Luke Kempner is an exceptionally talented comedian, impressionist, actor and singer.
Luke garnered global attention in 2012 with his hit viral video Downstairs At Downton. Since then, Luke has gone from strength to strength, taking his one man show The Only Way Is Downton (described by the Daily Telegraph as a “remarkable tour de force”) to theatres and festivals across the UK, including Latitude and two years at the Edinburgh Fringe. He also took the show to Moscow, Spain, USA and Toronto. 2016 saw Luke return to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sell-out run of his new show Judi Dench Broke My Heart which he is touring the UK with this year.
Alongside his live work, Luke has a burgeoning television and radio career. He created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015. He starred in Tiger Aspect and BBC3 comedy Murder In Successville series one and two and three, The Tracey Ullman Show (BBC1), Episodes (BBC2), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Newzoids (ITV). He presented a special radio programme of music and impressions on Magic 104.5 and Virgin Radio, and has also been a featured guest on several programmes across BBC Radio 2. Last year Luke became a regular on BBC Radio 4’s institution The Now Show and News Jack.
Summer of 2016, Luke became the resident comedian on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, he has filmed five series and been hailed “a blumin’ genius!” by Dawn French
Luke started his career in musical theatre, playing Marius in Les Misérables as well as taking roles in Avenue Q and South Pacific. A graduate from The Guildford School of Acting, he also plays the piano, is a puppeteer and classically trained singer.