James Purefoy- Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Marriage, Career

James Purefoy

James Purefoy is an English film and television actor who has appeared in a number of TV shows and films in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is best known for his roles as Mark Antony in HBO’s “Rome,” Laurens Bancroft in Netflix’s “Altered Carbon,” and several others. He started out doing odd jobs before studying drama and acting and breaking into the entertainment business. He started his acting career as a stage performer, performing in a variety of theatre productions before moving on to films and television shows. He is also a fan of the football team Yeovil Town FC.

Quick Facts

Real NameJames Brian Mark Purefoy
Nick NameJames Purefoy
Famous AsActor
Age59 years old
BirthdayJune 3, 1964
BirthplaceTaunton, Somerset, England
Birth SignGemini
EthnicityScottish, Irish, Jewish
Heightapprox. 6 ft 1 in
Weightapprox. 85 Kg
Body MeasurementsN/A
Bra Cup SizeN/A
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe Size10.5 (US)
SpouseHolly Aird (till 2002), Jessica Adams
Net Worthapprox. $6 million
Favorite FoodsN/A
HobbiesFencing, Playing Poker, Wood Sculpture

James Purefoy Biography

James Brian Mark Purefoy was born On June 3, 1964, in Taunton, Somerset to Anthony Chetwynd and Shirley Purefoy. He is now 59 years old and born under the zodiac sign of Gemini.

James Purefoy Childhood

James Purefoy went to Sherborne Academy, a boarding school, before going to night school. He attended Brooklands College for his college education. He worked as a Porter before enrolling at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

James Purefoy Height, Weight

James Purefoy is a British resident. His eyes are a dark brown color, and his hair is black in color. He is also 6 feet and 1 inch tall (1.85m/185cm) and weighs about 85kg (187lbs).


James Purefoy started his acting career by performing in a variety of stage productions. His first day’s performances included “Romeo and Juliet,” “Mary Morgan,” and “Equus.” He also joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing in plays such as “The Constant Couple,” “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” “The Tempest,” and “King Lear.”

In terms of James Purefoy’s filmography, his first role was in the 1995 film “Feasts of July,” in which he played Jedd. Then he appeared in small roles in films such as ‘Bedrooms and Hallways’ in 1998, ‘Women Talking Dirty’ in 1999, ‘Lighthouse,’ ‘Maybe Boy,’ and ‘Tomorrow,’ all of which he appeared in. He also played Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, in the film “A Knight’s Story.” In 2003, he received a Jury Award for Best Actor for his role in “Photo Finish.” He starred in the films ‘Blessed’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ during the next two years.

He shot to fame in the film industry after starring in the dark fantasy action-adventure film “Solomon Kane.” Michael J. Bassett directed and wrote this film, which was produced by Robert E. Howard. He played Solomon Kane, the title character, who is a somber-looking man who wanders the world with no apparent purpose other than to vanquish evil in all of its forms.

In addition, in 2011 and 2012, he released ‘Ironclad’ and ‘John Carter,’ respectively. He also starred in the films ‘Wicked Blood’ (2013) and ‘Momentum’ (2012). In 2016, he played Michael Conner in ‘Equity,’ and in 2017, he played King George VI in ‘Churchill.’ In 2019, he starred in the film ‘Fisherman’s Friends,’ in which he played Jim.

James Purefoy Wife, Marriage

In 1996, James Purefoy married actress Holly Aird, and the couple had a son named Joseph together. In 2002, they parted ways. In the year 2014, he married Jessica Adams, a director, and producer. Kit and Ned are the names of their two sons, and Rose is the name of their daughter.

James Purefoy Net Worth

James Purefoy has a lavish lifestyle. He is a wealthy businessman who makes a good living. He has not only made money, but he has also made a name for himself. His net worth is expected to be $6 million as of November 2023.