Ross Kemp: BAFTA award-winning documentary maker, actor, author and voice over.
Ross began his acting career on stage with the likes of John Thaw and Richard Wilson. TV work includes 'Emmerdale Farm', 'London’s Burning', and 'Birds of a Feather', although he is best known for playing the role of Grant Mitchell in 'EastEnders'. During his 10 years playing the role he won a number of awards, including ‘Best Actor’ from British Soap Awards, Inside Soap Awards, and TV Quick and Choice Awards, as well as numerous other nominations.
Ross has become one of TV’s most exciting and hard-hitting documentary makers. After a brief meeting with a member of the infamous ‘Bloods’ gang in California, Ross went to Sky 1 with the idea for a new series, 'Gangs', for which he won a BAFTA for Best Factual Series. After making 27 programmes around the world, Ross moved on from 'Gangs' to a new series: 'Ross Kemp in Afghanistan', where he spent time from 2007 to 2012 with army regiments: 1 Royal Anglian, 5 Scots, 1 Royal Irish, and twice with 45 Commando. Ross and his team were nominated for a ‘Best Factual Series’ BAFTA, and won an AIB International Media Excellence Award for ‘International TV Personality’.