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Archive for the ‘The Master Builder’ Category
  M.   November 18, 2010

Gemma Arterton ditches the hot pants for a serious turn treading the boards in London play

She complained recently of a lack of serious roles and being treated like a ‘piece of a**’ by Hollywood.

So it is unsurprising that Gemma Arterton’s latest role is as far from Tinseltown as possible.

The former Bond girl is starring in The Master Builder at the Almeida Theatre in London, in a meaty role that sees her stretch her acting chops and appear make-up free. Read More

  Mata   November 17, 2010

– Stage: The Master Builder (2010) > On Stage
– Stage: The Master Builder (2010) > Programme (Thanks to Lorna!)
– Stage: The Master Builder (2010) > Leaflet (Thanks to Lorna!)

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  M.   November 16, 2010
  M.   November 12, 2010

She’s a council estate girl now on the cusp of becoming one of Britain’s best actresses. Here, Gemma Arterton reveals how she’s coping with success, star-struck strangers and her most demanding role yet.

There is a point, towards the end of my interview with British actress Gemma Arterton, where I get the distinct urge to lunge across the table and hug her. This feeling is rare – and usually reserved for family and friends, might I add – but there’s something about this girl that you can’t help but love.

Of course she’s beautiful, with those perfectly plump lips and brooding brown eyes. And she has clothes to die for – today, it’s skinny jeans with a Mulberry coat and scarf that were sent to her (“That’s one of the best perks”). But it’s so much more than that.
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  M.   November 11, 2010

After a succession of big budget films have made her one of Britain’s most recognisable young actresses, Gemma Arterton is heading to the off-West End Almeida theatre, where she can truly be herself, finds Caroline Bishop.

She has been a Bond girl, taken leading roles in British film Tamara Drewe and television drama Tess Of The D’Urbervilles and, at 24, has the sort of movie star status that makes young girls scream when they see her in the street (it happened to her on the tube the morning we meet). Yet despite all this, Gemma Arterton says that playing Hilde Wangel in Ibsen’s The Master Builder at the off-West End Almeida theatre is “the most important thing I’ve ever done in my life”.

“Yesterday I had a bit of a breakdown actually when I left rehearsals because it was really getting to me,” she says. “It’s a really strange play in that you have to go really deep, to beyond your mind; it gets into you. I left rehearsal and I just burst into tears in the car. I phoned my husband and I was like ‘I don’t know what to do!’… I went home and he bought me some ice-cream and it was fine.” Read More

  M.   November 01, 2010

I posted a transcription of the article yesterday, but the photo is brand new. ;)

A big thank you goes out to the great Lorna! :D

– Scans from 2010: Observer (UK) – October 31, 2010

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  M.   October 31, 2010

Gemma Arterton on the benefits of growing up, and her journey from St Trinian’s head girl to Ibsen heroine

The other day Gemma Arterton attended an audition with “a very famous actor”. The actor looked at her CV, and said: “You’re in this for the art, aren’t you? I can see that from [the fact that you did] St Trinian’s.” Arterton, who is 24, tells me this with only the merest trace of indignation. “I think he was testing me,” she says. “But I’ve only been working for three years, and you can’t be creative at the beginning of your career. I left drama school [Rada] with a lot of debt. My student loan was £25,000, and I come from the kind of family where you’re not allowed to be in debt. So when you get offered a job, you’re going to say ‘yes’. It’s only now I can reflect on what I want to do next.” Read More