James Purefoy is an English actor best known for his roles in various movies, TV shows, and stage dramas.
Beginning his career by appearing in plays like Romeo and Juliet, Mary Morgan and Equus, he made his TV debut in 1991 by performing in an episode of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.
After that, he began to get several roles back-to-back like in 1995’s TV series Tears Before Bedtime playing the role of Jimmy Turner and TV movie, Sharpe’s Sword, playing the role of Spears.
In 2001, he landed his breakthrough role of Edward in the adventure comedy movie, A Knight’s Tale. From 2005 to 2007, he played the lead role in the drama series, Rome portraying the character of Mark Antony.
After that, his major works were seen in TV series like The Philanthropist, Episodes, The Following, Hap and Leonard, and Sex Education and movies like Solomon Kane, John Carter, Interlude In Prague, and Fisherman’s Friends.
James Purefoy’s Bio: Age
James Purefoy was born on 3rd June 1964 in Taunton, Somerset, England with the birth name James Brian Mark Purefoy to Anthony Chetwynd and Shirley Purefoy. His mother ran an employment agency.
He went to Sherborne School in London, England. However, he left school at the age of sixteen and joined the night school to finish his O-levels. Then he attended Brooklands Technical College where he studied his A-levels along with acting. There he realized that acting was all he wanted. So he enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama to pursue an acting course.
James Purefoy stands at a height of 6 feet and 1 inch (1.86 meters).
Married To Wife
James Purefoy is married to Jessica Adams, an art historian, director, and producer.
James Purefoy with his wife, Jessica Adams attending the launch of Beyond The Cask on 1st March 2016 (Source: Getty Images)
James began dating Jessica in 2007. Then in 2012, the couple welcomed their first child; a daughter named Rose and two years later in 2014, the couple tied the knot. Finally, in 2017 they welcomed twins; Ned and Kit.
James Purefoy was previously in a relationship was with his ex-girlfriend, Fay Ripley. They began dating in 1983 following their first meeting on the sets of Romeo and Juliet. However, after dating for eleven years, the couple broke up.
Shortly after splitting from Fay, he began dating English actress, Holly Aird in 1995. Soon they tied the knot in 1996 in a private ceremony. A year later, the couple was blessed with a son, Joseph Jock Purefoy born in January 1997. They got divorced in 2002.
James fell in short-lived relationships with American actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, British actress, Piper Perabo, and actress Sienna Miller until he met his now-wife.
James Purefoy has a net worth of $6 million.