Gemma Arterton Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Gemma Arterton Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Gemma Christina Arterton is an English actress and producer who was born on February 2, 1986. Arterton made her feature film debut in the comedy St Trinian's after making her stage debut in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost at the Globe Theatre in 2007. (2007). She was nominated for an Empire Award for Best Newcomer for her performance as Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008).

Since then, Arterton has appeared in several films, including The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009), Tamara Drewe (2010), Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), Their Finest (2016), The Escape (2017), and Vita and Virginia (2017). (2018). She was named Harper's Bazaar Woman of the Year for her work in and production of The Escape. Her theatrical credits include The Duchess of Malfi (2014), Made in Dagenham (2014), Nell Gwynn (2016), and Saint Joan (2017). (2017). Arterton received Olivier nominations for both Nell Gwynn and Made in Dagenham, and she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for the latter.

Arterton has been running her own production company, Rebel Park Productions, since 2016, with a focus on creating female-led content in front of and behind the camera. She has produced four feature films and two short films as an executive producer. She has also spoken out in support of the Time's Up, ERA 50:50, and MeToo movements. Arterton was instrumental in convincing actresses to wear black to the 2018 BAFTAs in support of Time'sUp, and she has been involved with ERA 50:50, a UK equal pay campaign, since its inception.

Childhood and education

Arterton was born at North Kent Hospital in Gravesend with polydactyly, a condition that causes extra fingers that were removed by a doctor shortly after her birth. Sally-Anne Heap, her mother, owns a cleaning company, and her father, Barry J. Arterton, is a welder. They divorced when Arterton was young, and she grew up on a council estate with her mother and younger sister, actress Hannah Arterton. Her maternal great-grandmother was a concert violinist of German-Jewish descent.

Arterton attended Gravesend Grammar School for Girls (now Mayfield Grammar School), a state grammar school in Kent, where she made her amateur stage debut in a production of Alan Ayckbourn's The Boy Who Fell Into a Book. Her performance earned her the best actress award at a local festival competition.

Arterton left Gravesend Grammar School at the age of 16 to attend acting school at North Kent College's Miskin Theatre in Dartford. She later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where she graduated in 2008.


While still in drama school, Arterton landed her first professional role in Stephen Poliakoff's Capturing Mary. In July 2007, she made her stage debut as Rosaline in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost at London's Globe Theatre before graduating later that year. She made her film debut as Head Girl Kelly in St Trinian's (2007).

She made an appearance in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace in 2008. Chosen from around fifteen hundred candidates, Arterton plays Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, in what is described as a "nice-sized role". "The thinking man's crumpet," says Arterton of her character. In the same year, she starred as the title character in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. She also portrayed Elizabeth Bennet in the ITV series Lost in Austen in 2008. Her most controversial role to date was in The Disappearance of Alice Creed, a 2009 film in which her character is kidnapped and abused in several graphic nude scenes. She had to be handcuffed to a bed and wear a ball gag in her mouth the entire time. She asked to be tied to the bed even when the camera was not on her to aid her performance. She joked that if she talked too much, the crew would bring back the ball gag. "Arterton... handles the rigorous physical and emotional demands of her role with great skill," wrote Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter of the film.

When Avon's Bond Girl 007 fragrance was released in October 2008, Arterton was the face of it. Arterton made her West End debut in 2010 with the UK premiere of The Little Dog Laughed. She was originally cast as Catherine Earnshaw in a new adaptation of Wuthering Heights, but she later dropped out.

Arterton played the lead in Tamara Drewe and played pivotal roles in the 2010 films Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Arterton also appeared in Travis Preston's production of The Master Builder at the Almeida Theatre in 2010, where she received critical acclaim for her performance as Hilde Wangel. For her roles in Tamara Drewe and The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Arterton was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Rising Star Award in 2011 and was considered for Leading Actress. She was chosen as a member of the main competition jury at the 2012 International Film Festival of Marrakech in November 2012.

Arterton played Gretel in the action horror film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, alongside Jeremy Renner as Hansel. The story takes place 15 years after Hansel and Gretel kill the witch who kidnaps them. It was released on January 25th, 2013. In January 2014, she played the title role in John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, the first production at Shakespeare's Globe's new indoor theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Both the play and Arterton herself received favourable reviews, according to Paul Taylor of The Independent. "The luminous Gemma Arterton beautifully captures the multi-faceted quality of the Duchess". She co-starred in The Voices, a psychological thriller film, with Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver the same year.

Arterton played the title character in Gemma Bovery in 2015. Anne Fontaine directs this re-imagining of Gustave Flaubert's 19th century classic Madame Bovary. Arterton learned to speak French for the role, despite never having done so before.

Arterton at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014.

