Swashbucklers and Model Sea Maidens

Gemma Ward displayed her acting talents in films like The Black Balloon and The Strangers, but now she’s ready to take on a big-budget summer thriller - with a massive following and dedicated fan base.

The model turned actress snagged a prime role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth movie in the high action, swashbuckling movie starring Johnny Depp. Gemma is set to play a mermaid in the thriller, which focuses on Jack Sparrow and Barbossa’s search to find the elusive fountain of youth. She joins Astrid Berges-Frisbey, the current face of French Connection, as a sea maiden making the oceans an even more beautiful wonder of the world.

Currently the film is in production and the release date is May 20, 2011, which means there’s plenty of time for pictures of Gemma on set to emerge between now and then.

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