James Purefoy

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  • Birth Name: James Brian Mark Purefoy
  • Birth Place: Taunton, Somerset, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/03/1964, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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6 Ways The Following Went Off the Rails in Season 2

[Warning: This article contains major spoilers about the Season 2 finale of The Following. Read at your own risk!]

Is it time to unfollow The Following? After a promising start, Kevin Williamson's serial killer drama felt unfocused, repetitive and overindulgent for much of its sophomore season.

On Monday's finale, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) came face to face (again), but this time they ended up working towards a common goal.read more

Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of The Following's Tense Finale

[Warning: This article contains major spoilers about the Season 2 finale of The Following. Read at your own risk!]

On Monday's Season 2 finale of Fox's The Following, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) got what he had been seeking: a chance to kill Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). read more

The Following's Valorie Curry: "Emma Is Joe Carroll's Greatest Victim"

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers about Monday's episode of The Following. Read at your own risk!]

R.I.P. Emma Hill.

The protégé, lover and literal partner-in-crime of Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) on The Following met a gruesome end on the penultimate episode of Season 2 Monday, when she was killed by Joe's vengeful ex-wife Claire (Natalie Zea). And according to actress Valorie Curry, those who are wondering if  Emma isn't actually dead shouldn't get their hopes up.

"They really wanted to drive the point home," Curry tells TVGuide.com. "It's so funny, because people are on Twitter like, 'She's just in a coma! Maybe she's alive.' I'm like, she was stabbed, she was thrown out a window, and then staked like a vampire. There's no coming back from impaling."

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 The Following TV Show Series, Actor - Joe Carroll
2013 The Following TV Show Series, Actor - Joe Carroll
2012 Solomon Kane Movie, Actor - Solomon Kane
2011 Injustice TV Show Series, Actor - William Travers
2009 Diamonds TV Show Series, Actor - Lucas Denmont

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The Following Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ryan and Joe Face Off

Ryan Hardy and Joe Carroll are finally coming face-to-face.

The two nemeses have a showdown at the Korban compound on Monday's episode of The Following, where Ryan (Kevin Bacon) attempts to kidnap Joe (James Purefoy).

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Exclusive Following Sneak Peek: Claire's Back with a Vengeance!

It's fitting that the season premiere of Fox's The Following was titled "Resurrection," because that's been the theme this season. First, the presumed-dead Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) was revealed to be alive, and last week, we learned that Joe's wife Claire (Natalie Zea), who appeared to have been fatally stabbed in the Season 1 finale, has actually been hiding out in witness protection.

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Exclusive: Get an Inside Look at The Following's Gruesome Bookstore Scene

Joe Carroll is alive — and now everyone knows it.

Carroll (James Purefoy) announced his presence in a grandiose (and bloody!) fashion on Monday's episode of The Following, sending Emma (Valorie Curry) and other followers to murder random patrons at a signing for Carrie Cook's (Sprague Grayden) book about the Havenport tragedy.

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Exclusive: Scoop on The Following's Big Shocker!

SPOILERS AHEAD — This item includes information vital to Monday night's episode. read more

Exclusive The Following Sneak Peek: Who's the Mole?

Monday's episode of The Following finds Ryan (Kevin Bacon), Mike (Shawn Ashmore) and Max (Jessica Stroup) working desperately to find out who in the FBI has been leaking information to Joe Carroll (James Purefoy).

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