|Full name:||Ioan Gruffudd|
|Birthdate:||October 6, 1973|
|Birthplace:||Aberdare, Cynon Valley, Wales, U.K.|
|Marital status:||Alice Evans (2007–present)|
Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he started off in Welsh language film productions, then came to international attention as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in the film Titanic (1997), and as Lt. John Beales in Black Hawk Down (2001). However, he is probably best known for playing the role of Horatio Hornblower in Hornblower, the British made-for-TV films (1998–2003) based on C. S. Forester's novels. He is perhaps more known to American audiences for playing the role of Dr. Reed Richards, in the film Fantastic Four and its sequel. In June 2012, Ioan 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.
Gruffudd's other film roles include Lancelot in King Arthur (2004), Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) in Fantastic Four (2005) and the sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and British anti-slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce in Amazing Grace (2006). He played Tony Blair in W. (2008). He played the role of Andrew Martin in the US thriller television series Ringer until the show's cancellation in 2012.
Gruffudd lives with his wife, actress Alice Evans, in Los Angeles, California. The couple met during the production of 101 Dalmatians, and married on 14 September 2007 in Mexico. One of Gruffudd's best men and speechmakers at the wedding was fellow Welsh actor Matthew Rhys, his long-time friend and former flatmate for eight years. On 20 April 2009, Gruffudd and his wife announced they were expecting their first child together. Later that same year, the couple had their first child.
- Ioan Gruffudd on Wikipedia
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