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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 March 1981Bettws, Newport, South Wales, UK
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Gareth is an actor and singer. He fronts the metal progressive band called Blue Gillespie (previously known as "A Breath of Blue Fire").

Their first EP was "Cave Country" (December 2008) EP: "Cave Country Part 2" (August 2009) Album (debut): "Synesthesia" (May 2010) Album "Seven Rages of Man" (May 2012).

He is married to Gemma James and they have a daughter. They link in Wales, UK

- IMDb Mini Biography By: barrlloyd@hotmail.com

His first acting role was as a robot in a junior school play. As a teenager, Gareth joined the Gwent Young People's Theatre in Abergavenny, appearing in several plays including Macbeth and Henry V, in the title roles. The former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock saw him performing at Monmouth Castle, and then he sent him 250 pounds to use towards his acting career.

Whilst studying at Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys, he appeared in various local stage productions at the Dolman Theatre in Newport and the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. He went on to train at the National Youth Theatre, before moving to Reading to pursue his acting career with The Rep College.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: barrlloyd@hotmail.com

Spouse (1)

Gemma James (1 November 2010 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

His birth name is Gareth Lloyd, David is his middle name but there is already an actor registered at Equity with the name Gareth Lloyd.
Along with Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Naoko Mori, he is one of only five actors to play the same major character (Ianto Jones) in both Doctor Who (2005) and Torchwood (2006).
14 April 2010 Nomination Constelation (Canada Sci-Fi Awards) best actor in fiction TV for Torchwood.
8 February 2010 SFX Weekender (TV Website Digital Spy): Cult Hero SFX Award for Torchwood.
10 October 2010 Individual Award (Arts & Business Cymru Awards).
Daughter, Lily Christina Lloyd, was born June 4, 2012.
His character in Torchwood, Ianto Jones, appears in the Mobile game "Doctor Who Legacy", from Tiny Rebel Games and Seed Studio. Released across various mobile platforms back in November 2013. Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones, from Doctor Who and Torchwood, appears in it.
1 July 2014: The cast (including Gareth David-Lloyd) and crew of "The good drug dealer" directed by Peter Watkins-Hughes received the Working in Partnership accolade (Award) from the Gwent Police Awards, at the Christchurch Centre in Newport, Wales.
His son, Eli Andrew Lloyd, was born on 10 August 2014 at 4:50 a.m. weighing 7 pounds 10 oz.

Personal Quotes (7)

It's one of those things I was never going to say I'd never do, but it was after talking to John Barrowman about his role in Jack and the Beanstalk in Cardiff a few years ago that got me thinking. He said how much fun he'd so I thought I'd give it a go when they approached me.
Ooh, that's difficult. They're different. Stage I like for the immediacy and the audience response, but working for the cameras needs subtlety and naturalism. For the theatre, you have to use a lot of stagecraft and technique to convince the audience but the camera picks everything up and you can't do that, you have to convince the person you're speaking to.
[on his friendship with John Barrowman] Whenever I see John we pick up right back where we left off... we forged a good friendship in Torchwood and that always be there.
I love Burn (Gorman); he's so fucking good; he's such a good actor that whenever Burn is doing a scene, I watch him so closely, because I'm such an admirer of his skill. The character's unapologetic and so is he, he's completely unapologetic about who he is. He's a very pure person.
I'd like to do a Romulan or a Vulcan... I was a big Trekkie in my youth. Any of the Star Trek aliens sort of fascinate me, close to my heart I suppose.
I love horror and I always count on Twisted Showcase to send me a script that's impossible to turn down.
[on his character Ianto in "Torchwood"] I'm not really like Ianto at all. I'm a lot more impulsive than he is and I'm more inclined to do crazy things! Ianto hides things away a lot more, which is what makes him such an interesting character to play.

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