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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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 2013-2015 The Following (TV Series)
Joe Carroll / Joe Caroll
- Flesh & Blood (2015) ... Joe Caroll
- The Hunt (2015) ... Joe Caroll
- Reunion (2015) ... Joe Carroll
- Home (2015) ... Joe Carroll
 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 Mini-Series)
Thomas Mowbray
- Richard II (2012) ... Thomas Mowbray
 2012 Revenge (TV Series)
Dominik Wright
- Justice (2012) ... Dominik Wright
- Doubt (2012) ... Dominik Wright
 2011 Rev. (TV Series)
Richard
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... Richard
 2011 Camelot (TV Series)
King Lot
- Lady of the Lake (2011) ... King Lot
- Homecoming (2011) ... King Lot
 2009 The Philanthropist (TV Series)
Teddy Rist
- Haiti (2009) ... Teddy Rist
- Kashmir (2009) ... Teddy Rist
- San Diego (2009) ... Teddy Rist
- Kosovo (2009) ... Teddy Rist
 2009 Diamonds (TV Movie)
Lucas Denmont
 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 Manchild (TV Movie)
Joe
 2001 Bye Bye Baby (TV Movie)
 2000 Metropolis (TV Mini-Series)
Nathan
 2000 Don Quixote (TV Movie)
Sansón Carrasco
 1998 Blink (TV Short)
John
 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 Tide of Life (TV Mini-Series)
Nick Stuart
 1995 Sharpe's Sword (TV Movie)
Spears
 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
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Other Works:

Played Laertes in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" - Bristol Old Vic Theatre (1991). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

The age of chivalry isn't dead, is it? It doesn't even have to be a man or a woman that you could be chivalrous to. If somebody's in trouble you give them a hand. See more »

Trivia:

At boarding school, he once serenaded the girls at a nearby school with thirteen stanzas of "Greensleeves." See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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