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Busy Gemma is a hardy hit!

PUBLISHED: 17:41 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:56 23 August 2010

Dart/Gravs
21-04-08
Odeon, Leicester Square
Three and Out film premier
Gemma Arterton

Dart/Gravs 21-04-08 Odeon, Leicester Square Three and Out film premier Gemma Arterton

SINCE landing a role in the new Bond film Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton has been busy securing a host of other top TV and movie roles. The 22-year-old, from Gravesend, is eagerly awaiting the release of her first major blockbuster in a couple of month

SINCE landing a role in the new Bond film Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton has been busy securing a host of other top TV and movie roles.

The 22-year-old, from Gravesend, is eagerly awaiting the release of her first major blockbuster in a couple of months.

But in the autumn she will hit the small screen in her lead role in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic Tess of the Durbervilles.

She is also currently filming scenes for Prince of Persia in which she stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal as Princess Tamina, having just finished filming alongside an all star cast that includes Oscar-winner Phillip Seymour-Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson and Rhys Ifans for rock and roll comedy The Boat That Rocked.

The film is billed as Four Weddings and a Funeral writer and Love Actually director Richard Curtis' first non-rom-com and tells the story of the British pirate radio revolution in the 1960s in which rock and pop music was blasted across the airwaves 24 hours a day from a fishing trawler moored off the coast of England.

Gemma is to play a character named Desiree but so far no more information on the role has been revealed.

Speaking about the film actor Bill Nighy said: "We had a lot of fun. There are great comic assassins in it, the like of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rhys Ifans and many other very clever young men. It's a great excuse to play all of those great hits from what I think is one of Richard's favourite years, him being an encyclopedia of pop, which is 1967."

Gemma enjoyed success with her role as head girl Kelly in last year's remake of classic British school girl comedy St Trinian's.

She also starred alongside Mackenzie Crook in Three and Out, a British comedy about a tube train driver who tries to convince a depressed office worker to commit suicide by jumping in front of his train so he can get a large redundancy pay off.

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