English actor Joe Dempsie rose to popularity after playing the role of Gendry in the drama series, Game of Thrones (GOT). He is also known for his remarkable role in the comedy-drama series, Skins. Dempsie featured in many TV series even before his GOT stint. The actor continues to work hard to prove his significance in the industry. Here are interesting facts about him.
Joe Dempsie Bio (Age)
The actor was born Joseph Maxwell Dempsie on Dec 30, 1987, in Liverpool, Merseyside England to his parents Gretta and Jim. When he was four months old, his family moved to West Bridgford, Nottingham, where he spent most of his childhood. He completed his basic education at The West Bridgford School situated in Nottingham.
Dempsie developed an interest in arts at a very young age and when he was thirteen, he joined The Central Junior Television Workshop. The platform offers training for up and coming actors and has produced prominent actors like Toby Kebbell, and Vicky McClure, among others. The aspiring actor also worked at Cineworld in The Cornerhouse after his A-Level.
Career and Rise to Prominence
Starting his acting career in the year 2000, Joe Dempsie started out with small roles on TV series and films. His first TV role was in the British drama series, Peak Practice. After that, he went on to make guest appearances on other series such as Born and Bred, Sweet Medicine, and Doctors. Portraying the character of Chris Miles, Joe starred in the teen comedy-drama series, Skins from 2007 to 2008.
Later in 2008, the actor featured in an episode of Doctor Who, as well as Merlin. He also made an appearance in the British variety show, Friday Night Project. The following year, he appeared in the British sports drama film, The Damned United alongside Michael Sheen. Joe got his breakthrough when he joined the cast of the HBO series, Game of Thrones in 2011. His outstanding performance in the series was able to land him a spot in the limelight. He has been portraying the role of Gendry in GOT since 2011 to date.
Asides from the GOT series, the actor has equally starred in other notable series and films including The Fades, Accused, The Gamechangers, Deep State, Dark River, This is England ’86 and its sequels, This is England ’88, This is England ’90, and many more. In addition, Dempsie has done voiceovers for Sky One Network and has also appeared in an advert for Clearasil, among others.
His Net Worth
Joe Dempsie has his net worth estimated at $1 million. The actor makes his money from his acting career. The bulk of his earnings in recent times is credited to his Game of Thrones role which he confesses he was so excited about. He may seem regular in the industry but Dempsie is working really hard to prove himself. More so, bearing in mind his determined nature, there is no doubt his financial value will increase significantly in the near future.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Like most of his counterparts, Joe has got some stories in his love diary. For Joe Dempsie, one of the most interesting stories is his relationship with actress Katie McGrath. The couple started dating in 2007 and were indeed an attractive item to the media and the public as well. However, three years later, things went sour between them and the once lovestruck couple went their separate ways.
Katie moved on with another actor Colin Morgan after the split but the same has not been heard for Dempsie. It seems the actor is more focused on building his career and not on finding love again. Joe has still drawn attention even as a single man especially from female fans who wish to fit the coveted crown.
On his sexuality, Joe Dempsie’s admirable gut saw him play a gay character in Rob Green’s music video, Blue, in 2016. In the video, the actor was seen in a romantic relationship with the singer, Green. While the song was a boost to Green’s finance it also raised rumors and speculations about Joe’s sexuality. We’re also not forgetting that Dempsie provided a voice for the character of Steven, a gay teenager in the Radio 4’s Once Upon a Time. But it appears Joe is not bothered about the speculations. While the actor has no problems playing gay, his previous relationship with Katie in a way squashes the idea of him being gay.
Joe Dempsie has got the right body that suits his movie roles. With a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m) and a proportional weight of 72 kg getting roles in on-screen productions would not be a challenge for the actor. Joe is known for his chiseled facial features and athletic bodybuild which he maintains with a proper workout.