Ross Kemp

Actor and leading documentary producer and presenter

Ross Kemp is one of Britain’s leading producers of factual television. He is best known for his time spent with British troops in Afghanistan, making three series about the human story of the war against the Taliban.

Ross has fronted four series about gangs around the world. The series broke boundaries and was critically acclaimed, winning him and the production team a BAFTA.

Since then Ross has produced a two-part documentary series on the ecological issues faced in the Amazon basin, a three-part series on modern piracy in our seas today, and several one off films including a BAFTA nominated account of Kenya’s elections and a film about PTSD.

More recently Ross has executive produced and presented five series of Extreme World, comprising thirty films bringing global issues to a wider television audience as well as Ross Kemp’s Britain, a three-part series documenting issues at home and ‘The fight against ISIS’ a highly-acclaimed account of the Kurds of Syria and Iraq struggling to combat ISIS and establish a homeland of their own.
Colombia Is Closer To Peace Than Ever Before - But I'm Holding My

Colombia Is Closer To Peace Than Ever Before - But I'm Holding My Breath

I first visited Colombia 10 years ago, when covering the demobilisation of right-wing paramilitary groups that had emerged some two decades earlier to fight Marxist guerrilla soldiers. Since then, I have remained very attached to Colombia and its fate. This month, and a decade on from my first visit, the Colombian government has signed a historic peace agreement with leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, otherwise known as FARC. This accord brings Colombia closer to peace than ever before. Like everyone, who knows and loves Colombia, I wish both parties every success as they try to convert the deal from a piece of paper signed by old commanders tired of war, to a meaningful peace on the ground. But I hold my breath.
28/09/2016 17:02 BST
Investigating The Violent And Corrupt World Of Elephant

Investigating The Violent And Corrupt World Of Elephant Poaching

We also found that, over the last 10 years, trafficking ivory has become far more organised. Criminal gangs have now begun taking over the trade, drawn by the vast profits to be made particularly in the South East Asian market where ivory is seen as a status symbol. It is a startling realisation but - with the increasing demand for ivory in China and the Far East coupled with poor governance and corruption in Mozambique - if the Poachers maintain their killing rate their will be no more elephants in Mozambique in five years' time.
21/09/2016 10:54 BST
My Experience On The US-Mexico

My Experience On The US-Mexico Border

The Republican candidate, Donald Trump, launched his campaign in a blaze of migrant condemnation, accusing Mexico of sending drug-dealers and rapists into the United States. His rhetoric might have got a bit more sophisticated but he still keeps pushing his proposal to build an 'impenetrable physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall' 2,000 miles along the Mexican border... In May I went with the Extreme World team to the US/Mexican border to investigate the attitudes, views and motivations of the people involved in the issue, from those spending thousands of dollars and risking their lives to cross the border, to the smugglers and traffickers making millions from this massive business to the men and women who are paid to try and stop them.
14/09/2016 17:40 BST
Nothing Could Prepare Me For Filming Mongolia's Shocking Subculture Of

Nothing Could Prepare Me For Filming Mongolia's Shocking Subculture Of Fascists

The first day of our shoot was April 20th - Hitler's birthday. We had heard that Mongolia's far right groups sometimes gathered to celebrate the event with a procession through town. Nothing, however, could have prepared me for the sight that greeted us on a patch of waste ground on the edge of the city. Dozens of Mongolian Nazis were gathering in cars and motorbikes - dressed in replica SS uniforms. Filming this event was to open a window on a shocking subculture of fascists not afraid to use violence to preserve what they saw as the purity of the Mongolian race against pollution by foreigners.
07/09/2016 10:03 BST