Published: 09:00, 26 June 2014 |
Updated: 08:40, 27 June 2014
There was already one glamorous film siren in the Arterton family of Gravesend, and now make that two.
Bond girl Gemma Arterton’s little sister Hannah is setting the big screen alight in what is tipped to be the big feel-good film of the summer, Walking on Sunshine.
A musical set in the 1980s accompanied by hits of the time, from Madonna via Wham! to Roxette, it tells the tale of two chalk-and-cheese sisters vying for the same guy in a holiday romance.
Our heroine is Taylor, the more studious and serious of the two, played by Hannah, while her love rival and big sister Maddie is played by fellow newcomer Annabel Scholey.
Hannah, 25 – a former pupil at Gravesend Girls’ Grammar like her real-life sister Gemma, 28 – knows all too well her character’s experience of having a glamorous brunette sibling to compete with, but Hannah sees it as a blessing.
Promoting the film, Hannah has said: “I don’t think it’s a hindrance at all. I think maybe it’s opened a door for me that would have been difficult to open if I didn’t have this relationship. But for me it’s just incredible that I’ve got my sister, who is also my best friend, in the same industry fighting the same battles, living the same nomadic lifestyle. That is the best thing ever.”
Referring to sister Gemma’s CV – which includes poster girl roles in St Trinian’s, Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia and Hansel and Gretel – modest Hannah adds: “I am more ‘girl next door’ – she can be a real ‘sex bomb’. I can’t see it ever being an issue that we are fighting over a part!”
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