Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(May 5, 1988–     ; birth name: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins): British singer-songwriter who won an Academy Award for her title tune to Skyfall, which she cowrote with Paul Epworth. The song also won a Golden Globe, a Grammy Award, and the Brit Award for British Single of the Year. A native of Tottenham, London, Adele made her motion picture performing debut in director Nick Moore’s romantic comedy Wild Child (2008), in which she performed “Chasing Pavements.”

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