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Purefoy, James 1964-

Works: 193 works in 383 publications in 4 languages and 15,541 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Military history  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Fiction  War television programs  Television programs  Historical television programs  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Commentator, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Purefoy
A knight's tale by Tim Van Rellim( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rousing story of lowborn William Thatcher's quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden and rock his medieval world. Follow this fearless squire and his band of medieval misfits as they careen their way toward impossible glory that's part romance, part road trip and part exuberant swashbuckling
John Carter by Taylor Kitsch( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic novel, a war-weary former military captain is inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains, and complete with extraordinary bonus features
Vanity fair by Mira Nair( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Becky is determined to make something of herself. She accepts a job as a nanny for the children of Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky catches the eye of Crawley's son Rawdon. Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia. Becky weds Rawdon, but the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles, and soon she turns to the powerful Marquess of Steyne for support. Meanwhile, Amelia's fortunes fall even harder following the death of her husband
Resident evil by Paul Anderson( Visual )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resident evil: A virus has escaped in a secret facility turning the staff into hungry zombies. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with her slowly-returning memories
Rome ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. The conspirator Brutus ponders how to curry favor with the masses that have condemned him as a murderer, while his mother Servilia concocts a deadly plot of her own. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy. For once again, the fates of these two mismatched soldiers seem inexorably tied to the fate of Rome itself
Rome ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot on location in Rome and around Italy, this epic series portrays a vibrant and gritty Rome, as well as the historical events surrounding the fall of the republic and the rise of the empire. Includes an entire disc devoted solely to extras
The mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country fair. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge
The hollow crown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry V. The newly crowned King of England, Henry V, (Tom Hiddleston) is persuaded by his courtiers including Exeter (Anton Lesser) and York (Paterson Joseph), that he also has a rightful claim to lands in France. The chorus (John Hurt) tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French King (Lambert Wilson) Henry lays siege to and captures the town of Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt
The following ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charismatic yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command
Injustice ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When successful London barrister William Travers suffers a nervous breakdown, he moves his family and practice to rural Suffolk. Called upon to defend an old friend, he is caught up in a conspiracy that stretches far beyond the courtroom. James Purefoy stars in a taut, engrossing thriller from the creator of Foyle's War
Solomon Kane by Michael J Bassett( Visual )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th century killing machine. When Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil's own Reaper, dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul. Though Kane manages to escape, he knows that he now must redeem himself by renouncing violence and devoting himself wholly to a life of peace and purity
A dance to the music of time by Christophe Morahan( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles a half century of British upper-class life through the eyes of Nicholas Jenkins, from the 1920s to the 1960s. See how friendship, adultery, ambition, and failure play out in London's social, political, and artistic scenes
The following ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heading into its intense, spellbinding second season, the show catches up with a healthy and healed Ryan Hardy a year after the tragic events of last season. Following a horrific new murder spree, the FBI calls on Ryan and Mike Weston to speak with the lone survivor, Lily Gray, in order to help them solve the case. Having worked tirelessly to rehabilitate his life, Ryan is reluctant to re-engage with the FBI
George and the dragon ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first crusade to free the Holy Land has ended. George, a handsome knight, desires to hang up his sword and settle down. In England, he agrees to search for Princess Lunna, the daughter of kind King Edgaar, in exchange for a small plot of land
Sharpe's sword ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sharpe is sent to protect El Mirador, Wellington's best spy, and finds himself a target of Colonel Leroux, a ferocious French swordsman who has been commanded to capture El Mirador. When Sharpe is wounded in battle, a mute French convent girl comes to his aid
The tide of life by Catherine Cookson( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At age sixteen, Emily Kennedy had a lot to be glad about. She loved her job as a maid-of-all-work to the McGilbys, and the only cloud on her horizon was her anxiety about her delicate younger sister, Lucy. But when the invalid Mrs. McGilby died, and Mr. McGilby was killed soon after, Emily grew rapidly from girl to woman, needing all her strength of will and character to get her through
Beau Brummell this charming man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the man who changed fashion during 18th century England, at a time when men wore heavy perfume, makeup, and wigs, by showing princes and lords how he felt a man should truly look
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Richard , a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his people's welfare, is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. In an act that will spell doom for his reign, he banished both men, and sets into motion a chain of events that will change British history forever
Maybe baby by Ben Elton( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sam and Lucy are a married couple who seem to have it all. The only thing missing is a child that they both desperately want. Between busy careers and trying to conceive, life becomes completely unpredictable. Now their love for each other will truly be put to the test
Feast of July by Christopher Menaul( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious young beauty searches for the lover who betrayed her. Weary and alone, she is offered shelter by the Wainwright family whose three handsome sons battle for her affections
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.08 for A knight's ... to 0.21 for The hollow ...)
Alternative Names
Purefoy, James Brian Mark.
English (134)
Spanish (5)
French (4)
Turkish (1)