Ioan Gruffudd

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).

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Titanic (1997)

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101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

W. (2008)

The story of the eventful life of George W. Bush—his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith—and the critical days leading up to his decision to invade Iraq.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Ioan Gruffudd

The story of the eventful life of George W. Bush—his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith—and the critical days leading up to his decision to invade Iraq.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Ioan Gruffudd

102 Dalmatians (2000)

Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth... a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler... teams up with Oddball... an un-marked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Alice Evans  •  Tim McInnerny

Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth... a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler... teams up with Oddball... an un-marked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Alice Evans  •  Tim McInnerny

Black Hawk Down (2001)

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When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Tom Sizemore

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Tom Sizemore

Fantastic Four (2005)

During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, these "Fantastic Four" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Jessica Alba  •  Chris Evans  •  Michael Chiklis

During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, these "Fantastic Four" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Jessica Alba  •  Chris Evans  •  Michael Chiklis

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the intrepid superheroes realize.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Jessica Alba  •  Chris Evans  •  Michael Chiklis

The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the intrepid superheroes realize.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Jessica Alba  •  Chris Evans  •  Michael Chiklis

King Arthur (2004)

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mads Mikkelsen

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mads Mikkelsen

The Gathering (2001)

Cassie Grant (Christina Ricci) is a young girl from the United States who is wandering through England on foot. On her way to Ashby Wake Cassie is hit by a car. The driver of the car, Mrs Marion Kirkman (Kerry Fox), immediately calls an ambulance. During an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Kerry Fox

Cassie Grant (Christina Ricci) is a young girl from the United States who is wandering through England on foot. On her way to Ashby Wake Cassie is hit by a car. The driver of the car, Mrs Marion Kirkman (Kerry Fox), immediately calls an ambulance. During an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Kerry Fox

The TV Set (2007)

As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every crass suggestion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Judy Greer

As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every crass suggestion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Judy Greer

Wilde (1997)

The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Stephen Fry  •  Jude Law  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jennifer Ehle

The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Stephen Fry  •  Jude Law  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jennifer Ehle

Amazing Grace (2006)

The true story of William Wilberforce and his courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition, but his minister urges him to see the cause through.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Romola Garai  •  Albert Finney  •  Benedict Cumberbatch

The true story of William Wilberforce and his courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition, but his minister urges him to see the cause through.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Romola Garai  •  Albert Finney  •  Benedict Cumberbatch

Solomon and Gaenor (1999)

A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating brother. The two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Morrison
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Nia Roberts  •  Sue Jones-Davies  •  William Thomas

A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating brother. The two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Morrison
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Nia Roberts  •  Sue Jones-Davies  •  William Thomas

Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (1998)

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Pellew, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Denis Lawson  •  Ian McNeice

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Pellew, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Denis Lawson  •  Ian McNeice

Man and Boy (2002)

When television executive Harry has a one-night-stand, his wife Gina walks out on him, leaving Harry to look after the couple's young son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Curtis
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Elizabeth Mitchell  •  Ian McShane  •  Shelley Conn

When television executive Harry has a one-night-stand, his wife Gina walks out on him, leaving Harry to look after the couple's young son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Curtis
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Elizabeth Mitchell  •  Ian McShane  •  Shelley Conn

Horrible Bosses (2011)

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For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charlie Day  •  Jason Sudeikis

For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charlie Day  •  Jason Sudeikis

Hornblower: The Even Chance (1998)

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Spithead, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Dorian Healy  •  Michael Byrne

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Spithead, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Dorian Healy  •  Michael Byrne

Warriors (1999)

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If the conflict in Bosnia has become something of a forgotten war, it's not for the want of trying from the immensely powerful BBC film Warriors, the story of five young soldiers and their harrowing experiences in the region.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kosminsky
CAST:  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Darren Morfitt  •  Cal Macaninch  •  Ioan Gruffudd

If the conflict in Bosnia has become something of a forgotten war, it's not for the want of trying from the immensely powerful BBC film Warriors, the story of five young soldiers and their harrowing experiences in the region.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kosminsky
CAST:  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Darren Morfitt  •  Cal Macaninch  •  Ioan Gruffudd

Playing It Cool (2014)

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The story of a young man disillusioned by love who meets a breathtaking young woman at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Turns out that she’s engaged to a guy who doesn’t like her going on dates. Challenged by the chase, and egged on by his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Reardon
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Martin Starr  •  Aubrey Plaza

The story of a young man disillusioned by love who meets a breathtaking young woman at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Turns out that she’s engaged to a guy who doesn’t like her going on dates. Challenged by the chase, and egged on by his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Reardon
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Martin Starr  •  Aubrey Plaza

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)

Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Newman
CAST:  Aneurin Barnard  •  Michael Sheen  •  Lena Headey  •  Sam Neill

Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Newman
CAST:  Aneurin Barnard  •  Michael Sheen  •  Lena Headey  •  Sam Neill

Very Annie Mary (2001)

Set in the fictional village of "Ogw" in the valleys of south-east Wales. After her father Jack suffers a stroke Annie Mary Pugh is forced to take care of him but uses the circumstances to emancipate herself and find the courage to sing once again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Sugarman
CAST:  Rachel Griffiths  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Matthew Rhys

Set in the fictional village of "Ogw" in the valleys of south-east Wales. After her father Jack suffers a stroke Annie Mary Pugh is forced to take care of him but uses the circumstances to emancipate herself and find the courage to sing once again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Sugarman
CAST:  Rachel Griffiths  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Matthew Rhys
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