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Gary Kemp was born in Islington, London in October 1959. On his 10th birthday, he got his first guitar from his parents. In the 70s, he and his younger brother, Martin Kemp, went to learn drama at Anna Scher's acting school. Then, in 1978, Gary Kemp formed "The Makers". After Richard Miller left, his brother replaced him on bass. That's when Gary ... See full bio »
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Known For

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
(2011)
50 First Dates
50 First Dates Soundtrack
(2004)
The World's End
The World's End Soundtrack
(2013)
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels Soundtrack
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017 Lucifer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- God Johnson (2017) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2015-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Kaley Cuoco/Horatio Sanz/LP (2017) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
- Felicity Jones/Billy Crudup/Car Seat Headrest (2016) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
- Ice T/Andrew Rannells/Lupe Fiasco (2015) ... (writer: "True")
 2017 Sandy Wexler (writer: "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss")
 2016 Lorraine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 October 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jay Aston (2016) ... (writer: "To Cut a Long Story Short" - uncredited)
- Lesley Garrett (2016) ... (writer: "Gold" - uncredited)
 2016 The Edge of Seventeen (writer: "True")
 2016 Sounds of the 80s (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sporting 80s Special with Kriss Akabusi (2016) ... (writer: "Gold")
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Run, Chris, Run (2016) ... (writer: "True")
 2016 Little Boxes (writer: "True")
 2016 Sausage Party (writer: "True" - as Gary James Kemp)
 2016 Sing Street (writer: "Gold")
 2015 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.10 (2015) ... (writer: "Gold")
 2015 Master of None (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Parents (2015) ... (writer: "True")
 2015 Scream Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Beware of Young Girls (2015) ... (writer: "I Know This Much Is True" - uncredited)
 2015 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- La juventud canta y baila (2015) ... (writer: "To Cut A Long Story Short")
 2015 Pixels (writer: "True")
 2015 1992 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (writer: "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss")
 2015 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "To Cut a Long Story Short")
 2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Keira Knightley/Nate Parker/Spandau Ballet (2014) ... (writer: "True")
 2013 Sunday All Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1960s, 1970s, 1980s (2013) ... (writer: "Gold")
 2013 The World's End ("Set Adrift on Memory Bliss")
 2013 G.B.F. (writer: "TRUE")
 2013 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's a Wonderful Rae: Part 2 (2013) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2012 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.3 (2012) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2008-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Gold" - uncredited)
- Auditions 2 (2008) ... (writer: "Gold")
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 7 Results (2012) ... (writer: "Gold")
 2012 Big Brother's Bit on the Side (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 September 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Through the Barricades" - uncredited)
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rico Suave by Gerardo (2012) ... (writer: "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss")
 2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (writer: "Set Adrift On Memory Of Bliss" (Radio Edit))
 2012 White Heat (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Eye of the Needle (2012) ... (writer: "Chant No 1" - uncredited)
 2012 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.9 (2012) ... (writer: "True")
 2011 Kinect Sports: Season Two (Video Game) (writer: "Gold" - as G. Kemp)
 2011 Generació D (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "True")
 2011 Kirstie's Handmade Britain (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Forest and Hampshire County Show (2011) ... (writer: "Gold" - uncredited)
 2006-2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Round Five (2011) ... (writer: "True")
- Round 1 (2006) ... (writer: "True")
 2004-2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 August 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 July 2004 (2004) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (writer: "True")
 2011/I Paranoia (Video) (writer: "I Know This Much Is True")
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2010 Semi-FInal (2010) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Megastars with Megabucks (2010) ... (writer: "Gold" - uncredited)
 2010 The 5 O'Clock Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (2010) ... (writer: "True")
 2010 Der letzte Bulle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Das Runde muss ins Eckige (2010) ... (writer: "True")
 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine (writer: "True")
 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2010 Skins (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- JJ (2010) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
  Alan Carr: Chatty Man (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #2.7 (2009) ... (performer: "Gold") / (writer: "Gold")
 2009 House of Boys (writer: "Musclebound")
 2009 Modern Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Great Expectations (2009) ... (writer: "True")
 2009 The Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 November 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Gold")
