Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton

Birth Name:

Gemma Christina Arterton

Body Height:

1.7 m


Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden.

Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived with her younger sister and her mother. Her parents encouraged their children to explore their creative abilities. Gemma's sister, Hannah, liked to sing, whereas Gemma chose acting. During her teenage years, she was part of the Masquerade and Miskin theater companies, appearing in productions of The Massacre of Civitella and Guiding Star. In 2004, she won an award for Best Supporting Actress, which helped her to win a grant to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Whilst studying at RADA, she landed her first professional role in Capturing Mary (2007), directed by Stephen Poliakoff and starring Maggie Smith. Gemma graduated from RADA in 2007 and won her first film role in St. Trinian's (2007). Her breakthrough role came in 2008, when she appeared in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008). In 2009, she was the winner of Empire's Best Newcomer Award.

Producers Filmography:

Vita and Virginia (2018)
The Escape (2017)

Actors Filmography:

SpaceDog and TurboCat (2019)
My Zoe (2018)
Summerland (2018)
Vita and Virginia (2018)
Watership Down
The Escape (2017)
National Theatre Live: Saint Joan (2017)
Their Finest (2016)
Orpheline (2016)
The History of Love (2016)
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
100 Streets (2016)
The Complete Walk: Love's Labour's Lost (2016)
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (2016)
Gemma Bovery (2014)
The Duchess of Malfi (2014)
Inside No. 9 (2014)
The Voices (2014)
Runner Runner (2013)
Song for Marion: Deleted Scenes (2013)
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Unfinished Song (2012)
Byzantium (2012)
It's Getting Late (2012)
Astonish Me (2011)
Love's Labour's Lost (Globe Theatre Version) (2010)
Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang (2010)
Tamara Drewe (2010)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Perfect (2009)
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009)
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Pirate Radio (2009)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Lost in Austen (2008)
RocknRolla (2008)
A Deal Is a Deal (2008)
St. Trinian's (2007)
Capturing Mary (2007)

Selfs Filmography:

The EE British Academy Film Awards (2018)
My Astonishing Self: Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw (2017)
The One Show (2017)
C à vous (2017)
The Graham Norton Show (2016)
World Film Report (2016)
73rd Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony (2016)
Today at Wimbledon (2016)
Wimbledon (2016)
Mel & Sue (2015)
Sunday Night at the Palladium (2014)
Newsnight (2014)
The Mysterious Mr Webster (2014)
The Olivier Awards 2014 (2014)
Song for Marion: Interviews (2013)
Song for Marion: Out Takes (2013)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2013)
Revealed (2013)
Vivir de cine (2013)
The BRIT Awards 2013 (2013)
This Morning (2013)
Conan (2013)
Movie Talk (2013)
How to Behave (2012)
Remembering World War I (2012)
Tamara Drewe: Red Carpet Special (2011)
Reconstructing Tamara Drewe (2011)
Cinema 3 (2010)
Maltin on Movies (2010)
Made in Hollywood (2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2010)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)
The Sands of Time: The Making of 'Prince of Persia' (2010)
Breakfast (2010)
Clash of the Titans: Focus Points (2010)
Clash of the Titans: Sam Worthington, An Action Hero for the Ages (2010)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2010)
Entertainment Tonight (2010)
Novum Nieuws Entertainment (2010)
The 7PM Project (2010)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2010)
Xposé (2010)
Live from Studio Five (2010)
Clash of the Titans: A G4 Special (2010)
First Light Awards 2010 (2010)
Reading and Leeds Festival (2009)
Quantum of Solace: Director Marc Forster (2009)
The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2009)
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet (2009)
Marc Forster - Der Weg zu 007 (2008)
Quantum of Solace: Royal World Premiere Special (2008)
Bond on Location (2008)
Empire Movie Awards 2008 (2008)
Brit Awards 2008 (2008)
Film '72 (2008)
Quantum of Solace: Newswrap (2008)