James Purefoy Parents: Meet Anthony Chetwynd Purefoy and Shirley Taylor

James Purefoy was born to his parents, Anthony Chetwynd Purefoy and Shirley Taylor.

Anthony Chetwynd Purefoy

Purefoy’s father, Anthony, died on 4th February, at the age of 90. He had four children and thirteen grandchildren.

Anthony’s mother used to be the heir and niece of the politician George Purefoy-Jervoise.

Shirley Taylor

Shirley is the mother of Purefoy. She was married to Anthony Purefoy and had four children – Gina, Fiona, James, William, and Amy.

Who Is James Purefoy?

James Purefoy is an English actor famous for playing Mark Antony in the HBO/BBC historical drama series “Rome” from 2005 to 2007.

Born on June 3, 1964, in Taunton, Somerset, England, Purefoy has performed on stage in several productions.

He made his film debut with the 1994 film “Feast of July”, and later took up roles in the films “Bedrooms and Hallways” (1998) and “Mansfield Park” (1999).

In 2001, Purefoy began to make a name, following his role as Sir Thomas Marshall in the medieval adventure film “A Knight’s Tale”.

Since then, Purefoy has appeared in various films, including “Vanity Fair” (2004), “Solomon Kane” (2009), “John Carter” (2012), “Ironclad” (2011), “The Following” (2013), “Fisherman’s Friends: One and All” (2022).

On television, Purefoy starred in the HBO/BBC series “Rome” (2005-2007), “The Philanthropist” (2009), “Episodes” (2011-2017), “Revenge” (2011), “Roots” (2016), “Hap and Leonard” (2016-2018), “Altered Carbon” (2018-2020), and “Malpractice” (2023).

Purefoy’s role in TV and film has so far garnered critical acclaim and he is regarded as a respected figure in the movie industry.