British heart-throb James Purefoy is still enjoying the financial benefits of terrorist thriller V For Vendetta, despite quitting the movie halfway through filming.

The VANITY FAIR star, 41, left the title role of V by mutual consent with the film's producers, but was delighted when he was paid for his work.

He enthuses, "I think about the film everyday.

"I got paid for the work I completed and bought a silver Mercedes with the proceeds."

Purefoy was replaced by Hugo Weaving.