Gemma Arterton Praised for Sensitive and Strong Performance in The Girl with All the Gifts

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Gemma Arterton was nominated for a BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress as the teacher Helen Justineau in the 2016 film The Girl with All the Gifts. Critics praised her performance and noted her sensitivity and strength in the role.

In the film adaptation of M.R. Carey's novel "The Girl with All the Gifts," Gemma Arterton portrays Helen Justineau, a compassionate teacher who educates the infected hybrid children, including the protagonist, MelanieIn the film adaptation of M.R. Carey’s novel “The Girl with All the Gifts,” Gemma Arterton portrays Helen Justineau, a compassionate teacher who educates the infected hybrid children, including the protagonist, Melanie

In M.R. Carey’s novel “The Girl with All the Gifts,” Helen Justineau is depicted as a dark-skinned black woman in her 40s.

Yet, in its film adaptation, the role of Helen Justineau was portrayed by Gemma Arterton, a white actress.

Gemma Arterton Rocks Retro Bob and Navy Knit Dress at TIFF Premiere

Gemma Arterton unveiled a chic '60s-inspired bob framed by a pronounced fringe as she gracefully posed on the red carpetGemma Arterton unveiled a chic ’60s-inspired bob framed by a pronounced fringe as she gracefully posed on the red carpet (Credit: WENN)

Gemma Arterton is known for her classic red carpet style. However, she decided to switch things up and take the retro route for the premiere of her new movie, “The Girl with All the Gifts,” held during the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.

The 30-year-old actress debuted her ‘60s-style bob with blunt fringe detail while posing up a storm on the red carpet. She teamed her new ‘do with a retro-style navy knit dress by the British brand Chinti & Parker.

Gemma Arterton, renowned for her timeless red carpet elegance, chose a nostalgic touch for the premiere of her film "The Girl with All the Gifts" at the 41st Toronto International Film FestivalGemma Arterton, renowned for her timeless red carpet elegance, chose a nostalgic touch for the premiere of her film “The Girl with All the Gifts” at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 14, 2016 (Credit: WENN)

Gemma paraded her toned legs in the comfy-looking dress, which featured a high neck, long sleeves, and nautical white stripes on the cuffs, waist, and hem.

Complementing her vintage hairdo, Gemma Arterton sported a navy knit dress from British label Chinti and ParkerComplementing her vintage hairdo, Gemma Arterton sported a navy knit dress from British label Chinti & Parker (Credit: WENN)

She styled the look with minimal jewelry and drew more attention to her legs with black platform heels.

The Prince of Persia actress wore minimal makeup, with mascara and light berry lipstick, to showcase her natural beauty and sunkissed freckles.

Gemma Arterton's Chinti and Parker dress, which flattered her toned legs, showcased a high neck, long sleeves, and nautical white stripes adorning the cuffs, waist, and hemGemma Arterton’s Chinti & Parker dress, which flattered her toned legs, showcased a high neck, long sleeves, and nautical white stripes adorning the cuffs, waist, and hem (Credit: WENN)

A pair of black satin sandals added height to Gemma’s frame. They feature slender straps, about an inch of platform, and five-inch heels.

Can you help us identify her sandals?

Gemma Arterton displays her feet in black satin sandalsGemma Arterton displays her feet in black satin sandals (Credit: WENN)

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