Martin Kemp
Martin Kemp
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Choreographing Consciousness and Galvanizing Creativity
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Giorgione, The Tempest, c. 1508, Oil on canvas, 83 cm × 73 cm (33 in × 29 in), Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice The artist's mind surrendered to the flow of creative inspiration can be as turbulent and foreboding as Giorgione's Tempest. This does not, however, necessitate a chaotic outcome. Just as nature utilizes storms to collect disparate energies and ecologically regenerate, so also the artist synthesizes the complexities of human experience in the encounter with wholeness known as Art. "Where does creativity come from?" is perhaps the most pertinent question facing artists and neuroscientists alike. One of the chief creative aims of my artistic endeavors has been to create intimate encounters with the processes by which inspiration is tapped and methodically mined. We know, for example, that when the mind enters into a theta brainwave state, it generates lucid experiences of interior optics that are commonly associated with a graphic dream state. This past summer, I tested t ...
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Foundation Claims To Have Discovered Younger, Happier Version Of 'Mona Lisa'
Business Insider - over 4 years
GENEVA (AP) — The mystery behind the most enigmatic smile in art — Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" — just got a little more complicated. In a coming-out party of sorts in Geneva, rounds of flashbulbs popped Thursday as the nonprofit Mona Lisa Foundation pulled back the curtain to present what it claims is a predecessor of the world's most famous portrait. But even the experts brought in by the foundation weren't sure about that claim just yet. The art world is prone to all sorts of rumors and speculation — and, periodically — discoveries that jolt accepted norms. Two years ago, a retired French electrician claimed that he had turned up 271 Picasso works that had been sitting for decades in his garage — and Picasso's heirs claimed theft. But a new claim about the world's most famous painting, which draws millions of visitors to Paris' Louvre Museum each year, resonates like a thunderclap in the art world. It also prompts a new look at a painting that all by itself still raises a ...
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Could This Be The Mona Lisa's Prequel?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Art experts this week are claiming that they have found an early version of Leonardo da Vinci's wryly smiling beauty, Mona Lisa, reports The Daily Mail. The work, dubbed the Isleworth Mona Lisa, was reportedly discovered by English art collector Hugh Blaker in Isleworth, London shortly before World War I. Though slightly larger than Leonardo's famous portrait, the subject in the Iselworth became famous for its striking resemblance to Lisa del Giocondo, sparking years of debate as to whether Blaker had discovered Mona Lisa's prequel, ABC News reports. Now, nearly one hundred years later, the not-for-profit Mona Lisa Foundation has announced that it will reveal "historical, comparative and scientific evidence" that will prove that the long-speculated treasure is indeed the handiwork of the 16th century master. The group is citing the research of Professor Professor Alessandro Vezzosi, director of his own art museum in Vinci, Italy, and emeritus professor Carlo Pedrett ...
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Martin Kemp vs John Gittings: Icons of Peace
Oxford University Press Blog - over 4 years
The world famous Edinburgh International Festival has kicked off, beginning three weeks of the best the arts world has to offer. The Fringe Festival has countless alternative, weird, and wacky events happening all over the city, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival is underway. Throughout the Book Festival we’ll be bringing you sneak peeks of our authors’ talks and backstage debriefs so that, even if you can’t make it to Edinburgh this year, you won’t miss out on all the action. Today, John Gittings and Martin Kemp will be discussing icons of peace. Human history is dominated by war, but can we forge a different narrative? In The Glorious Art of Peace, former Guardian journalist John Gittings argues that progress depends on a peaceful environment, identifying iconic proponents of peace such as Confucius and Gandhi. Art historian Martin Kemp‘s Christ to Coke looks at the creation of some of our peacetime icons and traces the things they have in common. By John Gittings ...
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Martin: Keep U.S. traitor in jail
CNN - over 4 years
Roland Martin says Pollard sold out his country for money, and no sort of pressure from Israel or any other country should cause a single American official to relent.
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Evidence bar set high in ABC cases
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
FORMER ABC Learning Centres executive Martin Kemp kept his lips sealed during his three-week trial.
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Geoff Cox’s DVD guide: War Horse, Four, Transit
The Bucks Herald - almost 5 years
STEVEN Spielberg’s grandiose equine saga WAR HORSE (12: Walt Disney) is an old-fashioned crowd-pleaser. Following the critically acclaimed stage production, Spielberg’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 novel is a showcase for the director’s sure sense of storytelling and trademark visual flourishes. This moving odyssey outlines the suffering of the First World War and the appalling loss of life, but it remains family-friendly. Sold to the British army, thoroughbred Joey is captured by Germans and hidden by a French peasant, while tracked by the Devon farmer’s son (Jeremy Irvine) who trained and nurtured him. The bond between the boy and the horse is so close that he refuses to give up on being reunited despite the animal passing through various owners on both sides as he travels across the battlefields of France. Full of stirring spectacle and poignant moments, War Horse is lavish and gripping, if a little Disneyfied at times. Although much of the story is knowingly designed ...
