Arterton made her professional stage debut at the Globe in 2007, fresh from RADA, when she played Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost. Subsequent theatre roles have included Hilde Wangel in Ibsen's The Master Builder at the Almeida and Ellen in The Little Dog Laughed at the West End's Garrick.
On TV she has played the title role of Tess in the BBC's "Tess of the D’Urbervilles." Film credits include the title role in "Tamara Drewe," "Quantum of Solace," "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time," "St. Trinian's," "The Disappearance of Alice Creed," "Hansel and Gretel" and "Runner Runner."
In a press statement, she said, "To play the Duchess of Malfi in a magical new theatre seemed an irresistible opportunity for me. I am thrilled to be coming back to Shakespeare’s Globe where I made my stage debut and I really look forward to the adventure of performing in such an intimate and wonderful space."
The production will be directed by the Globe's artistic director, Dominic Dromgoole.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7401 9919 or visit shakespearesglobe.com for more details.