James Purefoy Poster

Other Works

  • Played Romeo in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" - Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead (1985).
  • Played Morville in "Four Nights in Knaresborough", a new play by Paul Corcoran - Tricycle Theatre in London (1999).
  • Played Loveless, in the Trevor Nunn-directed restoration comedy, "The Relapse" (July 2001-) - National Theatre, London.
  • His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include: Richard Stanley in "The Man Who Came to Dinner", a footman in "The Constant Couple", Edgar in "King Lear", Donalbain/Cream-Faced Loon in "Macbeth", Ferdinand in "The Tempest", "Tom Thumb", "All God's Chillun", "Macbett" (1988), and Frederick in "Les Enfants Du Paradis" (1996, directed by Simon Callow).
  • Played Alan in "Equus" by Peter Schaffer - UK tour (1986).
  • Portrayed Horatio in Hamlet for the BBC Radio Shakespeare series. The production aired at 7:30 p.m. on September 12, 1999. This production of Hamlet was produced by Sir Richard Eyre. The production was adapted and directed by Jenny Bardwell. The audio tape/cd is available at Amazon.co.uk
  • Played Walter in "Mary Morgan" by Greg Cullen - Riverside Studios, London.
  • His credits at the Edinburgh Festival include: "Balm in Gilead" by Lanford Wilson (1987), "The Mother" based on Gorky's novel (1986), and "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui" by Bertolt Brecht (1985).
  • Appeared in Euripides' "Women of Troy" - Gate Theatre, London (1991).
  • Played Biff in "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller, alongside Ken Stott and Jude Law - West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds (1994).
  • Played Roland in "Present Laughter" by Noël Coward - Globe Theatre, London (1993).
  • Played Brian in "Back Up the Hearse and Let them Sniff the Flowers", a new play by William Gaminara - Hampstead Theatre, London (1992).
  • Played Laertes in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" - Bristol Old Vic Theatre (1991).
  • His Birmingham Rep credits include: Tony in "The Servant" (1995), Congreve's "The Way of the World" and Shakespeare's "Macbeth" (both 1996).
  • (1989) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with John Wood, Duncan Bell, John Kane, Desmond Barrit, Melanie Thaw, Nicholas Selby, and Alfred Burke in the cast. Nicholas Hytner was director.
  • (1996) He acted in Simon Callow's adaptation of Jacques Prevert's story, "Les Enfants Du Paradis," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Colin Farrell, Helen McCrory, Joseph Fiennes, Rupert Graves, Colin George, Sylestra Le Touzel, Robert Demeger, Maggie Wells, Peter Spoule, James Ellis, and James Faulkner in the cast. Simon Callow was director.
  • (1992) 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.
  • (1993) He acted in Noel Coward's play, "Present Laughter," at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Tom Conti, Gabrielle Drake, Lucy Robinson, Judy Loe, and Jenny Seagrove in the cast.
  • (January 2001 - January 2002) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Laurence Olivier Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "My Fair Lady;" John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World;" "The Walls" play;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Harold Pinter's plays, "No Man's Land," "Remembrance of Things Past;" Yasmina Reza's play, "Life X 3;" William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," "The Winter's Tale," "Hamlet;" MIchael Frayn's play, "Noises Off;" Complicite's play, "Mnemonic;" "Singin in the Musical;" Robert LePage's play, "The Far Side of the Moon;" Edward Albee's plays, "Marriage Play," "Finding the Sun;" R.K. Narayan's play, "The Ramayana;" Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Woman of Setzuan;" Patrick Marber's play, "Howard Katz;" John Vanbrugh's play, "The Relapse;" Mark Ravenhill's play, "Mother Clap's Molly House;" Charlotte Jones's play, "Humble Boy;" Arthur Miller's play, "All My Sons;" Tim Winton's play, "Cloudstreet" (Company B Belvoir); John Osborne's play, "Luther;" "The Goodhope" play;" August Wilson's play, "Jitney;" Gregory Burke's play, "Gagarin Way;" Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "South Pacific;" and Patrick Barlow's play, "The Wonder of Sex;" with Roger Allam, Edward Baker-Duly, Patrick Barlow, Duncan Bell, Christopher Benjamin, Suzanne Bertish, Eve Best, Susie Blake, Caroline Blakiston, Brian Blessed, Willis Burks II, Sheila Burrell, Judy Campbell, Ron Cook, Oliver Cotton, Derbhle Crotty, Sorcha Cusack, Ben Daniels, Phil Daniels, Andy De La Tour, Frances De La Tour, Edward De Souza, Joe Dixon, Janine Duvitski, Peter Egan, James Ellis, Deborah Findlay, Tom Georgeson, Aden Gillett, Sheila Gish, Richard Griffiths, Diana Hardcastle, James Hazeldine, Patricia Hodge, Geoffrey Hutchings, Alexandra Jay, Alex Jennings, Karl Johnson, Lauren Kennedy, Sara Kestelman, Nicholas Le Prevost, Julie Legrand, Adrian Lukis, Simon McBurney, Martine McCutcheon, Peter McEnery, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ben Miles, Iain Mitchell, Cherry Morris, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Trevor Peacock, Maxine Peake, Edward Petherbridge, Jonathan Pryce, Philip Quast, Denis Quilley, John Ramm, Jeff Rawle, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Sheila Reid, Diana Rigg, David Rintoul, Patsy Rowlands, Simon Russell Beale, Mark Rylance, Nadim Sawalha, Rufus Sewell, John Shrapnel, Malcolm Sinclair, Claire Skinner, Imelda Staunton, Rebecca Thornhill, Mark Umbers, Julian Wadham, Harriet Walter, Marcia Warren, Dennis Waterman, Timothy West, and John Wood in the company.
  • (July 20, 1989) Played Richard Stanley in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's "The Man Who Came to Dinner" at the Barbican Theatre in London, with John Wood, Estelle Kohler, Maureen Beattie, Desmond Barritt, Ralph Fiennes, Barrie Ingham, Richard Haddon Haines, Marjorie Yates, Marie Mullen, Jeffrey Segal, Cherry Morris, Michael Gardiner, Melanie Thaw, Stephen Gordon, and Marjie Lawrence in the cast. Gene Saks was the director.

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