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Who is Ross Kemp?

Ross James Kemp aka Ross Kemp is an English actor, author, and television presenter. He rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Kemp has received international recognition as a reporter for presenting the BAFTA Award-winning documentary television series Ross Kemp on Gangs (2004—2009).

Ross Kemp Biography, Wikipedia

Ross Kemp was born on 21 July 1964 in Barking, Essex. His mother Jean was a hairdresser and his father John was a detective superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service. His maternal great-grandfather was a sub-organist at Chichester Cathedral for many years. He has one brother, Darren, who is a filmmaker for the BBC. Kemp attended Shenfield High School and the Webber Douglas Academy.

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After training at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Kemp received his Equity card when appearing alongside John Thaw and Richard Wilson at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea. In 1990, Kemp appeared in an edition of the Anglia Television police drama The Chief. The episode, entitled Call Sign Bravo, saw Kemp play the role of Police Constable Dennis Scovell. Around the same time he also starred in a golf themed advert for Kellogg’s Fruit & Fibre cereal.

Ross Kemp Wiki, Bio, Age, Profession, Net worth, Wife & More

Real NameRoss James Kemp
NicknameRoss Kemp
ProfessionActor, Author, and Television Presenter
Marital StatusMarried
Wife’s NameRebekah Wade(m. 2002; div. 2009)​
Renee O’Brien (m. 2012)
Children’s NameUnknown
Physical Status 
Age57 Years Old
Height (Approx.)1.83 m
Weight (Approx.)Unknown
Eye ColourUnknown
Hair ColourUnknown
Personal Information 
Date of Birth21 July 1964
BirthplaceBarking, Essex, England
School Name Shenfield High School,  Webber Douglas Academy.
College NameUnknown
Family Background 
Father’s NameUnknown
Mother’s NameUnknown
Siblings NameDarren Kemp
Source of IncomeActor, Author, and Television Presenter
Net Worth$1-2 Million

Ross Kemp Career And Awards

Ross Kemp went on to feature in training films for the Ministry of Defence and the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm (now Emmerdale) as Graham Lodsworth. Guest appearances in London’s Burning and Birds of a Feather followed, before he had a minor role in the 1987 film Playing Away alongside Neil Morrissey.

Kemp’s best-known role is that of hardman Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Making his debut in February 1990, his character quickly became part of the soap’s key storylines during the 1990s, particularly troubled marriages to Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) and then Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon), as well as the “Sharongate” storyline, which saw brother Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) having an affair with Grant’s wife, which was uncovered two years after it began.

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Kemp announced on 24th March 1999 that he would be leaving the soap later that year after nearly 10 years. His exit was aired in October 1999 when his character moved to Brazil after surviving a car crash. Kemp refused to rule out an eventual return to EastEnders, and various media reports over the next few years speculated that he would return to the series at some stage. In 2004, Kemp filmed Ross Kemp on Gangs. He followed this up with the documentaries Ross Kemp in AfghanistanRoss Kemp in Search of PiratesRoss Kemp: Battle for the Amazon and Ross Kemp: Extreme World.  In early 2005, the BBC confirmed that Kemp would be returning to EastEnders in the autumn of that year after six years away.

Political Career

In 1999, Kemp was elected as Rector of the University of Glasgow as the candidate of the Glasgow University Labour Club. In October 2000 the Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council passed a motion requesting him to resign, and within weeks he did.

In August 2014, Kemp was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September’s referendum on that issue. In June 2017, Kemp endorsed the Labour Party at the 2017 UK general election, and took part in campaigning for Labour candidates. In 2022, Kemp declared his support for a “National Thank You Day” to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

Ross Kemp Personal Life

On 11 June 2002, Ross Kemp married Rebekah Wade, the then editor of The Sun. In November 2005, Wade was arrested following an alleged assault on her husband. Kemp refused medical attention for a swollen lip and no action was taken. In March 2009 Kemp and Wade divorced, and in October 2010, Kemp fathered a boy with his partner, Nicola Coleman, who was his makeup artist. Kemp married Australian Renee O’Brien in 2012. They have three children.

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Who is Ross Kemp?

Ross Kemp is an English actor, author, and television presenter.

Did Ross Kemp win BAFTA awards?

Ross Kemp has received international recognition as a reporter for presenting the BAFTA Award-winning documentary television series Ross Kemp on Gangs (2004—2009).

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