Please explain what just happened.

Well… I just had a radio interview for The Everything Film Show on blogtalkradio… was good fun!


What is your earliest memory?

My earliest memory was back in England as a toddler and those double-decker busses. I always wanted to climb to the top deck but my mom wouldn’t let me because she was afraid I’d fall down the steps.


If you weren’t an actor, what other profession would you choose?

I would have probably continued playing football and see where I went with that. I was pretty fast and had good hands.


Describe a typical workday.

Arrive at my trailer, order breakfast (breakfast burrito, fruit bowl and orange juice), set up my iPod (got to have the ambiance right for the day), get changed into my wardrobe, head into hair and make-up, head in for blocking of the scene (this could even happen first thing), lights camera action! Craft service, back to my trailer and watch movies until my next scene, lunch, more acting, then it’s a wrap!


Is there a time you wish you’d lied?

Nope… the truth will set you free!

What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?

Stay focused, keep God first, and work hard… you’re gunna be great kid… the world is yours!


If you could have only one album to get you through a breakup, what would it be?

MJ’s Thriller of course… the only album you’ll ever need.


What are three websites—other than your email—that you check on a daily basis?

IMDb, Facebook, and Craigslist I would have to say.


From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?

Other than God the creator, I would have to say Michael Jackson. RIP!



Name three books that have impacted your life.

The Bible, The Power of Now, and Rich Dad Poor Dad.


If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?

Making out with Halle Berry in Frankie and Alice. You can put that on a long loop!


How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?

I was directed by Stuart Townsend in Battle in Seattle who worked with Kevin in Trapped in 2002. I believe that gives me a Bacon number of 2.


What makes you feel most guilty?

Hmmm… That’s tough. I do feel pretty guilty if I don’t get to the gym on a regular basis.


How do you incorporate the work of other artists into your own?

I allow the commitment, focus and passion of other artists to inspire and motivate me to be the best that I can be in my profession.


Please explain the motivation/inspiration behind the movie Frankie and Alice.

This is an independent film based on a true story about a woman (Halle Berry) with Multiple Personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and not give in to her alter personality. The character “Alice” is a complete paradox from “Frankie” making this a very challenging and difficult role for Halle to play. Frankie’s struggle is an inspiration to us all that face our own demons on a day to day. This was Halle’s pet project that she had been developing for 12 years. A lot of people are unaware of just how prevalent this condition is in society. It’s very sad. When I read the script I was blown away and knew this was going to be something very special. You can’t sit back and wait for Hollywood to knock on your door with parts like this one. You have to be proactive make it happen yourself.


What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?

“Seize every opportunity… opportunities don’t go away they just go to someone else.”


List your favorite in the following categories:

Comedian – Eddie Murphy (his early stuff); musician – Stevie Wonder, author – Eckhart Tolle, actor – Daniel Day Lewis.


If you had complete creative license and an unlimited budget, what would your next project be?

Well, I’m a huge Stevie Wonder fan. I played him once in a TV movie called Charlie’s Angels: Behind the Camera and think it’s time we put his story on the big screen. I’m sure people are interested… I know I am.



What do you want to know?

Why was MJ “Gone too soon?”


What would you like your last words to be?

“Thanks for coming out! Hope you enjoyed the show… Goodnight!”


Please explain what will happen.

The sun will shine and the moon will reflect.

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Intense and fearless in his work, versatile, undeniably handsome and charming, actor ADRIAN HOLMES is positioned to become one of the most in demand actors in 2011. Known for his blend of talent and consummate professionalism, Holmes spent 2010 filming some of the most anticipated movies to hit the silver screen in the new year. 

Appearing opposite Academy Award winner Halle Berry, Holmes stars as her love interest “Clifton” in the highly buzzed about film Frankie and Alice, slated for worldwide release in February 2011. Holmes will also be starring in the thriller Red Riding Hood directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman), to be released in March 2011. Holmes also recently wrapped the upcoming films; Wrecked, with Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, and Hangar 14 opposite Steve Austin, both to be released in 2011. 

Holmes is not only making waves in film, he has also made his mark in television, notably on series such as Fox’s Fringe and Human Target, the CW’s Supernatural, and SYFY’s Battlestar Galactica. He may be best known, however, for his current, recurring role as “Basqat” on the ninth season of long running CW series Smallville.

Holmes was born in Wrexham, North Wales and he moved to Vancouver at the age of five. The eldest of three boys, Holmes was a natural entertainer as a child, doing Michael Jackson impressions for anyone who would watch. At 11 years old, he was cast as the Lion in his school production of The Wizard of Oz. After the show, a young girl who had come to see the play asked him for his autograph, and he was hooked. Holmes notes that he never chose to become an actor, but acting chose him. Acting proved therapeutic for the somewhat shy boy.

   Holmes continued to do stage productions (having won awards for acting and writing by this point) throughout high school and college  and in 1991 made the transition into television.

  Holmes studied in Vancouver with world-renowned coach Larry Moss and in New York City at Black Nexxus Inc. at the Times Square Arts Center. In 2005, Holmes received a LEO award nomination (The Canadian Emmys) for Best Gust Performance for his work in the series The Collector.

With several high profile films slated for release in 2011, and his television credits building, Holmes is one actor to watch.

One response to “21 Questions with Adrian Holmes”

  1. […] When the Nervous Breakdown asked Adrian what his alternative career would have been if acting was not successful, the actor did not hesitate to point out that he would have continued playing football. On his Facebook page, Adrian boasts of being a natural athlete who enjoyed playing basketball, football, and soccer in his younger days. His love for basketball has not faded with age, and every year, Adrian plays with “Hustle & Flow, his team. Although he also plays golf, he remembers being very fast and with good hands, so a career as a football player would have panned out. […]

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