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Strippers Vs Werewolves Review
HeyUGuys.co.uk - almost 5 years
Director Jonathan Glendening of 13Hrs werewolf notoriety doesn’t move that far away from his furry feral fiends in his latest grizzly flick, Strippers Vs Werewolves. This exceptionally daft, tongue-in-cheek pastiche of the erotic slasher B-movie also taps into the comic-book filmmaking fascination of recent years with deviant glee, but all with the sole purpose of entertaining in the most blood spewing and badly acted way. And for those who never tire of Robert ‘Freddy’ Englund cameos, there’s a treat for fans too. After werewolf Mickey (Martin Kemp) is accidentally killed in strip club Vixens, the girls who work there have until the next full moon to work out how to respond and defend themselves, before his bloodthirsty wolf pack, led by Jack Ferris (Billy Murray), work out who is responsible and seek murderous retribution. It’s not the pulpy title or necessarily the opening title sequence to Duran Duran’s ‘Hungry Like A Wolf” that pricks the interest, but the first doggy dispos ...
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Martin Kemp Takes a Second Look at Leonardo da Vinci in a New Edition of His Masterful Biography
Artinfo - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-591934" href="/Martin+Kemp+1">Martin Kemp</a> Takes a Second Look at Leonardo da Vinci in a New Edition of His Masterful Biography Language English Email Print Save Tweet 0 Comments by <a class="fplink fp-625090" href="/Noah+Charney+1">Noah Charney</a> Published: February 29, 2012 In the thick foliage of popular and scientific literature on Leonardo da Vinci, Oxford University professor <a class="fplink fp-591934" href="/Martin+Kemp+1">Martin Kemp</a> stands out for several reasons. He is a trained scientist who came to art history later in life, and therefore has a passion for, and understanding of, Leonardo as a scientist that is distinct from the many art historians without that sort of training who approach his work. Kemp also finely balances rigorous schol ...
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Martin Kemp Talks Stalker
Female First - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-591934" href="/martin+kemp+1">Martin Kemp</a> has enjoyed a long and very successful music and acting career but with his new project Stalker we see him move behind the camera for the...
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Warriors end slide 33-28 victory vs. Allen Academy - Hometownlife.com
Google News - over 5 years
Lutheran Westland (1-2) did it with a ball-control ground attack led by 5-foot-9, 170-pound junior Martin Kemp, who did most of the heavy lifting, finishing with 173 yards 41 carries and three touchdowns. Warriors quarterback Matt Sylvester,
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Rav Wilding and Martin Kemp are TV's latest bromance *GIGGLES* - Yahoo! omg! UK
Google News - over 5 years
Super buff &#39;Crimewatch&#39; presenter Rav Wilding hasn&#39;t got his eye on a Chantelle Houghton look-a-like oh no… the only person to receive his admiration right now is Martin Kemp. *OMG! FACE* &quot;I did know Martin before [the show] and I instantly clicked
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Rav Wilding saved from ice hell by Brooke Kinsella - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
The actress, 28, and her fellow ex-EastEnder Martin Kemp grabbed the 33-year-old and hauled him to safety. The drama happened as the three filmed ITV1 reality show 71 Degrees North — which sees celebs trekking to the Arctic Circle
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Kemp fired up for 71 Degrees North - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
MARTIN Kemp reckons he&#39;s got a big chance of winning ITV1 reality show 71 Degrees North — because he knows how to manage a team after his Spandau Ballet days. Fitness fanatic Kemp, 49, who played EastEnders&#39; Steve Owen, said: &quot;In Spandau Ballet,
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Brooke: My Ben is still with me - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
She received an MBE this year and is making a telly comeback next Tuesday in the ITV show with stars including Martin Kemp and Rav Wilding. Brooke couldn&#39;t have picked a tougher project. At one point, she begged to go home, but she said: &quot;Rav gave me a
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NanoKTN and JEMI UK to host seminar at NANO Live UK - Materials Handling World Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Dr Martin Kemp, Theme Manager at the NanoKTN will discuss the potential benefits of nanotechnology and how these are crucial to the uptake of new techniques and approaches by product supply chains. Significant developments have occurred in the past few
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Taking a jump with the Army's Golden Knights is both a science and a thrill - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;His mind is zooming here and there about devices to be used in the air,&quot; says Oxford University emeritus professor Martin Kemp, one of the world&#39;s foremost da Vinci authorities. Kemp speculates da Vinci had one of two uses in mind for his invention:
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Martin Kemp premieres first movie at Grimm Up North - How Do
Google News - over 5 years
Martin Kemp will be making an appearance at Grimm Up North in October as his directorial debut gets premiered at the festival. The former Spandau Ballet bassist and Eastender has taken a step behind the camera for Stalker, a controversial film,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Kemp
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 50
    He also finished third in the summer series of Celebrity Big Brother 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Martin Kemp was born in his parents’ house in Islington, London, and attended Rotherfield Junior School. At the age of 7 he began to attend the Anna Scher Children’s Theatre drama club with his brother, Gary, and appeared in many TV shows, including Jackanory, The Tomorrow People, and Dixon of Dock Green. In his last year with Anna Scher he won a role in The Glittering Prizes, appearing alongside Tom Conti and Nigel Havers. After leaving Central Foundation Boys' School at 16, he began an apprenticeship in a print factory, but soon began to feel disenchanted. Kemp’s life changed when Steve Dagger, the manager of his brother Gary’s band The Gentry, suggested he should replace the band’s bass player. He learned to play bass in three months and performed for the first time with The Gentry at a college party. Eventually the band was renamed “Spandau Ballet” and Kemp left his printing job to concentrate on the band full-time. Spandau Ballet went on to have a great deal of success in the New Romantic Era, with four of their albums reaching the UK album chart top ten. True also gave the band their first UK number one album and single with the album’s “title track”.
