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James Purefoy


James Brian Mark Purefoy was born and brought up in Taunton, Somerset, England, the son of Shirley (Taylor), who ran an employment agency, and Anthony Chetwynd Purefoy. After leaving school at the age of sixteen, he took a succession of different jobs, including working on a pig farm and as a porter at Yeovil District Hospital, before travelling ... See full bio »

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Rome
Rome Mark Antony
(2005-2007)
The Following
The Following Joe Carroll
(2013-2015)
A Knight's Tale
A Knight's Tale Colville
(2001)
High-Rise
High-Rise Pangbourne
(2015)

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 2017-2018 Altered Carbon (TV Series)
Laurens Bancroft
- Out of the Past (2018) ... Laurens Bancroft
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Laurens Bancroft
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Laurens Bancroft
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Laurens Bancroft
- Episode #1.6 ... Laurens Bancroft
 2016-2018 Hap and Leonard (TV Series)
Hap Collins
- Episode #3.5 (2018) ... Hap Collins
- Episode #3.4 (2018) ... Hap Collins
- Episode #3.3 (2018) ... Hap Collins
- Episode #3.2 (2018) ... Hap Collins
- Episode #3.6 (2018) ... Hap Collins
 2017 Interlude in Prague
Baron Saloka
 2017 Churchill
King George VI
 2016 Trollhunters (TV Series)
Kanjigar / Amulet
- Blinky's Day Out (2016) ... Kanjigar (voice)
- Becoming: Part 1 (2016) ... Amulet (voice)
 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
John Waller
- Part 2 (2016) ... John Waller
- Part 1 (2016) ... John Waller
 2016 Equity
Michael Connor
 2015 High-Rise
Pangbourne
 2015/I Momentum
Mr. Washington
 2013-2015 The Following (TV Series)
Joe Carroll
- The Reckoning (2015) ... Joe Carroll (credit only)
- Dead or Alive (2015) ... Joe Carroll (credit only)
- A Simple Trade (2015) ... Joe Carroll
- The Edge (2015) ... Joe Carroll
- Demons (2015) ... Joe Carroll
 2014 David Guetta Ft Sam Martin: Dangerous (Video short)
David Guetta's Friend
 2014 Wicked Blood (Video)
Bill
 2012 Episodes (TV Series)
Rob
- Episode Nine (2012) ... Rob
- Episode Eight (2012) ... Rob
- Episode Seven (2012) ... Rob
- Episode Six (2012) ... Rob
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Thomas Mowbray
- Richard II (2012) ... Thomas Mowbray
 2012 Revenge (TV Series)
Dominik Wright
- Justice (2012) ... Dominik Wright
- Doubt (2012) ... Dominik Wright
 2012 John Carter
Kantos Kan
 2011 Rev. (TV Series)
Richard
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... Richard
 2011 Injustice (TV Mini-Series)
William Travers
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... William Travers
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... William Travers
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... William Travers
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... William Travers
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... William Travers
 2011 Camelot (TV Series)
King Lot
- Lady of the Lake (2011) ... King Lot
- The Sword and the Crown (2011) ... King Lot
- Homecoming (2011) ... King Lot
 2011 Ironclad
Thomas Marshal
 2009 Solomon Kane
Solomon Kane
 2009 The Philanthropist (TV Series)
Teddy Rist
- Haiti (2009) ... Teddy Rist
- Kashmir (2009) ... Teddy Rist
- San Diego (2009) ... Teddy Rist
- Kosovo (2009) ... Teddy Rist
- Nigeria Part II (2009) ... Teddy Rist
 2009 Diamonds (TV Movie)
Lucas Denmont
 2008 Lena: The Bride of Ice
Dr. Harper
 2008 The Summit (TV Mini-Series)
Thom Lightstone
- Night Two (2008) ... Thom Lightstone
- Night One (2008) ... Thom Lightstone
 2007 Frankenstein (TV Movie)
Dr. Henry Clerval
 2007 Rome Season 2: Antony & Cleopatra (Video short)
Mark Antony / Himself
 2005-2007 Rome (TV Series)
Mark Antony
- De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) (2007) ... Mark Antony
- A Necessary Fiction (2007) ... Mark Antony
- Death Mask (2007) ... Mark Antony
- Philippi (2007) ... Mark Antony
 2007 Manchild (TV Movie)
Joe
 2006 Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (TV Movie)
Beau Brummell
 2006 Blackbeard: Terror at Sea (TV Movie)
Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
 2006 Goose on the Loose
Kenneth Donnelly
 2004 Vanity Fair
Rawdon Crawley
