Biography - Joe Dempsie

Last Modified: 8th Aug, 2023
Joe Dempsie
Best Known For
Game of Thrones, Skins (TV series)
Net Worth
$1.00M Under Review
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Joseph Maxwell Dempsie N/A
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June 22, 1987 (age 36)
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Katie McGrath
Larissa Wilson
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Who is Joe Dempsie?

Joe Dempsie is an actor by profession and British by nationality. Among all his TV and film roles, he is best known as Gendry Baratheon in Game of Thrones and as Chris Miles in Skins.

Joe Dempsie – Age, Parents, Siblings

Joe Dempsie’s birth took place on 22 June 1987 in Liverpool, England. His full name is Joseph Maxwell Dempsie and was named by his mother Gret Dempsie and his father Jim Dempsie. He is not the only child of his parents and was raised alongside his sibling- a sister named Lauren Dempsie.

Source: Instagram (young Joe Dempsie on a visit to Scotland)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Joe Dempsie attended West Bridgford School and later trained at Central Junior Television Workshop.

His ethnicity is English and Scottish.

Joe Dempsie – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Although most of Joe Dempsie’s personal life is away from the public eye, we do know that he has dated Larissa Wilson and actress Katie McGrath. Currently, he is single, sans girlfriend, wife, or children.

Also read: Hannah Murray - Actress of Skins, Game of Thrones

Source: PinkNews (far left- Joe Dempsie with Skins cast)

Joe Dempsie – Career

Before fame

Dempsie started his professional career in 2000. He lent his voice to Clearasil advertisements in the UK. He also has landed minor roles in the TV series Peak Practice (2000), Doctors (2001), Sweet Medicine (2003), and To Kill a Burglar (2003).

In 2007, he landed the role of Chris Miles in Skins, which gained him much recognition. Joe Dempsie played the role until 2008. After guest appearances in Doctor Who and Merlin, he landed his breakthrough role of Gendry in Game of Thrones. 

He appeared in a total of 19 episodes in the series 1-3, 7-8 and had dyed his hair black, and hit the gym to prepare for the role.

Also read: Conleth Hill - Actor of Game of Thrones, Suits 

Films, Series

Since then Joe Dempsie has starred in Moving On (2011), Accused (2012), New Worlds (2014), This Is England '90 (2015), and Deep State (2018).

In films, he has starred in Heartlands (2002), The Damned United (2009), Monsters: Dark Continent (2014), Dark River (2017), and Been So Long (2018), among others. He has also worked with BBC Radio 4 on several projects.

Source: The Independent (Joe Dempsie as Gendry in Game of Thrones)


Joe Dempsie has starred alongside Nathalie Emmanuel, Carice van Houten, Jim Broadbent, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Richard Dormer.

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Joe Dempsie – Awards, Nominations

Dempsie was been nominated for 2013’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Joe Dempsie – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Dempsie is estimated to be around $1 million while the figure on his annual salary is not known.

Joe Dempsie – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram and Twitter, Joe Dempsie is followed by several hundred thousand followers. He is absent from Facebook.

Also readList of Game of Thrones cast

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