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Interview: Even in Smaller Roles, "Ringer"'s Ioan Gruffudd Makes a Big Impression

13 September 2011 7:00 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

How did The CW get a movie star like Ioan Gruffudd to do one of their TV shows, much less in a supporting role?

It helps when the show is as terrific as the show in question, Ringer (my pick for the single best new show of the reason, at least based on the pilot), and when it stars Sarah Michelle Gellar in her much-anticipated return to the small screen.

It probably also helps that Gruffudd made his first big splash on television, in Hornblower, a series of eight movies made for British TV between 1998 and 2003. That role helped him land what's probably his most high-profile role to date, Mister Fantastic in the two Fantastic Four movies.

And this summer, in a brief but very memorable turn as a "wet work" expert in Horrible Bosses, Gruffudd proved once and for all that he isn't above taking a smaller role when »

- Brent Hartinger

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