Dominic Purcell

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Dominic Purcell
Dominic Purcell Edwards AFB.jpg
Purcell in 2011
Born (1970-02-17) 17 February 1970 (age 44)
Wallasey, Cheshire,[1] England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Rebecca Williamson (1998-2008)
Partner(s) AnnaLynne McCord (2011-present)
Children 4

Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell[2] (born 17 February 1970) is an English-born Australian actor. He is perhaps best known for portraying Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the title character in John Doe, and Dracula in Blade: Trinity.

Early life[edit]

Purcell was born in Wallasey, Cheshire,[1] the son of Gerald and Mary T. "Maureen" (née Hassett) Purcell. He is of Irish and Norwegian descent. In 1972, he and his family moved to Bondi, New South Wales, and later to Western Sydney.[3] He attended Blaxland East Public School and Blaxland High School, as well as St Dominic's College and McCarthy Catholic College. After becoming a landscape gardener, he grew tired of the profession and decided to become an actor after watching the film Platoon.[citation needed] 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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Purcell's three brothers and one sister live in Dundalk and hold Irish citizenship.[citation needed] In August 1997, Purcell started dating Rebecca Williamson. They got married on August 1, 1998 after one year of dating. They have four children together : son Joseph (born August 12, 1999), daughter Audrey (born October 30, 2001) and fraternal twins Lily-Rose and Augustus (born July 7, 2003). In October 2007, Purcell and Williamson separated and divorced on October 22, 2008.

Since June 2011, Purcell has been dating American actress and model AnnaLynne McCord who is 17 years his junior.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2000 Mission: Impossible II Ulrich
2001 Scenes of the Crime Mark
2002 Equilibrium Seamus
2003 Visitors Luke
2004 Three Way Lewis "Lew" Brookbank
2004 Blade: Trinity Dracula
2006 The Gravedancers Harris McKay
2007 Primeval Tim Manfrey
2009 Blood Creek Victor Alan Marshall
2011 House of the Rising Sun Tony
2011 Escapee Jaxon
2011 Killer Elite Davies
2011 Straw Dogs Jeremy Niles
2012 Hijacked Otto Southwell
2012 Bad Karma Mack
2013 Officer Down Royce Walker
2013 Assault on Wall Street Baxford
2013 Vikingdom Eirick
2013 Breakout Tommy Baxter
2013 Suddenly Baron
2013 Ice Soldiers Malraux
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
2015 Fast and Furious 7 Agent Neil

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 BeastMaster Kelb 5 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
2014 The Flash Mick Rory / Heat Wave Recurring

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Prison Break: The Conspiracy Lincoln Burrows

Awards and nominations[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result
2009 Balibo IF Awards Best Feature Film Nominated

Television[edit]

Year Title Award Category Result
2007 Prison Break Australian Film Institute Awards Best Actor Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cheshire" is correct. "Merseyside" did not exist before 1st April 1974
  2. ^ O'Connor, B, "Break Out". Men's Fitness. December/January 2007 Issue; retrieved 18 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Dominic Purcell profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts website; accessed 10 April 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2532172/AnnaLynne-McCord-26-boyfriend-Dominic-Purcell-43-look-happier-picturesque-new-year-stroll.html

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