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Interview: Actor James Purefoy | reviews, news & interviews

Interview: Actor James Purefoy

Interview: Actor James Purefoy

The star of stage and screen explains why actors shouldn't talk about acting

James Purefoy: 'When you’re an actor you’re constantly walking this tightrope of being lauded one minute and completely humiliated the next'Johan Persson

A disproportionate number of column inches seem to have been devoted to James Purefoy’s matinee-idol looks, his ability to carry off a pair of breeches and the amount of time he appears on television naked. However, while he has admittedly spent much of his career swaggering around in period costume - Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon, Mark Antony in HBO’s Rome, the recently released Ironclad - he has also played, among many other things, a psychopathic rapist, a stalker and the fraudster Darius Guppy.

God, I hope Trevor Nunn never reads this. Actors really shouldn’t talk about acting, they should just do it

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God the more I read about this man,the more I adore him. What a brilliant mind and eye candy too!

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