Jason Statham - biography

Actor from United Kingdom,England

Jason Statham Jason Statham ( /ˈsteɪθəm/; born 12 September 1967) is an English actor and former diver, known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Revolver, Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Statham appeared in supporting roles in several American films, such as The Italian Job, as well as playing the lead role in The Transporter, Death Race, Crank, The Bank Job and War (opposite martial arts star Jet Li). Statham also appeared alongside established action film actors Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren in The Expendables and The Expendables 2. He usually performs his own fight scenes and stunts. Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, the son of Eileen (née Yates) and Barry Statham, a lounge singer. He moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where he chose not to follow his father's career working the local market stalls, and decided to pursue the arts. He grew up with football player Vinnie Jones, alongside whom he would later go on to act. Jones introduced him to soccer, and Statham went on to play for the local grammar school (1978–83), which he had attended since the age of eleven, a passion that he shared with diving. He  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Jay
Date of birth
1967-09-12
Place of birth
Shirebrook
Nationality
United Kingdom,England
Parents
Barry Statham, Eileen
Siblings
Lee Statham
Profession
Actor, Model

Performances

Year Performance Character
2011 Gnomeo and Juliet Tybalt
2011 The Mechanic Arthur Bishop
2011 Killer Elite Danny Bryce
2010 Blitz Detective Sergeant Tom Brant
2010 13 Jasper
2008 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Farmer
2007 War Crawford
2006 London Bateman
2006 Crank Chev Chelios
2006 The Pink Panther Yves Gluant
2005 Revolver Jake Green
2004 Cellular Ethan
2003 The Italian Job Handsome Rob
2001 Mean Machine Monk

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