I'm so used to it, it wasn't a big deal at all."Of being cast in a number of swashbuckling roles, he added: "When producers and directors have seen you pick up a sword, they feel safe to hire you again to do similar things.
You have to approach James Purefoy’s biographical details with caution, or at least avoid relying upon his Wikipedia entry. But she wouldn’t joke like that about those of her clients who are constantly papped, because the tabloids would get a headline out of it, presenting it as being true, even if they knew it was a joke.’ He gives an example concerning Sienna Miller.
‘So there I am trying to find my way to the lectern as I wipe custard from my eyes.
And not just his actor friend, even his long-term publicist likes to make mischief, telling me before I meet him that I should make sure to ask about his incestuous relationship with his mother. ‘I get asked about Sienna by friends who have read something about her and I will say: “How many times do I have to tell you?
James Purefoy was born in Taunton, Somerset, 47 years ago.
He attended Sherborne School and left at 16 without distinguishing himself academically.
‘When I’m introduced to someone I will make a quick calibration of what they might have seen me in.
If you are a twenty five year old guy wearing boots and T-shirt and looking quite hard you might have seen me in Resident Evil. I thought I recognised you.” But if you are a middle age lady in twinset and pearls I will ask: “Have you seen Dance to the Music of Time?