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James Purefoy on Playing the Anti-Joe Carroll in Sundance’s Hap and Leonard

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2016 in Interview | 0 Comments

True story: Just a few minutes into talking with The Following‘s James Purefoy about his new Sundance series Hap and Leonard, I manage to inadvertently call attention to his receding hairline.

In my defense, said hairline is the subject of the very first bit of dialogue in Hap and Leonard‘s series premiere (airing Wednesday at 10/9c)… and it’s conceivable that the series had pulled a Pete-on-Mad-Men and shaved Purefoy’s locks away for the part.

“Oh f—k no,” he says good-naturedly, laughing as I slowly die of embarrassment on the other end of the phone line. “I’m just losing it. You can make your hairline look a lot worse than it is, a few judicious pulls of hair here and there, tug it back, shave it away here and there. You can make yourself damn near bald.” Read the rest of this entry »

James Purefoy on ‘Hap and Leonard’: ‘It’s Nice Playing Someone With A Heart’

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2016 in Interview | 0 Comments

For three seasons on Fox’s “The Following,” James Purefoy played the maniacal serial killer Joe Carroll. In SundanceTV’s “Hap and Leonard,” he sheds that evil skin in favor of a charming Southern boy with a weakness for women. “What a relief it is!” he tells Variety. “It’s nice playing someone who’s got a heart, who’s a real man, not a coward. Which Joe Carroll kind of is.”

Unlike the psychopathic killer he played for three years, Purefoy says, “Hap is the best kind of man — gentle, strong, real. And wounded by his love.”

That love is embodied by Christina Hendricks, who stars as Trudy, the ex-wife who wanders back into his life armed with a get-rich-quick scheme he can’t resist. He can’t resist her either, much to the frustration of his best friend, Leonard (Michael Kenneth Williams, “The Wire”). Their exploits in search of the elusive cash drive the six-episode event series, based on Joe Lansdale’s darkly comic novels. Read the rest of this entry »

James Purefoy On ‘Hap And Leonard,’ The Beauty Of Rural Life, And Being Happy Not To Have Been James Bond

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2016 in Interview | 0 Comments


In the new SundanceTV original series Hap and Leonard — which debuts Wednesday, March 2 at 10 p.m. EST — James Purefoy (Hap) stars alongside Michael K. Williams (Leonard) in a noir-inspired show set in the 1980s about two best friends — one a good ol’ East Texas white guy, and the other an openly gay, black Vietnam vet — who are down on their luck but on the hunt for some lost loot. It’s a simple get-rich-quick plan that of course goes awry, and hijinks ensue. Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame plays the femme fatale of the show, which was created by director/writer Jim Mickle and writer Nick Damici and based on a series of books by Joe R. Lansdale.

We spoke to Purefoy recently about the show and how he came to star in it, the captivating horror of the current U.S. presidential race, the beauty of rural life, and how he’s happy to have never landed the role just about any male actor would kill for (James Bond, which Purefoy was reportedly considered for twice), among other things.

I’m always kind of amazed when actors who aren’t from the U.S. are able to portray Southern characters well. I thought you did a good job with Hap. I was a bit taken aback upon discovering that you’re British. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Hap and Leonard’ tracks unlikely pals in a get-rich scheme

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2016 in Interview | 0 Comments


NEW YORK — “Hap and Leonard” is one part buddy drama, one part caper comedy, and a rich dose of swampy film noir.

Mostly, it’s a spiky exploration of two comrades in the East Texas backwoods of the late 1980s who, each in his own way, have been battered by the 1960s’ broken promises, then get a last shot at the American Dream.

The six-episode season of this SundanceTV series, which premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST, fills the title roles with two actors who have left deep impressions on the audience in past signature performances. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Hap and Leonard’: James Purefoy on the Show’s ‘Butch and Sundance’ Vibe

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2016 in Interview | 0 Comments

Based on the books by Joe R. Lansdale, the SundanceTV series Hap and Leonard is set in the late 1980s and is a darkly comic, swamp noir story of two best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texan with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Christina Hendricks) shows up with a get-rich-quick deal that they can’t refuse, it all snowballs out of hand, very quickly.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor James Purefoy talked about why Hap and Leonard is probably his favorite show that he’s ever done, wanting to work with Michael Kenneth Williams again, their easy chemistry, why he relates to these characters, and what Christina Hendricks brought to the project.

