Lin­coln (left) and Michael are es­cap­ing from prison again.

Sea­son 5 M-Net (*101) 19:00 Ac­tion

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Do­minic Pur­cell takes cen­tre stage in re­booted ac­tion se­ries Prison Break (2005-cur­rent) as brawny brother Lin­coln Bur­rows. He’s on a mis­sion to save his brainy brother Michael (Went­worth Miller) but that’s some­thing Do­minic wouldn’t be able to do in real life. “Just film­ing this sea­son, I slashed open my el­bow, I chipped teeth, I broke my nose and I cut open my eye. I’d never make a great prison break!” he says.

Don’t be fooled by the 47-year1

old’s ac­cent – he’s Bri­tish born and Aus­tralian raised. His fam­ily set­tled in New South Wales when he was two but he loves go­ing back to his mom Mary’s na­tive Ire­land “when­ever I can”.

Un­like the first four sea­sons of the 2

show, this time round it’s Lin­coln who’s cov­ered in tat­toos – and none of them are fake, like Michael’s full-body inkwork. “They’re all mine,” Do­minic laughs, “so my time in the make-up chair is just for my pretty face.”

His bro­ken bones, cuts and scrapes 3

dur­ing film­ing were all from one ac­ci­dent, when he was hit with an iron bar. He spent a few days in hos­pi­tal in Morocco be­fore re­turn­ing to the set.

Do­minic’s love-life has been as up 4

and down as his stunt work – he split from first wife Re­becca Wil­liamson in 2008 af­ter ten years and four kids, and he’s been on-off dat­ing An­naLynne McCord (Naomi in 90210, 2008-2013) since 2011. More off than on though…

He stud­ied act­ing with Hugh Jack5

man (Wolver­ine in the X-Men films, 2000-cur­rent) but didn’t fin­ish his classes. “The beach, surf­ing and babes were more ap­peal­ing,” he laughs.

And while Do­minic still surfs while 6

at home in LA, he prefers to stay in shape with box­ing and yoga.

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