James Purefoy

  • Actor and executive producer

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Fisherman's Friends: film review

From the poster and the premise, I wouldn't have thought I'd like this film very much but it wins you over, striking notes of authenticity and chords of harmony as it chugs along, a reliable, redoubtable small boat of a British movie, powered by a charming couple, raucous shanties and buckets of fresh fish.

Jason Solomons, The Lady, 5th April 2019

Fisherman's Friends review

Inspired by a true story, this warm-hearted tale of a singing group from Cornwall is likable, if goofy.

Mike McCahill, The Guardian, 13th March 2019

Fisherman's Friends review

It's a feel-good charmer set in rural Port Isaac, with a witty British - or rather Cornish - sense of humour and a selection of sea shanties along the way.

Bev Lung, The Upcoming, 11th March 2019

Review: Fisherman's Friends

Undemanding, cockle-warming British comedy inspired by a singing sensation.

James Mottram, The List, 11th March 2019

Fisherman's Friends review

Anyone who's listened to the Fisherman's Friends, whether live or on the radio in the car, will know what a treat they are to listen to, and the film is a fine platform for their talents. The injection of a rather soppy romance and some drama about big businessmen buying a pub does distract, but when the film turns its focus solely on the titular musicians, it's a dead cert to entertain existing fans and win over plenty more.

Matt Dennis, Entertainment Focus, 11th March 2019

Fisherman's Friends filming in Port Isaac

Filming has begun on new British movie Fisherman's Friends. The comedy focuses on the true story of a group of singing fishermen who land a record deal.

British Comedy Guide, 9th May 2018

Did it really take Marilyn Monroe 47 attempts to nail one three-word line of dialogue on the set of Some Like It Hot? Does it matter? Accurate fact

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 12th April 2018

Review: Urban Myths: Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder

Let's just say it is worth watching to the end of this neat little film written by Dave Cummings and directed by Sean Foley - and not just for a little in-joke for those familiar with the actual film that eventually became a huge hit.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 12th April 2018

The penultimate episode of this sparkling comedy about two scriptwriters navigating the moron-infested waters of Hollywood. The day doesn't get off to a good start for Matt LeBlanc (playing an exaggerated version of himself) when he wakes up in bed with his stalker Labia (Sophie Rundle). But it's nothing compared to the awkwardness felt between Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) in the wake of Beverly's date with Rob (James Purefoy).

Gerard O'Donovan, The Telegraph, 28th June 2012

Another meeting where Bev and Sean think their show is going to be axed turns out to be about something else entirely. The problem they are faced with is one of the more realistic Episodes has dealt with, as Matt LeBlanc's decreased screen time on Pucks! has given him the chance to stuff his face and pile on the pounds. In the more soapy part of the show, Bev goes on a date with Morning's brother Rob (James Purefoy), an apparently normal LA resident, something the show has in very short supply.

Phelim O'Neill, The Guardian, 21st June 2012

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