Gary Kemp

Actor and Musician
Born Oct 16, 1959

Gary Kemp is an English pop musician and actor who is the guitar player and chief songwriter for the 1980s New Wave band Spandau Ballet. His brother, Martin Kemp, plays bass guitar in the band. Gary Kemp also provided backing vocals on many of the tracks to lead singer Tony Hadley.… Read More

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1959 Birth Born on October 16, 1959.
1968 8 Years Old In 1968 he began appearing in TV and film, including a role in the 1972 film Hide & Seek, alongside Roy Dotrice. … Read More


1995 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Kemp released a solo album entitled Little Bruises in 1995, followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland. … Read More
1999 39 Years Old In 1999, Hadley, Norman and Keeble attempted to sue Kemp for alleged unpaid royalties. … Read More


2001 41 Years Old Two of his songs appeared on the debut album by American soap star Jacob Young in 2001. … Read More
2003 43 Years Old In 2003 Kemp married costume designer Lauren Barber, with whom he has three sons, Milo Wolf, born in 2004, Kit, born in 2009, and Rex, born in 2012. … Read More
2004 44 Years Old Kemp wrote music and additional lyrics with Guy Pratt for the musical production Bedbug, which was performed in a variety of venues during the Shell Connections Youth Drama Festival in 2004, and has written a musical, also with Pratt, entitled A Terrible Beauty, based on the life of W. B. Yeats and Maud Gonne.
2008 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2008, Kemp appeared on a celebrity special of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with his brother Martin to raise awareness of and funds for the Encephalitis Society.


2011 51 Years Old On 28 March 2011, Kemp lent his support to the British Music Experience charity, by holding an "in conversation" session with an audience of 80 people.
2012 52 Years Old In 2012, Kemp's songwriting for Spandau Ballet was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.
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