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Gemma’s classic pose

PUBLISHED: 18:01 08 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:36 23 August 2010

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton

BOND girl Gemma Arterton sizzles as she recreates the iconic image of screen siren Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The 23-year-old was snapped in the glamorous pose for the launch of the Virgin Media Shorts Competition on Monday that she is ju

BOND girl Gemma Arterton sizzles as she recreates the iconic image of screen siren Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

The 23-year-old was snapped in the glamorous pose for the launch of the Virgin Media Shorts Competition on Monday that she is judging with actor Kevin Spacey.

Arterton's career continues to soar after she scooped the role of Agent Fields in the Bond film Quantum of Solace, released earlier this year.

Last week the Reporter revealed how the former Northfleet School for Girls pupil returned to the town to visit the Gravesend and District Theatre Guild where she first discovered her love for acting.

Miss Arterton, whose mother still lives in Hall Road, Northfleet, watched a performance of the The Magdalen Whitewash at the Guild Theatre, Vale Road, Gravesend.

Speaking about the photo-shoot she said: "I'm so excited that I got to recreate the iconic shot that made Elizabeth Taylor a household a name.

"She is complete goddess and my favourite actress in the whole world. I had such a ball on set and I hope that by taking people back to the Golden Age of cinema, we're giving all budding film makers food for thought for Virgin Media Shorts."

Gemma left Gravesend after winning a coveted place at the prestigious London drama school RADA and made her film debut alongside Maggie Smith and David Walliams in the Stephen Poliakoff drama Capturing Mary after graduating in 2007.

Since then she has starred as head girl Kelly in saucy British comedy St Trinian's, worked with Guy Ritchie in gangster caper Rocknrolla and is currently appearing alongside Philip Seymour Hofman and Rhys Ifans in 60s pirate radio comedy The Boat that Rocked.

The Virgin Media Shorts Competition gives British film makers the opportunity to showcase their work to millions of people across the country. The Grand Prize winner will net up to £30,000 funding and a chance to work with Virgin Media and the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund.

For more information visit www.virginmediashorts.co.uk. The deadline for entries is midnight on June 22.

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