Scott Scott Adkins, born 17 June 1976, in Sutton Coldfield, England, is an English actor who is perhaps best known for playing Bradley Hume in "Holby City" and Ed Russell in "Mile High".
Adkins was born into a family that for generations were butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by John and Janet Adkins, a loving middle class family. It is worth mentioning that Scott’s great, great grandmother was of Spanish descent.
Adkins attended Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield. Probably not the best of students, he used to sneak down stairs after his parents had gone to bed and watch films all night then fall asleep during lessons. A natural athlete, Scott enjoyed a variety of sports as he grew up, but when he was 10 years old, he accompanied his father and brother to the local Judo club. The attraction was instantaneous.
Idolising stars such as Bruce Lee, Jean Claude Van Damme, and Jackie Chan, Scott began to train everyday. He took over his Dad’s garage and turned it into his own dojo. At the age of 14, he went on to train in Tae Kwon Do under the instruction of Ron Sergiew with the T.A.G.B. He is now a fully trained kickboxing Instructor for the P.K.A.
A self confessed “film junkie” Adkins’ attention was drawn to acting through the Hollywood Greats. He enrolled in a drama class at Sutton Coldfield College. Being a shy lad he initially found it difficult to be put on stage in front of an audience. His first break came when he was offered a role in a Hong Kong martial arts film called “Extreme Challenge”. Spotted by Head of The Hong Kong Stuntmen Association and director Stephen Tung Wai 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 Yeun Wo Ping, Cory Yeun, Sammo Hung and the legendary Jackie Chan.
Acting roles started to come in and Adkins 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.
Adkins also featured in the movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" as Weapon XI, "The Medallion", "Unleashed", "Pit Fighter", "Undisputed II: Last Man Standing", and "The Bourne Ultimatum", among others.
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