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Joe Dempsie in 2007
|Born||Joseph Maxwell Dempsie
June 24, 1987 (age 30)
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
|Education||West Bridgford Comprehensive School|
|Alma mater||Central Junior Television Workshop|
|Home town||West Bridgford, Greater Nottingham|
Dempsie's earlier acting credits include the medical dramas Peak Practice (2000), Doctors (2001, 2003), and Sweet Medicine (2003), as well as the films One for the Road and Heartlands (2003). He also appeared in This is England '86 (2010) and This is England '90 (2015), Born and Bred, a BBC documentary-drama about Norfolk farmer Tony Martin, and the villainous John in The Fades (2011).
Early life and career
Dempsie was born in Liverpool in 1987, but grew up in West Bridgford in Nottingham. He received his acting training from the Central Junior Television Workshop, Nottingham. He was also educated at The West Bridgford School.
He has been 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 Skins co-star 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. On 18 April 2008, Dempsie appeared on Friday Night Project with Geri Halliwell. On 20 July 2008, he appeared at T4 on the Beach in Weston Super Mare alongside fellow Skins cast members. He appeared as Duncan McKenzie in 2009's The Damned United alongside 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 Merlin. He plays Will, who is an old friend of Merlin's, from the village in which they grew up together.
In 2010, he voiced Steven, a gay teenager from Nottinghamshire in the Radio 4 play Once Upon a Time. He plays the character of Gendry in HBO's series Game of Thrones based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels. As of 2017, he has appeared in the first three and seventh of its seven seasons. He also appeared in the Channel 4 mini-series This Is England '86, as well as the follow-ups This Is England '88 and This Is England '90. He has also appeared in Harry & Paul on BBC Two, 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.
|2000||Peak Practice||Leon||Series 10, episode 10, "Playing God"|
|2001||Doctors||Lee Lindsay||Series 3, episode 1, "Sins of the Brother"|
|2003||Sweet Medicine||Ben Campbell||Series 1, episode 2|
|2004||Doctors||Danny||Series 6, episode 132, "Rabbit in the Headlights"|
|2005||Born and Bred||Humphrey 'Bogie' Locke||Series 4, episode 3, "Community Spirits"|
|2007–2008||Skins||Chris Miles||Series 1, 2|
|2008||Doctor Who||Cline||Series 4, episode 6, "The Doctor's Daughter"|
|Merlin||William||Series 1, episode 10, "The Moment of Truth"|
|2010||This Is England '86||Higgy||Episodes 1 and 3|
|Game of Thrones||Gendry||Recurring (season 1–2; 9 episodes)
Main cast (season 3, 7; 10 episodes)
|2011||The Fades||John||Episodes 3, 4, 5 and 6|
|Moving On||Kieran Murphy||Episode 5|
|2012||Murder: Joint Enterprise||Stefan||One-off drama|
|Accused||Martin Cormack||Episode 2|
|2014||New Worlds||Ned Hawkins|
|2015||The Gamechangers||Jamie King||One-off drama|
|This Is England '90||Higgy|
|2016||One of Us||Rob Elliot||2016||Ellen||Jason||One-off drama]