James Purefoy Net Worth

February 27, 2023
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James Purefoy poses on the red carpet for the media on arrival for the British Film Institute London Film Festival Gala Dinner in central London, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in London. (Photo by John Phillips Invision/AP Images)

James Brian Mark Purefoy was born on the 3rd June 1964, in Taunton, Somerset, England, and is an actor is probably best known for his role of Mark Antony in HBO’s spectacular historical TV drama series “Rome”. He is also widely recognized for starring in movies “A Knight’s Tale” (2001), “Photo Finish” (2003) and “The Following” (2013) among plenty of others.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this acclaimed English actor has accumulated so far? How rich James Purefoy is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of James Purefoy’s net worth, as of late 2017, revolves around the sum of $6 million, acquired through his professional acting career which is currently spanning 30 years, being active since 1987.


James Purefoy Net Worth $6 million


James was born to Shirley and Anthony Chetwynd Purefoy. At the age of 16, he abandoned Sherborne School and began working on a pig farm, but later landed a job at Yeovil District Hospital. At the age of 18, he attended Brooklands College before enrolling at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Among some of his first stage roles was the leading role in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, and in 1988, Purefoy became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and subsequently appeared in its productions such as “Macbeth”, “King Lear”, “The Tempest”, as well as “The Man Who Came to Dinner”. All these engagements helped James Purefoy to establish himself as a prominent actor and provided the basis for his net worth.

Purefoy’s on-camera debut occurred in 1990 when he was cast for the leading role of Mike Baker in TV drama series “Coasting”. This was followed with several other supporting roles in TV movies and series, such as “Rides”, “Calling the Shots” and “Tears Before Bedtime”. Setting his career on a rising path, by the end of the 1990s, Purefoy began appearing in more demanding and more memorable roles, including a bisexual guy in “Bedrooms and Hallways” (1998), an alcoholic laborer in the 1999 comedy drama “Mansfield Park”, as well as a womanizer and a gambler in “Woman Talking Dirty” (1999). He had also portrayed some major roles in TV series “The Prince and the Pauper”, and “The Tenant of Wildfire Hall”. It is certain that all these involvements helped James Purefoy to boost the total size of his wealth.

In 2001 he was cast for the role of Edward, the Black Prince, opposite Heath Ledger in “A Knight’s Tale” while in the following year, alongside Milla Jovovich he starred in Paul W. S. Anderson’s Sci-Fi horror movie “Resident Evil”. Although he was cast for the leading role in the 2005 thriller based on Alan Moore eponymous graphic novel “V for Vendetta”, due to creative differences he was replaced by Hugo Weaving. However, later that year, James got his breakthrough role of the Roman Empire’s significant person Marcus Antonius – Mark Antony in HBO’s TV series “Rome”, while in 2006 he portrayed Captain Edward “Blackbeard” Teach in the TV movie “”Blackbeard: Terror at Sea”. Doubtlessly, these accomplishments massively increased James Purefoy’s net worth.

In 2009, James appeared in “The Philanthropist” TV series, and portrayed the title role in the action fantasy movie “Solomon Kane”, while in 2011 he starred in “Kamelot” and “Injustice” TV series. These were followed by notable appearances in the sci-fi action adventure movie “John Carter” as well as in “Revenge”, “The Hollow Crown” and “Episodes” television series. Between 2013 and 2015, James portrayed a serial killer and the lead antagonist of FOX’s TV drama series “The Following”, while since 2016 he plays the main character Hap Collins in the “Hap and Leonard” TV series. In the 2017 biographical and historical war drama “Churchill”, James appears as King George VI. All these ventures have helped James Purefoy to add a significant amount of money to the total of his wealth.

When it comes to his personal life, James has married twice – between 1996 and 2002 he was married to fellow colleague, actress Holly Aird with whom he welcomed one child, while since 2014 he has been married to director and producer Jessica Adams with whom he also has a child. When not filming, with his family Purefoy resides in Somerset, England.

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