Fast Facts

  • His mother was a ballroom dancer; his father was a singer.
  • In his youth, he sold black-market merchandise on the streets of London with his father and brother.
  • Was a professional diver and member of Britain's national diving team; competed in the 1988 Olympics and finished 12th in the 1992 World Championships. 
  • Was discovered by Guy Ritchie who saw him in an advertisement for Levi jeans and cast him in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
  • His role in The Transporter was written specifically for him by Luc Besson.
  • Has voiced characters in video games including Red Faction II and Call of Duty.
  • Does many of his own stunts in films.

Awards

  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee

Relationships

  • Eileen Statham — Mother
  • Barry Statham — Father
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — Fiancée
  • Kelly Brook — Ex-significant Other