“Putting someone who’s inherently charismatic and charming in that role, you don’t focus so much on him being a serial killer,” he says.
“I think there will be people who — I don’t want to say root for him — but enjoy that character.” Born and raised in a rural area of Somerset, England, Purefoy studied at London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “When I left, I had 17 different smaller production or understudy parts in my head.
That Trudy has dropped in and out of his life over the past 20 years -- pretty much always to negative effect -- and that's now not going to happen anymore.
But she was somebody that he did profoundly love and was deeply in love with, so with her gone, he has now really only got Leonard.
And, in the new season, Leonard and I find ourselves in the middle of an investigation about child murder, with the discovery of a skeleton underneath Leonard's house and it soon becomes apparent that Leonard is going to be the chief suspect, so what we need to do is we need to find a way to make sure that doesn't happen and that Leonard is given freedom again," the actor explained. Williams' Leonard "is leading the story in many ways" in the six, new episodes, Purefoy emphasized Hap also taps into talents he didn't really know he had in an effort to save his lifelong friend.
"Hap, in this season, finds that he's really good at being a part-time investigator or an amateur investigator and, for the first time in his life, he's actually got his mojo, really got his mojo back...
He was born in Somerset and attended Sherborne School before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
His appearances in stage plays and a variety of television roles in the UK and USA have grown since the 1980s.
On “The Following,” the handsome, classically trained actor morphs into an alluring, manipulative cult leader who angles to stay one step — or, more accurately, one body — ahead of his nemesis, world-weary ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon). “I like my television to grab me by the throat and shake me — and that’s what this show does.” Executive producer Marcos Siega appreciates the irony of casting an affable actor like Purefoy.
will pick up a few weeks after the death of Hap's beguiling, havoc-wreaking ex-wife.
"The end of the first season, we find that Trudy has died, the Christina Hendricks character, and we pick it up at the beginning of the second season with Hap going to pick up her ashes from the local crematorium," Purefoy told UPI in a phone interview Monday.
because he suddenly realizes he's good at this," Purefoy said.
"He's good at trying to bring all these bits of information together, these strands of information together and he is passionate about it because the person who he may lose if he fails is the only other person left in his life, which is Leonard and that is really important." Based on the popular stories by Joe R.