James Purefoy

Born Jun 3, 1964

James Brian Mark Purefoy is an English actor best known for portraying Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of James Purefoy.


1964 Birth Born on June 3, 1964.


1988 24 Years Old Purefoy's early professional roles included Romeo in Romeo and Juliet in Leatherhead, Walter in Mary Morgan at the Riverside Studios and Alan Strang in Equus on tour. He subsequently joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1988 and appeared in The Constant Couple, Macbeth, The Tempest, The Man Who Came to Dinner (Gene Saks, Barbican) and King Lear as Edgar. … Read More


1995 31 Years Old Purefoy was screen tested for the role of James Bond in 1995 for GoldenEye, but ultimately lost the role to Pierce Brosnan. … Read More
1997 33 Years Old 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.
1999 35 Years Old 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. … Read More


2006 42 Years Old 1 More Event
He was originally the actor for V in the 2006 Film V for Vendetta but had creative differences with the production team and left the film six weeks into filming. … Read More
2007 43 Years Old He played Mark Antony in the HBO/BBC original television series, Rome. At the time there were rumours that at least one nude body in the show had been digitally enhanced. When his Wikipedia entry, which at that time referred to the rumours, was brought up in an interview with Alastair McKay, published in the January 2007 issue of Out magazine, Purefoy said, "I won't say whose it was, but there was a penis in the series that may have been slightly enhanced. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old He starred as Teddy Rist in the summer television series, The Philanthropist, which aired on NBC beginning on June 2009. … Read More
2013 49 Years Old In 2013, The Following debuted, starring Purefoy as the lead antagonist of the series. … Read More


It was announced in June 2014 that Purefoy would join the cast of the upcoming film High-Rise with Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons.
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