On-set images of Gemma Arterton in Byzantium

So far in her career, Gemma Arterton has played a lot of upper-class beauties in the likes of Tamara Drewe and Quantum Of Solace , but as far as we know, she hasn’t been given the chance to rupture many arteries with her bare teeth.

That is soon to change however, as Neil Jordan’s vampire flick Byzantium will see Arterton flex her bloodletting muscles as a toothy creature of the night.

And from the looks of the latest on-set pictures from the film’s Dublin-based shoot, Jordan certainly isn’t skimping on the splatter front. Indeed, we barely recognised Miss Arterton from behind that crimson mask!