Gemma Arterton: Top 5 Performances


October 25, 2013 by Craig Sutherland

Gemma Arterton, born 2 February 1986 is an English actress best known for A) Being a Bond girl or B) Being ‘That bird out of Prince of Persia’. Here are the top 5 performances of her career so far.

5) Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time 

This film is not a classic by any stretch but Arterton is strong as Princess Tamina.

4) Byzantium

Arterton plays a Vampire in this century-spanning tale of lies & betrayal.

3) Song For Marion

We see Arterton take on the role of a choir leader in this sweet tale of love and death.

2) Quantum Of Solace

This just had to be in there, she is the best this about this tasteless slice of ‘Bond’ cake.

1) The Disappearance of Alice Creed 

Arterton is strong in this tale of a abducted girl that’s full of twists and turns.

Here’s some interesting facts about Miss Arterton…

  • She beat 1500 other actresses for her role in Quantum of Solace.
  • The first scene she shot for Quantum of Solace was the love scene with Daniel Craig.
  • Was in consideration for the role of Natasha Rushman/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 after Emily Blunt dropped out of the project, but Scarlett Johansson was cast instead.
  • A lifelong fan of karaoke, Gemma once worked as a singer in a south London ‘gangster bar’ where she was frequently instructed to sing “My Heart Will Go On” whenever things got out of hand with the rowdy patrons.
  • Was born with an extra finger on each hand, a benign condition known as polydactyly, and had the extra digits removed as an infant. The scars from the surgery are virtually unnoticeable today.
  • Was in consideration for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, but Anne Hathaway was cast instead.

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Facts taken from IMDB

One thought on “Gemma Arterton: Top 5 Performances

  1. Victor De Leon says:

    Great post! I’ve grown to like Gemma quite a bit and I think she has a great career ahead of her. I loved Byzantium and of course she rocked in Alice Creed. A very intense performance.

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