Gemma Arterton has just returned from finding God in Nepal. Arterton is dressed casually in jeans, a soft black woollen jumper and a pair of chunky crocodile-effect boots, her skin so impossibly luminous that you wouldn't for a moment image she has recently stepped off a long-haul flight from the Himalayas. If it sounds as though she has gone all Eat, Pray, Love on us, that impression is swiftly dispelled. At that time, she seemed almost overcome by frustration in the face of the entrenched inequalities she had witnessed in her chosen industry. Today, she is no less focused on fighting for change, yet her attitude is one of quiet determination rather than righteous indignation. On the matter of equal pay, for instance, she no longer has any hesitation about simply asking for the sun she deserves.
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Watch the video. Inspired by The Farewell director Lulu Wang 's call to action at the Independent Spirit Awards, we celebrate women filmmakers working in their field. Sign In. Gemma Arterton Actress Soundtrack Producer. Down 75 this week. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden.
A superlative performance from Gemma Arterton is at the centre of this almost unbearably painful and sad film from writer-director Dominic Savage. Men quit their marriages all the time. The fact that they have walked out on their kids too is often not immediately held against them. But for a woman to do the same thing is unthinkable. Arterton plays someone in precisely this situation, someone who discovers that marriage, children and a comfortable home, are not enough, or too much. Arterton is Tara, a stay-at-home mum — evidently a decision arrived at with little or no discussion with her old-fashioned husband, Mark: a deeply unsympathetic role, well and forthrightly handled by Dominic Cooper. Mark is well-meaning in some ways, very pleased with himself, infatuated with his beautiful wife and always insisting on his conjugal rights.
Gemma Christina Arterton  born 2 February  is an English actress, activist and film producer. Since Arterton has run her own production company, Rebel Park Productions, which focuses on creating female-led content both in front of, and behind the camera. She has executive produced four feature films and two short films. Arterton played an integral role in persuading actresses to wear black at the Baftas in support of Time'sUp,  and has been involved with ERA ,  an equal pay campaign in the UK, since its conception. Arterton was born at North Kent Hospital in Gravesend  with polydactyly , a condition resulting in extra fingers which a doctor removed shortly after her birth. Arterton, is a welder.