Ross Kemp Kemps First Role For ITV Was In Hero Of The Hour

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Since 2006, Kemp has received international recognition as an investigative journalist for his critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs. Before becoming publicly known, Kemp made a TV commercial for Kellogg’s Fruit ‘n Fibre breakfast cereal. He was in a film called Playing Away in 1986 in a minor role alongside Neil Morrissey. On-screen, Kemp, as Grant, was often at the centre of EastEnders’ plots, amongst them abusive marriages to Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) and Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon), and the “Sharongate” storyline, that saw Grant’s brother Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) conduct an affair with his wife. Kemp announced his departure from the show in April 1999, his last appearance being aired in October 1999 when his character moved to Brazil. in early 2005, the BBC confirmed that Kemp would be returning to EastEnders later that year after six years away. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour.
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Ross Kemp Kemps First Role For ITV Was In Hero Of The Hour

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Before becoming publicly known, Kemp made a TV commercial for Kellogg’s Fruit ‘n Fibre breakfast cereal. in December 2008, Barbara Windsor, Kemp’s onscreen mother Peggy publicly called for Kemp to return to the role of Grant. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour. He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Barnet Hospital in north London, but made a full recovery.

Ross Kemp Kemps First Role For ITV Was In Hero Of The Hour

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He was infamously thrown off set of Emmerdale after reportedly stubbing his toe on a prop and proceeding to violently attack the prop and claim that all props should be ‘burnt alive’. His most famous role to date is that of hardman Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Following his initial departure from EastEnders, Kemp moved from the BBC to ITV for a reported £1.2 million. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour.

Ross Kemp Kemps First Role For ITV Was In Hero Of The Hour

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In early 2005, the BBC confirmed that Kemp would be returning to EastEnders later that year after six years away. in December 2008, Barbara Windsor, Kemp’s onscreen mother Peggy publicly called for Kemp to return to the role of Grant. Following his initial departure from EastEnders, Kemp moved from the BBC to ITV for a reported £1.2 million. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour.

Ross Kemp Kemps First Role For ITV Was In Hero Of The Hour

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Before becoming publicly known, Kemp made a TV commercial for Kellogg’s Fruit ‘n Fibre breakfast cereal. He was in a film called Playing Away in 1986 in a minor role alongside Neil Morrissey. Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour.

Ross Kemp Kemps First Role For ITV Was In Hero Of The Hour

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Ross James Kemp (born 21 July 1964) is a BAFTA award-winning British actor, author and journalist, who rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders. He was infamously thrown off set of Emmerdale after reportedly stubbing his toe on a prop and proceeding to violently attack the prop and claim that all props should be ‘burnt alive’. He was in a film called Playing Away in 1986 in a minor role alongside Neil Morrissey. BBC bosses have left Kemp’s role open for a possible future return. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour. He suffered cuts to his chest and face after safety glass shattered, and was also hit in the face by the discharge from a blank round.
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Ross Kemp Kemps First Role For ITV Was In Hero Of The Hour

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Kemp has won various awards for his portrayal of Grant. Kemp has not ruled out returning to the soap again, but he said a return would not be any time soon. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour. He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Barnet Hospital in north London, but made a full recovery.

Ross Kemp Kemps First Role For ITV Was In Hero Of The Hour

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He was infamously thrown off set of Emmerdale after reportedly stubbing his toe on a prop and proceeding to violently attack the prop and claim that all props should be ‘burnt alive’. On-screen, Kemp, as Grant, was often at the centre of EastEnders’ plots, amongst them abusive marriages to Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) and Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon), and the “Sharongate” storyline, that saw Grant’s brother Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) conduct an affair with his wife. Kemp announced his departure from the show in April 1999, his last appearance being aired in October 1999 when his character moved to Brazil. His first comeback lasted just a few weeks in 2005, but he returned for a period of three months in 2006, before departing once again in June that year. BBC bosses have left Kemp’s role open for a possible future return. Kemp has won various awards for his portrayal of Grant. in September 2009, Steve McFadden (Phil) and Danniella Westbrook (Sam), Kemp’s onscreen siblings, also expressed their desire to have him back on the show. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour.