Dominic Purcell Biography
Dominic Purcell (Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell) is an English – born Australian actor born on 17th February 1970 in Wallasey. He is popularly known for his role as Lincoln Burrows in Fox’s Prison Break and Mick Rory / Heat Wave in CW’s The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
Dominic Purcell was born in Louth Village, Co. Louth, the son of Phil Myrtvedt and Mary T. “Maureen” (née Hassett) Purcell. His mother was of Irish descent and his father was a Norwegian of French 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, Emu Plains. 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.
Dominic Purcell Age
Dominic Purcell was born on 17th February 1970
Dominic Purcell Height
Dominic Purcell is 1.88m (6ft)
Dominic Purcell Career
He began his career in the TV Show ‘Home and Away’ in which he was in the role of Constable Rogers. His role was limited for 3 episodes only and was in never featured in any shows and movies till 1997. In the year 1997 he was given a role of Granger Hutton in the Series Raw FM for the 13 episodes. This was his breakthrough point; his acting was liked by many producers and was signed for his first movie First Daughter in the year 1998, which was released in the year 1999.
On 1 June 2016 Dominic Purcell suffered severe injuries on set in Morocco, after a misplaced iron bar used as a Prison Break season 5 set piece had fallen onto his head. The actor was immediately airlifted from Marrakesh to Casablanca, where he received emergency treatment for nasal fractures and various other injuries.
Dominic Purcell Movies and Tv Shows
- 2000: Mission: Impossible 2 as Ulrich
- 2001: Scenes of the Crime as Mark
- 2002: Equilibrium as Seamus
- 2003: Visitors as Luke
- 2004: Three Way as Lewis ‘Lew’ Brookbank
- 2004: Blade: Trinity as Drake
- 2006: The Gravedancers as Harris McKay
- 2007: Primeval as Tim Manfrey
- 2009: Blood Creek as Victor Alan Marshall
- 2011: Escapee as Harmon Jaxon
- 2011: Straw Dogs as Jeremy Niles
- 2011: Killer Elite as Davies
- 2011: House of the Rising Sun as Tony
- 2012: Bad Karma as Mack
- 2012: Hijacked as Otto Southwell
- 2013: Officer Down as Royce Walker
- 2013: Assault on Wall Street as Jim Baxford
- 2013: Vikingdom as Eirick
- 2013: Breakout as Tommy Baxter
- 2013: Suddenly as Baron
- 2013: Ice Soldiers as Malraux
- 2014: The Ganzfeld Haunting as Detective Malone
- 2014: In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission as Hazen Kaine
- 2014: The Bag Man as Larson
- 2014: A Fighting Man as Sailor O’Connor
- 2014: Turkey Shoot as Rick Tyler
- 2015: Abandoned as Jim
- 2015: Gridlocked as David Hendrix
- 2015: Isolation as Max
- 1991: Home and Away as Constable Rogers
- 1997–1998: Raw FM as Granger Hutton
- 1998: Moby Dick as Bulkington
- 1998: Water Rats as Alex
- 1999: Heartbreak High as Todd Gillespie
- 1999: Silent Predators as Truck driver
- 1999: First Daughter as Troy Nelson
- 2001: BeastMaster as Kelb
- 2011: The Lost World as Condillac
- 2011: Invincible as Keith Grady
- 2002–2003: John Doe as John Doe
- 2004–2005: North Shore as Tommy Ravetto
- 2004: House as Ed Snow
- 2005–2009, 2017: Prison Break as Lincoln Burrows
- 2009: Prison Break: The Final Break as Lincoln Burrows
- 2011: Castle as Russell Ganz
- 2012: Common Law as John Crowl
- 2014–2017: The Flash as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
- 2015: Superhero Fight Club as Mick Rory
- 2016–present: Legends of Tomorrow as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
- 2017: Supergirl as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
- 2017: Arrow as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Dominic Purcell Tattoos
Dominic Purcell has a tattoo on the wrist with text ‘Family is life’. He has tattoo on both his shoulders.The left shoulder’s tattoo looks like a world map with a big compass on it. This tattoo has his 4 children’s initials on this compass like 4 directions E, W, S & N. The right shoulder’s tattoo is again a big one and looks like the part II of the world’s map or something like that.
Dominic Purcell has another tattoo on his forearm bearing the births of all his kids: for Joseph “08-12-99”, for Audrey “01-30-01” and for twins Lily-Rose & Augustus “07-07-03” (this date for two times). He has his nick name ‘Dom’ tattooed on his bicep.
Dominic Purcell Wife
Dominic Purcell began dating Rebecca Williamson in August 1997 and they got married in August 1998. They have four children Augustus Purcell, Joseph Purcell, Lily-Rose Purcell and Audrey Purcell. The couple’s relationship ended with a divorce on 22nd October 2003.
Dominic Purcell and AnnaLynne McCord
Dominic Purcell and AnnaLynne McCord began dating in 2011 and split in 2014. AnnaLynne came back to his life after he was diagnosed with skin cancer. “I came back into his life as his friend, and I took him to his doctor’s appointments. I was there with him because whether or not he knew it, I love him,”
“I still see him from time to time,” McCord, 30, told Yahoo Lifestyle on the set of Build Series NYC on Tuesday. “We’re friends. We’re not together anymore, but we are very close.”
