James Purefoy is an English actor he has a net worth of $2.4 million. James Purefoy has got his net worth from his character of Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome. James was born on June 3, 1964 in Taunton, Somerset, England he studied acting in the British drama school the Central School of Speech and Drama. Some his early characters contain; Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Walter in Mary Morgan in the Riverside Studios and Alan Strang in Equus on tour. Purefoy joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1988 and appeared on stage in The Constant Couple, Macbeth, The Tempest, The Man Who Came to Dinner (Gene Saks, Barbican) and King Lear as Edgar.
James Purefoy Net Worth $2.4 Million Dollars
Some of his stage work at other sites contain; Laertes in Hamlet at the Bristol Old Vic, as Brian in William Gaminara’s Back Up the Hearse and allow them to Sniff the Flowers in the Hampstead Theatre, Roland Maule in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter in the Globe Theatre, Death of a Salesman in the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and Loveless in Trevor Nunn’s production of The Relaspe at the National Theatre in 2001. Between March and June 2011 he starred as Peter in Trevor Nunn’s production of Flare Path in the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, throughout the centenary year celebrations.
Laertes has also appeared in a few important films for example; the eight-part miniseries A Dance to the Music of Time, A Knight’s Tale, Vanity Fair and Mansfield Park. Laertes has also appeared in a few important parts in several television costume dramas, including Sharpe’s Sword, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Prince and the Pauper, and Rome.
June 3, 1964
Taunton, United Kingdom
6 ft (1.854 m)
Central School of Speech and Drama, Brooklands College
Solomon Kane, Ironclad, John Carter, A Knight's Tale, Vanity Fair, High-Rise, Momentum, Mansfield Park, Bedrooms and Hallways, Maybe Baby, Feast of July, Resident Evil, Wicked Blood, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Equity, Don Quixote, Women Talking Dirty, George and the Dragon, Blackbeard, Richard II, The Wedding Tackle, Beau Brummell: This Charming Man, Lena: The Bride of Ice, Frankenstein, Blessed, Tomorrow, Lighthouse, Goose on the Loose, Diamonds (US), Thelomeris, Manchild, One Night Stand
The Following, Injustice, Camelot, The Philanthropist, Rome, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Hap and Leonard, A Dance to the Music of Time, Manchild, Altered Carbon, The Summit
He was cast as the leading man in V for Vendetta (2005) but departed halfway in having had creative differences with the makers of the film.
He has a son named Joseph born in 1997 with ex-wife Holly Aird.
The name, Purefoy, is originally Norman French and literally means "good faith" or "my word or bond is in good faith." Some Purefoys went to England during the Norman Conquest and others emigrated to England as French Huguenot expatriates in the fifteenth century.
Screen tested for the Bond role in GoldenEye (1995).
In 1997, Purefoy was voted "hunk of the year" by a British television magazine.
At boarding school, he once serenaded the girls at a nearby school with thirteen stanzas of "Greensleeves."
At his Somerset home, Purefoy personally constructed a tree house for his young son.
The first job I ever did was Equus on stage, as the boy, and I was 17, and we opened the show with me naked in the spotlight being examined by doctors. That was my entrance to the stage, so anything after that was easy. Also, for some reason, nudity was never shameful, it was never brought up in my household when I was a kid, there was no 'dirty, dirty sex'. It's not like we all ran around naked in some horrid 70s nightmare, it just was never an issue, and because it was never an issue I've never been embarrassed, I guess.
"Ah, nudity. That's quite a recent thing, the nudity. It's come in the early autumn of my career." (Jan. 2006)
If you find yourself always playing the villain, or if you find yourself being typecast into a corner where you're not happy then that's probably rather miserable, but if I have been typecast I am reasonably happy about it as what Ive been typecast as ain't so bad"
The age of chivalry isn't dead, is it? It doesn't even have to be a man or a woman that you could be chivalrous to. If somebody's in trouble you give them a hand.
In the July 4, 2001 Newswatch, Wild West End column: "There was one woman whom I was absolutely infatuated with, but she had no interest in me. I was very young at the time and thought the way to prove my love was to write a book for her. It ran for pages and pages and I had it bound in leather to give to her. But it still didn't have the desired effect."