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Scott Adkins

Birthdate : 17/6/1976
Nationality : United Kingdom
Workplace : Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
Activities : Actor (8)


Born in Sutton Coldfield, England, Scott Adkins has always been a film buff and a natural athlete. Adkins enjoyed a variety of sports as he grew up. When he was 10 years old, he accompanied his father and brother to the local Judo club and fell in love with martial arts, training in judo and Tae Kwon Do. After a few years he moved on to Kickboxing under Anthony Jones. He is now a fully trained Kickboxing Instructor for the P.K.A.

His idols being Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, Adkins not only wanted to be a fighter but an actor too. He enrolled in drama class at Sutton Coldfield College and at the age of 21, he was offered a place at the prestigious Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Not able to pay his tuition, he had to give up though.

Yet, since he was a youngster, he had kept sending demo reels to HK evangelist Bey Logan. Spotted by Logan and the head of The Hong Kong Stuntmen Association Stephen Tung Wei, Adkins first break came when he was offered a role in a Hong Kong martial arts Extreme Challenge. Adkins got the chance to work with some of Hong Kong cinema’s leading action directors including Yuen Woo Ping, Corey Yuen Kwai, 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” filmed at Birmingham’s Pebble Mill. A few episodes in BBC’s “Eastenders” and “City Central”, and a lead role in Sky One comedy drama “Mile High” followed by a regular role in BBC’s “Holby City” 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 and “Boyka” in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing. It was this film that broke him into the mainstream with his villainous portrayal of a Russian MMA underground fighter “Boyka” in the best American made Martial Arts films of recent times. Along with lead actor Michael Jai White, fight coordinator JJ Perry and the slick direction of Isaac Florentine this movie has some unbelievably heart stopping fight scenes.

After this Scott has had guest starring roles in bigger budget films like The Bourne Ultimatum and The Tournament and Weapon XI in Wolverine. He has just completed work on his first leading role Ninja and Undisputed 3.

Source: http://www.scottadkins.com

 [ 2000 - 2010 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Accidental Spy, The 2001 Actor
 Extreme Challenge 2001 Actor
 Black Mask 2 : City Of Masks 2002 Actor
 Medallion, The 2003 Actor
 Danny The Dog 2004 Actor
 Expendables II, The 2012 Actor
 Wolf Warrior 2015 Actor
 Ip Man 4 : The Finale 2019 Actor

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 Scott Adkins pictures :  (Hide)
Danny The Dog
The Medallion
Extreme Challenge
 Other Scott Adkins pictures :  (Hide)
Ip Man 4 : The Finale (1)
The Medallion (1)
Other pictures (2)

Interview Links   (Hide)
 Interview with Scott Adkins, Brit action extraordinaire (preview)
HK Items > Film Industry > Gweilos, foreigners in HK cinema
Author(s) : Mike Fury
Date : 7/5/2009
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 1  - index
 Secondary Interview Links   (Show)

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