James Purefoy

James Purefoy

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    • June 3rd, 1964
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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Acting (38 Credits)

2020El Candidato as Wayne Addison
2020No Man's Land (2020) as Stanley
2020No Man's Land as Stanley
2019Fisherman's Friends as Jim
2017Churchill as King George VI
2016Equity as Michael Connor
2016Hap and Leonard as Hap Collins
2016Roots (2016) as John Waller
2016Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia as Amulet (voice)
2015Momentum as Mr. Washington
2015High-Rise as PangbourneWatch Free
2014Wicked Blood as Wild Bill
2013The Following as Joe Carroll
2012John Carter as Kantos Kan
2011Ironclad as Thomas Marshall
2011Injustice as William Travers
2011Injustice (2011) as William Travers
2011Camelot as King Lot
2009Solomon Kane as Solomon Kane
2009The Philanthropist
2006Beau Brummell: This Charming Man as Beau Brummell
2006Blackbeard: Terror at Sea as Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
2006Blackbeard: Terror at Sea as Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
2006Beau Brummell: This Charming Man as Beau Brummell
2005Rome as Mark Antony
2004George and the Dragon as George
2004Vanity Fair as Rawdon Crawley
2004Blessed as Craig Howard
2003The Mayor of Casterbridge as Donald Farfrae
2002Resident Evil as Spence
2001A Knight's Tale as Colville
2000Maybe Baby as Carl Phipps
1999Lighthouse as Richard Spader
1999Mansfield Park as Tom Bertram
1999Women Talking Dirty as Daniel
1998Bedrooms and Hallways as Brendan
1996The Tenant of Wildfell Hall as Mr. Lawrence
1995Feast of July as Jedd Wainwright


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