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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 July 1964Barking, Essex, England, UK
Birth NameRoss James Kemp
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ross Kemp was born on July 21, 1964 in Barking, Essex, England. His mother, Jean, was a hairdresser and his father, John, was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police force. He has a brother named Darren who is a documentary producer for the BBC.

Ross attended Shenfield High School, where he is remembered as an excellent athlete. He wanted to be an actor from a young age and went on to study drama at the Webber Douglas Academy. He has rarely been out of work since leaving the academy in 1985, appearing on stage, in films, on television and in various adverts.

His first credited television appearance was in 1986, playing Graham Lodsworth in "Emmerdale Farm" (now "Emmerdale"). His most famous role to date was his award-winning portrayal of hardman Grant Mitchell in the popular BBC series "EastEnders".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TrixMD

Spouse (2)

Renee O'Brien (January 2012 - present) (1 child)
Rebekah Brooks (11 June 2002 - 6 March 2009) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Bald head

Trivia (10)

Plays amateur rugby.
Famous for playing tough Grant Mitchell in BBC soap "EastEnders".
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.
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.
Ranked #4 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Grant Mitchell (2010).
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).
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.
Ranked #4 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Grant Mitchell (2015).
In 1997 he contracted malaria while in Africa and lost 2 and a half stone.
A major supporter of the Labour Party. He considered standing as a Labour MP.

Salary (1)

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

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