HALLMARK MEDIA INKS MULTI-PICTURE OVERALL DEAL WITH WILL KEMP
STUDIO CITY, CA - October 27, 2022 - Hallmark Media and Will Kemp ("The Christmas Waltz," "Spinning Out") have signed a multipicture overall deal, including exclusivity on holiday movies, it was announced today. As part of the agreement, Kemp will also develop and produce new projects for Hallmark. He will next star in the original movie "Jolly Good Christmas," premiering Saturday, October 29 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network's annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event.
"Will Kemp brings great versatility to each and every role and we're excited to expand our partnership with him to develop new programming," said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Media. "We can't wait for viewers to see will in 'Jolly Good Christmas,' where he gets to showcase his ability to play both comedic and heartfelt moments."
"I'm beyond thrilled to be collaborating with the Hallmark team. I've so enjoyed working on heartfelt romantic and holiday-themed projects and look forward to creating new stories that will bring my creative talents and passions to life," Kemp said. "Everyone at Hallmark has made my experiences so incredibly special, and can't wait to create unique and memorable content for Hallmark's devoted audience together."
Will Kemp started his career as an accomplished dancer and graduate of The Royal Ballet School. Starring in many of choreographer Matthew Bourne's award-winning productions, including the ground-breaking production of Swan Lake on Broadway. He has also starred in several stage plays including the West End revival of Equus alongside Daniel Radcliffe and the late Richard Griffiths. On the film side, Kemp leading role alongside Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale in the Universal Film Van Helsing. Kemp also worked alongside Val Kilmer and Christian Slater in director Renny Harlin's Mindhunters. He also starred in director Jon M.Chu's (Crazy Rich Asians) feature film debut, Step Up 2: The Streets. Kemp's TV credits include Netflix's "The Princess Switch 3" opposite Vanessa Hudgens, the Netflix series "Spinning Out" opposite January Jones, The CW's "Reign," DC's "Doom Patrol" and BravoTV's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce." Kemp's Hallmark Channel Original movies include "Christmas Waltz" and "Love, Romance, and Chocolate" opposite Lacey Chabert and "Royal Matchmaker" opposite Bethany Joy Lenz.
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