Gary Kemp
Gary Kemp

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Name: Gary Kemp
Occupation: Soundtrack
Gender: Male
Height: 190 cm (6' 3'')
Birth Day: October 16, 1959
Age: 63
Birth Place:  Islington, London, England, United Kingdom
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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Gary Kemp

Gary Kemp was born on October 16, 1959 in  Islington, London, England, United Kingdom (63 years old). Gary Kemp is a Soundtrack, zodiac sign: Scorpio. Find out Gary Kempnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$10 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Biography Timeline


He was active in the Anna Scher Children's Theatre drama club, along with his brother Martin. He acted in various Children's Film Foundation television and film productions beginning with "Junket 89" in 1970, which starred Richard Wilson (later known for One Foot in the Grave). Kemp played the lead role in the 1972 film Hide and Seek alongside Roy Dotrice which was given a Royal premiere for the CFF's 21st anniversary, attended by the Duchess of Kent. Gary was interviewed about his role for Film 72.


Kemp had a love for glam rock and also an interest in progressive rock. His first musical collaboration was with Anna Scher regulars Phil Daniels and Peter Hugo Daly. He performed with them on the children's television show, "You Must Be Joking!" in 1975. Aged 14, Kemp played guitar with Islington-based The Same Band and future Spandau Ballet session keyboard player Ian 'Jess' Bailey.


The first band he formed with Alice Owen's schoolmates Steve Norman, John Keeble and Tony Hadley was called Roots after Kemp and Norman saw the Sex Pistols perform at The Screen on the Green in August 1976. The band changed its name to The Cut then became power pop group The Makers, favourably reviewed by New Musical Express in Dec 1977. Martin Kemp joined as bass player when they became Gentry in July 1978 before transforming into Spandau Ballet and playing live for the first time at Blitz on Weds 5 December 1979. The band's early success was driven by London's burgeoning nightclubbing scene in which Gary Kemp identified Spandau's role: "We are making the most contemporary statement in fashion and music."


Kemp performed "Through the Barricades" solo in December 1985 at London's Dominion Theatre for the Snowball Review, a fund raiser organised by Pete Townshend for a women's domestic violence charity. He also played it at the Artists Against Apartheid festival at Clapham Common on 28 June 1986.


Kemp was married to actress Sadie Frost. They married when she was 22, on 7 May 1988. Their son, Finlay, was born in 1990. Frost and Kemp were married for five years and then separated, finally divorcing on 19 August 1995. In 2003, Kemp married costume designer Lauren Barber, with whom he has three sons: Milo Wolf (b. 2004), Kit (b. 2009), and Rex (b. 2012). They live in London.


After recording Spandau Ballet's final album Heart Like a Sky, in 1989, 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.


Spandau played the final live show of their 10th anniversary tour at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 6 March 1990. They would not perform live together again for 19 years.


Kemp's first Hollywood movie was The Bodyguard, in 1992, with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, directed by Mick Jackson and written by Lawrence Kasdan. He played Sy Spector, Whitney's character's Rachel Marron's music business PR. Other roles include argumentative band leader Jake Woodward in The Larry Sanders Show, in 1993, and Oliver in heist movie, Killing Zoe, directed by Roger Avary and produced by Quentin Tarantino in 1994, Dog Eat Dog, Poppies and American Daylight, and TV roles in Murder in Mind, Murder Investigation Team, and Casualty.


He released a solo album, Little Bruises, in 1995, on Sony Records produced by Bow Wow Wow member and Malcolm McLaren producer Leigh Gorman. It was followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland.


In 1999, Hadley, Norman and Keeble attempted to sue Kemp for alleged unpaid royalties. They claimed that an agreement had existed between him 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; Hadley, Norman and Keeble subsequently lost their court case. Although initially vowing to appeal the verdict, they later decided against this.


Two of his songs appeared on the debut album by American soap star Jacob Young in 2001.

He has continued acting on film, television and stage, taking the role of Serge in the West End production of Art in 2001, Pignight by Snoo Wilson at the Menier Theatre in May 2004 and as corrupt copper PC Collins in the revival of Lionel Bart's musical Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be directed by Terry Johnson at Theatre Royal Stratford East with Jessie Wallace in 2014. He played Teddy in The Homecoming, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at Trafalgar Studios in 2015 and appeared in two plays, Party Time/Celebration, from the Pinter at the Pinter season, which staged all 20 of Harold Pinter’s one act plays in 2018/2019 with a cast including Anthony Sher, John Simm, Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig and Danny Dyer.


