Adam Deacon

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Adam Deacon
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Born (1983-03-04) 4 March 1983 (age 32)
Hackney, London, England
Occupation Actor, writer, director, rapper
Years active 1995–present

Adam Steven Deacon also known as roadman Rory Pattison (born 4 March 1983) is an English film actor, rapper, writer and director. He is best known for his lead role in the films Kidulthood,[1] the sequel Adulthood and for his directorial debut, Anuvahood.


Deacon was brought up by his English mother in Stoke Newington, Hackney. His father is Moroccan, and walked out on the family when he was two years old, and to this date the pair have never had any contact.[2]

Although his acting career began with guest appearances in Bill's New Frock, Shooters, Ali G Indahouse and The Bill He also starred in the ITV drama Wall Of Silence in 2004, Deacon's major breakthrough came when he landed a starring role in the urban drama film Kidulthood. Since, he has worked with Kidulthood writer Noel Clarke on a number of other projects, including the sequel Adulthood,, and the one-off television pilot West 10 LDN. When Deacon became increasingly frustrated with what he felt was a 'glass ceiling' above him in his acting career, he took matters in his own hands by co-writing, co-directing and playing the lead role in his own urban comedy, Anuvahood.[3] The film is described as, "a pulls-no-punches, coming-of-age story, centring on one directionless hopeless 'shotter', who finds his true worth in the face of urban adversity."[3] Following this, Time Out magazine labeled Deacon "The New Face of Youth Cinema".[4]

In February 2012, he won the BAFTA Rising Star Award, an award that former collaborator Noel Clarke won three years previously, for his work on Anuvahood. Since then, Deacon has appeared in many lead and supporting roles in feature films, including Bonded by Blood, Jack Falls, Shank, Everywhere and Nowhere and Payback Season amongst others. He had a guest role in Victim. In November 2012, he co-hosted the Music of Black Origin Awards telecast with Miquita Oliver where Deacon played a comical part in the awards.[5]


In January 2015, he was arrested and sectioned under the Mental Health Act after police were called to reports of a man reportedly armed with a machete style knife and threatening members of the public in London.[6] He was unable to attend a hearing in March due to being "in hospital for treatment for underlying mental health issues" and the case has been adjourned until April 30.[6] In February 2014, Deacon got into a street brawl with actor Usamah Ahmed.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Bill's New Frock Rohan Main Character
2002 Shooters Drug Runner Guest role
Ali G Indahouse East Staines Massiv Guest role
2006 Kidulthood Jay Main character
Wilderness Blue Main character
2007 Sugarhouse Ray Guest role
2008 Adulthood Jay Main character
2010 Shank Kickz Main character Dillon Guest role
Bonded by Blood Darren Nicholls Main character
2011 Jack Falls Hogan Guest role
Anuvahood Kenneth Main character
Everywhere and Nowhere Zaf Guest role
2012 Payback Season Jerome Davies Main character
Outside Bet Sam Main character
Victim Zhartash Guest role
Comedown Jason Main character
2014 Montana Pitt Guest Role


Year Title Role
2001 London's Burning Kevin
Spaced Fighter
2003 The Bill KB
Is Harry on the Boat? Tyler
2005 Sugar Rush Darren
The Ghost Squad Rakesh Homaine
2006 The Bill Billy Aldridge
Casualty Tyrell Cate
2007 Dubplate Drama Bones
Alan & Samir Samir
2008 West 10 LDN Nathan
One of Those Days Angel Steward[7]
Love Soup Hooded thief
Dead Set Space
2009 Grownups Lewis
Being Human Marco
Gunrush Jello[8]
Criminal Justice Drug dealer
2010 Phone Shop Paul Mohammad
2011 The Boarding School Bomber Isa Ibrahim[9]
2012 Celebrity Juice Himself
The Royal Bodyguard Shop robber
Britain Unzipped Himself
Can We Trust the Police? Presenter / Narrator
2014 Inside No. 9 Si (episode 4: "Last Gasp")
Babylon Robbie
In Deep Jimmy

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Song Role
2006 Plan B "Bizness Woman" Beatboxer
2009 Professor Green "Before I Die" Ambulance driver
"Hard Night Out" Drummer
Bashy "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" Himself
2010 Chipmunk "Chip Diddy Chip"
2012 Bashy "London Town"
2012 Angel featuring Misha B "Ride or Die" from Time After Time (Remixes) - EP Group Therapy Attendee




  1. ^ Kidulthood profile,; accessed 2 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Crunchtime for Hackney actor and BAFTA hopeful Adam Deacon", Hackney Gazette, 8 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b Anuvahood profile,; accessed 2 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Adam Deacon: the new face of youth cinema". Time Out. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Miquita Oliver and Adam Deacon present MOBO awards,; accessed 2 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Kidulthood star Adam Deacon sectioned under mental health act". Evening Standard. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  7. ^ One of Those Days BBC Film Network
  8. ^ Gunrush ITV Press Centre
  9. ^ The Boarding School Bomber BBC Programmes

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