Joseph Dempsie

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Joseph Dempsie

Born

6/22/1987, Nottingham, England

Birth Name

Joseph Maxwell Dempsie

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Joe Dempsie
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Biography

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Joseph Dempsie got his start acting at the Central Junior Television Workshop in Nottingham which led him to roles in Doctors, Peak Practice and Sweet Medicine. He had his big break when he landed a role in Skins as party boy Chris and he delayed his education to…more

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  • Trivia

    • In March 2008, Joseph Dempsie and his Skins co-star Mitch Hewer were the celebrity guests on Lilly Allen & Friends.

    • Joseph Dempsie's theatrical credits include:
      • Nottingham Trent's The Pillowman, Dark of the Moon, Nine, Second Last in the Sackrace.
      • Sandfield Centre's Alfie.
      • Jesse Carlton Junior Workshop's Who is Jesse Flood.

    • Joseph Dempsie's favorite bands are Jack Penate, The Macabees, Pigeon Detectives, The Klaxons, Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes and Kate Nash.

    • Joseph Dempsie is in the the June 2008 issue of the Doctor Who Magazine.

    • Josehp had a place at Birmingham University where he intended to study history, but he took a year off to film Skins.

    • Joseph received acting training from Central Junior Television Workshop in Nottingham.

    • Joseph has done voice over work for Clearasil face wash.

    • Joseph is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

    • Joseph Dempsie was educated at The West Bridgford School in Nottingham. He is a keen Nottingham Forest (soccer) fan.

  • Quotes

    • Joseph: (On the Skins cast first meetings) We've all been doing bits and pieces here and there for the show, whether it's promotional stuff or just post-production things. We see each other about once a week anyway, at the moment. I'm in touch with everyone - by text - and we all got on really well on set, it was weird everyone being thrown together. The first day when we all met we were lumped together, and we thought 'dare we make friends?' It was weird, because we knew we were going to be friends with each other... everyone's brilliant, there's no tensions on set.

    • Joseph: (On how his real life compares to the lifestyle on Skins) When I was younger there was always the parties and the sex and the drugs were always sort of around on the edge of everything, but I think everything that happens in Skins does happen up and down the country, but Skins heightens and exaggerates it. You have to exaggerate some things, take it to the next level when other shows won't. That's what makes it unique.

    • Joseph: (About his character on Skins) I play Chris, who's the nutter of the group, really, he's a bit of a jack the lad, always up to mischief, but he's got a bit of a caring side to him as well, which is great. You find out in each episode that he's not really had a very good time of it and a lot of the humour that he brings to it is a front for what's going on with him.

    • Joseph: (About Skins) The show takes a dark turn towards the end of the series. There's a lot of unresolved issues that leads perfectly into series two. We'll start working on it in the summer.

    • Joseph:(On his favorite team the Nottingham Fores) I've been going for the past few years. I hope we get promoted. I'll be honest, if it goes to the play-offs I don't know if I'll be able to hack it. I went to the Sheffield United play-off game a few years ago and it was just the most gutting thing.

    • Joseph:(On pursuing acting) While I was in school it was a hobby and I'd get one part a year. The shows I did, like Born and Bred, didn't have much street cred with my mates. I did my A levels and thought I had nothing to lose.

    • Joseph Dempsie:(About his role in "Doctor Who") I play a misguided soldier. To be honest I'd never seen the show before.

    • Joesph: I don't know any two actors who have got into it in the same way. For me, it was all about right place at the right time. The workshop (Central Junior Television Workshop, Nottingham) was the best starting point in the country for me. So I suppose if I had to do it all over again but differently, I would be at drama school by now because they train you on how to fill and handle an entire theatre.

    • Joseph: I remember the advertising campaign for Skins. We had no idea how big it was going to be. You know CentrePoint in London - they have a huge billboard there and Skins was on it. I remember looking at it thinking, this programme is going to be big. Ironically enough it was during that period a year ago when there were really high winds and it blew off.

    • Joseph: (About being naked on Skins) I think it's easier doing it on TV (than stage). But I've never been more nervous in all my life. I had a nudity clause in my contract. But if you can do that then you can do anything.

    • Joseph: In general I'm just around Nottingham, being lazy, irritating my family.

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