Gemma Arterton wants to work with Darren Aronofsky.

The 'Tamara Drewe' actress cites the director's ballet thriller 'Black Swan' as her favourite movie of the last 12 months and has issued an open plea for her to find a part for him in his next movie.

She said: "I loved 'Black Swan' and I've always loved Darren Aronofsky. It reminded me of 'Requiem for a Dream'. And Natalie Portman is incredible in it. I really loved it."

However Gemma - who has starred in blockbusters 'Clash of the Titans' and 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' revealed she finds it difficult to convince her favourite directors to work with her because she is too "mainstream".

When asked if she would like to work with Darren, she said: "Yes, of course! It always makes me laugh because my favourite directors are quite obscure - Darren Aronofsky, Michael Haneke, Lars Von Trier. But I haven't got to work with them, I suppose because I'm quite mainstream."

Gemma also admitted she was surprised to be nominated for a BAFTA Rising Star Award because she considers herself an "old timer".

She said: "Rising star? I'm a bit of an old-timer now! I only left Drama school three years ago so I'm still quite new, but some people might be thinking, 'Oh no, not her again...

"But I do think it's right that it's now, because of the movies I've had come out in the last year."