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Purcell in 2011
17 February 1970 |
Wallasey, Merseyside, England
|Years active||1991 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Rebecca Williamson (1998-2008)|
Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell (born 17th February 1970) is an English-born Australian actor. He is known for his portrayal of the character Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the title character in John Doe, and Dracula in Blade: Trinity. He worked closely with Wentworth Miller in Prison Break and as Mick Rory/Heat Wave in DC's The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
Purcell was born in Wallasey, Merseyside, 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. 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. 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.
Purcell's three brothers and one sister live in Dundalk and hold Irish citizenship. In August 1997, Purcell started dating Rebecca Williamson. They married on 1 August 1998 after one year of dating and have four children together : son Joseph (born 12 August 1999), daughter Audrey (born 30 January 2001) and twins Lily-Rose and Augustus (born 7 July 2003). In October 2007, Purcell and Williamson separated and divorced on 22 October 2008. From 2011 to 2014 he dated actress AnnaLynne McCord, the couple broke up but in January 2016 it was announced that they resumed their relationship.
|1999||First Daughter||Troy Nelson|
|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 3: The Last Mission||Hazen Kaine|
|2014||Turkey Shoot||Cmdr Rick Tyler|
|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|
|1997–98||Raw FM||Granger Hutton||13 episodes|
|1998||Water Rats||Alex||2 episodes|
|1999||Heartbreak High||Todd Gillespie||6 episodes|
|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World||Condillac||1 episode|
|Invincible||Keith Grady||TV movie|
|2002–03||John Doe||John Doe||22 episodes|
|2004||House||Ed Snow||1 episode|
|2004–05||North Shore||Tommy Ravetto||5 episodes|
|2005–09||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|
|2016-present||Legends of Tomorrow||Main Role|
|2010||Prison Break: The Conspiracy||Lincoln Burrows|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Balibo||Inside Film Awards||Best Feature Film||Nominated|
|2007||Prison Break||AACTA Awards||Best Actor||Won|
- "Cheshire" is correct. "Merseyside" did not exist before 1 April 1974
- 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.