Gary Kemp
English actor and musician
Gary Kemp
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.
Biography
Gary Kemp's personal information overview.
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The Krays are back... well almost! Martin and Gary Kemp tour the UK for new gang TV show
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The brothers played English gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray in 1990 movie The Krays.
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Celebrities taken to task in annual round-up of scientific nonsense
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Sense About Science charity criticises Simon Cowell for using 'house healer', but praises Stuart Broad and Gary Kemp Every Christmas, the charity Sense About Science (SAS) records the silly scientific things celebrities say and do in the hope that these high-profile figures might think twice, or seek advice, before making pseudoscientific claims to their legions of fans. The 2012 list contains the usual rogues' gallery of misdeeds, such as Simon Cowell employing someone to "heal" his home and sports stars deploying dubious treatments for injuries. But there is also, it seems, hope. "The implausible and frankly dangerous claims about how to avoid cancer, improve skin or lose weight are becoming ever more ridiculous – and unfortunately they have a much higher profile than the research and evidence," said Tracey Brown, SAS managing director. "On the other hand, this year we have had more examples than ever sent to us of people in the public eye who clearly do check their facts, and we ...
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Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp: 'I've always hated smoking and never smoked myself, nor have I dated someone who smokes'
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The Spandau Ballet musician, 53, on why he's anti-smoking, how a younger wife keeps him fit and living forever.
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Kemps to front C&I gangs doc
Broadcast - almost 5 years
Brothers Martin and Gary Kemp are to front a documentary series about British gangs for Crime & Investigation Network.
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CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Rudge calms Town's fears - Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
Google News - over 5 years
“There's no reason to push the panic button already because there's a long way to go and Adie and Gary (Kemp, coach) know all about this division and how to do well. “Our problem is that we're giving goals away at the moment – I made mistakes for two
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I'm just an old romantic! Tony Hadley said he'd never return to the stage with ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
The likeable diamond geezer from North London who, along with fellow band members John Keeble and Steve Norman, lost a 'million quid' suing Gary Kemp for a share of the band's royalties. That's right, the bloke who swore blind he'd never be a part of a
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Music Festival: Access all areas - WalesOnline
Google News - over 5 years
My passion for live music and the atmosphere of the festivals has already taken my BBC Radio Wales show to the Laugharne Festival, where we not only had Michael Sheen, Gary Kemp, Dom Joly and Stephen Morris from Joy Division and New Order on the show,
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Yes, it's 'True': Spandau singer Hadley is finally back - North County Times
Google News - over 5 years
It was nice to take a different vocal approach ---- really get into the lyrics (by guitarist Gary Kemp) and what they meant. Because you have a different interpretation of what you recorded at 23 and what you record at 49
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Sadie Frost less impulsive in love - Winnipeg Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
The 46-year-old actress - who has been married twice, to Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp and actor Jude Law - has curbed the desire to react to a situation quickly because she has concluded it is best to see "the bigger picture"
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Clare Teal: Friends in Harrogate and a capital occasion in London - Yorkshire Post
Google News - over 5 years
The lineup consisted of Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra, Mark Nevin, Kathryn Williams, Chris Wood, Boo Hewerdine, Chris Difford, Wreckless Eric, Glen Tilbrook, Pee Wee Ellis, Gary Kemp, Ali Campbell and moi. The band were the crème de la crème of
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Sadie Frost - Sadie Frost Sick Of Single Life - Contactmusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
And the 46 year old, whose first husband was Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, refuses to rule out walking down the aisle again. She adds, "Being married twice hasn't put me off. I was incredibly lucky to fall in love with two amazing people
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Mark Lawrenson: 'We had no warm-up, no warm-down, we drank like fish' - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Most people, when choosing their favourite Gary Kemp penned pop artefact, would plump for True. Maybe but I just love Through the Barricades. Not quite as slushy. You've obviously not tried making love on wastelands on a wet Tuesday night, Lawro
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The Half Decent Football Magazine - When Saturday Comes
Google News - over 5 years
I'm very fond of Gary Kemp - I've met him and he's been charming, funny, and self-deprecating. I'm almost a contemporary, coming from that London crowd of (mostly working class, but not all) Bowie/soul boys and girls who went to clubs and to
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Addiction Basics - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
“True” Gary Kemp, songwriter & actor (b. 1959) Spandau Ballet (1983) The simplest way to understand this is: More is not necessarily better. And that's not just money taken out of the country or brought in (if you know what I mean)
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Carrow Road surface gets Premier League makeover - Norwich Evening News
Google News - over 5 years
Head groundsman Gary Kemp has had to be patient – two high profile concerts and weeks of bookings by amateur sides have had to come and go before the work could get under way. But given he is a past winner of Football League's groundsman of the year
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Greenwich Summer Sessions Announces Additional Day - Entertainment Focus
Google News - over 5 years
The night will play host to a plethora of first class artists including Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Ali Campbell (UB40), Mark Nevin and Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction), Boo Hewerdine (The Bible), jazz musician Pee Wee Ellis (member of James Brown's
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gary Kemp
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 52
    In 2012, Kemp's songwriting for Spandau Ballet was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.
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  • 2011
    Age 51
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 48
    In March 2008, Kemp starred in a low-budget 20-minute short film directed by his brother Martin, entitled Karma Magnet.
    More Details Hide Details This was only released on the internet.
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Kemp is an atheist and a staunch supporter of the Labour Party. He was a member of Red Wedge in the 1980s. Selected films include: Kemp has released an autobiography:
  • 2001
    Age 41
    Two of his songs appeared on the debut album by American soap star Jacob Young in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Since 1995, Kemp has continued acting, taking the role of 'Serge' in the West End production of Art in 2001, film roles in Dog Eat Dog, Poppies and American Daylight, and TV roles in Murder in Mind, Murder Investigation Team, and Casualty.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 39
    In 1999, Hadley, Norman and Keeble attempted to sue Kemp for alleged unpaid royalties.
    More Details Hide Details They claimed that an agreement had existed between Kemp and the rest of the band, whereby Kemp, who was the main songwriter in the band, would pay his bandmates a share of the royalties earned. The claims were vigorously denied by Kemp, and Hadley, Norman and Keeble subsequently lost their court case. Although initially vowing to appeal the verdict, they later decided against this. In 2004 Kemp made an attempt to reform Spandau Ballet. In early 2009, newspaper reports claimed that the band was set to reform later that year. The rumours were confirmed by the band at a press conference held on board HMS Belfast in London on 25 March 2009.
  • 1995
    Age 35
    The couple divorced in 1995.
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    Kemp released a solo album entitled Little Bruises in 1995, followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details He has written songs with a number of other writers for other artists, although few of them have actually been recorded and released.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 8
    In 1968 he began appearing in TV and film, including a role in the 1972 film Hide & Seek, alongside Roy Dotrice.
    More Details Hide Details Kemp eventually decided to concentrate on a career in music, and in the late 1970s, he formed a band called The Cut with school friends. The band became The Makers and The Gentry, and was eventually renamed Spandau Ballet. After recording Spandau Ballet's final album, Heart Like a Sky, Kemp and his brother returned to acting. He earned criticism from his fellow band members, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman and John Keeble, but received good reviews for his performance as Ronnie Kray in The Krays (1990). The success of this film was the death-knell for Spandau Ballet.
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on October 16, 1959.
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