|Real Name:||James Dean of Ballet|
|Born:||29 June 1977|
|Originally From:||Hertfordshire, England, UK|
|First appearance:||Season Four|
Life & Career
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.
- Laurie McCarthy worked on the original 90210 whereas Will and Fred Gerber worked on the re-make.
- Will Kemp, Vanessa Carter and Saamer Usmani all appeared on The CW's Nikita.
Reign Episode Guide
- Does not include small roles, TV Movie or Video Game Credits.
|2007||Miguel and William||William Shakespeare||Movie|
|2009||Step Up 2: The Streets||Blake Collins||Movie|
|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||Lord Darnley||Season Four|