“His daughters stay at my house,” McCord continued. “I love him. He’s like family to me. The kids are like family. I’ve watched them grow up. I saw him the other night, and he was in town. We’re
very, very amicable.”
Dominic Purcell Interview
Dominic Purcell plays the role of Mick Rory aka Heat Wave on the CW Series Legends of Tomorrow.
Interviewer: This character must be an absolute blast to play!
Dominic Purcell: I don’t really know what’s going on, in terms of the reaction of this thing, because I’m just in the thick of doing my job. But Peter Roth, the head of Warner Bros., came up to me like a fanboy and said, “Oh, my god, I love Mick Rory! Every time I see him, I just laugh and laugh and laugh!” So, that’s a good start. People love him because he just speaks the truth. We love those kind of characters.
Interviewer: What does your own previous relationship with Wentworth Miller add to the dynamic between Mick Rory and Leonard Snart?
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Dominic Purcell: We just know each other’s acting rhythms and personal rhythms so intricately. We know each other very well. He’s one of my closest friends. I consider him family. When we work opposite each other, it’s just there.
Interviewer: We’ve gotten to know Heat Wave a bit on The Flash, but we’ll really get to know him on Legends of Tomorrow. Has anything surprised you about who he is and what you’ve learned about his background?
Dominic Purcell: No, not yet. We have a history. His father was an abusive alcoholic and he got abandoned from an orphanage, so he hit the streets. That’s his personal history, and that’s going to damage any person.
Interviewer: Does Mick ever get jealous that Firestorm has the natural ability to do with fire what he has to have a weapon to do?
Dominic Purcell: Oh, yeah! He would love to do that shit. Fuck yeah! Absolutely! Somebody asked me how Mick Rory would survive without heat gun, if he had to go up against another superhero, and I said, “Mick Rory is a survivor. He’d work out a fucking way to survive.”
Interviewer: Do you think that is what draws him to Sara Lance?
Dominic Purcell: Yeah, I sense that. There is certainly something there that he has for her. He doesn’t know what it is, but there’s something there. I think he respects the fact that a woman is taking charge. He likes that.
Interviewer: With this new team, will we see Mick wanting to work with people outside of Leonard Snart?
Dominic Purcell: I don’t know. I love the team. We did an episode where it was just Mick Rory and Ray Palmer, and I love working with Brandon [Routh]. We’re polar opposites in personalities. In real life, our psychologies are completely different. But, Mick Rory likes Ray.
Interviewer: Do you think Mick is surprised that he likes anyone on this team that he’s found himself a part of?
Dominic Purcell: Yeah, he is kind of surprised. He doesn’t really like anyone. But he wants off the ship. He doesn’t really want anything to do with the ship. He wants off. The only reason he joined was to go back in time and steal shit, and now he wants to fucking get off. He’s over it, and people are pissing him off. Everyone pisses Mick off.
Interviewer: Is it fun for Mick to see other people on this team also get angry sometimes?
Dominic Purcell: Yeah, he appreciates like-minded fellows. Mick is a force of nature. He reacts instantly, on instinct. Everything is reactionary. There’s no filter. Everything is on an edge, all the time. He probably gets about an hour of sleep, every night. He’s just that guy.
Interviewer: How do you view Mick Rory? Do you see him as the hero of his own story, or do you see him as a villain?
Dominic Purcell: Yes, Mick is a killer, but at the same time, you want to see the humanity in him, as well. That’s the thing that draws people in. You don’t want to play it like Hannibal Lecter. People just aren’t interested in that. I would play it like that, if it was written like that, but it’s not written like that. Maybe I’m just speaking shit, but The Joker and Mick Rory would be friends, I would imagine. I could see those two sitting in a bar and talking shit. I could see that happen.
Interviewer: What does Mick think of Rip Hunter?
Dominic Purcell: He doesn’t like him. He hates him. He’s only on board because of Snart, to steal shit. He’s not interested in saving the world, or whatever. He doesn’t give a fuck about that shit. He just wants to steal shit.
Interviewer: Will he become attached enough to change his mind?
Dominic Purcell: Not yet. Not that I’ve seen. But, the dynamic between Snart and Rory will dramatically change. I can’t tell you why, but it’s changed.
Interviewer: Is that because their philosophies shift while they’re working with these people?
Dominic Purcell: Yes. Basically, Mick wants off, but for some reason, Snart is still hanging in there a bit more. Mick is like, “What the fuck are you doing?! Let’s get the fuck out of here and go back home.” And Snart is like, “No, we need to do this.” Mick is like, “What the fuck?!” That’s where it’s at.
Interviewer: What does Mick think of Vandal Savage?
Dominic Purcell: Anyone who’s a threat to Mick, he wants to take out. He sees Vandal as a threat. He doesn’t love all like-minded bad guys. He sees Vandal Savage as an asshole and he wants to kill him. Mick is a survivor. That’s one of the things I love about him most. He’s lived a really fucking hard life, and he says it like it is. It’s very similar to me.
Interviewer: Do you enjoy getting to do such physical work?
Dominic Purcell: I do. It gets me into character. As an actor, I’m never out of the zone. I have gears, but I’m always around my character’s headspace.
Interviewer: Do you get Mick’s sense of humor?
Dominic Purcell: I’m indirectly funny. I’m not trying to be funny. Peoplelaugh at me because I’m so fucking serious all the time, and theyfind that hysterical. It’s the same with Mick. Obviously, that’s coming through in my performance.