James Purefoy Biography

James Purefoy is an English stage actor who has also appeared in many moves and on TV. He is widely known for his recent appearances in series like “Rome” and “The Following,” but has made his mark in many other portrayals such as in movies.

After attending the Central School for Speech and Drama, James started actively appearing theater. His career mostly started with stage work and he had many portrayals of Shakespeare’s most famous characters. He appeared in “Rome and Juliet,” “The Tempest,” “Macbeth,” and “Hamlet.” This gave him great credit to start appearing in shows and movies. He started with a few minor roles in the 90s but would then explode and do much better in the 2000s. You might remember him from such popular action movies like “A Knight’s Tale” (2001), “Resident Evil” (2002), “George and the Dragon,” (2004), “Solomon Kane” (2010), “Ironclad” (2011), “John Carter” (2012) and most recently “High-Rise” (2014). He mostly plays an antagonist but has also played an anti-hero in certain roles. Playing the villain is perhaps a role which certainly suits him.

James Purefoy in The “Following” (2013)

His work on television is pretty impressive as well. He started in the 90s as well and had more memorable roles there until he transitioned to movies. His most memorable roles are that of Mark Anthony in the HBO/BBC series “Rome” and the main villain role in “The Following” where he plays the professor turned serial killer Joe Carroll.

Interestingly, James Purify could have been our next 007, but other actors have been chosen. He passed this opportunity twice as first he told a screen test for “GoldenEye” (1996), but would be passed in favor of Pierce Brosnan. After that James had one more chance to play James Bond in the “Casino Royale” movie but would this time be passed by Daniel Craig. At that time he was supposed to do the “V for Vendetta” movie and has already started with production, but decided to quit after he got a chance to play James Bond.

James Purefoy and Polly Walker in “Rome”

James Purefoy Net Worth and Salary

Based on James Purefoy’s current body of work, he was able to gain quite a fortune. Ever since he gain the popularity he needed to do the roles he was designated to he stared earning quite hefty sums of money. His work on TV and in the movies were enough for him to now be worth 7 million dollars. He is still active, although not as young as he once was, and he is still doing the best that he can to enhance his fortune.

James Purefoy Partner and Family

A handsome man like James Purefoy will not go unnoticed when it comes to dating. But there are many relationships which have yet to be confirmed. We do know that he was with Fay Ripley between 1982 and 1993. But their relationship fell through and they never went beyond being boyfriend and girlfriend. In 1996, James married Holly Aird and through that marriage James got his first son named Joseph. He was born only a year in their marriage. But they eventually got a divorce and it was executed in 2002, But James remarried again, this time to documentary director and producer Jessica Adams, They got their daughter first in 2012 and named her Rose. The couple would later decide to get officially married and they did so in 2014 in James’s hometown of Somerset.

James Purefoy and his wife Jessica Adams

James Purefoy Age

James’ full name is James Brian Mark Purefoy and he was born June 3, 1964. He was born in Somerset and attended Sherborne School. He actually left school by attaining only one O-Level. So he later came back and went to night school in order to gain 11 more O-levels in order to get his degree. He got his degree at Brooklands College in Weybridge and he later on went to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama. James Purefoy is 53 years old as of writing this text.

Height and Weight

James Purefoy is a very attractive man, even in his 50s. He has always played mysterious figures in his movies and has been cast for his charm and looks. This is why he was almost cast as James Bond. He still manages to attract the attention of the opposite sex and his physique is what helps him attain certain roles. He is a bit on the tall side as he stands 188 cm and still manages to attain a great built despite him being in his middle stage of life.

James’ full name is James Brian Mark Purefoy

Is James Purefoy Gay?

James Purefoy is not gay and is seen as being quite a lady’s man. He was quite often credited with being in a relationship with all kinds of women. Thus he being gay does not make so much sense. His work as an actor may have helped this rumor to start but he is by all means straight.

Nationality and Ethnicity

James Purefoy was born in England and thus his nationality is credited as British. He belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group.

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Born:,June 3 1964
Net Worth:,$ 7 million
Hair Color:,Black
Eye Color:,Dark Brown
Height:,188 cm
Married to:,Jessica Adams
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,2 (Joseph – Rose)
Birth Sign:,Gemini
Education:,Brooklands College in Weybridge and Central School for Speech and Drama

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