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|Born||Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell
17 February 1970
Wallasey, Merseyside, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Rebecca Williamson (divorced); 4 children|
Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell (born 17 February 1970) is an English-born Australian actor of Norwegian and Irish descent. He may be best known for portraying Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the title character in John Doe, and Dracula in Blade: Trinity.
Dominic Purcell was born in Wallasey, Merseyside in 1970, of Norwegian and Irish descent, to Gerald and Mary T. "Maureen" (née Hassett) Purcell. In 1972, he and his family moved to Bondi, New South Wales, and later to Western Sydney.
He attended Blaxland East Public School and Blaxland High School, as well as St Dominic's College (Penrith, NSW), and McCarthy Catholic College (Tamworth, NSW). After becoming a landscape gardener, he tired of the profession and decided to become an actor after watching the film Platoon. He later attended the Australian Theatre for Young People and then enrolled at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where he studied with Hugh Jackman.
|2000||Mission: Impossible II||Ulrich|
|2001||Scenes of the Crime||Mark|
|2004||Three Way||Lewis "Lew" Brookbank|
|2006||The Gravedancers||Harris McKay|
|2009||Blood Creek||Victor Alan Marshall|
|2011||House of the Rising Sun||Tony|
|2011||Straw Dogs||Jeremy Niles|
|2013||Officer Down||Royce Walker|
|2013||Assault on Wall Street||Baxford|
|2014||In the Name of the King III||Hazen Kaine|
|2014||The Ganzfeld Haunting||Detective Malone|
|2014||The Bag Man||Larson|
|2014||A Fighting Man||Sailor O'Connor|
|1991||Home and Away||Constable Rogers||3 episodes|
|1997–1998||Raw FM||Granger Hutton||13 episodes|
|1998||Water Rats||Alex||2 episodes|
|1999||Heartbreak High||Todd Gillespie||2 episodes|
|2001||The Lost World||Condillac||1 episode|
|2002–2003||John Doe||John Doe||22 episodes|
|2004||House||Ed Snow||1 episode|
|2004–2005||North Shore||Tommy Ravetto||5 episodes|
|2005–2009||Prison Break||Lincoln Burrows||81 episodes|
|2011||Castle||Russell Ganz||1 episode|
|2012||Common Law||John Crowl||1 episode|
|2010||Prison Break: The Conspiracy||Lincoln Burrows|
Awards and nominations
|2007||Prison Break||Australian Film Institute||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2009||Balibo||IF Awards||Best Feature Film||Nominated|
|2007||Prison Break||Australian Film Institute Awards||Best Actor||Won|
- O'Connor, B, "Break Out". Men's Fitness. December/January 2007 Issue; retrieved 18 December 2006.
- "Dominic Purcell profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts website; accessed 10 April 2014.