Gordon Kemp

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2012Stunt Performer
Film (Feature)
Hammer of the Gods
Farren Blackburn
Viking Movie Ltd
2012Fight Coordiantor
Film (Short)
Servus
Stacey Jackson
Twisted Productions
2011Fight Director
Theatre Production
The Phoenix Of Madrid
Laurence Boswell
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
2011Fight Director
Theatre Production
Peter Pan
David Morgan
Michael Rose Ltd
2011Fight Director
Theatre Production
Nights At The Circus
Gemma Phillis
Tinted Glass
2010Fight Director
Theatre Production
Runefest
Jon Edgley Bond
LiveBlades
2010Fight Director
Theatre Production
The Tragedy Of Soliman & Perseda
Sophie Hickman
Trifle Gathering Productions
2010Fight Director
Theatre Production
Richard III
Ben Kidd
Love & Madness
2010Fight Director
Theatre Production
Fool For Love
Neil Sheppeck
Love & Madness
2009Stunt Coordinator
Film (Short)
Popping Round
Martin Gooch
Smithard Clarke
2009Fight Director
Theatre Production
Macbeth
Neil Sheppeck
Love & Madness
2009Fight Director
Theatre Production
A Skull In Connemara
Catriona Craig
Love & Madness
2009Fight Director
Theatre Production
The Tin Horizon
Phoebe Barran
Bird & Be Productions
2008Fight Director
Theatre Production
Trial By Combat
Jon Edgley Bond
LiveBlades
2008Fight Director
Theatre Production
Exeunt Fighting
Jon Edgley Bond
LiveBlades
2006 - 2007Fight Director
Commercial
The Playboy Of The Western World
Neil Sheppeck
Love & Madness
2006 - 2007Fight Director
Theatre Production
Henry V
Catriona Craig
Love & Madness
2007Fight Director
Theatre Production
Shakespeare's Duelists
Jon Edgley Bond
LiveBlades
2007Fight Director
Theatre Production
In The Age Of Elegance
Mark Griffin
Griffin Historical
2007Fight Director
Theatre Production
The Hamlet Project
Hannah Kaye
Chameleon's Dish
2006Fight Director
Theatre Production
The Ballad Of Blood & Darling
Jon Edgley Bond
Grand Union Theatre Company
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1999Classical ActingLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

    About me

    Professional Fight Director and Stage Combat Teacher. After serving a 4 year apprenticeship at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Gordon now directs fights for both theatre and film and teaches combat at East 15 Acting School, Bath Spa, Exeter and Fordham Universities

    Additional Information

    Reviews:

    The Rover, New Diorama Theatre, 2012

    "The comic swordfights are a miracle of direction by Gordon Kemp, given the limitations of space."

    (Sheila Cornelius, Remote Goat)

    The Tragedy Of Soliman & Perseda, The Rose Theatre, Bankside, 2010:

    " it's the deaths on stage, the battles of the fates, and the relevance of the sharp comedic dialogue that will have audiences gripped for the duration of this love story."

    (Rebecca Patton, Remote Goat.)

    "The production repeatedly asked us to respond to characters who met unjust fates, and didn't shy away from the horrific killings of Julio and Guelpio, or those of the bumbling witnesses procured by Soliman. The most pathos, though, came from the death of Lucina her murder was one of the cruellest moments of the production, and the fact it was at the hands of the heroine complicated our emotional responses even further. This wasn't a world of good and bad so much as one of wrong decisions and unfair consequences."

    (Peter Kirwan, The Bardathon.)

    Macbeth, Riverside Studios, 2009:

    "the final showdown between Macbeth and Macduff, with the latter ultimately avenging the death of his wife and children with a crowbar, makes the brutality of the action very real and contemporary." Hayley Barker (Science Is A Lie, Theatre Blog)

    "The culminating nail-biting finale, skillfully choreographed by Gordon Kemp, literally had the audience on the edge of their seats, not least because they were located within the knife-wielding combat-zone itself." Samuel John (ExtraExtra.org)

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Television
    Experienced in
    • Corporate
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Music Promo
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years