Gemma Arterton

In the space of just one year, English actress Gemma Arterton rose from fresh-faced newcomer to an experienced film and television actress with serious credits to her name, including a sizable role in the 22nd James ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1986 in Kent, England, GB


Actor (28)

100 Streets 2017 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

Their Finest 2017 (Movie)

Catrin Cole (Actor)

The Girl With All the Gifts 2016 (Movie)

Helen Justineau (Actor)

The History of Love 2016 (Movie)

Alma Meremenski (Actor)

Gemma Bovery 2015 (Movie)

Gemma Bovery (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)


The Voices 2015 (Movie)

Fiona (Actor)

The Keys to the Street 2014 (Movie)


The Wright Girls 2014 (Movie)

(in negotiations) (Actor)

Byzantium 2013 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)


Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2013 (Movie)

Gretel (Actor)

Runner, Runner 2013 (Movie)

Rebecca Shafran (Actor)

Unfinished Song 2013 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Clash of the Titans 2010 (Movie)

Lo (Actor)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 (Movie)

Tamina (Actor)

Tamara Drewe 2010 (Movie)

Tamara Drewe (Actor)

The Disappearance of Alice Creed 2010 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

Desiree (Actor)

St. Trinian's 2009 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Tess Of The D'Urbervilles 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


A Deal is a Deal 2008 (Movie)

Frankie Cassidy (Actor)

Quantum of Solace 2008 (Movie)

Agent Fields (Actor)

RocknRolla 2008 (Movie)

June (Actor)

Inside No. 9 (Tv Show)


Lost in Austen (Movie)

Elizabeth Bennet (Actor)
Music (2)

The Voices 2015 (Movie)

("Knock On Wood") (Song Performer)

Byzantium 2013 (Movie)

("Your Baby Has Gone Down The Plughole (A Mother's Lament)") (Song Performer)


In the space of just one year, English actress Gemma Arterton rose from fresh-faced newcomer to an experienced film and television actress with serious credits to her name, including a sizable role in the 22nd James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace" (2008). An accomplished and award-winning stage actress by the age of 18, Arterton earned her big break with a lead role in "St. Trinian's" (2007), based on cartoonist Ronald Searle's books about rowdy schoolgirls. More starring roles in British features followed, including Guy Ritchie's "Rocknrolla" (2008) and acclaimed television efforts like "Lost in Austen" (2008) and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (2008), which cast her in the title role. The flurry of work was immediately overshadowed by her supporting turn in "Quantum of Solace" as Agent Fields, a M16 operative who works with Bond during his adventures in South America. She was soon announced as the female lead opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsley in the film version of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," (2009), which helped to solidify her status as an international star in the making.


Barry Arterton

Divorced from Sally Heap when Gemma was five

Hannah Arterton

Born 1989

Marie Arterton


Stefano Catelli

Married June 5, 2010 in Andalucia, Spain Reportedly separated as of February 2013

Sally Heap

Divorced from Barry Arterton when Gemma was five; raised Gemma and her sisters as a single mother

Eduardo Gago Munoz Stunts

Met 2008 on set of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (2010); he was her horse-riding instructor Split December 2008

John Nolan Modelmaker

Together from 2007-08 No longer together

Rodney Peacock


Helen Sarfas

Suffered from depression and bipolar disorder Committed suicide by stabbing herself; Gemma's grandfather discovered his wife's dead body Jan 8, 2010


Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 2004
Attended on a full grant

The Miskin Theatre

Attended a performance arts course

Gravesend Grammar School for Girls




Portrayed the title role in Anne Fontaine's romantic comedy-drama "Gemma Bovary"


Co-starred in Marjane Satrapi's dark comedy "The Voices"


Co-starred opposite Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in gambling drama "Runner Runner"


Co-starred with Jeremy Renner as the titular bounty hunters in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters"


Cast in Neil Jordan's fantasy thriller "Byzantium"


Played a shy girl who reinvents herself as a femme fatale in Stephen Frears' "Tamara Drewe"


Co-starred in remake of 1981 film "Clash of the Titans"


Played a Persian princess opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"


Made West End debut in "The Little Dog Laughed," a satire about Hollywood alongside Rupert Friend


Joined ensemble cast for Richard Curtis' "Pirate Radio"


Cast as MI6 Agent Strawberry Fields opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in "Quantum of Solace"


Cast as Elizabeth Bennett, Jane Austen’s heroine in ITV’s four-part miniseries "Lost in Austen"


Starred as the title character in Thomas Hardy’s period drama "Tess of the d’Urbervilles" (BBC)


Made London stage debut in production of Shakespeare’s "Love’s Labour's Lost"


Made feature debut in "St. Trinian’s" alongside Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, and Lena Headey


Landed first onscreen role in BBC drama "Capturing Mary," co-starring Maggie Smith

Bonus Trivia


Arterton was born with the condition of Polydactyly, having six fingers on both hands. The finger was removed shortly after her birth.


Arterton won the role of Catherine in Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights" after Natalie Portman left the project, but dropped out before filming began, to be replaced by Kaya Scodelario.


In addition to her role in "Quantum of Solace," Arterton was also the face of a tie-in fragrance, Bond Girl 007, which was released to coincide with the feature's opening in October of 2008.


"In comparison to many actresses I think I’m really average. When I got the Bond film there was this big hoo-ha about me not being hot enough. I have to say, I agree. I don’t think I’m in that realm. There are some really beautiful actresses, like Olga Kurylenko, who find it difficult. It’s frustrating for her but she’s so beautiful that it’s like someone having a massive nose: you are going to take that into consideration when you’re casting her. Whereas I can change my look." -- GQ, April 2010