Scott Adkins

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Scott Adkins
Scott Adkins Hector.jpg
BornScott Edward Adkins
(1976-06-17) 17 June 1976 (age 38)
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Martial artist
Years active1997–present (acting)
Spouse(s)Lisa Adkins
Children1
Website
scottadkins.com
 
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Scott Adkins
Scott Adkins Hector.jpg
BornScott Edward Adkins
(1976-06-17) 17 June 1976 (age 38)
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Martial artist
Years active1997–present (acting)
Spouse(s)Lisa Adkins
Children1
Website
scottadkins.com

Scott Edward Adkins (born 17 June 1976) is an English actor and martial artist who is currently living in USA and who is best known for playing Yuri Boyka in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and Undisputed III: Redemption, Bradley Hume in Holby City, Ed Russell in Mile High and as Hector in The Expendables 2. Adkins has also appeared in Dangerfield, Hollyoaks, The Tournament TV series and many others, as well as many films.

Early life[edit]

Scott Adkins was born at Sutton Coldfield, England, on 17 June 1976.[1] He became interested in martial arts at the age of 10 when he and 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 and received his first black belt at the age 19. Since age 16, Adkins also has experience with kickboxing.

Career[edit]

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 and will appear in the remake of Kickboxer.[2][3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001The Accidental SpyLee's Bodyguard / Turkish leaderas Scott Edward Adkins and first work with Jackie Chan
2001Pure VengeanceDannyShort Film
2001Extreme ChallengeIsaac Borman
2002Black Mask 2: City of MasksDr. Lang
2003Special ForcesTalbotFirst work with Isaac Florentine
2003The MedallionSnake head's Henchmansecond work with Jackie Chan
2005UnleashedSwimming Pool FighterFirst work with Jet Li
2005Pit FighterNathan
2006The Pink PantherJacquard / FootballerSmall moment with Jason Statham
2006Undisputed 2: Last Man StandingYuri BoykaSecond work with Isaac Florentine
2007The Bourne UltimatumAgent Kiley
2008The Shepherd: Border PatrolKarpFirst work with Jean-Claude Van Damme, third work with Isaac Florentine
2008Stag NightCarl
2009X-Men Origins: WolverineWeapon XI / Deadpool / Wade WilsonShared with Ryan Reynolds
2009The TournamentYuri Petrov
2009NinjaCasey BowmanFourth work with Isaac Florentine
2010Undisputed III: RedemptionYuri BoykaFifth work with Isaac Florentine
2011Assassination GamesRoland FlintSecond work with Jean-Claude Van Damme
2011Re-KillParker
2012Universal Soldier: Day of ReckoningJohnThird work with Jean-Claude Van Damme and first work with Dolph Lundgren
2012El GringoThe Man
2012The Expendables 2HectorFourth work with Jean-Claude Van Damme and second work with Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren
2012Zero Dark ThirtyJohn
2013Legendary: Tomb of the DragonTravis PrestonThird work with Dolph Lundgren
2013Green Street Hooligans: UndergroundDanny
2013Ninja: Shadow of a TearCasey BowmanSixth work with Isaac Florentine
2014The Legend of HerculesKing Amphitryon
2015Wolf WarTom Cat[4]Filming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Dangerfield
1999City CentralJake ClantonOne Episode
2000DoctorsRossThree Episodes
2001The Big BreakfastHimselfOne Episode
2002Mutant XMarkoOne Episode, Uncredited
2003EastEndersJoelSix Episodes
2005Mile HighEd RusselTwelve Episodes
2005Hollyoaks: Let LooseRyanTwo Episodes
2006Holby CityBradley HumeNine Episodes
2011Métal Hurlant ChroniclesGuillameOne Episode

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResults
2010Undisputed III: RedemptionAction on Film AwardBreakout Action StarWon[5]

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