The best Gemma Arterton movies

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Gemma Arterton loves to experiment with film roles and we love to watch her do it

Gemma Arterton in Byzantuim
Gemma Arterton has the acting skills, looks and personality for a long and successful career in the movies and she's already shown that with her career choice so far.

Gemma will next beappearing on our cinema screens as Clara Webb, a centuries-old young mother who also happens to be a cool and sexy vampire, in Neil Jordan's alternative vampire flick Byzantium.

So we've taken this opportunity to take a look at some of Gemma's most diverse roles - including some you'll know and some you may not.

Have a look below...

Capturing Mary

Gemma Arterton's first screen credit was in Stephen Poliakoff's Capturing Mary - a co-production of the BBC and HBO.

In this made-for-TV movie, Gemma plays Liza - alongside Maggie Smith, Ruth Wilson and David Walliams.

She may not have made it into the trailer of the film but her performance left a mark.

St. Trinian's

Most of us first noticed Gemma in her role as Head Girl Kelly Opposum Jones in the hilarious St Trinian's.

One of the top grossing independent British films of the last decade, Gemma's big screen debut allowed her to show off her skills and cemented her place among the rising stars of British cinema.

Quantum of Solace

After starring in a couple of popular TV series' ( Lost In Austen and Tess of the D'Urbervilles) and Gemma was back on the silver screen in The Quantum of Solace.

Starring as Strawberry Fields - the beautiful MI6 agent sent to assist Daniel Craig's James Bond. By playing the sophisticated British Bond girl and to many out-sexy-ing Olga Kurylenko's Bond girl - Gemma secured a place in the minds of moviegoers across the globe.

Reviving Goldfinger's famous 'gold dipped murder' - this time with oil - was pretty good as well.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Staying loyal to the British film industry, Gemma took the title role of Alice Creed in this 2009 kidnap thriller after starring in Brit comedy The Boat That Rocked.

Tied to a bed, often naked, for a lot of the film, Arterton's role wasn't the easiest, but she brought a convincing level of anguish to the kidnapped Creed - playing devilishly good in the film's final act.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Gemma went all action as she starred in Clash of the Titans followed by Disney's blockbuster Prince of Persia.

Starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Sir Ben Kinglsey must have been a fun bonus as well.

She played Tamina in an action-packed role that saw her show off a wide range of talent and proved she has what it takes to nail a Jerry Bruckheimer film.

Tamara Drewe

In 2010, Stephen Frears brought much-loved comic staple Tamara Drewe to the big screen with Gemma Arterton as the titular character.

A role that could have been written for Gemma - the hot-pant wearing city girl returning her to countryside home, mingling with writers, and setting ageing hearts aflutter - Tamara again showed the unique creativity of the British industry and her fondness for home-grown projects.

She then followed this film with another independant film called Song For Marion.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

It wasn't long before Gemma got the action itch again and so she was back weilding guns and arrows in fairytale remake, Hansel and Gretel: Witch hunters.

Gemma seemed to love the creativity of the revisioning and reveled swearing her mouth of as she battled witches alongside Jeremy Renner.


Neil Jordan returns to the vampire-genre 19 years after Interview With The Vampire with this wildly different, fresh take on the vampire myth.

Gemma plays Clara, a vampire struggling with the aches and pains of a normal society in decline.

Clara and her teenage (200 year old) daughter Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) are poor, homeless, and doing what they have to in order to survive.

Arterton's Clara is a sexy and determined young woman who isn't afraid to take what she needs.

Byzantium opens in UK cinemas on 31 May 2013.

What's been your favourite Gemma Arterton film so far?



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