17 February 1970 (age 49) (
Wallasey, Merseyside, England
Rebecca Williamson (m. 1998–2008)
Lily-Rose Purcell, Joseph Purcell, Audrey Purcell, Augustus Purcell
Damian Purcell, Patrick Purcell, Marie-Therese Purcell, Jaime Purcell
Movies and TV shows
Wentworth Miller, AnnaLynne McCord, Sarah Wayne Callies, Robert Knepper, Amaury Nolasco
Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell (born 17 February 1970) is an Australian-British actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Lincoln Burrows in Fox's Prison Break and Mick Rory / Heat Wave in CW's The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
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Actors lab talk with peter feeney dominic purcell and greg johnson
Purcell was born in Wallasey, United Kingdom, 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.
He has been dating former 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord since 2011. In 2014, the couple announced an amicable split, but rekindled their romance a year later. McCord told People Magazine she came back into his life as a friend when the actor was diagnosed with skin cancer, but the relationship soon turned romantic again. They separated again in 2016.
On June 1, 2016, 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. As of June 7, Purcell is recovering, and the filming schedule has been adjusted to minimise disruption.
He has 4 children from his first marriage.