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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
1 A major supporter of the Labour Party. He considered standing as a Labour MP.
2 In 1997 he contracted malaria while in Africa and lost 2 and a half stone.
3 Ranked #4 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Grant Mitchell (2015).
4 Became 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.
5 As 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).
6 Ranked #4 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Grant Mitchell (2010).
7 Is 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.
8 Became a father for the 1st time at age 46 when his [now ex] girlfriend Nicola Coleman gave birth to their son in October 2010.
9 Famous for playing tough Grant Mitchell in BBC soap "EastEnders".
10 Plays amateur rugby.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Snapshot Wedding 2017 pre-production Trevor
EastEnders 1990-2016 TV Series Grant / Grant Mitchell
10 Minute Tales 2009 TV Series Liam
Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind 2007 TV Short Trooper #2 (voice)
Ultimate Force 2002-2006 TV Series SSgt. Henry 'Henno' Garvie / Henno Garvie / S / ...
Extras 2005 TV Series Ross Kemp
A Line in the Sand 2004 TV Movie Gavin Hughes / Frank Perry
Spartacus 2004 TV Movie Cinna
The Crooked Man 2003 TV Movie Harry Fielding
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death 2003 TV Movie Verus (voice)
The Paper Round 2002 TV Short Accused Man
Without Motive 2000-2001 TV Series DC Jack Mowbray
A Christmas Carol 2000 TV Movie Eddie Scrooge
In Defence 2000 TV Series Sam Lucas
Hero of the Hour 2000 TV Movie Richie Liddle
EastEnders: The Mitchells - Naked Truths 1998 Video Grant Mitchell
City Central 1998 TV Series Dilly Dally
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time 1993 TV Short Grant Mitchell
The Manageress 1990 TV Series Defender
The Chief 1990 TV Series PC Dennis Scovell
Birds of a Feather 1989 TV Series Detective Inspector Monk
Screen Two 1989 TV Series Police officer
London's Burning 1988 TV Series Liver Salts
Playing Away 1987 Sonny
Emmerdale 1986-1987 TV Series Graham Lodsworth

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ross Kemp: Extreme World 2011 TV Series documentary executive producer - 5 episodes
Ross Kemp in Search of Pirates 2009 TV Series documentary executive producer - 3 episodes
Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan 2009 TV Series documentary co-executive producer
Ross Kemp on Gangs 2007-2009 TV Series documentary executive producer - 12 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women 2011-2016 TV Series Himself
EastEnders: Last Orders 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
The One Show 2009-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Grant Mitchell
Ross Kemp's Britain 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Weekend 2014 TV Series Himself
Good Morning Britain 2014 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2005-2014 TV Series Himself
This Week 2014 TV Series Himself
Sunday Brunch 2012 TV Series Himself
Mission Afghanistan 2012 TV Movie documentary Journalist
The Agenda with Tom Bradby 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Daybreak 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
That Sunday Night Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Paul O'Grady Live 2011 TV Series Himself
Ross Kemp: Extreme World 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2010 TV Series Himself
Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Top Gear 2002-2009 TV Series Himself - Man in Boot / Himself
The Friday Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Ross Kemp in Search of Pirates 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009 TV Series Himself
The British Soap Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Richard & Judy's New Position 2009 TV Series Himself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Ross Kemp on Gangs 2007-2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The British Academy Television Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Ross Kemp in Afghanistan 2008 TV Series documentary
The Paul O'Grady Show 2006-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Host
The British Academy Television Awards 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief: The Apprentice 2007 TV Movie Himself
All*Star Cup 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself - Team Europe
The Friday Night Project 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
The British Soap Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
The British Soap Awards 2006: The Party 2006 TV Special Himself
Richard & Judy 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
Lethal Attraction: Why Americans Love Guns 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Horizon 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Parkinson 2004 TV Series Himself
Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story 2004 TV Movie documentary Verus (UK version) (voice)
GMTV 2003 TV Series Himself
The Life of a Ten Pound Note 2003 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The John Thaw Story 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
BBC Hall of Fame: Barbara Windsor 2000 TV Special Himself
Eastenders: 15 Years of EastEnders 2000 Video Himself
Paddington Green 1999 TV Series documentary Narrator
Ross Kemp Alive in Alaska 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
8.50 to Paddington Green 1999 TV Series documentary Narrator (voice)
The British Soap Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
TFI Friday 1998 TV Series Himself
Best of British 1998 TV Series Himself
Television's Greatest Hits 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Live & Kicking 1995 TV Series
Ten Years in Albert Square 1995 TV Special documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Morning Britain 1992 TV Series Himself
Happy Birthday, Coronation Street! 1990 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Gear 2015 TV Series Himself
Rude Tube 2011 TV Series Himself
Almost Famous IV 2011 TV Movie documentary Emmerdale
EastEnders Revealed 2009-2010 TV Series documentary Grant Mitchell
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself
EastEnders: The Greatest Cliffhangers 2010 TV Series Grant Mitchell
Almost Famous III 2010 TV Movie documentary The Bill
Would I Lie to You? 2007 TV Series Grant Mitchell
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Special Grant Mitchell (uncredited)
Sex, Lies & Soaps 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Grant Mitchell
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Andy
The Way They Were 1999 TV Movie
Omnibus 1998 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Factual Series Ross Kemp on Gangs (2006) · Amelia Hann
· Clive Tulloh
2006 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Actor EastEnders (1985)
1999 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Actor EastEnders (1985)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Storyline EastEnders (1985) · Barbara Windsor
· Tracy Ann Oberman
· Steve McFadden
· Kate Harwood
2006 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Spectacular Scene of the Year EastEnders (1985) · Steve McFadden
· John Greening
2006 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Actor EastEnders (1985)
1999 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Villain of the Year EastEnders (1985)
1999 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Sexiest Male EastEnders (1985)
1997 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Actor EastEnders (1985)
1996 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Actor EastEnders (1985)

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


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