Collider: How much fun are you having making this show and playing this character? Read the rest of this entry »

Photos from Glenmorangie And Finlay & Co. “Beyond the Cask” Launch added

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2016 in News Photo | 0 Comments

James attended the launch of Glenmorangie and Finlay & Co. collaboration “Beyond the Cask” in London on March 1, 2016. I’ve uploaded 11 HQ photos from this event to the gallery.

Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > [2016/03/01] Glenmorangie And Finlay & Co. “Beyond the Cask” Launch

New photos added

Posted on Mar 1st, 2016 in Photo | 0 Comments

I’ve uploaded HQ photos of James promoting “Hap And Leonard” in New York City recently.

Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > [2016/02/25] “Hap And Leonard” Private Premiere Party in New York City
Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > [2016/02/25] AOL Build Speakers Series – James Purefoy, Michael K Williams, Jimmi Simpson, Jim Mickle, Nick Damici and Joe Landsdale, “Hap and Leonard”

“Beau Brummell: This Charming Man” DVD Screencaps added

Posted on Feb 28th, 2016 in Photo | Comments Off on “Beau Brummell: This Charming Man” DVD Screencaps added

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How James Purefoy avoided being eaten by alligators on the set of Hap and Leonard

Posted on Feb 27th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on How James Purefoy avoided being eaten by alligators on the set of Hap and Leonard

Actor James Purefoy (The Following) was raised in the English county of Somerset, an area which is notable, among other things, for its complete lack of alligators. So, shooting in the swamps of Louisiana for SundanceTV’s new crime drama Hap and Leonard was an at times an unsettling experience for the Brit.

“The most dangerous thing we’re going to come across [in Somerset] is a badger,” says Purefoy, whose costars on the show include Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks. “It’s quite hairy filming in a swamp or just filming in very rural Louisiana. There are copperhead snakes, alligators. We had men with guns on the set making sure alligators didn’t nip our ankles.”

The cast and crew also had to deal with the tempestuous Louisiana climate. “We had a tornado on the first day we were shooting, which was an alarming experience,” says Purefoy. “Suddenly the sky went very dark green, and an incredible wind went up, followed by torrential torrential rain, the like of which I’ve never seen before. We were all told that we could go home, but within five minutes of that happening the sky had gone completely clear, as if somebody had turned the lights back on again, and then everything was okay. The weather changes really fast down there, really very fast. We’re not the first people to film in Louisiana, so people are very used to it. But I’m not used to extreme levels of climate. I’m used to a soft drizzle!”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Berlin: Mozart Drama ‘Interlude in Prague’ to Star James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard

Posted on Feb 11th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Berlin: Mozart Drama ‘Interlude in Prague’ to Star James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard

BERLIN — A bevy of British talent is set to lead the cast in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart drama “Interlude in Prague,” including James Purefoy (“Solomon Kane,” “John Carter,” “Ironclad”), Aneurin Barnard (“The White Queen,” “The Truth About Emanuel,” “Ironclad”) and “Les Miserables” star Samantha Barks. London-based Carnaby will handle worldwide rights for the film, which will be presented to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Directed by John Stephenson (“Animal Farm,” “Five Children and It”) with a screenplay by Brian Ashby, “Interlude in Prague” is produced by Productive International’s Huw Penallt Jones (“The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “The Edge of Love,” “Cold Mountain,” “Chaos”) along with Hannah Leader (“Lucky Number Slevin,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”) with cinematography by Michael Brewster (“Five Children and It,” “Animal Farm”), production design by Oscar winner Luciana Arrighi (“Only You,” “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “Jakob the Liar”) and Hybrid’s Charlotte Truman joins principal crew as composer and music producer.

Set in Prague in 1787, the film is “an intense and emotional narrative of love, lust and murder.” Based on true-life events, it follows the story of a few turbulent months in the short life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that influenced the creation of the opera “Don Giovanni.” Read the rest of this entry »

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