This is a reader request that I had to look up because I didn’t recognize the name — and then I was pleased because, while Gemma Arterton hasn’t been in a ton of frock flicks, she’s been in a few that I quite liked. She definitely has a range, having played a Bond Girl in Quantum of Solace (2008) and starring in the action-horror movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). Her historical costume movie and TV roles have been just as interesting, from Austen to Shakespeare and some odd things in between.
Elizabeth Bennet in Lost in Austen (2008)
Tess Durbeyfield in Tess of the D’Urbervilles (2008)
Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2010)
The Duchess of Malfi in The Duchess of Malfi (2014)
Catrin Cole in Their Finest (2016)
Marilyn Monroe, “Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder,” Urban Myths (2018)
Vita Sackville-West in Vita & Virginia (2018)
Alice in Summerland (July 31, 2020)
Polly in The King’s Man (September 18, 2020)
What’s your favorite of Gemma Arterton’s historical costume movie and TV roles?