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An Audience with Gary Kemp

Gary Kemp Interviewed by Simon Kövesi

Sunday, 25 March 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £20

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Actor and musician Gary Kemp, who rose to fame as a songwriter and guitarist in Spandau Ballet and later starred with his brother Martin in the title roles of the 1990 British film The Krays, talks about his life and work.

Spandau Ballet was one of the most successful bands of the 1980s, recording a string of top-ten hits including the number one single True. The band split in 1990 but have since reformed. Kemp’s songwriting was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.

Kemp played Ronald Kray to his brother’s Reggie Kray in The Krays. The film was critically acclaimed and won best film in the Evening Standard British Film Awards. Kemp has continued acting including the role of Sy Spector in the Bodyguard movie and Oliver in the Tarantino-produced Killing Zoe. His work in theatre includes Serge in the 2001 West End production of Art, Collins in the Terry Johnson production of Fings Ain’t Wot They Used to Be at Stratford East and recently Teddy in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Pinter’s The Homecoming at the Trafalgar.

In 2009 his memoir I Know This Much was released by 4th Estate.

Here he talks to Professor Simon Kövesi, head of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Oxford Brookes University.

Presented by the Department of English and Modern Languages, Oxford Brookes University.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine