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Archive for the ‘The Master Builder’ Category
  M.   September 29, 2010

Read our roundtable interview with Gemma Arterton, who plays the title role in the upcoming British romantic ensemble comedy ‘Tamara Drewe.’ The movie is scheduled to begin a limited theatrical release on October 8, 2010, in New York and Los Angeles. The film tells the story of London journalist Tamara Drewe as she goes back to her family farm in the countryside of Ewedown, and the infatuations, love and sexual affairs and career ambitions of the people of the small rural town. This is Arterton’s fourth leading movie role this year, after ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed, ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ and ’Clash of the Titans.’

Question (Q): In one of the reviews of the movie, one of the lines reads: “The movie’s success rises and falls with Gemma Arterton.”

Gemma Arterton (GA): Is that a good thing?!?
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  M.   September 23, 2010

Gemma Arterton, the star of Tamara Drewe, is to take a break from filming in favour of a role on the West End stage.

Gemma Arterton, who declared that she wouldn’t work on films in which she was treated like a piece of meat, is taking on a stage role.

The star of Tamara Drewe, 24, says her West End part in The Master Builder, by Henrik Ibsen, will enable her to spend more time with Stefano Catelli, 37, whom she married in June. Read More

  M.   September 16, 2010

Final casting has been announced for The Master Builder, by Henrik Ibsen, translation by Kenneth McLeish, which opens at the Almeida Theatre, 18 Nov 2010, following previews from 12 Nov – running to 8 Jan 2011.

Joining previously mentioned Stephen Dillane (Halvard Solness) and Gemma Arterton (Hilde Wangel), are Anastasia Hille (Aline Solness), Jack Shepherd (Doctor Herdal), John Light (Ragnar Brovik), Patrick Godfrey (Knut Brovik), Emma Hamilton (Kaja Fosli).

The Master Builder is directed by Travis Preston , designed by Vicki Mortimer , lighting by Paul Pyant , sound by John Leonard.

Master Builder Halvard Solness has reached the pinnacle of his career. But at a cost; his family life is in ruins and he lives in fear that the next generation will rise up and brush him aside. When Hilde Wangel, a bewitching young woman, arrives to collect a decade-old debt, she breathes new life into his professional pride. As Solness completes his architectural masterpiece, will Hilde be the Master Builder’s ultimate downfall?

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  M.   September 14, 2010

Tamera Drewe star Gemma Arterton walks her first red carpet
By Norman Wilner

Gemma Arterton is making up for lost time at the Toronto Film Festival.

Last year, she was unable to attend the TIFF premiere of her thriller The Disappearance Of Alice Creed because she was off shooting Stephen Frears’s pastoral comedy Tamara Drewe. But this year, Tamara Drewe is in the festival as a Special Presentation, meaning Arterton finally got to walk her first TIFF red carpet Sunday night (see pictures of her rolling into the party here). Read More

  M.   June 24, 2010

Gemma Arterton is featured in Interview Magazine’s Summer’s Leading Ladies!

In The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Gemma plays the kidnapped daughter of a prominent businessman-one who shows herself to be quite a bit tougher than the average poor little rich girl.

Last summer movie: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which came out last month.

How Gemma is spending her summer vacation: Getting ready to star alongside Stephen Dillane in The Master Builder.

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  M.   June 18, 2010

Popular actress Gemma Arterton will star as Hilde Wangel in The Master Builder. The production will play November 12 through January 8 at The Almeida Theatre in Islington, North London. The news was reported by Baz Bamigboye in the U.K. Daily Mail.

Arterton will play opposite Stephen Dillane in Kenneth McLeish’s translation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder – a play of heady symbolism, betrayal and sexual passion.

The production will be directed by California-based Travis Preston.

Michael Attenborough, the Almeida’s artistic director, described Hilde as ‘one of the great parts for a young woman in classical theatre’. ‘It’s a sensational role, and the chance to play opposite Stephen Dillane doubles the sensation, really,’ he told Bamigboye.

“Attenborough has known of Arterton’s talent ever since he gave a two-day workshop to third-year students at Rada. He used to warn his classes that, more than likely, he would forget their names the minute he left the auditorium. ‘It’s extremely hard to forget the name Gemma Arterton, I have to tell you,’ he said. ‘I absolutely remembered her. She was corking when I worked with her. ‘The camera tells you she’s beautiful, but the huge difference is that she’s an absolute humdinger, 100 percent, proper actress.”

For more information on the production, visit http://www.almeida.co.uk/production_details/production_details.aspx?code=98.

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