Person Details

Birthday: 1964-06-03 18:13:01

Aliases: Τζέιμς Πιούρφοϊ , James Brian Mark Purefoy , Джеймс Пьюрфой

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Taunton, England, UK

Homepage: https://www.independenttalent.com/actors/james-purefoy/

Movie Involvements: 32

TV Involvements: 18


Most Famous Work

Biography

James Brian Mark Purefoy[1] (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'.

Most Famous Work

Altered Carbon
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8

Altered Carbon

(2018) Laurens Bancroft
Revenge
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7

Revenge

(2011) Dominik Wright
Rome
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8

Rome

(2005) Mark Antony
The Following
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7

The Following

(2013) Joe Carroll
Sherlock Holmes
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8

Sherlock Holmes

(1984) James McCarthy
John Carter
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6

John Carter

(2012) Kantos Kan
Momentum
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6

Momentum

(2015) Mr. Washington
A Knight's Tale
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7

A Knight's Tale

(2001) Colville

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Stanley
Wayne Addison
2019 Lucifer
Captain Gulliver 'Gully' Troy
Jim
Remi Milburn
2018 Billy Wilder
Laurens Bancroft
2017 Baron Saloka
King George VI
Billy Wilder
2016 Amulet (voice)
Michael Connor
John Waller
Hap Collins
2015 Pangbourne
Mr. Washington
2014 Wild Bill
2013 Joe Carroll
2012 Kantos Kan
2011 Dominik Wright
William Travers
Thomas Marshall
King Lot
N/A
Kenneth Donnelly
2009 Solomon Kane
N/A
N/A
Lucas Denmont
himself
2008 Thom Lightstone
2007 Clerval
2006 Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
Beau Brummell
Kenneth Donnelly
2005 Mark Antony
2004 Rawdon Crawley
Craig Howard
George
2003 Donald Farfrae
2002 Spence
2001 Daniel
Colville
Andrew Spender
2000 the narrator
Hal
Carl Phipps
Richard Spader
1999 Tom Bertram
1998 Brendan
1997 Nicholas Jenkins
David Miles
1996 Mr. Lawrence
Miles Hendon
Nick Stuart
1995 Jedd Wainwright
1994 Brian Summers
1992 Victor
Oliver
1984 James McCarthy
Self
William Travers
Jim
Year Character Movie/Tv

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