Ioan Gruffudd

Highest Rated: 100% Mr Calzaghe (2015)
Lowest Rated: 14% Playing It Cool (2015)
Birthday: Oct 6, 1973
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales, UK
Dubbed Britain's "very own Leonardo DiCaprio" after his role as the ship officer who rescues Kate Winslet in Titanic, Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd (pronounced "Yo-wan Griffiths") went from relative unknown to rapidly ascending Hot Young Thing in just a few short years. Bearing the kind of looks that inspire more than a few torrid fantasies, the arrestingly photogenic actor has proved to be the hottest Welsh export since Catherine Zeta-Jones. Hailing from Cardiff, where he was born on October 6, 1973, Gruffudd enjoyed a fairly happy childhood. Raised as one of three children by parents who were Welsh language educators, he developed an early interest in performing. This interest was directed at music, rather than acting, and Gruffudd developed into an accomplished oboist and singer while he was growing up. At the age of eleven, he decided to give acting a whirl, and two years later, he became a professional actor with a role in the Welsh soap opera Pobol Y Cwm (People of the Valley). Gruffudd's interest in acting proved lasting, and he was accepted at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art when he was eighteen. He studied there for three years, and, following graduation, he landed a part on the popular BBC series Poldark. He made his film debut in 1997, playing one of Oscar Wilde's lovers in Wilde. That same year, in his small role dredging Kate Winslet out of the Atlantic in Titanic, he managed to make an impression on more than a few viewers. In 1998, Gruffudd again went out to sea, in the acclaimed BBC series Horatio Hornblower. His title role in the series, adapted from C.S. Forester's 18th century tales of adventure on the high seas, made him a star in the UK, and soon there was no shortage of articles detailing everything from his physical attributes to his personal life. Thus, it was only a matter of time before Gruffudd got his first starring role on the big screen, and a year later, he did just that. 1999 saw him star in Solomon and Gaenor, a love story between a Jewish man and a Welsh woman set in turn-of-the-century Wales. Gruffudd won strong notices for his performance, and that same year he earned additional raves for his work in the BBC television adaptation of Great Expectations. He then exchanged period etiquette for contemporary perversion with his role in the BBC miniseries Love in the 21st Century, playing a man whose obsessive interest in masturbation threatens his relationship with his wife. 2001 saw Gruffudd showing off his American accent in the critically-acclaimed cinematic retelling of the bloody Battle of Mogadishu. The film cast him alongside several other up-and-comers such as Orlando Bloom and Eric Bana. Following roles in smaller fare like Happy Now and This Girl's Life, Gruffudd was cast opposite Clive Owen and Keira Knightly as Sir Lancelot in director Antoine Fuqua's gritty King Arthur. Gruffudd joined the cast of Fantastic Four in 2005, and again for its sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, in 2007. The actor was praised for his role as Tony Blair in W. (2008), Oliver Stone's biopic chronicling the life and career of former President George W. Bush. Playing the part of self-made millionaire Andrew Martin, Gruffudd co-starred with Sarah Michelle Gellar in Ringer, a short-lived television series from The CW.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Keep Watching Carl Mitchell 2017
100% Mr Calzaghe Actor 2015
50% San Andreas Daniel $127.7M 2015
14% Playing It Cool Stuffy 2015
No Score Yet Forever Anthony 2015
No Score Yet Fugly! Actor 2014
20% The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Charles Mundi 2014
21% Fireflies in the Garden Addison Wesley $37.4K 2011
69% Horrible Bosses Wetwork Man $117M 2011
30% Sanctum Carl Hurley $22.4M 2011
No Score Yet Foster (Angel In the House) Alec 2011
50% The Kid Actor 2010
No Score Yet Man and Boy Harry Silver 2010
58% W. Tony Blair $25.6M 2008
23% The Secret of Moonacre Sir Benjamin Merryweather/Sir Wrolf Merryweather 2008
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Reed Richards $131.8M 2007
65% The TV Set Richard McAllister $35K 2007
68% Amazing Grace William Wilberforce $21.2M 2007
27% Fantastic Four Reed Richards $154.5M 2005
50% This Girl's Life Daniel 2004
31% King Arthur Lancelot $51.8M 2004
No Score Yet Horatio Hornblower: Duty Horatio Hornblower 2003
No Score Yet Hornblower: Loyalty (Horatio Hornblower 3) Actor 2003
No Score Yet Otherworld Actor 2003
76% Black Hawk Down Beales $108.6M 2001
No Score Yet Hornblower: Retribution Actor 2001
No Score Yet Happy Now Max Bracchi 2001
No Score Yet Hornblower: Mutiny (Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Another Life Freddy Bywaters 2001
34% Very Annie Mary Hob 2001
70% Solomon & Gaenor Solomon 2000
31% 102 Dalmatians Kevin $65.5M 2000
No Score Yet Shooters Freddy Guns 2000
No Score Yet Great Expectations Pip 1999
No Score Yet Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War) Actor 1999
No Score Yet Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil Actor 1999
No Score Yet Warriors (Peacekeepers) Lt. John Feeley 1999
80% Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship) Actor 1998
No Score Yet Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (Hornblower: The Even Chance) Actor 1998
71% Wilde John Gray 1998
89% Titanic Fifth Officer Harold Lowe 1997

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Harrow
2018
Dr. Daniel Harrow
  • 2018
56% Liar
2017
Andrew Ellis
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
57% Forever
2014-2015
Henry Morgan
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2014
80% Castle
2009-2016
Eric Vaughn
  • 2013
69% Glee
2009-2015
Paolo San Pablo
  • 2013
52% Monday Mornings
2013
Dr. Stewart Delany
  • 2013
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
Nolan Powers
  • 2013
49% Ringer
2011
Andrew Martin
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2007
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Phil Bosinney Philip Bosinney Pip
  • 2002
  • 1999

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