Ioan Gruffudd

Biography: Ioan Gruffudd (pronounced yo-an griffith, translates to John Griffith) was born in Cardiff, Wales on the 6 October 1973 and is the eldest child of Peter and Gillian. He has a brother two years younger, Alun, and a sister seven years younger, Siwan. Ioan's mother-tongue is Welsh and his first acting job, at the age of thirteen, was in a Welsh-language soap Pobl Y Cwm, where he remained for the next five years. After leaving secondary school, Ioan studied acting at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) until 1995. After graduation, Ioan starred in stage play The Decameron, the television drama A Mind To Kill and had small parts in movies Wilde and Titanic.In 1997, Ioan was catapulted to international stardom when he starred as Horatio Hornblower in Hornblower. The series was highly acclaimed by critics and viewers alike, and has been nominated for a number of awards.The role of Hornblower has brought Ioan to the attention of Hollywood filmakers and he has since starred in 102Ioan Gruffudd (pronounced yo-an griffith, translates to John Griffith) was born in Cardiff, Wales on the 6 October 1973 and is the eldest child of Peter and Gillian. He has a brother two years younger, Alun, and a sister seven years younger, Siwan. Ioan's mother-tongue is Welsh and his first acting job, at the age of thirteen, was in a Welsh-language soap Pobl Y Cwm, where he remained for the next five years. After leaving secondary school, Ioan studied acting at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) until 1995. After graduation, Ioan starred in stage play The Decameron, the television drama A Mind To Kill and had small parts in movies Wilde and Titanic.In 1997, Ioan was catapulted to international stardom when he starred as Horatio Hornblower in Hornblower. The series was highly acclaimed by critics and viewers alike, and has been nominated for a number of awards.The role of Hornblower has brought Ioan to the attention of Hollywood filmakers and he has since starred in 102 Dalmatians and Black Hawk Down. Expand

Ioan Gruffudd's Scores

Average career score: 48
Highest Metascore: 74 Black Hawk Down
Lowest Metascore: 29 Playing It Cool
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
13 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
29 Playing It Cool May 8, 2015 Stuffy 4.0
39 The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Jan 10, 2014 Charles Mundi 6.8
34 Fireflies in the Garden Oct 14, 2011 Addison 7.8
33 Very Annie Mary Mar 22, 2002 Hob 8.3
35 102 Dalmatians Nov 22, 2000 Kevin Sheperd 5.3