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Encyclopedia > Martin Kemp (actor)
Martin Kemp
Birth name Martin Kemp
Born October 10, 1961 (1961-10-10) (age 46)
Islington, London, England
Spouse(s) Shirlie Holliman
Official site http://www.originalmartinkemp.com

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Career

In the 1980s he and his brother Gary Kemp had a great deal of success in the New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. Their most popular album was titled True. He also performed on the popular 1984 famine relief project song Do They Know It's Christmas, written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Spandau Ballet was a popular English band in the 1980s. ... True was the third studio album by British New Romantic band Spandau Ballet, released in 1983. ... Cover art for the original Do They Know Its Christmas? release – artist Peter Blake This article is about the song. ... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Midge Ure OBE (born James Ure on October 10, 1953 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a rock and roll guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Scotland, who had particular success in the 1970s and 1980s. ...


He and his brother Gary branched out into acting in 1990, both of them appearing in the British film The Krays in which they played the notorious gangster twins, Ronald and Reginald Kray. Their performances received a great deal of critical acclaim. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Krays is a 1990 film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays. ... Ronald Ronnie Kray (24 October 1933 – 17 March 1995) and Reginald Reggie Kray (24 October 1933 – 1 October 2000) were identical twin brothers, and the foremost organised crime leaders in Londons East End during the 1950s and 60s. ...


Since The Krays, Martin Kemp has been in the public eye more than his brother. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s and made appearances in television series such as The Outer Limits and Highlander. He also appeared in several Hollywood films such as Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) and Embrace of the Vampire (1994). Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Outer Limits is an American television series. ... Highlander: The Series is an English language fantasy/sci-fi television series featuring Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul), of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the Highlander of the title. ... ... Embrace of the Vampire DVD cover Embrace of the Vampire was a motion picture famous mostly for Alyssa Milanos very revealing scenes. ...


In 1995 he moved back to the UK and took a break from acting for a short while after recovering from a brain tumour. He then had a guest appearance in the ITV police drama series The Bill in 1998. He went on to became popular for his role as villain Steve Owen in the BBC's top soap opera, EastEnders from 1998 to 2002. His character was involved in some of the soap's highest rated story lines such as the Saskia Duncan murder and Who Shot Phil?. By the time he left the series, he was one of the best-known faces on British television. Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... This article is about the British TV series. ... Saskia is murdered This article is about the television show character. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985[4] and continuing to date. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Saskia Duncan was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Who Shot Phil? was a storyline of the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders which evolved during 2001. ...


He then switched over to ITV where he starred in several television dramas such as The Brides in the Bath in which he played real-life murderer, George Smith and Can't Buy Me Love opposite fellow EastEnders star Michelle Collins which was based on a true story about a man who conned his wife and friends into believing he had won the lottery. In 2006 he starred in a two-part ITV television drama thriller titled Love Lies Bleeding and made a guest appearance in an episode of the murder mystery television series Marple. Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... The Brides in the Bath is a 2003 Yorkshire Television movie based on the life and court trial of UK serial killer and bigamist George Joseph Smith, the Brides in the Bath Murderer. Martin Kemp plays the role of Smith, and Richard Griffiths plays barrister Sir Edward Marshall-Hall. ... // George Smith may refer to: George Smith (Pennsylvania), Republican US representative from Pennsylvania, 1809 to 1812 George Edward Smith, mayor of Frederick, Maryland, 1901 to 1910 George Joseph Smith (New York) (1859–1913), US Representative from New York George Luke Smith (1837–1884), US Representative from Louisiana George Otis Smith... Michelle A. Collins (born May 28, 1963 in Hackney, East London) is a British actress best known for her roles on television in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, as Cindy Beale, and BBC drama Sunburn. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sherlock Holmes, pipe-puffing hero of crime fiction, confers with his colleague Dr. Watson; together these characters popularized the genre. ... Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple Marple is a British television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. ...


A low-budget British film titled Back in Business was released in February 2007 which Martin Kemp also stars in , however it was a limited release and one month later was released on DVD. For other uses, see Back In Business (disambiguation). ...


In 2007 Kemp founded his own production company.


Personal life

Martin Kemp has been married to Shirlie Holliman since 1988. Holliman is a former back up singer of the group Wham! and one-half of the 1980s pop duo Pepsi and Shirlie. The couple have a son and daughter together. Martin Kemp is also patron of the UK and Ireland charity, The Encephalitis Society, and at the time of becoming patron confirmed that he had controlled epilepsy since the 1990s, as a result of having two brain tumours. The Society is the only resource in the world that provides information globally on the disease and its consequences. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain usually as a result of infection or an inappropriate auto immune response. Following the tumours, Kemp had a protective metal plate implanted over his brain under the scalp. It is unnoticeable but not undetectable - during an appearance on the Frank Skinner Show in 2002, Kemp jokingly remarked that he could never slip quietly through metal detectors at airports, as the plate would set the alarm off. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Wham! was a pop duo which was formed by George Michael and his best friend Andrew Ridgeley in the early 1980s. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Pepsi & Shirlie were a British pop duo who released two albums, All Right Now, in 1987 and Changes in 1991. ... A brain tumor is any mass created by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells either found in the brain (neurons, glial cells, epithelial cells, myelin producing cells, etc. ... Christopher Graham Collins, aka Frank Skinner (born 28 January 1957 is an English writer and comedian. ...


Selected Filmography

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