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James Purefoy is a Actor British born on 3 june 1964 at Taunton (United-kingdom)

James Purefoy

James Purefoy
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Birth name James Brian Mark Purefoy
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 3 june 1964 (56 years) at Taunton (United-kingdom)

James Brian Mark Purefoy (born 3 June 1964) is an English actor, who is best known for portraying Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome, and for his role as Joe Carroll, a professor-turned-serial-killer in the TV series The Following.

Biography

Purefoy has a son, Joseph (b. 1997) from his first marriage to the actress Holly Aird. With the documentary director/producer Jessica Adams he has a daughter, Rose, who was born in New York in 2012. They were married in Somerset, England in July 2014.

He is a supporter of Yeovil Town.

Best films

Resident Evil (2002)
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Filmography of James Purefoy (27 films)

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Actor

Churchill
Churchill (2017)
, 1h45
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Actors Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham, James Purefoy, Ella Purnell
Roles King George VI
Rating62% 3.100013.100013.100013.100013.10001
Juin 1944. 48 heures avant le débarquement de Normandie, Winston Churchill s'oppose à l'opération Overlord soutenue par le général américain Dwight Eisenhower.
High-Rise
High-Rise (2015)
, 1h52
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, Reece Shearsmith
Roles Pangbourne
Rating55% 2.7991852.7991852.7991852.7991852.799185
Un immeuble de grande hauteur, société en réduction que son concepteur, l'architecte Royal, a voulu parfaite, est le lieu où cette société dérape.
Momentum
Momentum (2015)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, James Purefoy, Jenna Saras
Roles Mr. Washington
Rating55% 2.754182.754182.754182.754182.75418
Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target.
Wicked Blood, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Abigail Breslin, Alexa Vega, Sean Bean, James Purefoy, Jake Busey, Lew Temple
Roles Wild Bill
Rating54% 2.703962.703962.703962.703962.70396
Hannah Lee Baker (Abigail Breslin) is a bright teen girl trapped in the dark Southern underworld of violence and guns, meth labs and vicious biker gangs, and whose only refuge is chess. She lives with Amber (Alexa Vega), her older sister; and her uncle Donny (Lew Temple), an addict. All of them live in fear of their "Uncle" Frank Stinson (Sean Bean), who runs the illegal family business with an iron fist, aided by his psychotic younger brother Bobby (Jake Busey). Things change for the worse when Amber falls in love with Wild Bill Owens (James Purefoy), a meth trafficker who finds himself at war with Frank. Hannah realizes the only way to save her family is by cleverly scheming to pit one pawn against another in a cunning chess game.
Resident Evil: Retribution, 1h35
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Themes Clonage, La fin du monde, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Disaster films, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodríguez, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Shawn Roberts, Aryana Engineer
Roles (archive footage)
Rating54% 2.7031252.7031252.7031252.7031252.703125
Alice (Milla Jovovich) and the others on the Umbrella Corporation freighter Arcadia face an attack by a fleet of tiltrotors led by Alice's former ally, Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory), who is being mind controlled by Umbrella through a scarab device attached to her chest. Alice causes a tiltrotor to crash into Arcadia, resulting in an explosion that knocks her out and into the water. The fates of Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield and K-Mart are ambiguous.
John Carter, 2h13
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Mars in film, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about extraterrestrial life, Martiens, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Viola Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, Ciarán Hinds
Roles Kantos Kan
Rating65% 3.296923.296923.296923.296923.29692
After the sudden death of John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), a former American Civil War Confederate Army captain, Carter's nephew, Edgar Rice Burroughs (Daryl Sabara), attends the funeral. Per Carter's instructions, the body is put in a tomb that can be unlocked only from the inside. His attorney hands Burroughs Carter's journal, which Burroughs reads in the hope of finding clues to Carter's cause of death.
Ironclad
Ironclad (2011)
, 2h1
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Actors James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi, Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Vladimir Kulich
Roles Thomas Marshall
Rating61% 3.050033.050033.050033.050033.05003
A prologue describes how the barons of England, aided by the Knights Templar, fought against totalitarian King John in a war that lasted more than three years. It ended with the king signing the Magna Carta, a document granting rights to all English freemen.
Thelomeris
Thelomeris (2010)

Themes Steampunk films
Actors Mark Hamill, James Purefoy, DJ Qualls, Lance Henriksen

