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Ross Kemp

Biography

Acting professional known for taking part in the part of Grant around the BBC cleaning soap opera EastEnders. His focus on EastEnders gained him Best Acting professional honors in the English Soap Honours in 1999 and 2006. He hosted the display Ross Kemp: Intense Globe from 2011 to 2017. He made an appearance inside a Kellogg’s cereal industrial early in his performing profession. He received common interest for his documentary Ross Kemp on Gangs. He was wedded to Rebekah Brooks from 2002 to 2009. He wedded Renee O’Brien in 2012. He offers two sons. He was around the cleaning soap opera EastEnders with Charlie Brooks.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ross Kemp
Date Of Birth July 21, 1964
Place Of Birth Essex, England
Height 1.83 m
Profession Soap Opera Actor
Education Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Shenfield High School
Nationality British, English
Spouse Renee O'Brien, Rebekah Brooks
Parents Jean Kemp, John Kemp
Siblings Darren Kemp
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Factual Series, The British Soap Award for Best Actor
Nominations The British Soap Award for Villain of the Year, The British Soap Award for Best Storyline, The British Soap Award for Sexiest Male, National Television Award for Most Popular Actor, The British Soap Award for Spectacular Scene of the Year, British Academy Television Award for Best Current Affairs
Movies A Christmas Carol, Spartacus, A Line in the Sand, The Crooked Man, Quick Slip Me A Bride, Hero of the Hour
TV Shows Ross Kemp: Extreme World, EastEnders, Ross Kemp on Gangs, Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, Emmerdale, Ultimate Force, Ross Kemp in Search of Pirates, Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon, Ross Kemp: Back on the Frontline, London's Burning, The Chief, Without Motive, A Line in the Sand, All-Star Cup, In Defence, Gang Nation, Ross Kemp: Behind the Story
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1A major supporter of the Labour Party. He considered standing as a Labour MP.
2In 1997 he contracted malaria while in Africa and lost 2 and a half stone.
3Ranked #4 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Grant Mitchell (2015).
4Became a father for the 2nd time at age 50 when his 2nd wife Renee O'Brien gave birth to their son Leo Kemp on 9 April 2015.
5As of 2016 he is the 9th-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with John Altman, Tony Caunter, Ricky Groves, Shane Richie, Nitin Ganatra and Himesh Patel, and behind only Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, a tied Sid Owen and Perry Fenwick, Rudolph Walker, a tied Mike Reid and Todd Carty, John Bardon, a tied Bill Treacher, James Alexandrou and Derek Martin, and a tied Dean Gaffney, Shaun Williamson, Jake Wood and Jamie Borthwick), having played the character Grant Mitchell intermittently for 9 years (initially from 1990 until 1999, and then briefly in 2005 and 2006).
6Ranked #4 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Grant Mitchell (2010).
7Is one of 7 EastEnders (1985) actors to have won a Best Actor Award at the British Soap Awards; the others are Joe Absolom, Martin Kemp, Shane Richie, Robert Kazinsky, Scott Maslen and Adam Woodyatt.
8Became a father for the 1st time at age 46 when his [now ex] girlfriend Nicola Coleman gave birth to their son in October 2010.
9Famous for playing tough Grant Mitchell in BBC soap "EastEnders".
10Plays amateur rugby.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Snapshot Wedding2017pre-productionTrevor
EastEnders1990-2016TV SeriesGrant / Grant Mitchell
10 Minute Tales2009TV SeriesLiam
Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind2007TV ShortTrooper #2 (voice)
Ultimate Force2002-2006TV SeriesSSgt. Henry 'Henno' Garvie / Henno Garvie / S / ...
Extras2005TV SeriesRoss Kemp
A Line in the Sand2004TV MovieGavin Hughes / Frank Perry
Spartacus2004TV MovieCinna
The Crooked Man2003TV MovieHarry Fielding
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death2003TV MovieVerus (voice)
The Paper Round2002TV ShortAccused Man
Without Motive2000-2001TV SeriesDC Jack Mowbray
A Christmas Carol2000TV MovieEddie Scrooge
In Defence2000TV SeriesSam Lucas
Hero of the Hour2000TV MovieRichie Liddle
EastEnders: The Mitchells - Naked Truths1998VideoGrant Mitchell
City Central1998TV SeriesDilly Dally
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time1993TV ShortGrant Mitchell
The Manageress1990TV SeriesDefender
The Chief1990TV SeriesPC Dennis Scovell
Birds of a Feather1989TV SeriesDetective Inspector Monk
Screen Two1989TV SeriesPolice officer
London's Burning1988TV SeriesLiver Salts
Playing Away1987Sonny
Emmerdale1986-1987TV SeriesGraham Lodsworth

