Ioan Gruffudd

Gruffudd in 2011, photo by PR Photos

Place of Birth: Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 6 October, 1973

Ethnicity: Welsh

Ioan Gruffudd is a Welsh actor. His roles include the films Titanic, 102 Dalmatians, King Arthur (2004), Fantastic Four, Amazing Grace (2006), W. (2008), Fireflies in the Garden, and San Andreas, and television’s Hornblower films and series Ringer, Forever, and Harrow.

He is the son of Gillian and Peter Gruffudd. He has two children with his former wife, actress Alice Evans. His name, Ioan Gruffudd, is the Welsh language version of John Griffith. Ioan is fluent in Welsh.

Ioan’s maternal grandfather’s surname was James.

10 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    he is fluent in Welsh language

    His first name “Ioan”, is an equivalent of “John”, and “Gruffudd” corresponds to the anglicised “Griffith”.

  2. Man from Leblon says:

    There is no proof that any amount of Sarmatian or Scynthian blood of significant amount influenced the British gene pool. That is a myth!!! Some were probably taken to England by the Romans (as in the movie) but not in any amount to influence the blood pool. There is a better chance that Italian blood was an influence.

    Bretons, Picts and Welsh share great part of their DNA with the Portuguese, Galician, and Nothern Spaniards, as well as with the Irish, like Colin Farrell, Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, for example

  3. J.J. says:

    correction: his eyes are green not brown

  4. scott says:

    Id say his hair is brown

  5. me says:

    He looks hispanic

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