According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor James Purefoy has been cast in the ABC drama series REVENGE. The actor will play a romantic love interest to the show's Victoria Grayson. Purefoy will first be seen on the drama series in an episode to air in late February.
Series star Madeleine Stowe confirmed the casting news, commenting, "She's going to have a big, passionate love affair" with James' character. The next number of episodes, you'll see some of [Victoria's] origins. You'll see why she connects so peculiarly in such a strange way to people."
James Purefoy is best known on television for his role as Marc Antony in HBO's epic award-winning TV series Rome. His other television credits include NBC's The Philanthropist in which he played the leading character, Teddy Rist, and the forthcoming Injustice for ITV1. His most prominent film credits include Resident Evil, Vanity Fair, the Black Prince in A Knight's Tale and the title role in Solomon Kane. He has recently completed filming the forthcoming Ironclad and John Carter of Mars.
His theatre credits include Macbeth, The Tempest, The Man Who Came to Dinner and King Lear all for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Hamlet for the Bristol Old Vic, Present Laughter at The Globe Theatre, Simon Callow's stage adaptation of Les Enfants du Paradis at the Barbican, and The Relapse, directed by Trevor Nunn, at The National Theatre.
ABC's REVENGE will be returning with all new episodes on February 8th.