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Gemma Arterton
The Barbara Tipple Best Actress Award - UK
  
Gemma Arterton
Actress – Producer – Owner, Rebel Park Productions
 
The Barbara Tipple Best Actress Award 2014 Honoree is Gemma Arterton. Arterton is honored for the diverse roles in which she has stretched her talent including the lead role in Gemma Bovery, her first foreign language film. Making a change in direction to control her destiny, Arterton recently set up her own production company, Rebel Park Productions.

Gemma Arterton in interviews throughout 2013 has stressed how the beginning of 2013 marked a change in direction for her, where she wants to do "proper stuff" and to also be "more instrumental in the process." To that end, she and two female friends set up Rebel Park Productions.

Arterton a versatile and very talented actress and is currently starring in the West End musical version of the 2010 film Made in Dagenham. Directed by multi-award-winning Rupert Goold, the show follows the life of Rita O'Grady who leads the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike. The Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 was a landmark labour-relations dispute in the United Kingdom. It was a trigger cause of the passing of the Equal Pay Act 1970.

Gemma Arterton in Gemma Bovary

She most recently completed a run of The Duchess of Malfi at the Shakespeare's Globe new Sam Wanamaker theatre. Gemma will next be seen in Marjane Satrapi's psychological thriller The Voices, starring alongside Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick, as well as Gemma Bovery (to be released in the UK in xxx), in which she will play the title lead in her first foreign language role. It's an adaptation of a Posy Simmonds graphic novel directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) and starring Fabrice Luchini.

In 2013, Gemma starred in four feature films: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters opposite Jeremy Renner; London-set comedic drama Song for Marion alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp; as vampire 'Clara' opposite Saoirse Ronan in Neil Jordan's Byzantium; and as 'Rebecca Shafran' in the Brad Furman thriller Runner, Runner starring alongside Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

In 2012, Gemma voiced the character of 'Shelley' in A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure, an animated feature including voices from John Hurt and Dominic Cooper. She also starred in the title role in Tamara Drewe, directed by award-winning director Stephen Frears, opposite Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans and Tamsin Greig. In 2010, Gemma appeared alongside Sam Worthington as the goddess 'Io' in Louis Leterrier's remake of the 1981 epic Clash of the Titans based on the classic Greek myth. She also played the lead female role of 'Princess Tamina' in Disney's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time directed by Mike Newell, starring alongside Hollywood stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Sir Ben Kingsley. In 2009, Gemma starred in J Blakeson's independent film The Disappearance of Alice Creed.

For the stage, in early 2010, Gemma make her West End debut at the Garrick alongside Rupert Friend and Tamsin Greig, in Douglas Carter Beane's Award-winning Broadway comedy The Little Dog Laughed. She also returned to the stage in November 2010 at the internationally renowned Almeida Theatre in Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, for which her performance earned her critical acclaim for her turn as Hilda Wangel. Her previous theatre credits include the role of Rosaline at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in Love Labour's Lost, directed by Dominic Dromgoole. After gaining an award for Best Supporting Actress for Kent, she gained a full scholarship to RADA where she took lead roles in productions such as An Ideal Husband, Titus Andronicus' and The Beggar's Opera.

Since graduating from RADA in 2007, Gemma Arterton has garnered an Empire Film award for Best Newcomer and a nomination for the Orange Rising Star award at the 2011 BAFTAs.




 
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