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ross Kemp: Extreme World2011TV Series documentary executive producer - 5 episodes
Ross Kemp in Search of Pirates2009TV Series documentary executive producer - 3 episodes
Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan2009TV Series documentary co-executive producer
Ross Kemp on Gangs2007-2009TV Series documentary executive producer - 12 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders1991TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
EastEnders: Last Orders2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The One Show2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Grant Mitchell
Ross Kemp's Britain2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Weekend2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Britain2014TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2005-2014TV SeriesHimself
This Week2014TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Brunch2012TV SeriesHimself
Mission Afghanistan2012TV Movie documentaryJournalist
The Agenda with Tom Bradby2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Daybreak2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
That Sunday Night Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Paul O'Grady Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Ross Kemp: Extreme World2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2010TV SeriesHimself
Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Top Gear2002-2009TV SeriesHimself - Man in Boot / Himself
The Friday Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Ross Kemp in Search of Pirates2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Richard & Judy's New Position2009TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Ross Kemp on Gangs2007-2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Academy Television Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Ross Kemp in Afghanistan2008TV Series documentary
The Paul O'Grady Show2006-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
The British Academy Television Awards2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself
Comic Relief: The Apprentice2007TV MovieHimself
All*Star Cup 20062006TV MovieHimself - Team Europe
The Friday Night Project2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The British Soap Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The British Soap Awards 2006: The Party2006TV SpecialHimself
Richard & Judy2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Lethal Attraction: Why Americans Love Guns2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Horizon2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Parkinson2004TV SeriesHimself
Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story2004TV Movie documentaryVerus (UK version) (voice)
GMTV2003TV SeriesHimself
The Life of a Ten Pound Note2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The John Thaw Story2002TV Special documentaryHimself
BBC Hall of Fame: Barbara Windsor2000TV SpecialHimself
Eastenders: 15 Years of EastEnders2000VideoHimself
Paddington Green1999TV Series documentaryNarrator
Ross Kemp Alive in Alaska1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
8.50 to Paddington Green1999TV Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
The British Soap Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
TFI Friday1998TV SeriesHimself
Best of British1998TV SeriesHimself
Television's Greatest Hits1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Live & Kicking1995TV Series
Ten Years in Albert Square1995TV Special documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning Britain1992TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday, Coronation Street!1990TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Gear2015TV SeriesHimself
Rude Tube2011TV SeriesHimself
Almost Famous IV2011TV Movie documentaryEmmerdale
EastEnders Revealed2009-2010TV Series documentaryGrant Mitchell
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself
EastEnders: The Greatest Cliffhangers2010TV SeriesGrant Mitchell
Almost Famous III2010TV Movie documentaryThe Bill
Would I Lie to You?2007TV SeriesGrant Mitchell
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2006TV SpecialGrant Mitchell (uncredited)
Sex, Lies & Soaps2006TV Mini-Series documentaryGrant Mitchell
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments2005TV Movie documentaryAndy
The Way They Were1999TV Movie
Omnibus1998TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Factual SeriesRoss Kemp on Gangs (2006)· Amelia Hann
· Clive Tulloh
2006British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ActorEastEnders (1985)
1999British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ActorEastEnders (1985)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest StorylineEastEnders (1985)· Barbara Windsor
· Tracy Ann Oberman
· Steve McFadden
· Kate Harwood
2006British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSpectacular Scene of the YearEastEnders (1985)· Steve McFadden
· John Greening
2006National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular ActorEastEnders (1985)
1999British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsVillain of the YearEastEnders (1985)
1999British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSexiest MaleEastEnders (1985)
1997National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular ActorEastEnders (1985)
1996National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular ActorEastEnders (1985)

TitleSalary
EastEnders (1985)£500,000 (2003 return)


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