Ross Adams

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Ross Adams is an English television actor originally from Consett in County Durham best known for his role as Jeff Bowyer in the BBC Three sitcom The Gemma Factor alongside Anna Gilthorpe, Claire King, Gwyneth Powell and Angus Barnett and more recently, for playing the regular role of Scott Drinkwell in the Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks.

Adams moved to Manchester at the age of 18 to study performing arts at the University of Salford.[1] On graduating, he secured an agent and has appeared in several television dramas and comedies including Blue Murder, Emmerdale, I'm With Stupid, and Eleventh Hour alongside Patrick Stewart.[2]

He also works frequently in the field of voice-overs, having voiced several commercials and documentaries, most notably Kellogg's Frosties.[3]

He has also previously worked as the assistant to the series producer for Coronation Street before moving to Emmerdale as a storyliner. Having written stories for over 400 episodes he then became a Script Editor; leaving the show in February 2015 to commence filming Hollyoaks.

He is also involved and teaches at Media City Performance Academy in Salford.

Adams has been nominated for a RTS Television Award at the Royal Television Society Awards 2010 in the "Best Performance in a Comedy" category for his role as Jeff in The Gemma Factor.[4]

Adams began appearing as a regular in the Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks, as Scott Drinkwell from 27 April 2015.


Year Ceremony Award Nominated work Result
2016 British Soap Awards "Best Comedy Performance" Hollyoaks
as Scott Drinkwell


External links[edit]

  • Ross Adams at the Internet Movie Database IMDB [1]