In February 2018 he starred as Laurens Bancroft in Altered Carbon, a Netflix original series.
He was born in Somerset and attended Sherborne School before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
No smoke without fire, and so on.’ It is a measure of Purefoy’s affable nature that he doesn’t seem to mind this teasing from his actor friend and his publicist.
When his Wikipedia entry, which at that time referred to the rumours, was brought up in an interview with Alastair Mc Kay, published in the January 2007 issue of Out magazine, Purefoy said, "I won't say whose it was, but there was a penis in the series that may have been slightly enhanced. The new series was scheduled to start shooting in Berlin and Australia in April 2008. He starred as Teddy Rist in the summer television series, The Philanthropist, which aired on NBC beginning on June 2009.
His character is a billionaire playboy who decides to use his wealth and power to help others in need.
His appearances in stage plays and a variety of television roles in the UK and USA have grown since the 1980s.
the eldest son of Anthony Chetwynd and Shirley (née Taylor) Purefoy.
One of his notable roles was as Nicholas Jenkins in the eight-part miniseries A Dance to the Music of Time for Channel 4 in 1997.