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Scott Adkins

Biography

British actor who starred as Lucian in Marvel’s 2016 film Doctor Strange. He obtained noteriety for his function as Yuri Boyka in the 2006 film Undisputed 2 and its own pursuing two sequels. He also made an appearance in The Expendables 2 as well as the Bourne Ultimatum. He was an all natural athlete developing up, and became a member of an area judo membership when he was a decade old. He started his acting profession dealing with Jackie Chan in China. He’s known for carrying out the majority of his very own stunts and earned an Actions on Film Prize for Breakout Actions Superstar for his combat sequences in the film, Undisputed III: Redemption. He provides one older sibling, Craig, who also researched fighting techinques. He wedded Lisa Adkins plus they welcomed a kid called Carmel. He made an appearance in the Bourne Ultimatum with Matt Damon.

Quick Facts


Full Name Scott Adkins
Date Of Birth June 17, 1976
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.78 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
Nationality British
Spouse Lisa Adkins
Children Carmel Adkins
Parents Janet Adkins, John Adkins
Siblings Craig Adkins
Movies Boyka: Undisputed, Undisputed III: Redemption, Doctor Strange, Undisputed II: Last Man Standing, Hard Target 2, Eliminators, Wolf Warrior, The Expendables 2, Savage Dog, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Close Range, Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, The Legend of Hercules, Ninja, American Assassin, Green Street 3: Never Back Down, The Tournament, El Gringo, Assassination Games, Jarhead 3: The Siege, Criminal, The Brothers Grimsby, The Shepherd: Border Patrol, The Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty, Special Forces, Legendary, Extreme Challenge, Zero Tolerance, Stag Night, Pit Fighter, Re-Kill, The Medallion, Unleashed, Black Mask 2: City of Masks, The Pink Panther, Home Invasion, Triple Threat
TV Shows Métal Hurlant Chronicles, Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors, Mile High, EastEnders, Holby City
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Was cast as the character Hector in Expendables 2 (2012), henchman of the bad guy, Vilain, played by Scott's idol, Jean-Claude Van Damme.
2Taught kickboxing to children of television writer Tony Jordan, who subsequently cast him in small roles in his daytime serials.
3Father of Carmel Adkins.
4Is known for doing many of his own stunts.
5Was offered the role of "Dan Paine" in The Expendables (2010).
6Although mostly known for his work in action films Scott was also a regular on many TV shows in Great Britain.
7Had to turn down a part in Ice Planet (2001) due to scheduling conflicts with Holby City (1999).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Altar Rock2017post-production
Savage Dog2017filmingMartin
Eliminators2016completedThomas
American AssassinfilmingVictor
Doctor Strange2016Lucian / Strong Zealot
Boyka: Undisputed2016Boyka
Hard Target 22016VideoWes Baylor
Criminal2016Pete Greensleeves
The Brothers Grimsby2016Pavel Lukashenko
Jarhead 3: The Siege2016Gunny Raines
Home Invasion2016VideoHeflin
Re-Kill2015Parker
Close Range2015Colton MacReady
Zhan lang2015Tomcat (as Scott Edward Adkins)
Zero Tolerance2015Steven
Metal Hurlant Chronicles2012-2014TV SeriesJoe Manda / Guillam
The Legend of Hercules2014King Amphitryon
Green Street 3: Never Back Down2013Danny
Ninja: Shadow of a Tear2013Casey
Legendary2013Travis Preston
Zero Dark Thirty2012John
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning2012John
The Expendables 22012Hector
El Gringo2012The Man
Assassination Games2011Roland Flint
Undisputed 3: Redemption2010Boyka
Ninja2009Casey Bowman
The Tournament2009Yuri Petrov
X-Men Origins: Wolverine2009Weapon XI (uncredited)
Stag Night2008Carl
The Shepherd2008VideoKarp
The Bourne Ultimatum2007Agent Kiley
Holby City2006TV SeriesBradley Hume
Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing2006Yuri Boyka
The Pink Panther2006Jacquard
Hollyoaks: Let Loose2005TV SeriesRyan
Mile High2004-2005TV SeriesEd Russell
Pit Fighter2005Nathan
Unleashed2005Swimming Pool Fighter
The Medallion2003Henchman
Special Forces2003VideoTalbot
EastEnders2003TV SeriesJoel
Black Mask 2: City of Masks2002Dr. Lang
Mutant X2002TV SeriesMarko
Dei seung chui keung2001Isaac Borman
Pure Vengeance2001ShortDanny
Te wu mi cheng2001Lee's Bodyguard (as Scott Edward Atkins)
Doctors2000TV SeriesRoss
City Central1999TV SeriesJake Clanton
Dangerfield1998TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Close Range2015executive producer
El Gringo2012executive producer

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing2006stunts - uncredited
The Medallion2003stunts - uncredited
Te wu mi cheng2001stunts

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ultimate Justice2016the producers wish to thank completed

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Scenes: Legendary 3D2014Video documentary shortHimself
Days of Reckoning: The Making of US42013Video documentaryHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentary
Jean Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Man on the Move: Jason Bourne2007Video documentary shortHimself (as Scott Atkin)
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHimself
Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 21996VideoHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USABreakout Action StarUndisputed III: Redemption (2010)


