Ross Kemp Continued To Appear In This Role Until 2006

Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp


He was in a film called Playing Away in 1986 in a minor role alongside Neil Morrissey. On-screen, Kemp, as Grant, was often at the centre of EastEnders’ plots, amongst them abusive marriages to Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) and Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon), and the “Sharongate” storyline, that saw Grant’s brother Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) conduct an affair with his wife. Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog. Kemp has won various awards for his portrayal of Grant. He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Barnet Hospital in north London, but made a full recovery. He continued to appear in this role until 2006. The second series featured “MS13″ from El Salvador, neo-Nazis in Russia, football hooligans in Poland, American “Bloods” and “Crips” gangs in St. Louis, and the Numbers gang in South Africa. Kemp has a personal interest in the Royal Anglians, as he is from their recruiting area, and his father served with one of the predecessor regiments of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Norfolk Regiment, in Cyprus.

Ross Kemp’s First Credited Television Appearance Was In 1986 Playing Graham Lodsworth In

Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp


His first credited television appearance was in 1986, playing Graham Lodsworth in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm (now Emmerdale). He was infamously thrown off set of Emmerdale after reportedly stubbing his toe on a prop and proceeding to violently attack the prop and claim that all props should be ‘burnt alive’. On-screen, Kemp, as Grant, was often at the centre of EastEnders’ plots, amongst them abusive marriages to Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) and Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon), and the “Sharongate” storyline, that saw Grant’s brother Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) conduct an affair with his wife. Kemp refused to rule out an eventual return to EastEnders, and various media reports over the next few years speculated that he would be returning to the series. BBC bosses have left Kemp’s role open for a possible future return. Following his initial departure from EastEnders, Kemp moved from the BBC to ITV for a reported £1.2 million. He was the “Man in Boot” of a Renault Twingo Sport being tested by Jeremy Clarkson. The award-winning TV series Ross Kemp on Gangs, in which Kemp interviewed gang members around the world, was first broadcast in 2006.