An accomplished dancer, Will Kemp began his dance training at the age of nine with Elizabeth Harrison, a Fellow of the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance (FISTD), and later joined The Royal Ballet Senior Associates as well as The Royal Ballet Upper School in England. His dancing credits include the role of the Gypsy Lover in Fredrick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons at the Royal Opera House, and after graduating from the Royal Ballet school, he joined Adventures in Motion Pictures (AMP) for the creation of Matthew Bourne’s award-winning production of Swan Lake. Most recently, Kemp displayed those talents in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original “The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango,” alongside Lacey Chabert, with whom he previously co-starred in “Christmas Waltz.”
As a Principal Dancer, Kemp danced the lead in Swan Lake in both Broadway and West End productions and danced the role of James in Highland Fling at the Sandler’s Wells Theatre. He originated the roles of The Angel in Cinderella, in both the West End and Los Angeles productions,
Angelo in The Car Man at The Old Vic in England and Anthony in Play Without Words at the National Theatre. Kemp also danced in gala favorite, Spitfire at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, The Old Vic and National Theatre.
For choreographer Will Tuckett, Kemp created Ratty in Wind in The Willows at the Linbury Theatre and the West End, The Narrator in The Soldier’s Tale at the Linbury Theatre as well as a Japan Tour, and Stromboli in Pinocchio at the Linbury Theatre and on BBC Film. For choreographer Matthew Hart, he portrayed both the grandfather and Narrator in the revival of Peter and the Wolf alongside Sergei Polunin at the Royal Opera House
As an actor, Kemp’s stage work includes starring as Nugget in the West End revival of Equus, alongside Daniel Radcliffe and the late Richard Griffiths. On film he appeared in Van Helsing, opposite Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale and in Mindhunters alongside Val Kilmer and Christian Slater. His big screen film credits include Step Up 2: The Streets, The Midnight Man, Slumber, The Secrets of Emily Blair and Miguel and William.
For the small screen, Kemp’s credits include the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “Royal Matchmaker,” “Love, Romance and Chocolate” and “Jolly Good Christmas” opposite Reshma Shetty. His other television credits include roles in “Unveiled,” “Petals on the Wind,” “Christopher and His Kind,” “Peter and the Wolf,” “The Soldier’s Tale,” “HR,” “Non-Stop,” “Kristin’s Christmas Past,” “Grace,” the miniseries “The Great Fire” as well as “Nikita,” “New Tricks,” “Doom Patrol,” and “Code Black.” His recurring television roles include “90210,” “The Prisoner,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Reign” and most recently, “Spinning Out” for Netflix.