Ten fun facts about James Purefoy


Fact 1
His full name is James Brian Mark Purefoy.

Fact 2
He worked at Yeovil District Hospital as a porter before studying acting at the British drama school the Central School of Speech and Drama, while trying to sell copies of the Socialist Worker in his spare time.

Fact 3
Purefoy subsequently joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1988.


Fact 4
At the RSC, he appeared in The Constant Couple, Macbeth, The Tempest, The Man Who Came to Dinner (Gene Saks, Barbican) and King Lear as Edgar.

Fact 5
At boarding school, he once serenaded the girls at a nearby school with thirteen stanzas of “Greensleeves”.

Fact 6
Screen tested for the Bond role in GoldenEye (1995).

Fact 7
In 1997, Purefoy was voted "hunk of the year" by a British television magazine.

Fact 8
He was originally the actor for V in the 2006 Film V for Vendetta but could not stand having the mask on the whole time while filming the movie and left shortly after the filming had begun.

Fact 9
He is a supporter of Yeovil Town.

Fact 10
At his London home, Purefoy personally constructed a tree house for his young son.


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James Purefoy is an English actor best known for portraying Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome and for his current role as Dr. Joe Carroll, a professor-turned-serial-killer in the TV series The Following

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