About Gemma Arterton


Gemma Arterton Biography

Gemma Arterton is a daughter to cleaner Sally-Anne and a welder, Barry Arterton. She was born on 12th of January 1986 at Kent Hospital in Gravesend, Kent. She has roots in art considering that her matrilineal great-grandmother was a violinist at German Jewish concert. Gemma Arterton has one sister – Hannah Arterton, who is also an actress.

She studies at Gravesend Grammar School for Girls where she made a debut in amateur production through “The Boy Who Fell into a Book.” This production featured at a local festival competition where got awarded as the best actress. Arterton left school in her teenage hood for the Miskin Theatre in Dartford. The government gave her a full grant while at RADA, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but in 2008 she said that student loan placed her in bad debt. That is the same year she graduated from RADA School.

While still at the drama school, Arterton participated in her first professional task through a role in Capturing Mary. Her stage debut happened at the Globe Theatre in London when she played the role of Rosaline in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.

In 2007, Arterton got into a relationship with John Nolan, a British animator whom they met at the set of Quantum of Solace. They split up and in 2008 she got into another relationship with Eduardo Munoz with whom they lived together in a flat in London. The former had been hired to train her to ride horses for the movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Arterton married Stefano Catelli, an Italian business man at a private wedding in Spain. The couple stayed together till 2013 when they separated. Their divorce was by “mutual consent” and filed at the Central Family Court, High Holborn. It is the same year that Arterton said she would wait till she wins an Oscar award to have kids. From 2014, she has been in a relationship with Franklin Ohanessian whom they met at the set of The Voices.

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