven’t sung publicly.”

Terence also discussed his character Arthur. He was happy to play the disagreeable man because he felt so at ease with his co-stars Gemma and Vanessa Redgrave – who portrays his late wife.

“The story, and the troupe and the combination of artists, it just brought out the best in everyone, really,” he explained. “So when I went on the set, the energy of the set, the collective energy, was more than the sum of the individuals. I felt so confident with Gemma and Vanessa and I had the confidence to play my character because you could feel her love for him and I thought that’s enough, I don’t need to pretend to be nice.”

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  M.   February 04, 2013

Tired of being a ‘piece of ass’, former Bond girl Gemma Arterton went in search of something a little more fulfilling – and succeeded with great aplomb

Two years ago, Gemma Arterton declared she was tired of being treated like a “piece of ass” by Hollywood and that she was stepping away from popcorn blockbusters to focus on theatre and small indie movies instead.

It’s not a surprising reaction from someone who left the rarified and elite world of Rada, where she honed her craft on Chekhov and Ibsen, and almost immediately became a Bond girl.

She was cast in a run of big-budget films that made use of her sex appeal more than her training. Achieving fame had come easily, but she was creatively unfulfilled.

“I wish that at Rada they’d taught that,” she says of her struggles to find her way in the industry. “Because they mostly teach you technique for theatre, and then you are sort of thrust out in the world and you don’t know about how to sculpt a career.

“For the first three or four years of my career I was learning so fast, and doing all of this crazy stuff… and really being thrust out.”

For a while, she dutifully followed instructions: ‘Now you are going to walk down the red carpet with all these people, and now you are going to do loads of press and now … and you also at the same time are thinking, oh my god, this might end tomorrow so I better do it all.”

And so, she was a Bond girl and a sexy journalist in hot pants as Tamara Drewe and a bewitching temptress in Prince of Persia and presumably read a lot of scripts calling for variations on the theme of a beautiful semi-naked girl who meets a sticky end. Read More