Ioan Gruffudd (42)

6 October 1973, Cardiff, Wales, UK
5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Ioan Gruffudd was born in 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 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, and was then cast as the title role of the television remake Poldark (1996). After playing Oscar Wilde's lover John Gray in Wilde (1997) and Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in Titanic (1997), Gruffudd became a leading man in the Hornblower series of television movies between 1998 and 2003. He then played Pip in the big budget BBC production ofGreat Expectations (1999). Other film roles include 102 dálmatas (2000), Black Hawk derribado (2001), El rey Arturo (2004), Amazing Grace (2006), Los cuatro fantásticos(2005) and Los 4 fantásticos y Silver Surfer (2007).

He resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Alice and their two daughters.
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Alice Evans (14 September 2007 - present) (2 children)
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Deep smooth voice
Lived in London for sometime with good friends and fellow Welsh actors Matthew Rhysand Michael Sheen.

He played the oboe in the South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra for several years.

Learned Yiddish for his role in the film Solomon and Gaenor (1999).

Had the honor of lighting the National Millennium Beacon for Wales in Cardiff City Centre for the New Year's Eve 2000 celebration.
Won the BBC Radio Cymru Showbusnesan Award for Best Actor (March 28, 2001).

Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England in 1995.

An Associate Member of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Resides in Los Angeles, California.

First language is Welsh.
His name is pronounced "Yo-wahn Griffith".

His parents Peter and Gillian were teachers and his grandparents ran a local amateur drama society in Cardiff, Wales.

Was already an accomplished singer and oboist by the age of 13.

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.
In addition to playing Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards in Los cuatro fantásticos (2005), he provided the voice of Mr. Miracle/Scott Free for the animated La Liga de la Justicia (2001) series. Ironic, given that Mr. Miracle is owned by DC Comics, rival of Marvel Comics, which owns the Fantastic Four, and both characters were created by the late Jack Kirby.

Met his future wife, actress Alice Evans, on the set of 102 dálmatas (2000), although at the time she was romantically involved with Pablo Picasso's grandson, Olivier Picasso.
Very good friends with fellow actors Jamie Bamber and Matthew Rhys.

Is one of three children. He has a younger brother, Alun and a younger sister, Siwan.

Has two children, both daughters, Ella Betsi Janet, who was born on 6 September 2009 and Elsie Marigold, who was born on 13 September 2013.  +++ Read more »

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