Michael Apted
(Movies & TV)
John Gray (poet)
Julian Jarrold
(Movies & TV)
Tony Blair
William Wilberforce
Michael Gambon
(Movies & TV)

See also

Ioan Gruffudd

Knowledge Identifier: +Ioan_Gruffudd


Ioan Gruffudd

Welsh actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1973.

Countries: United Kingdom (66%), United States (7%), (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Michael Apted, Wales, John Gray (poet)

Linked to: Financial Times, Marvel Comics, Westlife, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music




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Ioan Gruffudd was born in 1973 add something


Gruffudd started his acting career at the age of 13 in a Welsh television film called "Austin" and later moved on to the Welsh language soap opera "Pobol y Cwm" from 1987 to 1994 add something


During this time, he was active on stage, in school performances, and in the 1991 Urdd Eisteddfod production of "Cwlwm" add something


In 1992, aged 18, he began attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London add something


However, in 1995 in his final year, he was cast in Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" as George Tesman, the husband of Hedda, the lead character add something


This performance led to him being offered the lead role in the 1996 TV remake of "Poldark" add something


After playing Oscar Wilde's lover John Gray in 1997's "Wilde" he took his first international role as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in the blockbuster film "Titanic" add something


Harold Lowe - Officer Lowe was portrayed by Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd in the 1997 blockbuster movie "Titanic"


Julian Jarrold - Jarrold directed "Great Expectations", starring Ioan Gruffudd, in 1999


Apart from television and film work, he starred in the music video of Westlife's version of "Uptown Girl" alongside Claudia Schiffer, and on 7 July 2007 he was a presenter at the UK leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium, London add something


He was inducted into the "Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain" at the highest rank of druid in the National Eisteddfod at Meifod, mid-Wales, on 4 August 2003, with the bardic name "Ioan" add something


Romola Garai - Also in 2006, she starred in the biographical drama movie "Amazing Grace", which was directed by Michael Apted and co-starring Ioan Gruffudd, Benedict_Cumberbatch, and Michael Gambon


William Wilberforce - "Amazing Grace", a film about Wilberforce and the struggle against the slave trade, directed by Michael Apted and starring Ioan Gruffudd was released in 2007 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Parliament's anti-slave trade legislation


In 2007, he starred in the historical drama "Amazing Grace" as William Wilberforce, the British abolitionist, receiving critical acclaim for the role add something


Since 20 February 2007, Gruffudd has been making plans to obtain rights to the Horatio Hornblower novels in order to produce a film for the big screen add something


In June 2007, he said that he "wouldn't describe myself as a deeply religious man" add something


The couple met during the production of "102 Dalmatians", and married on 14 September 2007 in Mexico add something


In 2008, he appeared in "The Secret of Moonacre" add something


In 2008, he appeared in the Julia Roberts-Ryan Reynolds film, "Fireflies in the Garden" add something


In July 2008 he featured in a promotional trailer in Welsh for BBC Wales, alongside fellow Welshmen Matthew Rhys and Gethin Jones, publicising BBC coverage of the 2008 National Eisteddfod of Wales in Cardiff add something


In 2009, he starred alongside Josh Brolin in "W.", a biopic about the life of U.S. President George W Bush, in which Gruffudd played Tony Blair add something


In 2009, the couple welcomed their first child add something


On 20 April 2009, Gruffudd and his wife announced they were expecting their first child together add something


In 2011, he played the financier of a cave dive in "Sanctum" add something


He played the role of Andrew Martin in the US thriller television series "Ringer" until the show's cancellation in 2012 add something


In June 2012, Gruffudd filmed the fantasy adventure movie "Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box" throughout the south-west of England, playing the role of "Charles Mundi", the movie is schedule for release in 2013 add something


" The movie is schedule for release in 2013 add something


On 13 September 2013, they welcomed their second daughter, Elsie Marigold add something


" The movie is scheduled for release in 2014 add something


Was cast on the LifeTime Network's series, UnReal in April, 2016 add something


As of autumn 2017, he is playing the male lead in the new suspense six-part miniseries "Liar", airing on ITV in the UK and SundanceTV in the U.S. add something


Gruffudd d├ębuted his new male lead of Dr Andrew Earlham, a respected surgeon and widowed father of a teenage son, on 11 September 2017, in ITV's new 6-part thriller miniseries, "Liar" add something


"Liar" began airing in the U.S. on SundanceTV on 25 September 2017 add something