James Purefoy Biography (1964-)

Full name, James Brian Mark Purefoy; born June 3, 1964, in Taunton, Somerset,England; married Holly Aird (an actress; divorced, May 2002); children: Joseph. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 WilshireBlvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Creative Artist Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd.,Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
June 3, 1964
Taunton, Somserset, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Victor, Angels, 1992
  • One Night Stand, 1993
  • Jedd Wainwright, Feast of July, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Joe, Jilting Joe, 1997
  • Brendan, Bedrooms and Hallways, ARP Selection, 1998
  • Daniel, Women Talking Dirty, 1999
  • Tom Bertram, Mansfield Park, Miramax, 1999
  • Carl Phipps, Maybe Baby, USA Films, 2000
  • Prisoner Richard Spader, The Lighthouse (also known as Dead ofNight), Unapix Entertainment, 2000
  • Hal, The Wedding Tackle, Rat Pack Films, 2000
  • Andrew Spender, Domani (also known as Tomorrow), Fine LineFeatures, 2001
  • Sir Thomas Colville and Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, A Knight'sTale, Columbia, 2001
  • Spence Parks, Resident Evil, Screen Gems, 2002
  • James, Photo Finish, S Films, 2003
  • Samantha's Child, 2003
  • George, George and the Dragon, 2004
  • Kenneth Donnelly, Goose!, Odeon Films, 2004
  • Craig Howard, Blessed, DEJ Productions, 2004
  • Rawdon Crawley, Vanity Fair, Focus Features, 2004
  • Graves, Poetic Unreason, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Julian, Rides, BBC (England), 1993
  • Jimmy Turner, Tears Before Bedtime, BBC, 1995
  • Nick Stuart, The Tide of Life (also known as Catherine Cookson's "The Tide of Life"), 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Brian, Calling the Shots, PBS, 1993
  • Miles Hendon, The Prince and the Pauper, BBC (England), 1996
  • Ben, Have Your Cake and Eat It, 1997
  • Nicholas Jenkins, A Dance to the Music of Time, Channel 4 (England), 1997
  • Nathan, Metropolis, Granada (England), 2000
  • Marc Antony, Rome, HBO and BBC2, 2005
  • Movies
  • Oliver, The Cloning of Joanna May, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Victor, Angels, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Bye Bye Baby, Channel 4 (England), 1992
  • Lord Jack Spears, Sharpe's Sword, 1995
  • Mr. Lawrence, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, PBS, 1996
  • David Miles, Bright Hair, BBC (England), 1997
  • Joe, Jilting Joe, Romance Classics, 1997
  • Sanson Carrasco, Don Quixote, TNT, 2000
  • Donald Farfrae, The Mayor of Casterbridge, ITV and Arts and Entertainment, 2003
  • Specials
  • Mr. Lawrence, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, PBS, 1996
  • John, Blink, Channel 4 (England), 1998
  • Pilots
  • Marc Antony, Rome, BBC and HBO, 2006
  • Episodic
  • Alan Bridges, "Houseguests," Boon, ITV (England), 1991
  • James McCarthy, "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, ITV and PBS, 1991
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Alan Strang, Equus, 1986
  • Morville, Four Nights in Knaresborough, Tricycle Theater, London,1999
  • Ned Loveless, The Relapse, National Theatre, London, 2001
  • Also appeared as Ferdinand, The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company; Edgar, King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company; Malcolm, Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Company; Laertes, Hamlet; Mirabell, Way of theWorld, Joseph Papp Theatre, New York City; in Women of Troy, RoyalNational Theatre; Death of a Salesman, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Hamlet, Bristol Old Vic; The Servant; The Way of the World;Macbeth; Les Enfants du Paradis, Royal Shakespeare Company; Henry V; Romeo and Juliet; Servant; The Man Who Came toDinner; The Constant Couple; and All God's Chillun Got Wings;
  • Radio Appearances
  • Horatio, Hamlet, BBC Radio Shakespeare, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Interview, September, 2004, p. 182

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