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James Purefoy’s Wife: Everything We Know About Charming Jessica Adams

Date April 7, 2020

We know James Purefoy as Mark Anthony in Rome or Laurens Bancroft in Altered Carbon. His talent is undeniable and his cheeky smile is hard to forget. But let us find out more personal details about this handsome British actor.

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James Purefoy’s movies and TV work

James Purefoy is as English as it can get. The actor’s family comes from an aristocratic British social class called gentry. Historically, the gentry were landowners who lived from a rental income. However, Purefoy didn’t attend any posh schools. In fact, he dropped out of school when he was 16 but then returned to finish his education.

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James was not always interested in acting. He took it as a subject for his A-levels simply because he needed a third one. But life had very exciting plans for young Purefoy. He started acting on stage and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Yet, the road of success was ahead of him. James Purefoy appeared in a number of movies and TV series, including:

  • Resident Evil;
  • Mansfield Park;
  • Vanity Fair;
  • Solomon Kane;
  • Revenge;
  • John Carter;
  • Churchill;
  • The Hollow Crown;
  • Sex Education.

Recently, James Purefoy was cast as Philippe de Clermont in the second installment of the British TV series A Discovery of Witches. But what do we know about James Purefoy’s wife Jessica Adams?

James Purefoy’s spouse

The handsome actor has one failed marriage in his past. James Purefoy’s first wife was actress Holly Aird, who is mainly known for portraying Frankie Wharton on Waking the Dead. The pair tied the knot in 1996 but their union only lasted for 6 years.

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A year after tying the knot, James Purefoy and his first wife welcomed a son, Joseph. The young man is now in his early 20s but a few years back, he was arrested for an alleged assault but released 2 days later with no charges.

According to Evening Standard, James is still close with his ex and managed to remain friends with her after their split. He said:

I love her dearly. She lives close to me, and we look after Jojo as a team. We talk nearly every day. I'm blessed, really, because you read about some people who split up. We never had lawyers.

In 2007, James met an art historian, producer, and documentary director Jessica Adams and soon after, the two were dating. In 2014, Purefoy and Adams wedded in a private ceremony in England. James calls his beloved a “super-smart” and “very strong-minded” woman.

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Jessica is a mother of James’ 3 children:

  • daughter Rose, born in 2012;
  • sons Ned and Kit, who appeared 5 years after their big sis.

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James and Jessica seem to be very happy together. Despite having busy careers, they always have time for each other and for their children. They find their home as their personal sanctuary and we have a feeling that these two will stick together no matter what.

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