Ross Kemp

Born: July 21, 1964
Famous for: Looking mean and acting it too in EastEnders

In the role of Grant Mitchell, Ross enjoyed a ten-year reign as the toughest nut in British soap. Since his character ran off to Brazil in 1999, he has also starred in a number of well-received dramas, including Ultimate Force and Without Motive. But it has been rumoured that the Essex-born actor, who is married to newspaper editor Rebekah Wade, may be set for a return to Albert Square.