Adkins in 2011
|Born||Scott Edward Adkins
17 June 1976
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Actor, Martial Artist, Gymnast|
Scott Edward Adkins (born 17 June 1976) is an English actor and martial artist who is best known for playing Bradley Hume in Holby City, Lucian in Doctor Strange, Kiley in The Bourne Ultimatum and John in Zero Dark Thirty. Adkins has also appeared in Dangerfield, Hollyoaks, The Tournament TV series and many others, as well as starred in many direct-to-video films.
Scott Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, England, on 17 June 1976. He became interested in martial arts at the age of ten when he, his father, and older brother, Craig, visited the local Judo club. His interest towards martial arts grew even more at age 14 when he adopted Bruce Lee as his idol. That same year, he started practicing Taekwondo. Since age 16, Adkins has also trained in Kickboxing which he has held a black belt in since he was 22. He also has trained in Ninjutsu, Judo, Karate, Jujutsu, Wushu, Krav Maga, Capoeira, Jeet Kune Do and Gymnastics.
His first break came when he was offered a role in a Hong Kong martial arts film called Dei Seung Chui Keung (2001) (aka Extreme Challenge). Spotted by Head of The Hong Kong Stuntmen Association and director Wei Tung and English-born Hong Kong movie expert Bey Logan, Adkins found himself in the East for the first time. Scott got the chance to work with some of Hong Kong cinema's leading action directors including Woo-ping Yuen, Corey Yuen, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and the legendary Jackie Chan. Acting roles started to come in and he was offered a guest role in BBC's Doctors (2000) filmed at Birmingham's Pebble Mill. A few episodes in BBC's EastEnders (1985) and City Central (1998), and a lead role in Sky One comedy drama Mile High (2003) followed by a regular role in BBC's Holby City (1999) as Bradley Hume, the assistant general manager of Holby General.
Starring roles in feature films soon followed with his portrayal of Talbot in Special Forces (2003) and Yuri Boyka in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing (2006). It was this film that broke him into the mainstream with his villainous portrayal of a Russian MMA underground fighter Boyka. After this Scott had guest starring roles in bigger budget films like The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Tournament (2009), and played Jean-Claude Van Damme's main adversary in Sony Pictures The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008). Adkins appears in the role of King Amphitryon in The Legend of Hercules .
In 2012, he was cast to star in Metal Hurlant chronicles, a sci-fi Franco-Belgium TV show, adapted from the French comic books Metal Hurlant. He will star in 2 episodes; "King's crown" with Michael Jai White, "Second chance" in the episode "Loyal Khondor" with Karl E. Landler and John Rhys Davies, his character from "Second chance" is doing a cameo, encountering Khondor, played by Karl E. Landler, in front of an intergalactic pub. Guillaume Lubrano creator and director of the show decided to cross the universe of two originals stories.
|2001||The Accidental Spy||Lee's Bodyguard / Turkish leader||as Scott Edward Adkins|
|2001||Extreme Challenge||Isaac Borman|
|2002||Black Mask 2: City of Masks||Dr. Lang|
|2003||The Medallion||Snakehead's Henchman|
|2005||Unleashed||Swimming Pool Fighter|
|2006||The Pink Panther||Jacquard / Footballer|
|2006||Undisputed II: Last Man Standing||Yuri Boyka||Direct-to-video|
|2007||The Bourne Ultimatum||Agent Kiley|
|2008||The Shepherd: Border Patrol||Karp||Direct-to-video|
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Weapon XI / Deadpool||Shared with Ryan Reynolds|
|2009||The Tournament||Yuri Petrov||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Undisputed III: Redemption||Yuri Boyka||Direct-to-video|
|2011||Assassination Games||Roland Flint||Direct-to-video|
|2012||Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning||John||Direct-to-video|
|2012||El Gringo||The Man||Direct-to-video|
|2012||The Expendables 2||Hector|
|2012||Zero Dark Thirty||John|
|2013||Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon||Travis Preston||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Green Street 3: Never Back Down||Danny Harvey||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Ninja: Shadow of a Tear||Casey Bowman||Direct-to-video|
|2014||The Legend of Hercules||King Amphitryon|
|2015||Wolf Warriors||Tom Cat|
|2015||Close Range||Colton MacReady||Direct-to-video|
|2016||Jarhead 3: The Siege||Gunny Raines||Direct-to-video|
|2016||Hard Target 2||Wes Baylor||Direct-to-video|
|2017||Boyka: Undisputed||Yuri Boyka||Post-production|
|1999||City Central||Jake Clanton||Episode: Life Liberty and Pursuit|
|2001||The Big Breakfast||Himself||1 episode|
|2002||Mutant X||Marko||Episode: Sign from Above; Uncredited|
|2005||Mile High||Ed Russell||12 episodes|
|2005||Hollyoaks: Let Loose||Ryan||2 episodes|
|2006||Holby City||Bradley Hume||9 episodes|
|2012, 2014||Métal Hurlant Chronicles||Guillame / Joe Manda||3 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Undisputed III: Redemption||Action on Film Award||Breakout Action Star||Won|
|2015||Wolf Warriors||China International Film Festival||Most Accomplished Actor||Won|
- Dave McNary. "'Kickboxer' Reboot Adds Scott Adkins, Tony Jaa - Variety". Variety.
- Scott Adkins Biography on his Official Website (Accessed 9 January 2014)
- Peter Martin. "Scott Adkins Crowned King In Renny Harlin's HERCULES 3D". TwitchFilm.
- "'Kickboxer' Reboot Punches Up Cast With Scott Adkins, Tony Jaa". Variety. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Scott Adkins".
- Jeff Sneider (13 November 2015). "Martial Artist Scott Adkins Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' (Exclusive)". TheWrap.
- "Official Action on Film 2010 Award Winners" (PDF). Action on Film International Film Festival.
- "Scott Adkins won the Best Actor Award". 3rd Chinese International Film Festival London 2015.
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