Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales, UK. Bearing the kind of looks that inspire more than a few torrid fantasies, the arrestingly photogenic actor has proved to be the hottest Welsh export since Catherine Zeta-Jones. Hailing from Cardiff, where he was born on October 6, , Gruffudd enjoyed a fairly happy childhood. Raised as one of three children by parents who were Welsh language educators, he developed an early interest in performing. This interest was directed at music, rather than acting, and Gruffudd developed into an accomplished oboist and singer while he was growing up.
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He has a brother, Alun, who is two years younger and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years younger. He got his start at age 13 in the Welsh soap opera People of the Valley He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from to , and was then cast as the title role of the television remake Poldark He resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Alice and their two daughters. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
He first came to public attention as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in Titanic , and then for his portrayal of Horatio Hornblower in the Hornblower series of television films — Gruffudd was born on 6 October in Llwydcoed , Aberdare , Wales,  the eldest of three siblings. He has a brother, Alun,  two years younger, and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years his junior. The Welsh name " Ioan ", is an equivalent of " John ", and "Gruffudd" corresponds to the anglicised " Griffith ". During his childhood, his family moved to Cardiff.