Other musical collaborations include writing music and additional lyrics with Guy Pratt for the musical production Bedbug, lyrics and book by Snoo Wilson, a reimagined adaptation of the Vladimir Mayakovsky play, as part of the Shell Connections Youth Drama in 2004 which was presented at the National Theatre and revived there in 2016. He has written another musical, A Terrible Beauty, also with Pratt and Oscar nominated book writer Shane Connaughton (My Left Foot) based on the life of WB Yeats and Maud Gonne.


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. In March 2008, Kemp starred in a low-budget 20-minute short film directed by his brother Martin, entitled Karma Magnet. This was only released on the internet.


After two decades apart the band reformed in 2009 with an announcement on HMS Belfast, venue of one of their earliest secret gigs. Two world tours followed, including five nights at London O2 arena. Their story was documented by the critically acclaimed film Soul Boys of the Western World which premiered at SXSW in 2012 and was screened at film festivals all over the world including Cannes, Rome and NYC Doc.


In 2013, Kemp said in an interview that he was a Labour Party voter and had always been a supporter of the party because of his father. He supported David Miliband for the leadership of the party. In 1986, Kemp had performed in a show in support of the party at the Manchester Apollo with the collective of musicians Red Wedge, which included Billy Bragg, Johnny Marr and Paul Weller.


In 2014 Kemp co-wrote and presented the documentary Kick Out the Jams for ITV's Perspectives about the arrival of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and the YBAs (Young British Artists). He also co-wrote Passions: Mick Ronson by Gary Kemp for Sky Arts in 2017.


Kemp is a keen cyclist and mountain walker, and a collector of the furniture produced by Edward William Godwin. In 2017, he nominated Godwin for BBC Radio 4's Great Lives show hosted by Matthew Parris.


On 6 June 2018, Spandau Ballet played their first show with new singer Ross William Wild at London's Subterania after Tony Hadley announced on social media that he had left the band. Spandau subsequently played six European shows in Rome, Milan, Padua, Utrecht and Tilburg with the last of those in London at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 29 October 2018. In May 2019 the new recruit Wild tweeted: "I have formally quit the band @SpandauBallet."

Kemp is a longtime fan of Pink Floyd, and in 2018 he was invited by the band's drummer Nick Mason to contribute guitar and vocals to Mason's psychedelic rock band Saucerful of Secrets, "capturing the spirit" of the early music of Pink Floyd. The band includes Guy Pratt on bass and vocals, Lee Harris on guitar and backing vocals, and Dom Beken on keyboards.

The band made their live debut in May 2018 at Dingwalls in London playing a selection of Pink Floyd material predating their 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. This was followed by three shows at The Half Moon, Putney and a European tour the same year.

He became a trustee of the Theatres Trust in 2018. He also does work for Save the Children.


In 2019 an extended of the US and Canada was announced starting in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 12 March. This was followed by five additional UK shows set to run from April to May and another European tour in July the same year. 2020 dates have also been announced.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Martin Kemp Martin Kemp Brother $4 Million N/A 59 Actor
#2 Milo Wolf Kemp Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 Kit Kemp Children N/A N/A N/A
#4 Rex Kemp Children N/A N/A N/A
#5 Frank Kemp Father N/A N/A N/A
#6 Sadie Frost Sadie Frost Former spouse $3 Million (Approx.) N/A 55 Actor
#7 Eileen Kemp Mother N/A N/A N/A
#8 Roman Kemp Roman Kemp Nephew $1.5 Million N/A 27 Radio Host
#9 Harley Moon Kemp Niece N/A N/A N/A
#10 Finlay Munro Kemp Son N/A N/A N/A
#11 Lauren Barber Spouse N/A N/A N/A

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Gary Kemp is 63 years, 1 months and 17 days old. Gary Kemp will celebrate 64th birthday on a Monday 16th of October 2023. Below we countdown to Gary Kemp upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

60th birthday - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Beach - Happy 60th Birthday to Gary Kemp! I'm going to... | Facebook

Happy 60th Birthday to Gary Kemp! I'm going to play True as part of the Stressbusters at 6pm. If you've not heard them before, it really is the most relaxing way to end your working day.

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59th birthday - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

It’s True: It Really Is Gary Kemp’s Birthday | Rhino

Today we celebrate the birthday of a man who can claim not only to be a founding member of Spandau Ballet but, indeed, the one who wrote most of the band’s songs.

56th birthday - Friday, October 16, 2015

Birthday: Gary Kemp

Actor-musician Gary Kemp is 56.

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