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James Purefoy is most recognized in the U.S for his role as Mark Antony in the Emmy Award-winning HBO series "Rome."
Purefoy was born and raised in Somerset, England and joined the Central School of Speech & Drama in London at the age of 18. Spotted by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Purefoy left to go to Stratford-upon-Avon for two years where he took on prominent roles in "King Lear," "The Tempest" and "Macbeth," among many others.
While firmly establishing his reputation in classical theatre and television drama, Purefoy came to the attention of an international audience with roles opposite Heath Ledger in "A Knight's Tale" and Milla Jovovich in "Resident Evil," and as Reese Witherspoon's love interest in Mira Nair's "Vanity Fair." At the same time he completed leading roles in many films within the U.K independent film sector, including "Mansfield Park," "Bedrooms and Hallways," "Maybe Baby," "Blackbeard" and "Beau Brummell." In 2004, Purefoy moved to Italy to start filming the part of Mark Antony in HBO's epic series "Rome."
Purefoy has a number of projects awaiting release, including the television series "Diamonds" and "The Summit" and the title role in the big-screen adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Solomon Kane."
Teddy is a businessman who seems to have it all. Not only is he a billionaire, his good looks and charm mean he can have his pick of the bunch when it comes to women. Despite things appearing great on the surface, there is a huge void in Teddy's life left by the tragic death of his son.
A business trip to Nigeria transforms Teddy forever when he rescues a small child drowning in a storm. Teddy's eyes are opened when he discovers that helping others can bring him true happiness, and from that point on his philanthropy begins.
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