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Joseph Dempsie

Dempsie in July 2008
Born Joseph Maxwell Dempsie
June 22, 1987 (1987-06-22) (age 22)
Liverpool, England
Years active 2000 - present

Joseph "Joe" Maxwell Dempsie (born June 22, 1987 in Liverpool) is an English actor best known for playing the role of Chris Miles in the E4 television show Skins. Dempsie's earlier acting credits include the medical dramas Doctors, Peak Practice and Sweet Medicine, as well as the films One for the Road and Heartland. He also appeared in Born and Bred and a BBC documentary-drama about Norfolk farmer, Tony Martin.

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Career

He received his acting training from the Central Junior Television Workshop, Nottingham. Dempsie was also educated at The West Bridgford School in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

He is now the voice of the Clearasil advertisements in the UK.

Dempsie is a keen Nottingham Forest football fan and attends many home and away matches, he appeared on the UK Saturday morning football show Soccer AM wearing a Nottingham Forest football shirt. He appeared alongside Skins co-star Nicholas Hoult.

In episode 6 of the fourth series of Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Daughter", that aired on 10 May 2008, Dempsie played the character Cline[1], a soldier who watches his comrades die.[2] In addition to this appearance, he conducted a small interview with Doctor Who Magazine which appears on the final page of issue 396 (June 2008).

On April 18, 2008, Dempsie appeared on Friday Night Project with Geri Halliwell.[3] On July 20, 2008 he appeared at T4 on the beach in Weston Super Mare alongside fellow Skins cast members.

He appeared as Duncan McKenzie in 2009's 'The Damned United' alongside Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Graham and Timothy Spall.

In November 2008, he appeared in The Moment of Truth, episode 10 of the BBC show Merlin. He plays Will, who is an old friend of Merlin's, from the village in which they grew up together.

List of credits

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Television

Year Title Role Network Notes
2000
Peak Practice Leon
ITV
Series 10 Episode 10 "Playing God"
2001
Doctors Lee Lindsay
BBC
Series 3 Episode 1 "Sins of the Brother"
2003
Sweet Medicine Ben Campbell
ITV
Series 1 Episode 2
2004
Doctors Danny
BBC
Series 6 Episode 132 "Rabbit in the Headlights"
2005
Born and Bred Humphrey 'Bogie' Locke
BBC One
Series 4 Episode 3 "Community Spirits"
2007–2008
Skins Chris Miles
E4
Series 1, 2
2008
Doctor Who Cline
BBC One
Series 4 Episode 6 "The Doctor's Daughter"
Merlin William
BBC One
Series 1 Episode 10 "The Moment of Truth"

Film

Year Film Role
2002 Heartlands Craig
2003 One for the Road The 'TWOC'ers'
2009 Spirited Dean
The Damned United Duncan McKenzie

Voiceover Work

Year Title
2008 Clearasil 'Lipstick' advert

Self-appearances

Year Title Network Notes
2008 Lily Allen and Friends
BBC Three
Series 1 Episode 5
The Friday Night Project
Channel 4
Series 6 Episode 5

References

  1. ^ "Saturday 10 May". Radio Times (BBC) (10-16 May 2008): pp 68. April 2008.  
  2. ^ Digital Spy article
  3. ^ Friday Night Project on Channel 4

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