Back when this blog was just in its larval (pupal?) stage, I wrote a Man Candy Monday about James Purefoy. However, we were still just figuring out formats, and while I firmly stand by everything I wrote in that post, I missed my chance to include many hot photos of hot James Purefoy in many of his hot roles. I am nothing if not a completionist, so here’s a second go-round at His Hotness, this time without leaving anything (hopefully) out!
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1991)
As a guest star on the TV series starring Jeremy Brett.
Sharpe’s Sword (1995)
As “Spears” in one of the 5 million Sharpe (Sean Bean) TV movies.
Feast of July (1995)
An adaptation of a novel, in which “an abandoned young woman in late 19th-century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result” (per IMDB).
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)
The adaptation of the Anne Brontë novel. Purefoy plays supporting character Mr. Lawrence, brother of main character Helen.
The Tide of Life (1996)
A Catherine Cookson novel adaptation in which a young housekeeper forms relationships with three different men.
The Prince and the Pauper (1996)
The future Edward VII changes places with a poor boy. Purefoy plays Miles Hendon, protector to Edward-in-disguise and comic relief.
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
As the character who narrates his memories in this adaptation of the Anthony Powell novels.
Mansfield Park (1999)
Yes, he plays bad seed older brother Tom Bertram in this Jane Austen adaptation!
Don Quixote (2000)
As Sansón Carrasco, Quixote’s friend.
A Knight’s Tale (2001)
As Edward the Black Prince in this attempt to make medieval more rock n’ roll.
The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
As Donald Farfare, a Scot who becomes mayor after the main character.
Vanity Fair (2004)
Oh Rawdon, how much I heart thee. Come to mama and I’ll soothe you after Becky breaks your heart.
As Mark Antony in the HBO series. Shoulda stuck with Attia, although the Cleopatra scenes were hot!
SO perfectly cast as the famous Regency dandy!
Blackbeard: Terror at Sea (2006)
Being hot does not stop you from making bad choices.
Playing his traditional smirky baddie, this time as King Lot in yet another King Arthur adaptation.
13th-century Knights Templar fight against King John. Purefoy plays a disillusioned KT.
The Hollow Crown: Richard II (2012)
As Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk.
The first slaveowner to buy main character Kunta Kinte in this multi-generational story about enslaved people.
As King George VI in this story focused on Churchill right before the Invasion of Normandy.
Interlude in Prague (2017)
HOW HAVE I NOT HEARD ABOUT THIS UNTIL NOW BRB WATCHING THIS. Ahem. As Baron Saloka in this story about Mozart’s years in the Czech capital.
Urban Myths (2018)
As director Billy Wilder working with Marilyn Monroe on Some Like It Hot.
Which hot James Purefoy historical costume role is your hottest?