Arterton starred in Made in Dagenham, a stage musical about the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike over equal pay for women, in 2014-2015. She has publicly expressed her support for their cause since its premiere on November 5, 2014 at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Her performance as Rita O'Grady, a fictional character, received mixed reviews from critics. According to Simon Edge of the Daily Express, Gemma Arterton's "underpowered central performance as Rita" was disappointing. However, Matt Trueman for Variety praised Arterton for her "all-out star turn" and Paul Taylor, for The Independent, praised how "Arterton holds the show together beautifully". Despite the fact that the show only lasted five months, Arterton was nominated for an Olivier Award for best actress in a musical and went on to win the Evening Standard award for Best Newcomer in a Musical.

Arterton stated in a 2015 interview with the Independent newspaper that she was director Jonathan Glazer's choice for the lead role in his film Under the Skin. Glazer, on the other hand, was forced to recast because Arterton was not well-known enough to secure funding for the film.

In February 2016, Arterton began a run at the West End's Apollo Theatre as the title character in the Shakespeare's Globe transfer of Nell Gwynn. Critics lauded Arterton, citing her "natural sparkle" in The Guardian's Michael Billington. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance. She was named to the main competition jury for the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in July 2016. This year, Arterton was nominated for a BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Girl with All the Gifts as teacher Helen Justineau. Her performance, a story set in a dystopian future world ravaged by a zombie pathogen, received mostly positive feedback.

Arterton founded Rebel Park Productions in 2016 to produce female-led and female-centric film and television projects. In support of Time's Up, she produced the well-received short film Leading Lady Parts. The film, which starred Emilia Clarke, Tom Hiddleston, and Gemma Chan, raised funds for the UK Justice and Equality Fund. In the same year, she appeared as one of four lead characters in Arnaud des Pallières' French language film Orpheline (Orphan), in which she put her French language skills to use.

Arterton played Joan in Josie Rourke's 2017 adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's classic story Saint Joan. While the play received mixed reviews, Arterton's performance was widely regarded as the show's high point. In the same year, she played Catrin Cole, a fictional young screenwriter, in Their Finest, a wartime romcom about a propaganda film crew working during WWII. Among the impressive ensemble of supporting actors (Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin, and Eddie Marsan), Arterton's performance was generally well received.

Arterton produced and co-wrote The Escape, a largely improvised film about a mother coping with the breakdown of her marriage, in 2018. Arterton was nominated for a BIFA award for Best Actress in a British Independent Film for her performance in the film, which received rave reviews. Harper's Bazaar magazine named her Woman of the Year for her work on the film. Arterton was also one of 928 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018, with 49% of them being female as part of the Academy's ongoing effort to increase representation.

Arterton was cast as late singer Dusty Springfield in a biopic about her life in 2018. However, no further information about the project has been made public since then.
Arterton appeared in the Netflix comedy Murder Mystery in 2019. (which stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Luke Evans). Despite receiving mostly negative reviews, the film was watched by 30.9 million Netflix account holders in its first three days of release, a record for the streaming service at the time. In the same year, Arterton portrayed socialite and author Vita Sackville-West in Vita and Virginia, a film about Arterton's character and Virginia Woolf's romantic relationship, which inspired Woolf's novel Orlando: A Biography. Arterton is listed as the film's executive producer. Her sister and co-star, Hannah Arterton, wrote and directed the short film Hayley Alien, which she also produced and starred in.

Summerland, directed by Jessica Swale, was an executive producer and star vehicle for Arterton. Arterton had previously collaborated with Swale on the stage production Nell Gwynn.

On the set of Quantum of Solace, Arterton met production assistant John Nolan, with whom she lived in London. She was in a relationship with Spanish stuntman Eduardo Muoz, whom she met on the set of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, in 2008. They shared a London flat for six months before splitting up.

Arterton married Stefano Catelli in 2010; however, they divorced in 2013, and their divorce was finalised "by consent" in August 2015 at the Central Family Court in High Holborn. Arterton said she "never really believed in exchanging vows" and that she was not sure she would "want to walk down the aisle again". Arterton stated in 2013 that she wants to wait until she has achieved something in the acting world before having children.

She married actor Rory Keenan in 2019.

On November 4, 2022, she announced that she and Keenan were expecting their first child. In December, their son was born.



2007St Trinian'sKelly Jones
2008Three and OutFrankie Cassidy
Quantum of SolaceStrawberry Fields
2009The Boat That RockedDesiree
The Disappearance of Alice CreedAlice Creed
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's GoldKelly Jones
2010Clash of the TitansIo
Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeTamina
Tamara DreweTamara Drewe
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's AdventuresShellyVoice role, UK version
Song for MarionElizabeth
2013Hansel & Gretel: Witch HuntersGretel
Runner RunnerRebecca Shafran
2014The VoicesFiona
Gemma BoveryGemma Bovery
2016100 StreetsEmily
The Girl with All the GiftsHelen Justineau
The History of LoveAlma Mereminski
Their FinestCatrin Cole
2017The EscapeTaraAlso executive producer
2018Vita & VirginiaVita Sackville-West
2019Murder MysteryGrace Ballard
My ZoeLaura Fischer
How to Build a GirlMaria von Trapp
2020StarDog and TurboCatVoice role
SummerlandAlice LambAlso executive producer
2021The King's ManPollyana "Polly" Wilkins/Galahad
2022The Amazing MauricePeachesVoice role
Rogue AgentAlice Archer
TBAThe Critic Nina LandFilming


