THE LEGEND OF HERCULES
SCOTT ADKINS (KING AMPHITRYON) is a very well respected
English actor who also happens to
possess amazing skills as a martial artist. Scott began his acting training in
his home town attending the
local youth theatre from the age of 10.
At the age of 14, Scott also began 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 Anthony
Jones. He is now a fully
trained kickboxing Instructor for the P.K.A. Scott also holds a red belt in Tae
Kwon Do and a black belt in
kickboxing. He is also skilled in Wushu and Judo.
He went on to study drama at college. Whilst at college he played Laertes in
director Michael Bodenstein and the dual roles of Ken and Tony Sutton in
"Striker" for director Damian
Brant. His first professional break came when he was offered a role in a Hong
Kong martial arts film
called Extreme Challenge and 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 Jackie Chan.
Scott also landed the regular role of Bradley Hume in award winning British
TV drama "Holby
City," from which he began to be noted as an actor to watch. Scott then appeared
as a regular in the
popular British comedy drama "Mile High," followed by "Dangerfield," "Hollyoaks"
and the hard hitting
award winning police drama, "City Central."
Starring roles in feature films soon followed with his portrayal of Talbot in
Special Forces and
Boyka in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing. It was this film that broke him into
the mainstream with his
villainous portrayal of a Russian MMA underground fighter Boyka in what has been
hailed as one of the
best American made martial arts films of recent times. After this Scott has had
guest starring roles in
bigger budget films like The Bourne Ultimatum, The Tournament, Weapon XI and
His His first lead role came with Ninja and was soon followed by Undisputed
he reprised his role as Uri Boyka. In 2011, he starred as Flint in Assassination
Games, which was followed
in 2012 by the lead role of John in Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, The Man
in El Gringo for After
Dark Films and the role of Hector in Expendables 2. Last year also saw Scott
complete the award winning
Zero Dark Thirty and Green Street Hooligans - Underground. Earlier this year,
Scott reprised his role of
Casey in Ninja 2. He is currently in China, filming opposite Jacky Wu in new
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