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Ioan Gruffudd

Ioan Gruffudd was born on October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales, UK to educators Gillian (James) and Peter Gruffudd. He has a brother, Alun, who is two years younger and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years younger. He got his start at age 13 in the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm (1974). He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1992 to 1995, ... See full bio »

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Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four Reed Richards
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Mr. Fantastic / Reed Richards
King Arthur
King Arthur Lancelot
Titanic Fifth Officer Lowe


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 2017-2019 Liar (TV Series)
Andrew Earlham
 2018 Harrow (TV Series)
Dr. Daniel Harrow
 2017 Keep Watching
Carl Mitchell
 2016 UnREAL (TV Series)
John Booth
 2015/II Forever
 2015 San Andreas
Daniel Riddick
 2014-2015 Forever (TV Series)
Henry Morgan
 2014 Playing It Cool
 2014 Under Milk Wood (TV Movie)
Mog Edwards
 2014 Justice League: War (Video)
Thomas Morrow (voice)
 2013 Eddie (Short)
The Killer
 2013 Glee (TV Series)
Paolo San Pablo
 2013 Necessary Roughness (TV Series)
Nolan Powers
 2013 Castle (TV Series)
Eric Vaughn
 2013 Monday Mornings (TV Series)
Dr. Stewart Delany
 2010-2012 Family Guy (TV Series)
Prince Charles / National Geographic Narrator / Man
 2011-2012 Ringer (TV Series)
Andrew Martin
 2011 Tri Diwrnod Diwetha' (Short)
Llais / Voice (voice)
 2011 Foster
 2011 Horrible Bosses
Wetwork Man
 2011 Sanctum
 2006-2010 American Dad! (TV Series)
Dark Haired Man / Medic
 2010 The Kid
Colin Smith
 2010 Ben 10: Alien Force (TV Series)
Devin Levin / Robot Guard
 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Armor / Red Ryan
 2008 Agent Crush
Agent Crush (voice)
 2008 The Meant to Be's (TV Movie)
The Man
 2008/I W.
Prime Minister Tony Blair
 2008 The Secret of Moonacre
Sir Benjamin Merryweather / Sir Wrolf Merryweather
 2008 Fireflies in the Garden
 2007 Stories USA
Simon (segment "The Little Things")
 2007 The Fantasticar: State of the Art (Video short)
 2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Mr. Fantastic / Reed Richards
 2006 Amazing Grace
William Wilberforce
 2006 The TV Set
Richard McCallister
 2005/I Fantastic Four
Reed Richards
 2005 Fantastic Four (Video Game)
Reed Richards (voice)
 2005/II The Little Things (Short)
 2005 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Mr. Miracle / Scott Free / Computer
 2004 King Arthur
 2004 Century City (TV Series)
Lukas Gold
 2003 This Girl's Life
 2003 Y Mabinogi
King Bendigeidfran (voice)
 2003 Hornblower: Duty (TV Movie)
Commander Horatio Hornblower
 2003 Horatio Hornblower 3 (TV Movie)
Commander Horatio Hornblower
 2002 The Gathering
Dan Blakeley
 2002 Westlife: Unbreakable - The Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (Video)
High class customer (video Uptown Girl)
 2002 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series)
Phillip Bosinney
 2002 Man and Boy (TV Movie)
Harry Silver
 2002 Shooters
Freddy Guns
 2001 Black Hawk Down
 2001 Happy Now
Max Bracchi
 2001 Very Annie Mary
 2001 Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
 2001 Hornblower: Mutiny (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
 2001 Another Life
Frederick Edward Francis Bywaters
 2000 102 Dalmatians
Kevin Sheperd
 1999 Warriors (TV Movie)
Lt. John Feeley
 1999 Love in the 21st Century (TV Series)
 1999 Solomon & Gaenor
Solomon Levinsky
 1999 Great Expectations (TV Movie)
 1999 Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
 1999 Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (TV Movie)
Acting Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
 1998 Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (TV Movie)
Acting Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
 1998 Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (TV Movie)
Midshipman Horatio Hornblower
 1997 A Mind to Kill (TV Series)
Karl Stranger
 1997 Titanic
Fifth Officer Lowe
 1997 Wilde
John Gray
 1996 Poldark (TV Movie)
Jeremy Poldark
 1996 A Relative Stranger (TV Movie)
Nigel Fraiman
 1994 Pobol y Cwm (TV Series)
Gareth Wyn Harries
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Other Works:

Featured in Burberry London perfume advertisement campaign with Rachel Weisz. (2006) See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ioio Gruffoid


5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

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Being attractive, it's not something I do consciously. It's incredibly flattering that people think I appeal to women. But that was a gift from my parents. My acting, my personality - that's what it's about. See more »


Was invited to and accepted into Gorsedd y Beirdd Ynys Prydain (the Welsh Bardic Order of Great Britain) at the highest rank in the National Eisteddfod at Meifod in 2003, with the bardic name Ioan. See more »


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