Joseph Maxwell Dempsie (born 22 June 1987) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Chris Miles in the E4 teen comedy-drama Skins (2007–2008) and Gendry Baratheon in Game of Thrones (2011–2019).
Dempsie in August 2018
Joseph Maxwell Dempsie
22 June 1987 (age 32)
Dempsie's earlier acting credits include the medical dramas Peak Practice (2000), Doctors (2001–2003), and Sweet Medicine (2003), as well as the films One for the Road and Heartlands (2003). He also appeared in This is England '86 (2010) and This is England '90 (2015), Born and Bred, a BBC documentary-drama about Tony Martin, and as the villainous John in The Fades (2011).
Joseph Maxwell Dempsie was born in Liverpool on 22 June 1987. His Scottish father was a social worker. He grew up in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. He received his acting training from the Central Junior Television Workshop in Nottingham, and was also educated at The West Bridgford School.
Dempsie has been the voice of the Clearasil advertisements in the UK. 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, a soldier who watches his comrades die. On 18 April 2008, Dempsie appeared on Friday Night Project with Geri Halliwell. On 20 July 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.
In 2010, he voiced Steven, a gay teenager from Nottinghamshire in the Radio 4 play Once Upon a Time. He plays the character of Gendry in HBO's series Game of Thrones based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels. As of 2019, he has appeared in the first three, seventh and eighth of its eight seasons. He also appeared in the Channel 4 mini-series This Is England '86, as well as the follow-ups This Is England '88 and This Is England '90. He has also appeared in Harry & Paul on BBC Two, appearing as a northerner who was presented as a gift from the character Harry was playing to his daughter. Recently he has appeared in the BBC Three series The Fades (episodes 3 to 6), as John.
|2000||Peak Practice||Leon||Episode: "Playing God"|
|2001||Doctors||Lee Lindsay||Episode: "Sins of the Brother"|
|2003||Sweet Medicine||Ben Campbell||Episode 2|
|2004||Doctors||Danny||Episode: "Rabbit in the Headlights"|
|2005||Born and Bred||Humphrey 'Bogie' Locke||Episode: "Community Spirits"|
|2006||To Kill a Burglar: The Tony Martin Story||Fred Barras||Television film|
|2007–2008||Skins||Chris Miles||19 episodes|
|2008||Doctor Who||Cline||Episode: "The Doctor's Daughter"|
|Merlin||William||Episode: "The Moment of Truth"|
|2010||This Is England '86||Higgy||2 episodes|
|Game of Thrones||Gendry Baratheon||24 episodes|
|2011||The Fades||John||4 episodes|
|Moving On||Kieran Murphy||Episode: "The Poetry of Silence"|
|2012||Murder||Stefan||Episode: "Joint Enterprise"|
|Accused||Martin Cormack||Episode: "Mo's Story"|
|2013||Southcliffe||Chris Cooper||3 episodes|
|2014||New Worlds||Ned Hawkins||4 episodes|
|2015||The Gamechangers||Jamie King||One-off drama|
|This Is England '90||Higgy||2 episodes|
|2016||Retribution / One of Us||Rob Elliot||Television film|
|2018–2019||Deep State||Harry Clarke||16 episodes|
|2019||Adult Material||Rich||4 episodes|
|2003||One for the Road||Joyrider|
|2009||The Damned United||Duncan McKenzie|
|2014||Monsters: Dark Continent||Frankie|
|2015||Burn Burn Burn||James|
|2018||Been So Long||Kestrel|
|2009||Black Hearts in Battersea||Simon||BBC Radio 4|
|2010||Once Upon A Time||Steven||BBC Radio 4|
|2013||Saturday Night and Sunday Morning||Arthur Seaton||BBC Radio 4|
|2016||The Beach (Book at Bedtime)||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2016||Waiting for the Boatman||Cecco||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Clearasil 'Lipstick' advert|
|2017||Final Fantasy XIV||Arbert/Ardbert and Arenvald Lentinus|
- Humphreys, Georgia; Wilson, Simon (1 May 2019). "'It's like leaving school' - Notts actor Joe Dempsie on saying goodbye to Game of Thrones and his new TV role in Deep State". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
- skinsonline (26 January 2008), Joe Dempsie Clearasil Voice Over 2, retrieved 30 April 2019
- "5 Cute Facts You Did Not Know About Joe Dempsie | Fan World". FanWorld.co. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- "Saturday 10 May". Radio Times. No. 10–16 May 2008. BBC. April 2008. p. 68.
- 1 April 2008, 16:44 BST (1 April 2008). "Digital Spy article". Digital Spy article. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- Friday Night Project on Channel 4
- The Moment of Truth, retrieved 9 May 2019
- "5 Cute Facts You Did Not Know About Joe Dempsie | Fan World". FanWorld.co. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- Take a Bow 10 August 2010 at 10:12 PM (10 August 2010). "Not A Blog – Take a Bow". Grrm.livejournal.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- Guide, British Comedy. "Harry & Paul Harry & Paul - Series 3, Episode 3". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- "BBC iplayer credits". Bbc.co.uk. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- "Game of Thrones star Joe Dempsie on his life and career". Archived from the original on 17 July 2015.