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Scott Adkins (born 17 June 1976) is an Englishmarker actor who is perhaps best known for playing Bradley Hume in Holby City and Ed Russell in Mile High. Adkins has also appeared in Dangerfield, Hollyoaks, City Central, A Touch of Frost, EastEnders, Doctors, Black Mask 2: City of Masks, The Medallion, Unleashed, Pit Fighter, Undisputed II: Last Man Standing, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Shepherd: Border Patrol, Stag Night and .

He also featured in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Weapon XI. His upcoming roles include his first lead in Isaac Florentine's Ninja, which was released in Malaysiamarker on Oct. 29, 2009, and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States on March 9, 2010. He has also returned to the role of Boyka in Undisputed 3.

Additionally, Scott recently appeared in the film The Tournament on October 20, 2009.

Early life

Scott Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfieldmarker, Englandmarker, 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. Scott 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.

Martial Arts career

Idolizing 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. He even had a shrine to Bruce Lee in there that he would bow to. He remembers being mugged on a bus when he was around 13 and that really kicked his training into overdrive. He wasn’t ever going to let that happen again. At the age of 14, Scott went on to train in Tae Kwon Do under the instruction of Ron Sergiew with the T.A.G.B. After a few years he moved on to kickboxing under . He is now a fully trained kickboxing Instructor for the P.K.A.

Adkins has black belts in Wushu, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Judo and Jujutsu.

Acting career

A self confessed “film junkie” Scott’s 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. Finally, at the age of 21, Scott was offered a place at the prestigious Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. However, as an impoverished student he found it hard to make ends meet without a grant, and was forced to leave without completing the course. Very dejected he thought that was the end.

His first break came when he was offered a role in a Hong Kongmarker 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 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. He was offered the role in The Expendables, Steve Austin got the role in the end . Play.Com have a release of 23rd March 2010 for Ninja, it can be pre-ordered now. Currently he is filming a zombie flick called Dead Ahead due for release in late 2010 or early 2011.

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