Gemma Arterton puts on a leggy display in black sheer dress as she walks the red carpet at the Filming Italy festival

Gemma Arterton looked incredible as she walked the red carpet on day two of Filming Italy Sardegna festival in n Santa Margherita di Pula on Friday.

The actress, 38, ensured all eyes were on her as she donned a black sleeveless dress with a sheer detail that highlighted her toned pins.

The garment also featured a floral print while the film star added height to her frame with matching heels.

Styling her brunette locks into a curled bob, Gemma accessorised for the outing with a silver necklace.

The Culprits star accentuated her natural beauty with a light palette of makeup.

Gemma Arterton looked incredible as she walked the red carpet on day two of Filming Italy Sardegna festival in Santa Margherita di Pula on Friday

Gemma Arterton looked incredible as she walked the red carpet on day two of Filming Italy Sardegna festival in Santa Margherita di Pula on Friday

The actress, 38, ensured all eyes were on her as she donned a black sleeveless dress with a sheer detail that highlighted her toned pins

The actress, 38, ensured all eyes were on her as she donned a black sleeveless dress with a sheer detail that highlighted her toned pins

The Filming Italy festival will see more than 70 international and Italian films, TV series, documentaries and shorts be showcased.

The festival will also host local premieres of The Imaginary, Cult Killer, Immaculate, Wanted Man and Rare Objects.

Gemma's stunning look was a far cry away from her 60s-inspired ensemble from earlier in the month.

She was dressed in 1960s raincoat on the set of Funny Woman 2 as she filmed demonstration scenes in Manchester.

Gemma wore a shiny blue double breasted vinyl mac, while her dark hair was hidden under a bright blonde wig, which she covered with a vintage green baker boy hat.

The former Bond girl laughed out loud as she joked around, dancing and posing with her female castmates.

Gemma sported flawlessly applied makeup, including the characteristic 1960s style winged eyeliner, and finished her look with bold white earrings.

The garment also featured a floral print while the film star added height to her frame with matching heels

The garment also featured a floral print while the film star added height to her frame with matching heels

Styling her brunette locks into a curled bob, Gemma accessorised for the outing with a silver necklace
The Culprits star accentuated her natural beauty with a light palette of makeup

Styling her brunette locks into a curled bob, Gemma accessorised for the outing with a silver necklace

The Filming Italy festival will see more than 70 international and Italian films, TV series, documentaries and shorts be showcased

The Filming Italy festival will see more than 70 international and Italian films, TV series, documentaries and shorts be showcased

Gemma plays the lead role of Barbara Parker in Funny Woman 2, which is a Sky TV adaptation of Nick Hornby's best-selling novel Funny Girl.

The first series followed Barbara's journey as she went from a Blackpool beauty queen to comedy star, named Sophie Straw, while dealing with the male-dominated sitcom industry present in 1960s London.

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Series two sees her on a high as she is the nation's favourite TV comedy star, with a group of good friends and her romance with Dennis is full of promise.

But trouble is just round the corner as Dennis's divorce will take three years, Sophie's new sitcom flops and she uncovers a devastating family secret.

Sophie escapes the turmoil by taking a leading role in a film opposite a glamorous French movie heart-throb.

The film is a hit and Sophie's slick new American agent offers her a fresh start in Hollywood.

But Sophie returns to London, determined to get the gang back together and to create a new show which reflects her real life, challenges outdated cultural conventions and proves that she and her mates are Funny Women!

Speaking about series two, Morwenna Banks, the writer and executive producer on the show said: 'It's a thrill to dive back into the world of 1960's London - with the extraordinary cast and crew of Funny Woman series two.

'Thanks to the genius of Gemma Arterton as Nick Hornby's heroine Sophie Straw - a whole host of new guest stars have joined us.

'We welcome stellar performances from Steve Zissis, Marcus Rutherford, Tim Key, Gemma Whelan, Roisin Conaty and many more …Tune in Turn On and don't Drop Out'.

Gemma opened up about how she felt an instant affinity for the role to MailOnline last year, saying: 'Barbara is such a great character and it was an iconic time for comedy, for culture.

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'More edgy working-class humour started to come through, and for a woman to be in that world was unusual at that time.

'I could hear her voice in my head, so when I was sent the script for the pilot episode it felt serendipitous.'

She spoke about how hard it was for women, especially those with working-class backgrounds and northern accents to break through in the comedy industry.

Gemma explained: 'In America they had I Love Lucy and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but we didn't have any women leading their own shows until the 70s and 80s when Victoria Wood and Jennifer Saunders started coming through.

'Comedy was particularly sexist, and women were just accessories. The roles they got were the sexualised Benny Hill or Carry On parts. It was quite extraordinary for a woman to make it in comedy in the UK in the 60s.'

Speaking about her own struggles, Gemma admitted: 'People judge you by how you talk. There have been times I've not got jobs because it was thought I wasn't posh enough.'

She added: 'Sometimes there are characters you have an affinity with, and Barbara is one of them. It felt natural to play her, and there's a lot of stuff in there that I got to let out.

'Things are way better than they were but there's still an undercurrent of the things Barbara was up against, because oldschool people still work in this industry.

'Hopefully lots of people will be able to relate to that because it's not just this industry that's affected.

'One of the things Barbara struggles with is people judging her physically rather than on what she can do, and that happens a lot with women in the workplace.'

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