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    Kemp's first feature film as director, Stalker, starring Anna Brecon and Jane March, was released in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He came third in the tenth series of Celebrity Big Brother. Martin Kemp has been married to Shirlie Holliman since 1988. Holliman is a former backing singer of the group Wham! and one half of the 1980s pop duo Pepsi & Shirlie. The couple have a daughter, Harley Moon, (born 1989) and a son, Roman, (born 1993). 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 had controlled epilepsy since the 1990s, as a result of having two brain tumours. 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.
  • 2009
    Age 47
    Kemp's parents, Frank and Eileen, both died in January 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Eileen was undergoing treatment for a heart bypass at Bournemouth Hospital, where Frank was brought in after suffering a fatal heart attack. Eileen died 48 hours later. Kemp is also a big Arsenal football supporter.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    He has also founded his own production company and in March 2008 directed a low-budget 20-minute short film entitled Karma Magnet, which starred his brother, Gary, and also featured Kemp's son, Roman, and wife, Shirlie.
    More Details Hide Details This was released on the internet only.
    He hosted TV's 50 Hardest Men for Sky1 in July 2008 and also guest starred as Mr. Burley in BBC drama series, Waterloo Road. 2011 sees him starring as "Dr. Lawrence" in British film noir Jack Falls.
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    In 2008, he also appeared on the Discovery Channel television programme Chop Shop where they built him a gangster car.
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    He appeared on a celebrity special of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire in January 2008 with his brother, Gary, in order to raise awareness of and funds for the Encephalitis Society.
    More Details Hide Details Along with his son, he also featured in one edition of a factual television series for Five, Dangerous Adventures For Boys, based on the best-selling book written by Conn and Hal Iggulden, The Dangerous Book for Boys.
  • 2007
    Age 45
    He starred in a low-budget British film titled Back in Business which had a very limited release in few theatres in February 2007 and one month later was released on DVD.
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  • 2002
    Age 40
    He then switched over to ITV from 2002 to 2004, 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.
    More Details Hide Details From 2004-2007 Martin was also the face of furniture chain ScS.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    In July 2001, he announced that he would leave EastEnders when his contract expired in April 2002.
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  • 1998
    Age 36
    He went on to become popular for his role as villain Steve Owen in the BBC's top soap opera, EastEnders from December 1998.
    More Details Hide Details His character was involved in some of the soap's highest rated storylines such as the Saskia Duncan murder and "Who Shot Phil? ". By the time he left the series in 2002, he was one of the best-known faces on British television. Kemp won three TV Quick Awards for Best Soap Actor (2000, 2001, 2002), a National Television Award for Most Popular Actor (2000) and five British Soap Awards (Villain of the Year in 2000, Best Actor in 2001 and 2002, Sexiest Male in 2001 and 2002) for his work on EastEnders.
    He then resumed his acting career in 1998 when he made guest appearance in the ITV police drama series The Bill.
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  • 1995
    Age 33
    In 1995, he moved back to the United Kingdom and took a break from acting for a short while after recovering from two benign brain tumours.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 28
    Kemp and his brother Gary returned to 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.
    More Details Hide Details Their performances received a great deal of critical acclaim. 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: The Series. He also appeared in several Hollywood films such as Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) and Embrace of the Vampire (1994).
  • 1984
    Age 22
    Kemp also performed with the band on the popular 1984 famine relief project song "Do They Know It's Christmas", written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
    More Details Hide Details In early 2009, newspaper reports claimed that Spandau Ballet was set to re-form later that year, and this was confirmed by the band at a press conference held on board HMS Belfast on 25 March 2009. The band also announced a world tour, beginning with dates in the UK and Ireland in October 2009.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on October 10, 1961.
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