MCM: James Purefoy


Reasons to love James Purefoy:


2004 Vanity Fair

James Purefoy in “Vanity Fair”

2) He looks damn good in tightly fitted Regency attire.

This Charming Man: Beau Brummell (2008)

James Purefoy in Beau Brummell |

This Charming Man: Beau Brummell (2008)

James Purefoy in Beau Brummell |

3) He owned Rome with his snarky, cocky performance of Mark Antony.

Rome (2005-07)

James Purefoy in Rome |

4) He rocks eyeliner.

Rome (2005-07)

James Purefoy in Rome |

5) He can flirt and spar with the best of them:

You’re welcome.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

5 Responses

  1. Marianne

    Can anyone recommend some video footage of that swagger? (as in ‘such’ scene) It’s only for research for historical dancing styles, honest! ;)

  2. clara

    Oh just found this post about one of my favourite men!
    But really, James as Beau Brummell is a delight. Specially those dressing scenes, damnnnnnnnn…. And yep, his Mark Antony still gives me quite the naughty dreams… ahem, what was I saying?