Gemma played the title role in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and starred in the feature films St Trinian’s, the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Tamara Drewe. She was nominated for a BAFTA, in the Rising Star category.
Gemma Arterton won her first professional role in Stephen Poliakoff’s Capturing Mary, while she was still at drama school. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She made her stage debut as Rosaline in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Globe Theatre, London in July 2007. She graduated later that year. Gemma Arterton made her film debut in St Trinian’s (2007) as Head Girl Kelly.
In 2008, Gemma played Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. She played the title role in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles. She also played the role of Elizabeth Bennett in the ITV serial Lost in Austen.
She is the face of Avon’s Bond Girl 007 fragrance which launched in October 2008.
In 2010, she made her West End debut in the UK premiere of The Little Dog Laughed. She is set to star in Burden of Desire.
Gemma was seen in the 2010 films Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. She played the lead in Tamara Drewe. In 2011, she was nominated twice by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for her performances in Tamara Drewe and The Disappearance of Alice Creed. Gemma has been cast to play Gretel, a modern spin on the children’s tale Hansel and Gretel.
Gemma Arterton, now a household name, is a talented and versatile actor who would make a great product ambassador. As testament to her endorsement potential she was unveiled as as the new face of luxury clothing brand G-Star’s 2011 spring/summer campaign.