Ioan Gruffudd



Place of birth:

Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, UK:


Ioan Gruffudd is a Welsh actor who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. He started off mainly in Welsh-language 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. Gruffudd's recent notable 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 slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce in "Amazing Grace" (2006). He played Tony Blair in "W." (2008).

Film Credits

The Professor and the Madman (2019)
as Henry Bradley
Buttons (2018)
Keep Watching (2017)
as Carl Mitchell
Mr. Calzaghe (2015)
as Himself
Forever (2015)
as Anthony
San Andreas (2015)
as Daniel Reddick
Playing It Cool (2014)
as Stuffy
Under Milk Wood (2014)
as Mog Edwards
Justice League: War (2014)
as Thomas Morrow (voice)
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)
as Charles Mundi
Horrible Bosses (2011)
as Wetwork Man
Foster (2011)
as Alec
Sanctum (2011)
as Carl Hurley
The Kid (2010)
as Colin Smith
W. (2008)
as Tony Blair
The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
as Sir Benjamin Merryweather / Sir Wrolf Merryweather
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
as Addison
Agent Crush (2008)
as Agent Crush (voice)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic
Amazing Grace (2006)
as William Wilberforce
The TV Set (2006)
as Richard McCallister
Fantastic Four (2005)
as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic
This Girl's Life (2004)
as Daniel
King Arthur (2004)
as Lancelot
The Gathering (2003)
as Dan Blakeley
Hornblower: Duty (2003)
as Commander Horatio Hornblower
Hornblower: Loyalty (2003)
as Horatio Hornblower
Man and Boy (2002)
as Harry Silver
Shooters (2002)
as Freddy Guns
Happy Now (2001)
as Sgt Max Bracchi
Another Life (2001)
as Frederick Edward Francis Bywaters
Very Annie Mary (2001)
as Hob
Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
as Horatio Hornblower
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
as Horatio Hornblower
102 Dalmatians (2000)
as Kevin Shepherd
Warriors (1999)
as Lt. John Feeley
Great Expectations (1999)
as Pip
Solomon and Gaenor (1999)
as Solomon Levinsky
Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (1999)
as Horatio Hornblower
Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)
as Horatio Hornblower
Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (1998)
as Horatio Hornblower
Hornblower: The Even Chance (1998)
as Midshipman Horatio Hornblower
Titanic (1997)
as Fifth Officer Lowe
Wilde (1997)
as John Gray
Poldark (1996)
as Jeremy Poldark
A Relative Stranger (1996)
as Nigel Fraiman