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Will Kemp
Will Kemp
Biographical Information
Real Name: James Dean of Ballet
Born: 29 June 1977
Age: 39
Height: 5'11
Originally From: Hertfordshire, England, UK
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Wife: Gaby Jamieson
Personal Information
First appearance: Season Four
Portrays: King Darnley

Will Kemp.png (born on 29 June 1977) is a British actor.
He portrays the older King Darnley on Reign.

Life & CareerEdit

Will Kemp comes from an English family, including one brother and one sister. His father is a graphic designer and his mother is a former model. At age 9, Will's mother suggested that he take up a new hobby and attend dance classes. Dancing turned out to be his God-given talent! Eventually, hard work with Elizabeth Harrison FISTD earned Will a place into the Royal Ballet Seniors and later the Royal Ballet Upper Class. Finally, at age 17, Will auditioned for Matthew Bourne's impressive dance company, Adventures in Motion Pictures (AMP), and was accepted. Will then was cast for the original showing of Swan Lake, working his way up to the lead role of the Swan. During a performance as the Swan, Will was spotted by Paramount Studio head, Sherry Lansing - immediately, she "was so smitten by his performance" that she dubbed him the "James Dean of Ballet". Matthew Bourne continued to involve Will in his works, including Cinderella, Spitfire, The Car Man, and Play Without Words. In fact, as the lead role of the Pilot in Cinderella, he was nominated for a Los Angeles Critics Drama Award for Outstanding Featured Performer. In 2002, Will became a sensational hit when shakin' his booty in a GAP campaign for loose-fitted jeans "For Every Generation". In 2004, Will made his big screen debut in 'Stephen Sommer's' monster thriller, Van Helsing (2004), as the Werewolf. Up next is Renny Harlin's Mindhunters (2004), where Will plays an FBI trainee trying to solve a mock crime. As we look forward to seeing Will on the silver screen, he still pursues his dancing career onstage in England, managing both dancing and acting.


Reign Episode GuideEdit

Season Four


  • Does not include small roles, TV Movie or Video Game Credits.
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Mindhunters Rafe Perry Movie
2004 Van Helsing Velkan Movie
2007 Miguel and William William Shakespeare Movie
2009 Step Up 2: The Streets Blake Collins Movie
2011 Nikita Nigel 1 Episode
2012 90210 Mitchell Nash 2 Episodes
2014 The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Drazen Movie
2015 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Scott 12 Episodes
2016 The Midnight Man Grady Movie
2016 Reign King Darnley 16 Episodes
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