Gary Kemp Net Worth

Net Worth$10 million
Date of Birth16 October 1959
ProfessionActor/Musician
NationalityEnglish
Last Updated2020

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Gary Kemp Net Worth, How did the English musician and actor attain his wealth? Check this article to find out more about Gary Kemp Net Worth and his career.

Gary Kemp Net Worth

Gary Kemp Early Life

He is an English musician and actor. Gary Kemp’s parents are Eileen and Frank Kemp. He grew up in Islington, London, in a working-class family. 

Gary attended Rotherfield Junior School and Dame Alice Owen’s grammar school in Islington and later in the sixth form relocated to Potters Bar. He was always active in the Anna Scher Children’s Theatre drama club with his brother Martin. 

He also acted in different Children’s Film Foundation television and film productions beginning with “Junket 89” in 1970, which starred Richard Wilson (later known for One Foot in the Grave).

At age 14, he played guitar with Islington-based The Same Band and future Spandau Ballet session keyboard player Ian ‘Jess’ Bailey.

Gary Kemp Career

Gary James Kemp was born on October 16, 1959 in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Smithfield, London, within the sound of St Mary-le-Bow’s bells. His first band with Alice Owen’s schoolmates Steve Norman, John Keeble and Tony Hadley was called Roots after Kemp and Norman saw the Sex Pistols perform at The Screen on the Green in August 1976. 

The Roots band later changed its name to The Cut then became power pop group The Makers, favourably reviewed by New Musical Express in Dec 1977. Gary’s brother ‘Martin’ joined as bass player when they became Gentry in July 1978 before transforming into Spandau Ballet and playing live for the first time at Blitz on Weds 5 December 1979.

The band’s breakthrough was driven by London’s burgeoning nightclubbing scene in which Gary identified Spandau’s role’.

Spandau Ballet’s debut single “To Cut a Long Story Short” reached #5 in the UK in 1980 and also reach the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart a total of 10 times. The bands 1983 single “True” hit #1 in the UK and also had four albums make the UK albums chart top 10 from 1980 to 1990. 

In 1990, the band split up but reunited in 2009. Gary was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection in 2012. In 1995, he released the solo album Little Bruises and the book I Know This Much: From Soho to Spandau in 2009.

In the 1972 film, Gary played the lead role in Hide & Seek alongside Roy Dotrice which was given a Royal premiere for the CFF’s 21st anniversary, attended by the Duchess of Kent. 

Gary starred in the films Ice Pawn, The Krays, The Bodyguard, Killing Zoe, Magic Hunter, Dog Eat Dog, American Daylight, Poppies, Voice from Afar, The Rapture, and Art Is… . 

Gary Kemp Net Worth

As of today, Gary Kemp Net Worth is $10 Million. Gary Kemp Net Worth is acquired from his career as an actor and a musician.

Summary: 

Gary James Kemp is an English musician and actor. His first band was with Alice Owen’s schoolmates Steve Norman, John Keeble and Tony Hadley  and it was called Roots.

As of 2020, Gary Kemp’s net worth is $10 Million.

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