GEMMA ARTERTON in The Little Dog Laughed

Gemma Arterton to star in new West End comedy The Little Dog Laughed

The hilarity of Hollywood hypocrisy and what self-deception does to people in the shallow and superficial world of show business is satirized in THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, a Tony Award nominated comedy of manners directed by Jamie Lloyd, starring Tamsin Greig, Rupert Friend, Gemma Arterton and Harry Lloyd, which begins previews at the Garrick Theatre on January 8th, 2010.

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, by Douglas Carter Beane, is the cautionary tale of a handsome film actor (Rupert Friend) who dares to try to come out of the closet, his tough, ballsy agent (Tamsin Greig) who wants him to stay in it and the love triangle created when the actor falls for a rent boy (Harry Lloyd) who happens to have a girlfriend (Gemma Arterton).

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One of the stars of the show is Gemma Arterton, who won her first professional role in Stephen Poliakoff’s Capturing Mary while still studying at RADA. She made her stage debut as Rosalind in Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Globe shortly before graduating and her film debut as Kelly the Head Girl in St. Trinian’s came later that year. Gemma played the title role in the BBC’s recent adaptation of Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Elizabeth Bennett in ITV’s Lost in Austen series. Her film career has gone from strength to strength, including a coveted role in the Quantum of Solace Bond film as MI6 agent Strawberry Fields, for which she won the Jameson Empire Award for Best Newcomer. The eagerly anticipated St. Trinian’s sequel, The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, is set for a December release nationwide. She has two blockbusters currently in post-production and set for release early next year – Mike Newell’s Prince of Persia and also Clash of the Titans, opposite Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. She recently began filming the title role in Stephen Frears’ adaptation of Tamara Drewe alongside fellow THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED cast member, Tamsin Greig.

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