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#Quote
1My bedroom was plastered with pictures of Van Damme. My mother was worried about me. Most teenage boys have half-naked women on their walls, and I had Jean-Claude.
2My weapon of choice is the nunchuck. I do like the bo as well, which I use, the staff. I'm not so good with the sword, but I picked a lot of stuff up on 'Ninja 1' with the sword.
3My first break was in a Hong Kong movie that I shot in China - I was going out there and working as a western stunt man, if you like, but at the same time in England I was working in daytime soap stuff. Eventually I put the two together.
4I was a regular on 'Holby City,' and I did daytime; that's how I started off. Off in Hong Kong doing stuntman stuff, then coming back to England doing daytime soap operas.
5I just remember Bruce Lee blowing my mind on the screen, and I thought to myself, 'That's what I want to do for a living when I'm older.' Bruce Lee was so magnetic and charismatic and held the screen so well.
6I'm just about the movies; I enjoy the dexterity of actors in action movies and the choreography side of things. You've just got to be a different person to be a professional fighter. I train with professional fighters, so I know what it takes. It's a very difficult profession, probably harder then the acting profession.
7I put so much pressure on myself to raise the bar with each and every project. I treat it like every film is my last, and I make sure I pour everything I have into every film I make because if I'm not trying to improve, someone else will.
8I personally think a fight scene is the most cinematic thing you can witness because all the elements of filmmaking come together, you know, with the camera speed changes, editing, make up effects and general smoke and mirrors of trying to make it look like you are hitting someone when you're not. It's filmmaking in it's purest form, I think.
9I make films for the 16-year-old in myself sometimes.
10I prefer to play the villain or the antihero.
11I do find violence entertaining, but that doesn't make me a bad person. I grew up watching all these action films when I was a kid. My dad would bring back 'Rambo' and whatever, and we'd watch it together. It's not affected me in any way other than I just appreciate the entertainment value of violence on film.
12I think every red-blooded male enjoys brandishing a firearm.
13Best fight ever in a movie: 'They Live.' I want to do a martial arts version of that, where you think it's ended, and it just keeps on going. I love that fight. It was funny as well. Unexpected.
14In the film industry, we tend to pick up where others have left off, and I'd like to think the influences I picked up from Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme are visible in my work.
15I turned to my mom and said, 'I'm going to be a martial arts movie star.' She didn't believe me, and neither did my dad. They both thought I would grow out of it. That it was a phase. I decided then I was going to do it or die trying.
16I'll be honest - I never saw myself making a ninja movie, never entertained the idea. I think ninja films can be quite cheesy unless you do them in feudal Japan.
17When I was ten years old, my dad and brother did judo, so I went along because I felt like I was missing out. They eventually gave up, and I continued, then moved into Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing and various other martial arts. I did lots of different things, but mostly things like Wushu, Jeet Kune Do, Krav Maga and stuff like that.
18Back when I used to struggle with how I could define myself in the film business, I knew that I'd always remain true to myself and what I wanted to accomplish. The style of action I showcase is quite different from other stars we usually see, but I'm remaining true to myself, and hopefully this comes across.
19I'm good when I've got a bit of an edge, like the Clint Eastwood type of archetypal character. The tough guy that doesn't say a lot.
20Whenever you're looking at new ways to get in shape, first you have to decide what you want. Do you want a more muscular look, or do you want to slim down and appear more toned and ripped? I adapt my training and diet with each role I do, depending on the image I want to convey.
21I'm always trying to improve my skills as an actor. I think it shows in 'El Gringo;' it shows in the new 'Universal Soldier.' You can't rest on your laurels; you've got to keep improving.
22I can pretty much say that because of Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude Van Damme, that's why I do what I do today.
23I did martial arts since I was 10 years old, and I've got as much love for the movies as I have for martial arts, so when I was 18 years old, I started studying performing arts with the eye of getting into the film industry and went to drama school after that.
24Back in the '80s, you needed the real action guys with the real physiques, not strap-on bodysuits. Guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. That became the genre of '80s action movies. I think it changed really when The Matrix came out and Keanu Reeves was able to perform kung fu. Then you had Matt Damon in the Bourne films, doing a great job. So it's different now, they can train actors to do their own fights convincingly on screen, so those guys aren't needed anymore. But I think everything goes around in circles; people still do want to see the guys that can do stuff for real, that's why The Expendables is so popular. I think it will come back again.
25I'm like the king of the low-budget sequel. People ask, 'What film are you going to do next?'. I don't know, but it's probably got a 3 or 4 in the title.
26[on doing fight choreography] Dolph's really easygoing. He's a big guy and he likes his movements to be that of a bigger guy; a little bit slower and more powerful. So you need to address the choreography for Dolph. So it's a flurry for me, and then a nice powerful movement from him. With Jean-Claude, to be honest, I have to dumb it down a little bit to cater for him, I'm afraid to say, because we're from different eras. We do it faster, more like they do in Hong Kong these days. And when Van Damme came up, they were doing it the Western way. That's a bit slower and a bit more step to step.

#Trademark
1Frequently co-stars with Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning", "The Expendables 2").
2Character actor
3Spectacular Martial Arts Performer

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