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James Purefoy

1964-06-03 Taunton, England, UK

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James Purefoy (born 3 June 1964) is an English actor. He played Marc Antony in the HBO series Rome, college professor turned serial killer Joe Carroll in the series The Following, and Solomon Kane in the film of the same name. In February 2018 he starred as Laurens Bancroft in Altered Carbon, a Netflix original series. He played James McCarthy, a young man accused of murdering his father, in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," in Granada's The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. One of his notable roles was as Nicholas Jenkins in the eight-part miniseries A Dance to the Music of Time for Channel 4 in 1997. He played Edward, the Black Prince in the film A Knight's Tale, Rawdon Crawley in Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Bertram in the 1999 production of Mansfield Park. He has played major roles in several television costume dramas, including Sharpe's Sword, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Prince and the Pauper, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Blackbeard: Terror at Sea, Beau Brummell: This Charming Man, The Tide of Life, Camelot and Rome. He played Mark Antony in the HBO/BBC original television series, Rome. He starred as Teddy Rist in the summer television series, The Philanthropist, which aired on NBC beginning on June 2009. His character is a billionaire playboy who decides to use his wealth and power to help others in need. In 2013, The Following debuted, starring Purefoy as the lead antagonist of the series. He portrays Joe Carroll, a former professor who becomes a serial killer and leads a cult of followers, all whom help create Carroll's "story". It was announced in June 2014 that Purefoy would join the cast of the film High-Rise with Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons. Later in 2014, Purefoy co-starred in the Formula 1-themed music video for David Guetta's song "Dangerous". In February 2019, Hybrid (who provided the score to Interlude in Prague) released a short film to accompany their single "Hold Your Breath" from the album Light of the Fearless. The film starred Purefoy as the brooding 'Mr Black'.


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Malpractice Dr Leo Harris 2023-04-23
Fisherman's Friends: One and All Jim 2022-08-19
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans Additional Voices (voice) 2021-07-21
Fisherman's Friends Jim 2019-03-15
Limbo Lucifer 2019-08-22
All Hail the Popcorn King! Self 2019-08-18
It's Me, Sugar Billy Wilder 2018-03-11
Churchill King George VI 2017-05-25
Interlude In Prague Baron Saloka 2017-05-25
Equity Michael Connor 2016-07-29
Momentum Mr. Washington 2015-10-15
High-Rise Pangbourne 2015-11-22
Wicked Blood 'Wild' Bill Owens 2014-03-04
John Carter Kantos Kan 2012-03-07
Ironclad Thomas Marshall 2011-03-03
Diamonds Lucas Denmont 2009-04-04
Solomon Kane Solomon Kane 2009-09-16
Frankenstein Clerval 2007-10-24
Goose on the Loose Kenneth Donnelly 2006-01-13
Beau Brummell: This Charming Man Beau Brummell 2006-06-19
Vanity Fair Rawdon Crawley 2004-09-01
Blessed Craig Howard 2004-05-16
George and the Dragon George 2004-03-28
The Mayor of Casterbridge Donald Farfrae 2003-12-28
Resident Evil Spence Parks 2002-03-15
Domani Andrew Spender 2001-01-26
A Knight's Tale Colville 2001-05-11
Women Talking Dirty Daniel 2001-12-07
Lighthouse Richard Spader 2000-02-04
Don Quixote Carrasco 2000-04-09
The Wedding Tackle Hal 2000-08-11
Maybe Baby Carl Phipps 2000-06-02
Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain Narrator 2000-12-31
Mansfield Park Tom Bertram 1999-11-12
Bedrooms and Hallways Brendan 1998-08-01
Bright Hair David Miles 1997-02-09
Sharpe's Sword Cpt. Jack Spears 1995-04-26
Feast of July Jedd Wainwright 1995-10-12
One Night Stand John 1994-05-12
The Cloning of Joanna May Oliver 1992-01-16
Angels Victor 1992-09-01