Bill Kenwright

Born Sep 4, 1945

Bill Kenwright CBE is a leading West End theatre producer and film producer. He is also the Chairman of Everton Football Club. He attended Booker Avenue County Primary School, and then Liverpool Institute High School from 1957 to 1964 and appeared in school productions on the stage in the Mount St. building. He was also treasurer of the Christian Union at school. In 2007 Kenwright was a judge in the BBC1 television series "Any Dream Will Do."… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Bill Kenwright.

  • Soccer Everton And Wigan Agree Compensation For Manager Martinez Bbc
    Yahoo News - Jun 03, 2013
  • Article 2309769 1951c6ae000005dc 669 154x115
    Bill Kenwright Hillsborough Speech Proves True Football Fans Stick Together Adrian Durham Column
    Daily Mail (UK) - Apr 16, 2013
  • Article 0 0048cc8a000004b0 706 154x115
    Bill Kenwright Says David Moyes Will Leave Everton With His Head Held High If He Goes
    Daily Mail (UK) - Mar 28, 2013
  • Win Tickets To See Blood Brothers Starring Marti Pellow!
    The Citizen - Jan 28, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Kenwright.


1945 Birth Born on September 4, 1945.


1957 11 Years Old He attended Booker Avenue County Primary School, and then Liverpool Institute High School from 1957 to 1964 and appeared in school productions (including Shylock in The Merchant of Venice) on the stage in the Mount Street building (predecessor to LIPA). … Read More


1968 22 Years Old As a young man he became an actor. His early successes included a role in Coronation Street, as Gordon Clegg who was introduced in April 1968.
1969 23 Years Old Kenwright left the show after a year to pursue his producing career in March 1969, although he did return to the show on occasion throughout the 1970s for guest appearances.


1978 32 Years Old Kenwright was married to actress Anouska Hempel from 1978 to 1980 and has a daughter and two grandchildren from his relationship with the actress Virginia Stride. … Read More


1994 48 Years Old Kenwright became involved in a consortium to buy Everton in 1994, as his consortium rivalled Birkenhead-based Peter Johnson. … Read More


1999 53 Years Old Kenwright's consortium bought 68% of Everton F.C. from Peter Johnson for £20 million in 1999. … Read More
2003 57 Years Old In 2003, he attempted to move Everton to the Kings Dock on the riverside but after a public feud with director Paul Gregg over the proposal's finances and sale of Wayne Rooney, the move fell through. … Read More
2004 58 Years Old 1 More Event
On 1 June 2004, Kenwright became chairman of Everton Football Club. … Read More
2005 59 Years Old In April 2005, Samuelson stated that "the Fund is completed and registered" but Everton director Paul Gregg publicly questioned the FSF: "As a director I have not received any proof of funds – or that they even exist." … Read More


2007 61 Years Old In 2007, Kenwright announced that he would like to move the club to Kirkby as part of a proposal known as Destination Kirkby which included a Tesco supermarket and a retail park. … Read More
Kenwright has his own record label (Bill Kenwright Records), which has released three albums as of February 2008. The London Palladium cast recording of Scrooge starring Tommy Steele and the 2006 Lyric Theatre Recording of Cabaret were joined in February 2008 by the debut album of Kenwright's new boy group Dream On. … Read More
2011 65 Years Old He continued to star in Coronation Street occasionly until 2011. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.