Ross Kemp

Ross Kemp ( born June 21, 1964 in Barking, Essex, England) is a British actor and journalist. In 1999 he won the British Soap Award for " Best Actor ".


Childhood and family

Ross Kemp was born in 1964 as the son of a hairdresser Jean and the Metropolitan Police officers John. He attended Shenfield High School, at which he was remembered as an excellent athlete.


Since his childhood he wanted to be an actor and thus he studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy in London, which he left in 1985. His first TV appearance was tempered in 1986 as Graham Lodsworth in the soap opera Emmerdale. His most famous role was that of Grant Mitchell in the BBC series EastEnders for which he received his award in 1999.

A wide audience Kemp was known for his investigative reporting. Among " Ross Kemp on gangs " and " Ross Kemp in Afghanistan ". For the latter report, he spent several months as an " embedded journalist " with fighting forces of the British forces in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on the go.


Since 11 June 2002, he was married to the British journalist Rebekah Wade. This marriage, however, was divorced on March 6, 2009.



  • 2006: Ross Kemp on gangs