Gemma Arterton

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Gemma Christina Arterton (born January, 1986) is a British actress who plays agent Fields in Quantum of Solace.

Quantum of Solace

Arterton was chosen from around 1500 candidates, for what is described as a "nice-sized role".[1][2]

Arterton has said that Fields is "not so frolicksome" as other Bond girls and that her character is "fresh and young, not [...] a femme fatale".[3]


Arterton won her first professional role (in Stephen Poliakoff's Capturing Mary) while she was still at drama school. Similarly, she made her stage debut as Rosaline in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost at the Globe Theatre, London in July 2007 before graduating later that year.[4] She made her film debut in the 2007 movie St Trinian's as Head Girl Kelly, a role she gained in competition with Sienna Miller.[5]

When it launches in October 2008 she will be the face of Avon's "Bond Girl 007" fragrance. Having already started in a series of low-key adverts for cosmetics company Avon, in May 2008 Arterton requested a role opposite model Kate Moss for Rimmel, but was blocked on contractual terms under her Avon contract.[6]

In 2016 Gemma Arterton plays the role of Nell Gwynn in the Apollo Theatre´s production of Nell Gwynn.[1]



Year Film Role Other notes
2007 Capturing Mary Liza TV Movie
St Trinian's Kelly Nominated for Empire Award
2008 Three and Out Frankie Cassidy
RocknRolla June
Quantum of Solace Agent Fields
2009 The Boat That Rocked Desiree Post-Production
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Tamina Filming
Burden of Desire



TV Shows

Year Show Role Other notes
2008 Lost in Austen Elizabeth Bennet Two Episodes - Episode (1.1 & 1.4)
Tess of the d'Urbervilles Tess Durbeyfield Four Episodes - Episode (1.1 - 1.4)


  1. Arterton cast as new 'Bond' girl Leslie Simmons, The Hollywood Reporter, 2008-01-04
  2. Bond 22 Pre-Production Diary (22) 2007-12-30
  3. New Bond film title is confirmed BBC News Online, 2008-01-24
  4. London Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost
  5. St Trinian's girl Gemma Arterton on the new skool rules Daily Mail - 22 June 2007
  6. You're off the Rimmel case, Agent Gemma Kate Nicholl, Mail on Sunday, 2008-05-11

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