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.
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.
This book is your ultimate resource for Ioan Gruffudd. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.
In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about her Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Ioan Gruffudd, Titanic (1997 film), Solomon & Gaenor, 102 Dalmatians, Another Life (film), Very Annie Mary, Black Hawk Down (film), Shooters (2002 film), The Gathering (2002 film), This Girl's Life, King Arthur (film), Fantastic Four (film), Amazing Grace (2006 film), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Stories USA, Agent Crush, Fireflies in the Garden, The Secret of Moonacre, W. (film), The Kid (2010 film), Horrible Bosses, Sanctum (film), Foster (film), Pobol y Cwm, The Even Chance, Hornblower (TV series), Warriors (TV series), Great Expectations (1999 film), The Forsyte Saga (2002 miniseries), Century City (TV series), Ben 10: Alien Force, Ringer (TV series).