James Purefoy Bio- Age, Wife, Personal Life, Net Worth, Movies, Affairs, & Career

Jury Award winner James Purefoy is an English actor who is active in the movie industry since 1987. In addition, he has played in several films including Fisherman’s Friends (2019), Churchill ( Churchill), Equity(2016), High-Rise ( 2015), and many more. He appeared in the HBO series Rome as a Mark Antony. Similarly, he gained a wide range of popularity after featuring in hit Tv series including Crime Story, Sex Education, Altered Carbon, etc.

The 55 years old English actor James Purefoy is playing his role along with Dina Shihabi, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Kinnaman, Martha Higareda, in the 2018 Alter Carbon series. From the cameo appearance, he has earned an impressive amount of money. So how much is his total net worth as of 2020. Apart from the professional career, lots of his admirers and followers want to know about his relationship status.

So let’s find out about the English actor James Purefoy’s age, relationship, parents, net worth, height, Zodiac sign along with his biography.

Childhood of James Purefoy – Parents, Siblings

James Purefoy was born as a James Brian Mark Purefoy on 3 June 1964, Taunton, Somerset, England. He is the eldest son of Anthony Chetwynd and Shirley (née Taylor) Purefoy. His mother used to work in an employment agency.

James Purefoy Biography
James Purefoy Biography, Wiki

He belongs to white racial ethnicity and holds an English nationality. Purefoy grew up with his brother William in his hometown.

Knowing about his educational background, he attended Sherborne School, where he studied O-level. Also, James went to British drama school, the Central School of Speech and drama. Additionally, Purefoy served as a porter at Yeovil District Hospital before rising to fame.

Personal Life: Married to Jessica Adams

Sherlock Holmes actor James Purefoy is a married man and he tied the knot with famous documentary producer, director Jessica Adams. James’ wife Jessica is well known for her movie Solomon Kane and HBO series Rome. Matter of fact, Purefoy has married twice in his life.

James Pureyfoy with his wife Jessica Adams
James Purefoy with his wife Jessica Adams, Zimbio

Purefoy and Adams have a date for more than 7 years and finally decided to convert their boyfriend, girlfriend relation to marital bond in July 2014 in Somerset. The pair became the media’s attention since 2007.

From the marriage, the couple was blessed with three children who are Rose Purefoy, born in 2012 and two adorable twin sons, Ned Purefoy, and Kit Purefoy, born in 2017. The duo is having a wonderful time with their kids and they were often spotted by their fans having quality time with each other. Fortunately, James has not been a victim of rumors and controversies as of 2020.

Past Affair: Ex-wife Holly Aird

Injustice actor James Purefoy was previously married to Holly Aird who is famous for her play in hit series, Waking the Dead. The pair were married in 1996 and share a son together whose name is Joseph, born in January 1997.

Holly Aird ex-wife of James', 99Doing
Holly Aird ex-wife of James’, 99Doing

Moreover, the duo surprised their fan by announcing their divorce in 2002. Matter of fact, none of  them revealed the reason behind their divorce.

James Purefoy dated Fay Ripley for 11 years, Zimbio
James Purefoy dated Fay Ripley for 11 years, Zimbio

Before his first marriage, he was rumored dating English actress Fay Ripley. Reportedly, the duo dated each other for 11 years from 1982. Additionally, he also dated American actress Mariana Tosca but the relationship did not last long, eventually ending up with break up.

The controversy of James Purefoy Youngest Son Joseph

Purefoy’s youngest son was arrested in August 2015 because of the alleged assault in Dei, Majorca. However, his son was released within two days. Besides, the victim called the police from the hotel where the owner of the hotel was Richard Branson.

The police arrived as soon as possible, arresting Joseph Purefoy and two teenagers, a British holidaymaker, and an Irish Tourist. When the interrogation took place, James explained that his son was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Age, Birthday, & Zodiac Sign

Born in the year of 1964. James Purefoy is currently in his mid-fifties. Moreover, his age is 55 years old as of 2020. Similarly, the English actor James enjoys his every birthday on the 3rd of June. His Horoscope (star sign) is Gemini. Matter of fact, the person born with Gemini zodiac sign are passionate, persistent, humorous, and calm in nature.


The English actor, James Purefoy stands at a perfect height of .e. 182.88cm i.e. 6 feet 0 inches.

Net Worth

James Purefoy has an estimated net worth of $6 Million. He earned a million dollars worth fortune from his professional career. Moreover, his salary is around $85,000-$95,000, as per payscale.

As of now, he is enjoying a luxurious life with his wife going on expensive vacations, and drinking expensive wines. The couple currently lives in London, England and enjoys a lucrative lifestyle.


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