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

Posted Mar 2nd, 2016 in News PhotoComments Off on Photos from Glenmorangie And Finlay & Co. “Beyond the Cask” Launch added

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.

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




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

Posted Feb 27th, 2016 in NewsComments 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 Feb 11th, 2016 in NewsComments 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 »




Sundance: “Equity” Nabbed by Sony Pictures Classics

Posted Jan 28th, 2016 in NewsComments Off on Sundance: “Equity” Nabbed by Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up worldwide rights to the Wall Street drama Equity.

In the film, Anna Gunn plays a senior investment banker that finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception after she leads a controversial tech IPO and is being investigated by an aggressive prosecutor (Alysia Reiner) from her past. James Purefoy also stars.

Equity was directed by Meera Menon from a screenplay penned by Amy Fox, while Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas acted as producers. Read the rest of this entry »




“Hap And Leonard”: Exclusive Sneak Peek At Purefoy, Williams & Hendricks-Starring Drama

Posted Jan 28th, 2016 in News VideoComments Off on “Hap And Leonard”: Exclusive Sneak Peek At Purefoy, Williams & Hendricks-Starring Drama

James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks star in new drama, “Hap and Leonard,” and AccessHollywood.com has your exclusive sneak peek.

In this exclusive clip from “Hap and Leonard,” coming to SundanceTV, Hap (Purefoy) hangs out with Leonard (Williams) but is interrupted when his ex-wife, Trudy (Hendricks) stops by.

Leonard isn’t happy to see her again, but Trudy, who has been doing some jazzercise, clearly still has chemistry with her ex.

The new series premieres Wednesday, March 2 at 10 PM ET/PT on Sundance.

Source: Access Hollywood




Photos from Sundance Film Festival – “Equity” Premiere added

Posted Jan 27th, 2016 in News PhotoComments Off on Photos from Sundance Film Festival – “Equity” Premiere added

James attended “Equity” Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater in Park City yesterday. I’ve uploaded 14 HQ photos from this event to the gallery.

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Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > [2016/01/26] 2016 Sundance Film Festival – “Equity” Premiere




Photos from SundanceTV’s “Hap & Leonard” Screening added

Posted Jan 26th, 2016 in News PhotoComments Off on Photos from SundanceTV’s “Hap & Leonard” Screening added

James attended SundanceTVs “Hap And Leonard” Screening in Park City yesterday. I’ve uploaded 14 HQ photos from this event to the gallery.

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Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > [2016/01/25] SundanceTV’s “Hap & Leonard” Screening




Hap & Leonard’s James Purefoy Gushes Over Co-Star Christina Hendricks

Posted Jan 26th, 2016 in News VideoComments Off on Hap & Leonard’s James Purefoy Gushes Over Co-Star Christina Hendricks

Who wouldn’t be mesmerized by Christina Hendricks? ‘Hap and Leonard’ star James Purefoy had nothing but nice things to say about working with the former ‘Mad Men’ star in this EXCLUSIVE interview. Click inside to watch!

James Purefoy, 51, had the pleasure of working with Christina Hendricks, 40, in the 6-part series Hap and Leonard, which will premiere on Sundance TV in March 2016. At the Sundance Film Festival, the actor likened the actress to one of the most luxurious vehicles ever made — and confessed that he’s just a junker!

“Christina Hendricks is like a Rolls Royce,” James Purefoy gushed about his co-star while talking to @hollywood‘s Charlie Berens. on Friday, Jan. 22 in Park City, Utah. “We’re like a couple of beaten up rusty old trucks. She purrs onto the set.” Aw, what a compliment! Read the rest of this entry »




#YouAintNoMuslimBruv: Hollywood’s James Purefoy backs London terror response

Posted Dec 8th, 2015 in NewsComments Off on #YouAintNoMuslimBruv: Hollywood’s James Purefoy backs London terror response

A HOLLYWOOD actor originally from Middle Chinnock has shown his support to the reaction to a stabbing at a London tube station on Saturday (December 5).

One man was seriously injured while another suffered minor injuries during the knife attack at Leytonstone station. The video of the aftermath of the attack shows a man – the alleged perpetrator – being pinned to the floor having been tasered by police.

An unidentified bystander is then heard shouting: “You ain’t no Muslim bruv.” The phrase has been quickly picked up by social media users, posting the hashtag as a riposte to attempts to spread violence and terror in the capital.

The Following star James Purefoy – a former Yeovil District Hospital employee who was raised in Martock – joined the thousands that helped the tag top UK’s trending chart on Twitter on Sunday by sharing the message.

Source: Western Gazette




T.I., James Purefoy, Mekhi Phifer, More Cast in A&E Networks ‘Roots’ Revival

Posted Dec 4th, 2015 in NewsComments Off on T.I., James Purefoy, Mekhi Phifer, More Cast in A&E Networks ‘Roots’ Revival

A+E Networks’ “Roots” remake is filling out its cast with the addition of seven more players, including rapper Tip Harris, better known as T.I., Variety has learned.

“The Following” alum James Purefoy and longtime “E.R.” star Mekhi Phifer have also been cast, along with Matthew Goode (“The Imitation Game,” “The Good Wife”), Lane Garrison (“Prison Break”), Emayatzy Corinealdi (“Hand of God”) and G. Hannelius (“Dog With a Blog”).

T.I. will appear in the final part of the four installments of the revival miniseries, playing Cyrus, a headstrong slave who fights for his freedom for the Union Army against Confederate Forces. His character will be featured prominently in the finale episode. Phifer will play Jerusalem, a mute slave who works on the Murray plantation, but who is not quite what he appears to be; Purefoy has been cast as John Waller, the wealthy owner of a Virginia planation who buys Kunta Kinte as a slave upon his arrival in America; Goode will play Purefoy’s character’s charming and well-educated brother, Dr. William Waller; while Hennelius will play his daughter, Missy; Garrison will play Frederick Murray, a volatile, unpredictable Confederate officer and slave owner; and Corinealdi will play Belle, the wife of Kunta Kinte (played by the previously announced newcomer Malachi Kirby). Read the rest of this entry »