An Audience with Gary Kemp
Gary Kemp Interviewed by Simon Kövesi
Sunday, 25 March 2018
£8 - £20
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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