Gary Kemp

Gary Kemp

Highest Rated: 81% The Krays (1990)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Bodyguard (1992)

Birthday: Oct 16, 1959

Birthplace: Islington, London, England, UK

Best known as the guitarist and songwriter for the English pop band Spandau Ballet, Gary Kemp has also carved out a small but noteworthy career as an actor. His first major role came in 1990, when he was cast alongside his brother and bandmate, Martin Kemp, in "The Krays." The film, based on true events, recounted the exploits of twin-brother ruthless crime lords Ronald and Reggie Kray in 1960's London. Gary Kemp received critical praise for his savage, violent portrayal of Ronnie Kemp. Kemp followed up "The Krays" with what remains one of his more recognizable film roles, publicist Sy Spector in the 1992 smash "The Bodyguard." The Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner romantic vehicle would gross over $400 million worldwide, making it easily one of Kemp's highest grossing films. Alas, Kemp has not yet been able to duplicate the mainstream success of "The Bodyguard." He would go on to appear in the 1993 crime thriller "Killing Zoe," the 2001 comedy "Dog Eat Dog," and 2010's "The Rapture," as well as other supporting roles. One of his more intriguing projects was 2008's "Karma Magnet," a 20-minute short which his brother Martin directed. The sibling collaboration features Gary as Joel Manners, a celebrity chef with extraordinary luck, or karma, as it were. Believing that the only way to extend his good karma to his family is by killing himself, Joel considers jumping off a building.

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Filmography

Movies

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72% 58% Soul Boys of the Western World Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 15% Assassin John Alberts (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Bette Met Mae Chuck (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Daylight Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 40% Dog Eat Dog Jesus (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stories From the Edge Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magic Hunter Max (Character) $3.5K 1994
36% 64% Killing Zoe Oliver (Character) $30.6K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Marriage Aidan Carey (Character) - 1993
33% 64% The Bodyguard Sy Spector (Character) $61K 1992
81% 80% The Krays Ronald Kray (Character) $1.6M 1990

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangs of Britain Host 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casualty Unknown (Character) 2011

QUOTES FROM Gary Kemp CHARACTERS

Rachel Marron says: And I wanna be able to brunch with my friends

Frank Farmer says: So go on Tuesdays.

Sy Spector says: Tuesday morning brunch? Where'd you get this guy, Bill?

Frank Farmer says: This house is wide open.

Sy Spector says: Excuse me?

Frank Farmer says: I said this house is wide open and you people have no clue what real security is or what it takes to achieve it.

Sy Spector says: Bill said that you used to be with the Secret Service.

Frank Farmer says: That's right.

Sy Spector says: Ever guard the main man?

Frank Farmer says: I was two years with Carter, four with Reagan.

Sy Spector says: Reagan got shot!

Frank Farmer says: Not on my shift.