James Purefoy


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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 Mark Antony
(2005-2007)
Hap and Leonard Hap Collins
(2016-2018)
Altered Carbon Laurens Bancroft
(2018)

Filmography

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 2023 Malpractice (TV Series) (filming)
Dr. Leo Harris
 2022 Marie Antoinette (TV Series)
 2021-2022 A Discovery of Witches (TV Series)
Philippe De Clermont / Philippe de Clermont
- Episode #3.7 (2022) ... Philippe de Clermont
- Episode #3.4 (2022) ... Philippe de Clermont
- Episode #2.5 (2021) ... Philippe De Clermont
- Episode #2.6 (2021) ... Philippe De Clermont
- Episode #2.2 (2021) ... Philippe De Clermont (uncredited)
 2021 Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
Additional Voices (voice)
 2020-2021 Pennyworth (TV Series)
Captain Gulliver Troy
- The Lion and Lamb (2021) ... Captain Gulliver Troy
- The Hangman's Noose (2021) ... Captain Gulliver Troy
- The Bloody Mary (2021) ... Captain Gulliver Troy
- The Rose and Thorn (2021) ... Captain Gulliver Troy
- The Bleeding Heart (2021) ... Captain Gulliver Troy
 2020 No Man's Land (TV Series)
Stanley
- Episode #1.8 (2020) ... Stanley
- Episode #1.7 (2020) ... Stanley
- Episode #1.6 (2020) ... Stanley
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... Stanley
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... Stanley
 2020 El Candidato (TV Series)
Wayne Addison
- Desert of the Lions (2020) ... Wayne Addison
- La cabaña en el bosque (2020) ... Wayne Addison
- En la ciudad de la furia (2020) ... Wayne Addison
- Fireside Chat (2020) ... Wayne Addison
- Blackberries (2020) ... Wayne Addison
 2019-2020 Sex Education (TV Series)
Remi Milburn
- Episode #2.8 (2020) ... Remi Milburn
- Episode #2.5 (2020) ... Remi Milburn
- Episode #2.4 (2020) ... Remi Milburn
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... Remi Milburn
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... Remi Milburn
 2019 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series)
Kanjigar
- Race to Trollmarket (2019) ... Kanjigar (voice)
- The Big Sleep (2019) ... Kanjigar (voice)
 2019/I Limbo
Lucifer
 2019 Fisherman's Friends
Jim
 2018 Hold Your Breath (Video short)
Mr. Black
 2018 It's Me, Sugar (Short)
Billy Wilder
 2016-2018 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series)
Kanjigar / Amulet / Ghost Kanjigar
- The Eternal Knight Part 2 (2018) ... Kanjigar (voice)
- KanjigAAARRRGGHH!!! (2017) ... Ghost Kanjigar (voice)
- Escape from the Darklands (2017) ... Amulet (voice)
- Something Rotten This Way Comes (2016) ... Kanjigar (voice)
- Airheads (2016) ... Kanjigar (voice)
 2018 Urban Myths (TV Series)
Billy Wilder
- Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder (2018) ... Billy Wilder
 2016-2018 Hap and Leonard (TV Series)
Hap Collins
- Monsoon Mambo (2018) ... Hap Collins
- Mambo No. 5 (2018) ... Hap Collins
- Senorita Mambo (2018) ... Hap Collins
- T-Bone Mambo (2018) ... Hap Collins
- Ho-Ho Mambo (2018) ... Hap Collins
 2018 Altered Carbon (TV Series)
Laurens Bancroft
- Clash by Night (2018) ... Laurens Bancroft
- The Wrong Man (2018) ... Laurens Bancroft
- Nora Inu (2018) ... Laurens Bancroft
- Man with My Face (2018) ... Laurens Bancroft
- The Killers (2018) ... Laurens Bancroft
 2017 Interlude in Prague
Baron Saloka
 2017 Churchill
King George VI
 2016 Roots (TV Mini Series)
John Waller
- Part 2 (2016) ... John Waller
- Part 1 (2016) ... John Waller
 2016/I 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 (Music Video)
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 Manchild (TV Movie)
Joe
 2007 Frankenstein (TV Movie)
Dr. Henry Clerval
 2007 Rome Season 2: Antony & Cleopatra (Video short)
Mark Antony / Self
 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
 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 Wise
 2003 The Mayor of Casterbridge (TV Movie)
Donald Farfrae
 2002 Resident Evil
Spence
 2001 A Knight's Tale
Colville
 2001 Tomorrow
Andrew Spender
 2001 Bye Bye Baby (TV Movie)
 2000 The Wedding Tackle
Hal
 2000 Maybe Baby
Carl Phipps
 2000 Metropolis (TV Mini Series)
Nathan
- Episode #1.5 (2000) ... Nathan
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... Nathan
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Nathan
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Nathan
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... 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 (TV Series)
Cpt. Jack Spears
- Sharpe's Sword (1995) ... Cpt. Jack 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 Mini 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 Mini Series)
Oliver
- Part One (1992) ... Oliver
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
Alan Bridges
- Houseguests (1991) ... Alan Bridges
 1991 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)

Spouse:

Jessica Adams  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Purefoy, Joseph
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Did You Know?

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 I've been typecast as ain't so bad" See more »

Trivia:

At his Somerset home, Purefoy personally constructed a tree house for his young son. See more »

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