Date of Birth: 12 January 1986, Gravesend, Kent, England, UK
Birth Name: Gemma Christina Arterton
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Gemma was born and raised in Gravesend, Kent, UK. She was born with extra fingers, which affects one child in a thousand. Gemma had surgery to correct this condition, known as polydactyly.
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) (TV), 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.
2013 Inside Number 9 (TV series) (2013)
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - Gretel
2012 Song for Marion - Elizabeth
2012 Byzantium - Clara Webb
2012 It's Getting Late (short)
2011 Astonish Me (short) - The Guide
2010 A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures - Shelley (voice: UK)
2010 Tamara Drewe - Tamara Drewe
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - Tamina
2010 Clash of the Titans - Io
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold - Kelly Jones
2009 The Disappearance of Alice Creed - Alice Creed
2009 The Boat That Rocked - Desiree
2009/II Perfect (short) - Poppy
2008 Quantum of Solace - Strawberry Fields
2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles (TV mini-series) - Tess Durbeyfield
2008 Lost in Austen (TV mini-series) - Elizabeth Bennet