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JASON STATHAM (Arthur Bishop) is an international star best known for his hard-hitting action films, recently starred alongside Melissa McCarthy in the Paul Feig directed comedy Spy as well as joining the highly successful Fast and Furious franchise as 'Deckard Shaw' in Fast 7.

Born in Sydenham, England, Statham became a member of the British national diving team as one of their top divers, eventually placing 12th in the world. While training at the famed Crystal Palace National Sport Center in London, film crews and photographers pursued him as new talent.

He eventually met director Guy Ritchie who cast Statham in his film debut as Bacon in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Statham teamed up with Ritchie again in Snatch, starring opposite Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro. Then French film impresario Luc Besson, trusted him in the title role of Frank Martin in The Transporter after which he went on to star in the blockbuster remake of The Italian Job, Crank, Crank 2: High Voltage, Transporter 2 and Transporter 3. Statham other credits include the highly praised The Bank Job for Roger Donaldson, Death Race, Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables 1 2 & 3, The Mechanic, Blitz, Killer Elite, Safe for Boaz Yakin, Parker with Jennifer Lopez and directed by Taylor Hackford, Homefront, Wildcard and Steven Knight's directorial debut Hummingbird.

Statham has recently wrapped production on Fast and Furious 8 and will begin production on the Warner Bros. film Meg this fall.


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