Scott Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, England on June 17th, 1976, Scott was born into a family that were Butchers for generations. Scott was raised by John and Janet Adkins, a loving middle-class family along with his elder brother Craig. It is also worth mentioning that Scott’s great, great grandmother was of Spanish descent. Scott attended Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield and was undoubtedly not the best of students. Scott used to sneak downstairs after his parents had gone to bed to watch films all night then fall asleep during school lessons. Scott was also a natural athlete and enjoyed a variation of sports as he grew up, however, when he was 10 years old, he accompanied his father and brother to the local Judo club which instantly attracted his attention.
June 17, 1976
Sutton Coldfield, England
I prefer to play the villain or the antihero.
Scott Edward Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, England
Scott idolized stars such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jean Claude Van Damme, and so he began to train every day. To do this, Scott took over his Dad's garage and turned it into his own Dojo, complete with a shrine to Bruce Lee. Scott recalls an incident where he remembers being mugged on a bus when he was around 13 and that really kicked his training into overdrive. He was determined that he wasn't going to ever let that happen to him again. At the age of 14, under the instruction of Ron Sergiew with the T.A.G.B., Scott went on to train in Tae Kwon Do. After a few years he moved on to Kickboxing under the direction of Anthony Jones. Scott is now a fully trained Kickboxing Instructor for the P.K.A.
As a 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. Scott was initially a shy young boy who found it difficult to be on stage in front of an audience. At the age of 21, Scott was finally offered a place at the prestigious Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. But, without a grant as an impoverished student he found it hard to make ends meet, and was forced to leave without completing the course. Being very disappointed he thought he had reached his end.
Keeping positive and pushing forward 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, Scott found himself in the East for the first time. While in Hong Kong, 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. At that time acting roles started to come in and Scott 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.