 2004 Blessed
Craig Howard
 2004 George and the Dragon
George
 2003 Photo Finish
James
 2003 The Mayor of Casterbridge (TV Movie)
Donald Farfrae
 2002 Resident Evil
Spence
 2001 A Knight's Tale
Colville
 2001 Domani
Andrew Spender
 2001 Bye Bye Baby (TV Movie)
 2000 The Wedding Tackle
Hal
 2000 Maybe Baby
Carl Phipps
 2000 Metropolis (TV Mini-Series)
Nathan
 2000 Don Quixote (TV Movie)
Sansón Carrasco
 1999 Lighthouse
Richard Spader
 1999 Women Talking Dirty
Daniel
 1999 Mansfield Park
Tom Bertram
 1998 Blink (TV Short)
John
 1998 Jilting Joe
Joe
 1998 Bedrooms and Hallways
Brendan
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-Series)
Nicholas Jenkins
- The War (1997) ... Nicholas Jenkins
- The Thirties (1997) ... Nicholas Jenkins
- The Twenties (1997) ... Nicholas Jenkins
 1997 Bright Hair (TV Movie)
David Miles
 1997 Have Your Cake and Eat It (TV Mini-Series)
Ben
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Ben
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Ben
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Ben
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Ben
 1996 The Prince and the Pauper (TV Mini-Series)
Miles Hendon
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... Miles Hendon
- Episode #1.5 (1996) ... Miles Hendon
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Miles Hendon
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Miles Hendon
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Miles Hendon
 1996 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Lawrence
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Mr. Lawrence
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Mr. Lawrence
 1996 The Tide of Life (TV Mini-Series)
Nick Stuart
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Nick Stuart
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Nick Stuart
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Nick Stuart
 1995 Feast of July
Jedd Wainwright
 1995 Sharpe's Sword (TV Movie)
Spears
 1995 Tears Before Bedtime (TV Series)
Jimmy Turner
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Jimmy Turner
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Jimmy Turner
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Jimmy Turner
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Jimmy Turner
 1994 One Night Stand (Short)
John
 1994 Calling the Shots (TV Series)
Brian Summers
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Brian Summers
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Brian Summers
 1993 Crime Story (TV Series)
Darius Guppy
- The Prince (1993) ... Darius Guppy
 1993 Rides (TV Series)
Julian
- Episode #2.4 (1993) ... Julian
- Episode #2.3 (1993) ... Julian
- Episode #2.2 (1993) ... Julian
- Episode #2.1 (1993) ... Julian
 1992 Angels (TV Movie)
Victor
 1992 The Cloning of Joanna May (TV Movie)
Oliver
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
Alan Bridges
- Houseguests (1991) ... Alan Bridges
 1991 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
James McCarthy
- The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1991) ... James McCarthy
 1990 Coasting (TV Series)
Mike Baker
- Another Fine Mess (1990) ... Mike Baker
- Star Quality (1990) ... Mike Baker
- Press Stud (1990) ... Mike Baker
- Poetic Justice (1990) ... Mike Baker
- Blackpool Rock (1990) ... Mike Baker
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He acted in William Gaminara's play, "Back Up the Hearse and Let Them Sniff The Flowers," at the Hampstead Theatre in London, England with Debra Gillett, Paul Bown, Danny Webb, and Christopher Fairbank in the cast. John Dove was director. See more »

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1 Interview | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you find yourself always playing the villain, or if you find yourself being typecast into a corner where you're not happy then that's probably rather miserable, but if I have been typecast I am reasonably happy about it as what Ive been typecast as ain't so bad" See more »

Trivia:

James Purefoy has moved out of his Hammersmith, London home, which he shared with actress Holly Aird, and their son, Joseph. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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