Po­lice In­ter­cep­tors

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Sea­son 1 BBC Brit (*120) 21:00 Ex-foot­ball bad-boy and ac­tor Vin­nie Jones dons a cop uni­form and works on the right side of the law, break­ing down doors and ar­rest­ing crooks in Po­lice In­ter­cep­tors: Un­leashed (2015). Not that he’s lost his wilder, law-break­ing side…

Vin­nie was con­victed of as­sault­ing 1

a neigh­bour and dam­ag­ing prop­erty in 1998, and in 2003 he got into a drunken brawl on a flight. The cops re­voked his firearms li­cence and seized weapons in Vin­nie’s pos­ses­sion.

He’s nick­named “The Axe” thanks 2

to his years of hard tack­les in English soc­cer, play­ing for Wim­ble­don and Chelsea dur­ing his ca­reer be­tween 1984 and 1999. It’s helped Vin­nie get tough-guy roles like Sphinx in the film Gone In 60 Sec­onds (2000) and Cain Marko – aka Jug­ger­naut – in sci-fi movie X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

He also does voiceover work and 3

in 2007 pop star Joss Stone asked Vin­nie to ap­pear on her al­bum In­tro­duc­ing Joss Stone.

De­spite his tough-guy per­sona, 4

Vin­nie’s got a soft heart and has been mar­ried to Tanya Jones since 1994. They have son Aaron (25) and he adopted Tanya’s daugh­ter Kay­ley (29).

In 2013, both Vin­nie and Tanya 5

were di­ag­nosed with skin can­cer and Vin­nie was cleared in 2014 af­ter a se­ries of sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures. Tanya’s still fight­ing her bat­tle and Vin­nie re­veals that “when the doc­tor said I had skin can­cer, the first thing I thought was, ‘How long have I got?’”

He loves the out­doors but Vin­nie 6

has given up fish­ing since his di­ag­no­sis. He still plays soc­cer for Hol­ly­wood FC, along with other fa­mous Brits in LA like Ja­son Statham (who played Ba­con op­po­site Vin­nie in 1998’s Lock, Stock & Two Smok­ing Bar­rels).

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