British actress Gemma Arterton broke into movies the hard way—by being gorgeous and willing to show off some skin. After a notable turn in the 2008 Bond flick Quantum of Solace (she played Strawberry Fields), Arterton has had no problem locking down high profile roles.
The 24-year-old stunner will be seen this year in Warner Bros. highly anticipated remake Clash of the Titans and in Michael Bay’s epic video game adaptation Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. But, it’s her role in a low-budget U.K. abduction-thriller that is generating much buzz among those of us who watch movies with our hands down our pants.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed stars Arterton as a kidnap victim trying to outwit the ex-cons holding her captive.
(UPDATE: See Gemma’s topless scene here)
(UPDATE: See the first five minutes of the movie here)
The film reportedly includes scenes of torture and feature Arterton in the nude.
She tells GQ magazine:
It was made in a shed on the Isle of Man. Film making at its purest: no money and no time. But really good actors and a really good script. There was a bit of resistance from some, wondering if it was a good idea for me to do this film. It’s quite violent and there’s nudity in it but that’s why I wanted to do it.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed arrives in U.K. theaters on April 30 from CinemaNX. Sadly, no word on U.S. distribution yet.
To see photos of Arterton at the film’s red carpet premiere in the U.K., click here. The following are shots taken from Arterton’s GQ shoot: