Gemma Arterton (Agent Fields)
Gemma Arterton - Extended Biography
Actress: Gemma Arterton
Character: Agent [Strawberry] Fields
Movie: Quantum of Solace
Date of Birth: January 1986
Place of Birth: Kent, UK
Trivia: Plays the guitar, paints and draws in her free time.
my name is Fields. I'm from the consulate."
Pleased To Meet You
Agent Fields first meets with James
Bond when the rogue agent arrives in Bolivia with
is an agent working at the British Consulate and is tasked
by M to turn
007 back around to London. However, Bond charms her in
to spending the night at
a top hotel as the next flight is not until the morning.
Caught In The Act
Working outside of M's orders, Bond quickly becomes
intimate with Fields to gain her loyalty. In the classy
but clinical Andean Grand Hotel room the pair spend
a passionate night, only briefly interrupted when Mathis
lands them an invitation to the Greene Planet party.
"If you attempt to flee I will arrest you, drop you off at the
jail and take you to the plane in chains, understand?"
When 007 first teams up with Fields she exhibits a business
like approach to 007, trying to satisfy her superior's
orders by turning Bond back in to the establishment.
She misjudges 007's charm and the relationship
quickly blossoms. Letting down her guard, Fields is quick
to point out that she'll never forgive herself for their
bright spark and a breath of fresh air for the grieving
007, Agent Fields proves to be a sturdy
ally and a lover to Bond. When Bond and Camille are
being tailed by Elvis at the party,
She is far from the standard
femme fatale and proves to be a strong-willed lady, especially
when it comes to choosing between loyalties. Even when
faced with her own death, Fields holds out for 007 and
even manages to slip him a warning before she meets her
Described by M as simply an office girl
who files reports, Bond puts her bravery on record.
"I felt like a giggly girl, and
I felt so young and inexperienced - but I kissed James Bond!"
British born Gemma Arterton grew up in Kent and attended Gravesend grammar school
before winning a government grant to attend the prestigious RADA, Dramatic
Arts school. As a young and aspiring actress Arterton developed a passion for
theatre and won roles in a variety of productions including the classic "An
all whilst keeping up with regular study.
She won her first on screen role in 2007 -
playing a role in the TV drama "Capturing Mary" before
a run of Shakespeare productions at the historic Globe Theatre.
The actress played in "Loves Labours Lost" where she
gave a stellar performance before being recommended for roles
in British and American cinema. Whilst she won her first major
film role in the comic "St. Trinians" it was on the
sage that she excelled and through her work with the Royale Shakespeare
Company was offered an audition for the role of Agent Fields
in 2008's "Quantum of Solace".
In a stunning screen-test she won the hearts
of the director Marc Forster and producers landing her first
major Hollywood role. Back in Britain, Arterton won the lead
in Guy Richie's mobster flick "RocknRolla" as well
as quirky romantic comedy "Three and Out" and period
"My character's cool. She's not a typical Bond girl: she's funny, and real, and someone you could know from down the road. I'm quite tough - I have to arrest Bond at one point - but I go to bed with him, of course. So it is a good part."
On her career thus far: "I think it's difficult for a young girl like me, because there's a certain time for young actresses, which is like a really juicy period when all the parts are love interests and young heroines. Of course, there's always work for men whatever age they are. So I'm really going to go for it. And if it all goes wrong, I'll go and do panto!"
"If I'm honest, I still feel like a student. I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing here."
"All the reviews will come out and I'll be in a hut. Because I read every review, I can't help myself. I've read so many bad ones now - people saying such horrible things about me as a person." - Arterton on reviews and life after Bond.