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Gemma Arterton      

English Actress; Best Known for "Prince of Persia" and "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters"

In the space of just one year, English actress Gemma Arterton rose from fresh-faced newcomer to an experienced film and television actress with serious credits to her name, including a sizable role in the 22nd James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace." An accomplished and award-winning stage actress by the age of 18, Arterton earned her big break with a lead role in "St. Trinian's," the latest in a long line of British films based on cartoonist Ronald Searle's books about rowdy schoolgirls. More starring roles in British features followed, including Guy Ritchie's "Rocknrolla" and acclaimed television efforts like "Lost in Austen" and "Tess of the d'Urbevilles," which cast her in the title role. The flurry of work was immediately overshadowed by her supporting turn in "Quantum of Solace" as Agent Fields, a M16 operative who works with Bond during his adventures in South America. She was soon announced as the female lead opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsley in the film version of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," which helped to solidify her status as an international star in the making.

Arterton was also seen in the 2010 film "Clash of the Titans." In 2011, Arterton was nominated twice by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for her performances in "Tamara Drewe" and "The Disappearance of Alice Creed." She then starred in the action horror film "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" as Gretel opposite actor Jeremy Renner. The 3-D film was set 15 years after Hansel and Gretel killed the witch who kidnapped them. It was released in 2013.

Arterton was born with two deformities, a crumpled ear and polydactyly, both of which were corrected. Polydactyly is a defect that means extra fingers, and it affects one child in a thousand. Arterton had the most common form, where a small, soft digit, which does not contain a bone, can be see next to the little finger.

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