Kelly Greyson was born in Sutton Coldfield, a town within Birmingham, England on June 17, 1976
Renowned for his martial arts skills and impressive stunts, English actor, Scott Adkins is a force to reckon with in the film industry. A natural athlete, he took up sports which he enjoyed throughout his childhood, and often accompanied his father and brother to the local judo club. He idolized stars such Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude Van Damme. This inspiration prompted him to turn his dad's garage into his own dojo. At the age of 13, he was a victim of mugging on a bus, which sent him into a training overdrive. He began practicing taekwondo and kickboxing with Anthony Jones, eventually becoming a kickboxing instructor for the Professional Karate Association.
Inspired by his Hollywood idols, Scott's attention was drawn to acting. He enrolled in a drama class at Sutton Coldfield College and was later offered a spot at the prestigious Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. However, as fate would have it, he dropped out without completing the course due to financial constraints. Dejected, he felt his dream was at the end, and then his first big break came in. He was offered a role in a Hong Kong martial arts film, Dei Seung Chui Keung (2001) (aka Extreme Challenge). This film exposed him to the film industry, and he got to work with leading action directors such as Yuen Woo-ping, Corey Yuen, Sammo Hung, and the legendary Jackie Chan.
Acting roles started coming in plenty. He was offered guest roles in BBC's Doctors (2000), BBC's EastEnders (2003), City Central (1999), a leading role in Mile High (2003), and a series regular in BBC's Holby City (2006) as "Bradley Hume," assistant general manager of Holby General. The film that catapulted Scott's career to an A list star was Undisputed II: Last Man Standing (2006), in which he portrayed "Yuri Boyka," a Russian MMA underground fighter. The success of this film, which was hailed as one of the best American Martial Arts films of recent times, opened doors to bigger budget films such as The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Tournament (2009), and played Jean-Claude Van Damme's main adversary in The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008). He co-starred the role of Weapon XI with Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Adkins appears in the role of King Amphitryon in The Legend of Hercules (2014). In 2019, he was reunited with action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping and starred alongside Donnie Yen in Ip Man 4: The Finale as the main antagonist Barton Geddes, a Marine gunnery sergeant.
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