Dark clouds cover the sky above an endless metropolis. This is Thelomeris, city of cogwheels and clocks. There free will is a distant memory and where personal interests rule over real emotions and values. The citizens live to operate the clock factory and create energy for making even more clockworks. No one knows why the city was established, who built it or how long it has existed.
Solomon Kane, 1h44
Directed by M. J. Bassett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Demons in film, Witches in film
Actors James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Pete Postlethwaite, Jason Flemyng, Alice Krige
Roles Solomon Kane
Rating60% 3.048773.048773.048773.048773.04877
The film opens in North Africa, 1600, with the English mercenary Solomon Kane as he leads his ship's crew into battle against the Ottoman occupiers of a fortress town. After defeating the defenders, Kane and his men raid the fortress, where most of the crew are killed by demons. Kane fights his way to the throne room, but, before he can loot the riches, he is confronted by a demon that tells him his soul is forfeit to Satan. Solomon rejects his fate and jumps out a window. Following this encounter, Solomon returns to England and finds sanctuary in a monastery. After a prophetic dream, the abbot apologetically expels Kane, and Kane travels by foot to his ancestral estate, from which he had been expelled in his youth after defying his father. Along the way, he is ambushed by robbers who mock his vow of pacifism and leave him for dead. He is found and treated by the Crowthorns, a family of Puritans traveling west to the New World. When the Crowthorns are slaughtered by corrupted followers of the evil sorcerer Malachi, Kane renounces his vows and swears to avenge their deaths and rescue Meredith Crowthorn, who has been marked by a witch and kidnapped by the Masked Rider, Malachi's lieutenant.
Frankenstein, 1h15
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Frankenstein films, Cyberpunk films
Actors Helen McCrory, James Purefoy, Lindsay Duncan, Neil Pearson, Benedict Wong, Julian Bleach
Roles Clerval
Rating47% 2.382372.382372.382372.382372.38237
Dr. Victoria Frankenstein, a scientist experimenting on stem cells and biotechnology, is working to advance medical science so her eight-year-old child, William, has a chance to receive organ transplants, and possibly a cure. This is the Universal Xenograft Project, overseen by Professor Andrew Waldman and assisted by her friend, Ed Gore. In the process of an organ-growing experiment, Victoria inserts William's blood into the procedure, and the stem cells begin to grow at a rapid rate. The insertion of William's blood is unknown until Ed discovers a tooth within the purpose built tank in which the stem cells are cultivating, and Andrew is then alerted. X-rays within the tank show that an organism is growing, and for the intention of scientific advancement, it is allowed to live. However, a lightning strike cuts the power within the building, and the creature, referred to as "the UX", escapes.
George and the Dragon, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons
Actors Piper Perabo, James Purefoy, Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Bill Treacher
Roles George
Rating56% 2.8485752.8485752.8485752.8485752.848575
George (James Purefoy), a knight returned from the Crusades, wishes to retire from soldiering, find a wife, and settle on "an acre of land with two head of cattle." To conclude the transaction, he agrees to help the land's owner, King Edgaar (Simon Callow), whose daughter Princess Lunna (Piper Perabo) has disappeared. Also in search of the princess are Garth (Patrick Swayze), betrothed of the unwilling princess, and the mercenary El Cabillo, a title which passes through different men, the first of which is played by an uncredited Val Kilmer.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse, 1h33
Directed by Alexander Witt
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Themes Films about children, La fin du monde, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Jared Harris, Matthew G. Taylor
Roles (archive footage)
Rating62% 3.100743.100743.100743.100743.10074
30 days after the contamination of The Hive seen in Resident Evil (2002), the Umbrella Corporation unwisely sends in a research team to re-open the complex and investigate the incident, since no one survived except Alice and Matt Addison, and as Alice was experimented on, Matt was put into a mysterious "Nemesis Program". When the team reprograms and opens the sealed blast doors, they are slaughtered by the massive crowd of infected.
Vanity Fair, 2h22
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Political films, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, James Purefoy, Angelica Mandy, Gabriel Byrne, Eileen Atkins
Roles Rawdon Crawley
Rating61% 3.097383.097383.097383.097383.09738
1802, London. The mysterious Lord Steyne (Gabriel Byrne) goes to a painter's studio where he has agreed to buy a painting of a young woman. The young Rebecca "Becky" Sharp (Angelica Mandy), then a girl of ten, insists on having ten guineas, instead of four guineas, as the price of the painting. The painter explains that the model in the painting is Becky's mother, the painter's late wife. Steyne agrees to pay the higher amount and leaves with the painting. The young Becky is seen moving to Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies after her father's death.