2007Capturing MaryLizaTelevision film
2008Lost in AustenElizabeth BennetTelevision miniseries
Tess of the d'UrbervillesTess DurbeyfieldTelevision miniseries
2014Inside No. 9GerriEpisode: "Tom & Gerri"
2016Sport Relief 2016Jessica SpencerSegment: "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em"
2018Watership DownCloverTelevision miniseries; voice role
Urban MythsMarilyn MonroeEpisode: "Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder"
2020UnprecedentedEllieEpisode: "#1.2"
Black NarcissusSister ClodaghTelevision miniseries; lead role
2023Funny WomanBarbara Parker6 episodes; lead role
TBACulprits DianneMain role, upcoming series

Music videos

  • "Kerala" (2016) by Bonobo
  • "Remember Where You Are" (2021) by Jessie Ware

Theatre credits

2007Love's Labour's LostRosalineGlobe Theatre
2010The Little Dog LaughedEllenGarrick Theatre
The Master BuilderHilde WangelAlmeida Theatre
2014The Duchess of MalfiThe DuchessGlobe Theatre
Made in DagenhamRita O'GradyAdelphi Theatre
2016Nell GwynnNell GwynnApollo Theatre
2017Saint JoanJoanDonmar Warehouse
2021WaldenStellaHarold Pinter Theatre


YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2008Empire AwardBest NewcomerSt Trinian'sNominated
National Movie AwardBest ActressNominated
2009Empire AwardBest NewcomerQuantum of SolaceWon
Broadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressTess of the D'UrbervillesNominated
2010Teen Choice AwardChoice Movie: Female BreakoutClash of the TitansNominated
Teen Choice AwardChoice Fantasy ActressPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Clash of the TitansNominated
Scream AwardBest Breakout Performance FemalePrince of Persia: The Sands of TimeNominated
2011BAFTARising Star AwardHerselfNominated
Glamour AwardsWoman of the Year – Film ActressWon
2014The WIFTS Foundation International Visionary AwardsThe Barbara Tipple Award for Best ActressGemma BoveryWon AwardsBest Actress in a MusicalMade in DagenhamNominated
Laurence Olivier AwardBest Actress in a MusicalNominated
Evening Standard Theatre AwardNewcomer in a MusicalWon
2016Laurence Olivier AwardBest ActressNell GwynnNominated
Evening Standard Theatre AwardBest ActressNominated
British Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Girl With All The GiftsNominated
Glamour AwardsBest Theatre ActressHerselfWon
2018British Independent Film AwardsBest ActressThe EscapeNominated
Harper's BazaarWoman of the YearHerselfWon
Full NameGemma Christina Arterton
Nick NameGemma Arterton
Date Of BirthFebruary 2, 1986
Birth PlaceGravesend, Kent, England
Career Start2007
ProfessionActress and Film Producer
HeightIn feet- 5 feet 7 inch
In centimeter- 170.18
WeightIn kilogram- 68 kg
In Pound- 149.9 lbs
Age in 202236 Years
Eye ColourHazel
Hair ColourBlack
Shoe Size8 US
FatherBarry J. Arterton
MotherSally-Anne Heap
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandRory Keenan
Instagram Fan Account@queen_gemma_arterton
Facebook Official PageGemma Arterton
HobbiesListening to Music and Shopping
MusicElectronic Dance

Some Interesting Facts About Gemma Arterton

  • Gemma was interested in acting since her teenage.
  • She made her stage debut with the drama “The Boy Who Fell Into A Book” and for this, she won the best actress prize in a local competition at a local festival.
  •  At the mere age of 16, Arterton attended acting college at the Miskin Theatre at North West Kent College in Dartford.
  •  Her professional stage debut came with Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Globe Theatre (2007) and her debut film was St Trinian’s(2007).
  •  She has even won Empire Award for Best Newcomer for her performance in the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace.
  • She is also an activist and a film producer besides being an Actress.
  • Gemma was even nominated for Olivier Awards for her work on both Nell Gwynn and Made in Dagenham.
  • For her movie Made in Dagenham, she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award.
  • Gemma has also run her own production company since 2016 with the name Rebel Park Productions.
  • A few of her main featured films include Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time(2010), and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters(2013).

Favorite Things

  • Gemma loves Acting a lot.
  • Her favorite actress is Scarlett Johansson.
  • One of her favorite movies is Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
  • Gemma loves eating Pizza.

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