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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 July 1964Barking, Essex, England, UK
Birth NameRoss James Kemp
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 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)
Rebekah Brooks (11 June 2002 - 6 March 2009) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Bald head

Trivia (6)

Plays amateur rugby.
Famous for playing tough Grant Mitchell in BBC soap "EastEnders".
Has a son, born October 2010, with ex-girlfriend Nicola Coleman.
Is one of 6 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 and Scott Maslen.
Ranked #4 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Grant Mitchell (2010).
As of 2015 he is the 10th-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with Tony Caunter, Ricky Groves, Jake Wood and Jamie Borthwick, and behind only Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Sid Owen, 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 and Shaun Williamson), having played the character Grant Mitchell on and off for 9 years (initially from 1990 to 1999 and then with brief appearances in 2005 and 2006).

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