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Joseph Maxwell Dempsie
22 June 1987
Liverpool, England, UK
Joseph "Joe" Maxwell Dempsie (born 22 June 1987) is an English actor, best known for playing the role of Chris Miles in the E4 teen drama . Dempsie's earlier acting credits include the medical dramas Skins , Doctors and Peak Practice , as well as the films Sweet Medicine One for the Road and . He also appeared in Heartlands and a Born and Bred BBC documentary-drama about Norfolk farmer Tony Martin. He recently played the villainous John in the BBC TV series The Fades and is currently playing the role of Gendry in the HBO series . Game of Thrones
Dempsie received his acting training from the
Central Junior Television Workshop, Nottingham. He was also educated at The West Bridgford School in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. He is now the voice of the Clearasil advertisements in the UK. Dempsie is a keen Nottingham Forest football fan and attends many home and away matches, he appeared on the UK Saturday morning football show Soccer AM wearing a Nottingham Forest football shirt. He appeared alongside co-star Skins Nicholas Hoult.
In episode 6 of the fourth series of
, " Doctor Who The Doctor's Daughter", that aired on 10 May 2008, Dempsie played the character Cline, a soldier who watches his comrades die. [1 ] In addition to this appearance, he conducted a small interview with [2 ] Doctor Who Magazine which appears on the final page of issue 396 (June 2008). On 18 April 2008, Dempsie appeared on with Friday Night Project Geri Halliwell. On 20 July 2008 he appeared at T4 on the beach in [3 ] Weston Super Mare alongside fellow Skins cast members. He appeared as Duncan McKenzie in 2009's alongside The Damned United Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Graham and Timothy Spall. In November 2008, he appeared in The Moment of Truth, episode 10 of the BBC show . He plays Will, who is an old friend of Merlin's, from the village in which they grew up together. Merlin
In 2010 he voiced Steven, a gay teenager from Nottinghamshire in the Radio 4 play Once Upon a Time.
based upon Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels. As of 2013, he has appeared in all its three series. He also starred in the [4 ] Channel 4 mini series . He has also appeared in This Is England '86 Harry & Paul on BBC 2, appearing as a northerner who was presented as a gift from the character Harry was playing to his daughter. Recently he has appeared in the BBC Three series The Fades (episodes 3 to 6), as John. [5 ]
He plays the character of Gendry in HBO's series
Dempsie garnered critical and popular acclaim for his portrayal of
Chris Miles, the drug-addicted wastrel and party animal in the unorthodox and controversial teen drama . His portrayal has been described as well-researched, realistic, believable, and, in a strange way, likeable. He is the character with whom the audience not merely sympathises with but also feels empathy, sharing his joys, grief, pain and strength. Due to the popularity of the series he is known to have a legion of devoted fans. Dempsie gained notoriety for appearing stark-naked in the series 1 episode " Skins Chris". Dempsie left Skins in 2008 the second to last episode of season 2.
Credits [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Peak Practice Leon
Series 10, episode 10, "Playing God"
Doctors Lee Lindsay
Series 3, episode 1, "Sins of the Brother"
Sweet Medicine Ben Campbell
Series 1, episode 2
Series 6, episode 132, "Rabbit in the Headlights"
Born and Bred Humphrey 'Bogie' Locke
Series 4, episode 3, "
Series 1, 2
Doctor Who Cline
Series 4, episode 6, "
The Doctor's Daughter"
Series 1, episode 10, "
The Moment of Truth"
This Is England '86 Higgy
Episodes 1 and 3
Game of Thrones Gendry
Guest cast (season 1–2)
Main cast (season 3)
The Fades John
Episodes 3, 4, 5 and 6
Moving On Kieran Murphy
Murder: Joint Enterprise Stefan
Accused Martin Cormack
Southcliffe Chris Cooper
New Worlds Ned Hawkins
Voiceover work [ edit ]
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