The production was entered into a competition at a local festival, where she won the best actress prize.
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The role required her to be handcuffed to a bed and wear a ball gag in her mouth throughout.
She requested that she be left tied to the bed even when the camera was not on her to help her performance.
Arterton made her film debut in the comedy film St Trinian's (2007).
Her breakthrough role was in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008), playing Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, which won her an Empire Award for Best Newcomer.
From 2007 to 2008, Gemma had an 18-month relationship with British animator and special effects technician John Nolan.
They met on the set of Quantum of Solace and lived together near Alexandra Palace.
She is known for her roles in the fantasy films Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Byzantium (2013) and as the character Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013).
She attended Gravesend Grammar School for Girls in Kent, and made her stage debut there in an amateur production of Alan Ayckbourn's The Boy Who Fell into a Book.
In a 2015 interview with the Independent newspaper, Arterton stated that she was director Jonathan Glazer's choice for the lead role in his movie Under the Skin.