Jeremy Kemp

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Jeremy Kemp
Born Edmund Jeremy James Walker
(1935-01-03) 3 January 1935 (age 81)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor, Series
Years active 1958–1998

Jeremy Kemp (born 3 January 1935) is an English actor. He is known for his significant roles in the miniseries The Winds of War, the film The Blue Max and the TV series Z-Cars.

Kemp was born Edmund Jeremy James Walker[1] in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the son of Elsa May (née Kemp) and Edmund Reginald Walker, an engineer, [2] and studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama.[3] His TV credits include: Colditz, Space: 1999 and a number of other series such as: Hart to Hart, The Greatest American Hero, The Fall Guy, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Conan the Adventurer, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance and Murder, She Wrote. He played King Leontes in the BBC Television production of The Winter's Tale (1981). He also appeared as Cornwall in the 1984 TV movie version of King Lear opposite Laurence Olivier as Lear.

For a while, from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, Kemp had a prominent film career, usually appearing as second male leads or top supporting roles. His films include Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, Operation Crossbow, The Blue Max, Darling Lili, A Bridge Too Far, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Top Secret! and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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  1. ^ Sir Bernard Burke (1969). Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry 2. Burke's Peerage. p. 627. 
  2. ^ Jeremy Kemp Biography (1935–)
  3. ^ Jeremy Kemp (I) – Biography

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