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 1980s (2009) ... (writer: "To Cut A Long Story Short")
 2009 Harry Brown (writer: "Gold" (1983))
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Synthiepop und New Romantic (2009) ... (writer: "Fight For Ourselves", "Gold")
 2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper (writer: "True" - as Gary James Kemp)
 2009 Vive les vacances! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer: "True")
 2008 Vilaine (writer: "True (Edit)")
 2008 Faintheart (writer: "True")
 2008 $5 a Day (writer: "Lifeline")
 2008 Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (writer: "True")
 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2008) ... (writer: "Chant No. 1" - uncredited)
 2008 Karma Magnet (Short) (writer: "You Never Know Your Love")
 2007 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #2 - 80's (2007) ... (writer: "Gold")
 2007 Psych (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Psy vs. Psy (2007) ... (writer: "True")
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (writer: "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss")
 2007 Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance (writer: "Gold")
 2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (writer: "True")
 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Much Ado About Nothing (2005) ... (writer: "True")
 2005 Sky High (writer: "True")
 2005 Murder in Suburbia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Estate Agents (2005) ... (writer: "Gold" - uncredited)
 2005 Brothers in Arms (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Gold", "To Cut a Long Story Short", "True", "Chant No. 1" - uncredited)
 1996-2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Future-Drama (2005) ... (writer: "True")
- A Milhouse Divided (1996) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2004 Dog Gone Love (writer: "True")
 2003-2004 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blindes Vertrauen (2004) ... (writer: "Through the Barricades" - uncredited)
- Wolf im Schafspelz (2003) ... (writer: "Through The Barricades")
 2004 50 First Dates (writer: "True")
 2003 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gleen (2003) ... (writer: "True")
 2003 Duplex (writer: "True" (1982))
 2003 Intermission (writer: "True")
 2003 Grind (writer: "True")
 2003 Murphy's Law (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reunion (2003) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 ... (writer: "Gold" - uncredited)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Gold")
 2002 The Tuxedo (writer: "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss")
 2002 I'm with Lucy (writer: "True")
 2002 When Snooker Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Gold" - uncredited)
 1990-2001 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- If They Could See Us Now.....! (2001) ... (writer: "Gold" - uncredited)
- Rodney Come Home (1990) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie (writer: "True")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Red Light on the Wedding Night (2001) ... (writer: "True")
 2001 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Judgement (2001) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary) (writer: "True")
 2000 Charlie's Angels (writer: "True")
 1999 Spaced (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gatherings (1999) ... (writer: "True")
 1999 With or Without You (writer: "True")
 1991-1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- 1998 Celebrity Special (1998) ... (writer: "Gold")
- Episode #8.4 (1997) ... (writer: "Gold")
- Episode #2.3 (1991) ... (writer: "Gold")
 1998 SLC Punk! (writer: "She Loved Like Diamonds")
 1998 The Wedding Singer (writer: "True")
 1994 New Wave Hits of the 80's: Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 2 (Video short) (writer: "True")
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Geld (1992) ... (writer: "True" - uncredited)
 1990 Arrivederci Millwall (writer: "Chant No. 1")
 1987 Sábado noche (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 April 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "How Many Lies?", "Cross the Line")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Only When you Leave", "Virgin", "True")
 1980-1984 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 June 1984 (1984) ... (writer: "Only When You Leave")
- Christmas 81 (1981) ... (writer: "Chant No.1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)")
- Episode dated 30 July 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Chant No.1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)")
- Episode dated 16 July 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Chant No.1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)")
- Episode dated 5 February 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "The Freeze")
 1984 Sixteen Candles (writer: "True")
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Other Works:

He acted in James Phillips' play, "The Rubenstein Kiss," at the Hampstead Theatre in London, England with Samantha Bond, Alan Cox and Will Keen in the cast.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Spandau Ballet

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

What we did have then is no Internet, a youth culture that had to find itself on the streets and one that was rather brave in the way it presented itself as well because we were sort of dressing up on a shoestring. I think we liked the theatre of youth culture and pop culture that we'd fallen in love with like Bowie [David Bowie] and people like that. See more »

Trivia:

He became famous as the guitarist, songwriter and occasional synthesizer player of Spandau Ballet, one of Britain's biggest bands of the 1980s. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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