Biography / Wiki
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out, this line has very well proved by Ioan Gruffudd is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in the 1997 film “Titanic,” as well as his depiction of Horatio Hornblower in the “Hornblower” television series (1998-2003).
He also starred opposite Claudia Schiffer in a music video for Westlife’s cover of “Uptown Girl.” He had his debut television appearance as Dafydd in the TV series “Austin” in 1986 when he was a youngster. Ioan made his film debut as John Gray in the biographical film “Wilde” (1997).
“Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box,” “Fantastic 4,” “Amazing Grace,” and “King Arthur” are among his other significant cinema works. He has also worked on small screens in addition to large screens.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 6 October 1973, this handsome actor turned 49 years old. He seems enough tall with his height which is 181 centimeters and he is 5’11” in feet & inches. He maintains himself very fit and healthy with a weight of 79 kilograms and 174 lbs in pounds.
Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle.
Ioan Gruffudd is expected to have a net worth of $5 million as of 2021, however, his actual income has not been revealed. His acting job provides him with most of his money.
Education / Family
Ioan was born and raised in Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Cynon Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf and belongs to the Welsh-White ethnicity. He is born to his father Peter Gruffudd and his mother Gillian Gruffudd. He has been grown up with his brother Alun Gruffudd and his mother Siwan Gruffudd.
As of his education, he attended three schools for his education: Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Aberdar in Cwmdare, Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd in Whitchurch, Cardiff, and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf in Llandaff. Gruffudd has passed the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music) music examinations at the Grade 8 level.
|Birth Place||Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Cynon Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taff|
|Date of birth||6 October 1973|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’11”
In centimeters: 181 lbs
|Weight||In kilograms: 79 kg
In pounds: 174 lbs
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|School||Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Aberdar, Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd, Cardiff and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf|
|Home town||Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Cynon Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taff|
|Fathers name||Peter Gruffudd|
|Mothers name||Gillian Gruffudd
Career / Fashion and Style
As of his career, Ioan Gruffudd began his acting career just at age of 13 in the Welsh language tv drama “Pobol y Cwm” (“People of the Valley”), which he starred in from 1987 until 1994.
He was also involved in theatre, performing in school productions and in the Urdd Eisteddfod production of “Cwlwm” in 1991, as well as George (Jorgen) Tesman in Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” in 1995. As a result of this performance, he was offered the part of Jeremy Poldark in the 1996 television adaptation of “Poldark.”
He then went on to play Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in James Cameron‘s film “Titanic,” and then Horatio Hornblower in “Hornblower.” He has also appeared in a number of TV shows and films, including Great Expectations (1999), The Forsyte Saga (2002), 102 Dalmatians (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), King Arthur (2004), Amazing Grace, and a number of others. Later, in ITV’s new 6-part thriller miniseries “Liar,” he debuted as Dr. Andrew Earlham, his new male lead.
He also appeared in the music video for Westlife’s cover of “Uptown Girl” (2001) and was initiated into the “Gorsedd” “Beirdd Ynys Prydain” at the top grade of a priest in the National Eisteddfod at Meifod, mid-Wales, on August 4, 2003, with the bardic name “Ioan.”
In July 2008, he appeared in a promotional film for BBC Wales, and in 2018, he was chosen as forensic pathologist Dr. Daniel Harrow within the Australian TV drama Harrow, which aired on the ABC. The series was a rating success both at home and abroad, and it was extended for a second season in 2019 and the third season in 2020.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
He tied the marriage knot with Alice Evans on 14th September 2007 and the couple was also blessed with two children; Ella Betsi Janet and Elsie Marigold. After that, the couple parted ways. Recently, he confirmed his relationship with Bianca Wallace.
|Wife||Alice Evans (Ex)
|Children||Ella Betsi Janet and Elsie Marigold
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Some Interesting Facts About Ioan Gruffudd
- Ioan Gruffudd was a devout Christian who belonged to the London Church of Christ.
- Austin, a Welsh television film, launched his acting career when he was 13 years old (1986).
- He can play the oboe well. He used to perform in the South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra as a teen for several years.
- “Ioan” is a Welsh surname that means “John.” “Gruffudd,” his second name, is similar to “Griffith.”
- He is a RADA associate member (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art).
- He lent his voice and has appeared in several TV episodes, including “Justice League Unlimited,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” and “Ben 10: Alien Force.”
- His old roommates include famous Welsh actors Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans).
- During the making of Titanic, he hung around in Leonardo DiCaprio‘s dressing room (he was a ship officer).
Social Media Profile(s)
- Instagram – @ioangruffudd
- Twitter – @ioangruffudd
- Facebook – @IoanGruffudd