5 Things You Don't Know About 'Hansel & Gretel' Star Gemma Arterton (PHOTOS)

Click through our gallery of facts for the gifted English actress, who plays a Witch Hunter in this week's big movie release.

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Recently, the UK’s primary export to the States seems to be attractive, versatile and talented actresses.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunter star Gemma Arterton is the latest in a long line of Brits jockeying for household name status.

But, as is the case for most actors, achieving such notoriety didn’t come easy for the starlet.

Bit by the acting bug at a young age, the 27-year-old actress made her stage debut there in the UK production of The Boy Who Fell Into a Book. The play was entered into an awards competition and Arterton won the prize for Best Actress.

After more theater work, Arterton reached a significant rung on the Hollywood ladder with her breakout role in the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

To celebrate the release of her 13th feature film, Celebuzz went on a fact-finding mission to assemble 5 things you need to know about this rising young talent.

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Get to know Arterton in the gallery above, and make sure to watch her in action in the trailer for Witch Hunters below.

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