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 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
65 The TV Set Apr 6, 2007 Richard McCallister 6.6
65 Amazing Grace Feb 23, 2007 William Wilberforce 8.2
63 This Girl's Life Oct 29, 2004 Daniel 8.0
74 Black Hawk Down Dec 28, 2001 Beales 8.0