Scott Adkins

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Scott Adkins
Scottadkins08.jpg
BornScott Edward Adkins
(1976-06-17) 17 June 1976 (age 37)
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Martial artist
Years active1997–present (acting)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.81 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Website
www.scottadkins.com
 
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Scott Adkins
Scottadkins08.jpg
BornScott Edward Adkins
(1976-06-17) 17 June 1976 (age 37)
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Martial artist
Years active1997–present (acting)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.81 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Website
www.scottadkins.com

Scott Edward Adkins (born 17 June 1976) is an English actor and martial artist who currently is 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 in Sutton Coldfield, England, on June 17, 1976.[1]

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 Hercules: The Legend Begins.[2]

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, Post-production
2014The Legend of HerculesKing Amphitryon
2014Wolf WarFilming
2014Undisputed 4Yuri BoykaSeventh work with Isaac Florentine, Pre-production

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 Episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResults
2010Undisputed III: RedemptionAction on Film AwardBreakout Action StarWon[3]

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