Gordon Kemp

Head of BA Acting and Stage Combat (Lecturer)
East 15 Acting School
 Gordon Kemp



Gordon holds an MA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Dundee and a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Performing Arts. He is a certified teacher of stage combat with both the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC) and the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) serving a 5-year apprenticeship at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre as part of his training. As a Fight Director & Performer he has worked with a range of venues and theatre companies including Riverside Studios, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, Shakespeare’s Globe and Theatre Royal, Bath. He has also worked as an action performer, most recently on the TV series 'Vikings'.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Stage Combat I (EA151)

  • Physical Skills I (EA153)

  • Performance Skills I (EA154)

  • Specialised Performance Skills (EA155)

  • Contextual Studies (EA156)



EAST15 SOUTHEND, Southend Campus