English actress Gemma Arterton rose to fame in her native Britain during the late 2000s, with a series of roles in productions that crossed genre lines. She landed one of her first major assignments as an alluring, mischievous boarding-school student, Kelly, in the 2007 [[Feature~V400800~St. Trinian's~sttrinians]] (an update of [[Performer~P98857~Frank Launder~franklaunder]]'s 1953 comedy classic [[Feature~V4760~The Belles of St. Trinian's~thebellesofsttrinians]]), then signed for a supporting part in the legendary [[Performer~P106753~Stephen Poliakoff~stephenpoliakoff]]'s made-for-television drama [[Feature~V417268~Capturing Mary~capturingmary]]. Arterton made headlines around the world when cast as Fields, one of the famed Bond girls, in the 22nd installment of the [[Feature~V158529~James Bond~jamesbond[filmseries]]] series, Quantum of Solace. She vaulted into leading roles in big-budget fantasy fare such as Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and scored a major part in Neil Jordan's vampire film Byzantium.
~ Nathan Southern, Rovi