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Archive for the ‘“Tamara Drewe”’ Category
  M.   September 28, 2009

Gemma Arterton was spotted driving a Mini on the film set of Tamara Drewe, where she plays the title role. Starring as a young newspaper reporter, Arterton returns to her home town where she finds her childhood home about to go up for sale. The film is directed by Queen director Stephen Frears, with a provisional 2011 release date.

Tamara Drewe (2011): On The Set (West Country, England) – September 24, 2009

  M.   September 24, 2009

James Bond star Gemma Arterton is filming scenes in west Dorset for a new Hollywood blockbuster.

The actress, who starred alongside Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace as Bond girl Strawberry Fields, is taking the title role in a modern retelling of Thomas Hardy’s novel Far From the Madding Crowd.

Posy Simmonds’ illustrated novel Tamara Drewe, which was serialised in a Guardian cartoon strip, is being adapted for the silver screen with celebrated director Stephen Frears at the helm. Read More

  M.   September 15, 2009

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American distribution rights to director Stephen Frears’s Tamara Drewe film, reports Variety.

The movie is based on the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, itself based on Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd.

The starring role in Frears’s (The Queen, Mrs Henderson Presents) movie will be played by Quantum Of Solace Bond girl Gemma Arterton, among a cast including Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam, Luke Evans, Bill Camp and Tamsin Greig.

Tamara Drewe originally appeared as a comic strip in The Guardian in 2005, and was nominated for an Eisner Award.

Filming is due to begin on September 21.

Source: Digital Spy

  Mata   September 02, 2009

Two articles about one of Gemma’s latest projects, “Tamara Drewe”.

Costume dramatist extraordinaire Stephen Frears is coming over all modern, adapting graphic novel Tamara Drewe with the Gemma Arterton as the gorgeous comic strip character. But it’s OK, because the premise is an update of Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd.
Co-starring in the return-to-the-country tale will be Mamma Mia! boy Dominic Cooper, The Queen’s Roger Allam, Arterton’s Clash Of The Titans’ cohort Luke Evans, Public Enemies’ Bill Camp and TV comedienne Tamsin Greig.
The comic strip Tamara Drewe is written by Posy Simmonds, about a girl who shakes up her rural home when she returns a beautiful swan having been a bit of an ugly duckling growing up, causing controversy the the country idyll.
The film starts shooting on September 21 at Pinewood Studios and on location around the fields of the UK.


Production is due to begin this month on Stephen Frears’ version of comic strip and graphic novel Tamara Drewe, starring Gemma Arterton.
The story is adapted from Posy Simmonds’ modern-day take on Far From The Madding Crowd – the classic novel by Thomas Hardy.
Arterton will play Tamara, once a shy, ugly teenager, she reinvents herself as a smouldering femme fatale.
The film also stars Mamma Mia’s Dominic Cooper and Tamsin Grieg.
The film starts shooting on 21 September on locations in the UK and at Pinewood Studios.
“I’ve loved Posy Simmonds’ work for a long time,” Frears said in a statement. “I’ve got a tremendous cast and crew.
“Tamara Drewe is a terrific story. Fingers crossed, we can do it justice.”
Arterton is currently filming a remake of the swords and sorcery classic, Clash of the Titans, which is due in cinemas on boxing day.


  M.   July 30, 2009

Gemma Arterton is going to have a crowd of hot beaux panting after her in her next film.

The actors Dominic Cooper and Luke Evans are just two of the men in the life of Tamara Drewe, the character to be played by Gemma in the eponymous film, which Stephen Frears begins filming in the early autumn. Read More

  M.   July 16, 2009

Stephen Frears, the award-winning director, has got Gemma Arterton in his sights to play the title character of his next film Tamara Drewe, about a woman who raises the temperature when she arrives at a writers’ retreat in a quiet country village.

The story is based on a Posy Simmonds newspaper comic strip that was published as a graphic novel two years ago.

Frears, who directed The Queen (which won an Oscar for Helen Mirren), has told his producers he wants Gemma to play Tamara, a newspaper columnist who just happens to be a knock-out beauty. Read More