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Ioan Gruffudd

Highest Rated:   100% Mr Calzaghe (2015)
Lowest Rated:   16% Playing It Cool (2015)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Keep Watching
  • Carl Mitchell
2017
100% Mr Calzaghe
  • Actor
2015
48% San Andreas
  • Daniel
$127.7M 2015
16% Playing It Cool
  • Stuffy
2015
No Score Yet Forever
  • Anthony
2015
No Score Yet Fugly!
  • Actor
2014
23% The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
  • Charles Mundi
2014
20% Fireflies in the Garden
  • Addison Wesley
$37.4k 2011
68% Horrible Bosses
  • Wetwork Man
$117M 2011
30% Sanctum
  • Carl Hurley
$22.4M 2011
No Score Yet Foster
  • Alec
2011
56% The Kid
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Man and Boy
  • Harry Silver
2010
59% W.
  • Tony Blair
$25.6M 2008
24% The Secret of Moonacre
  • Sir Benjamin Merryweather/Sir Wrolf Merryweather
2008
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Reed Richards
$131.8M 2007
64% The TV Set
  • Richard McAllister
$35k 2007
70% Amazing Grace
  • William Wilberforce
$21.2M 2007
27% Fantastic Four
  • Reed Richards
$154.5M 2005
43% 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
32% 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
88% Titanic
  • Fifth Officer Harold Lowe
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Eric Vaughn
  • 2013
70% 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
48% 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
  • 2006
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Phil Bosinney Philip Bosinney Pip
  • 2002
  • 1999

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