A remarkable tour de force
The Daily Telegraph
The energizer bunny of impressionists
Luke Kempner is an impressionist, actor and singer.
An exceptionally talented impressionist, 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 has also taken the show to Moscow and recently toured an American version, entitled America’s Got Downton, across the USA. 2016 saw Luke return to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sell-out run of new show Judi Dench Stole My Heart.
As well as his live work, Luke also has a burgeoning television and radio career. He has created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015, is a regular cast member of BBC3 comedy series Murder In Successville, has appeared on Comedy Central’s Drunk History and has also performed impressions on both Big Brother’s Bit On The Side and Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side. 2016 also saw Luke make a number of appearances on BBC Radio 4 institution The Now Show.
Luke started his career in musical theatre, playing Marius in the touring production of 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.
- Judi Dench Stole My Heart (Performer & Writer) Edinburgh Fringe 2016
- America’s Got Downton (Performer & Writer) US Tour 2015
- The Only Way Is Downton (Performer & Writer) Edinburgh Fringe & National Tour 2013-2014
- Avenue Q (Performer) UK Tour 2011
- South Pacific (Performer) UK Tour 2011
- Les Misérables (Performer) UK Tour 2010
- The Dog Ate My Homework (Guest) (CBBC, 2017)
- Newzoids (Cast) (ITV, 2016)
- Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side (Regular Performer) (C5, 2016)
- Big Brother’s Bit On The Side (Regular Performer) (C5, 2016)
- Episodes (Performer) (BBC 2, 2016)
- Drunk History (Performer) (Comedy Central, 2015, 2016)
- Murder In Successville (Performer) (BBC3, 2015, 2016)
- Luke Kempner’s 2015 Impression (ITV2, 2015)
- The Now Show (Cast) (BBC Radio 4, 2016)
- Michael & Boris: The Two Brexiteers (BBC Radio 4, 2016)
- Magic 104.5 (Presenter) (2014)
- Steve Wright In The Afternoon (Guest/Performer) (BBC Radio 2, 2014)
- Simon Mayo Radio Show (Guest/Performer) (BBC Radio 2, 2013)
Remarkable, tour de force one-man show… a teatime hour of unalloyed pleasure.
The Daily Telegraph ****
An evening of fizzing virtuosity… a blissful flight of surreal fancy.
Kempner’s performance skill brings numerous characters to life before your eyes and provides an hour of fun-filled entertainment.
Broadway Baby ****
A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat.