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Ioan Gruffudd is an actor born on 6th October 1973, in Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Wales, and is probably best known for his roles in films like the blockbuster “Titanic”(1997) and the British-American war film “Black Hawk Down”(2001), but also for playing the title role in the “Hornblower” TV series (1998-2003), for which he is widely recognized mostly in the U.K.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ioan Gruffudd is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Ioan Gruffudd’s net worth is over $1 million, accumulated from a 30 year-long acting career, during which he has appeared in varied television and film roles, and won numerous awards. Since he is still active, his net worth continues to grow.

Ioan Gruffudd Net Worth $1 Million

Ioan was the eldest of three children in the Gruffudd family, and was raised in a Protestant non-conformist household. His family moved to Cardiff while he was still a child, and he attended Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Aberdar, Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf Comprehensive schools. As a teenager he was a successful oboist, playing for several years in the South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra, as well as winning prizes for his high baritone singing. When he was 13, Ioan started his acting career in the Welsh TVfilm “Austin”(1986), soon moving to the Welsh language soap opera “Pobol y Cwm”(1987-1994). In 1992, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where in his final year he was cast in Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler”, as the husband of the lead character. Thanks to this role, he was offered the lead role in the 1996 remake of “Poldark”. His net worth was established.

A year later he played in “Wilde”, and soon after took a role in the blockbuster film “Titanic”. After this, Gruffudd landed the lead role in the Emmy Awarded A&E historical mini TV series “Hornblower”, a role for which he is still probably most recognized. His other television work includes “Great Expectations”(1999), “Warriors”(1999), “The Forsyte Saga”(2002), “Ringer”, “Forever”, as well as starring in films such as “102 Dalmatians”(2000), “Black Hawk Down”(2001), “King Arthur”(2004), “Fantastic Four”(2005) and its sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”(2007), “Amazing Grace” (2007), “Fireflies in the Garden”(2008), “W.”(2009), “Sanctum”(2011) and many others, all adding to his net worth.

When it comes to his more recent activity, during 2012 Ioan filmed “Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box” throughout the south-west of England, and the film was released in 2014. In April 2016, he was cast in the “UnReal” TV series.
Among other awards, this multiple-acknowledged actor won a BAFTA Award in 2008, and has been nominated for an MTV Movie Award, Razzie Award and a Teen Choice Award.

In his personal life, Gruffudd is married to actress Alice Evans, and the couple live in Los Angeles, California. The two met during the filming of “102 Dalmations”, married in September 2007 and have two daughters. Both Ioan and his long-time friend actor Matthew Rhys, are patrons of “Trust PA.” a UK spinal injuries charity.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 6, 1973
Birth place: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Height:1.82 m
Profession:Voice Actor
Education:Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Nationality:American, British
Spouse:Alice Evans (m. 2007)
Children:Elsie Marigold Gruffudd, Ella Betsi Janet Gruffudd
Parents:Gillian Gruffudd, Peter Gruffudd
Siblings:Alun Gruffudd, Siwan Gruffudd
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Appeared in British pop group Westlife's music video for their 2001 hit song, "Uptown Girl" alongside fellow actors, Robert Bathurst, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Tim McInnerny and James Wilby.
2Has two children, both daughters, Ella Betsi Janet, who was born on 6 September 2009 and Elsie Marigold, who was born on 13 September 2013.
3Is one of three children. He has a younger brother, Alun and a younger sister, Siwan.
4Very good friends with fellow actors Jamie Bamber and Matthew Rhys.
5Met his future wife, actress Alice Evans, on the set of 102 Dalmatians (2000), although at the time she was romantically involved with Pablo Picasso's grandson, Olivier Widmaier Picasso.
6In addition to playing Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards in Fantastic Four (2005), he provided the voice of Mr. Miracle/Scott Free for the animated Justice League (2001) series. Ironic, given that Mr. Miracle is owned by DC Comics, rival of Marvel Comics, which owns the Fantastic Four, and both characters were created by the late Jack Kirby.
7Was invited to and accepted into Gorsedd y Beirdd Ynys Prydain (the Welsh Bardic Order of Great Britain) at the highest rank in the National Eisteddfod at Meifod in 2003, with the bardic name Ioan.
8Was already an accomplished singer and oboist by the age of 13.
9His parents Peter and Gillian were teachers and his grandparents ran a local amateur drama society in Cardiff, Wales.
10His name is pronounced "Yo-wahn Griffith".
11First language is Welsh.
12Resides in Los Angeles, California.
13An Associate Member of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
14Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England in 1995.
15Won the BBC Radio Cymru Showbusnesan Award for Best Actor (March 28, 2001).
16Had the honor of lighting the National Millennium Beacon for Wales in Cardiff City Centre for the New Year's Eve 2000 celebration.
17Learned Yiddish for his role in the film Solomon & Gaenor (1999).
18He played the oboe in the South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra for several years.
19Lived in London for sometime with good friends and fellow Welsh actors Matthew Rhys and Michael Sheen.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Man and Boy (2002)£150,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep smooth voice


Quotes

#Quote
1I approach every character the same. There's an instinct for each role. Certainly it's not as easy to get under the skin of someone like Mr. Fantastic because it's all so technical. It's all about moments, moments of action coupled with a lot of scientific jargon. The trick for me was not to make him too much of a nerd, to show that he does have the potential to be Mr. Fantastic.
2I'm auditioning for dozens of parts at the moment, but I'm just not getting them. I can't play someone who's 30 any more... maybe 35 at a push. My confidence has really taken a knock, and the worst thing you can do when you're feeling like that is to go to one of these auditions. You really don't want to come across as desperate, so I've been working with a psychologist to help me overcome all that.
3As an actor, you have to admit you are a show-off. But with so many magazines like Heat, it's diminishing the mystery of going to see somebody on the big screen. The less you know about somebody the better.
4[When asked about continuing to portray Horatio Hornblower]: I would love to play this character through every stage of his life. I think it would be unique to have an actor playing him from the very early days as a midshipman; through till he's an Admiral. So, I would love to play this character till he perishes.
5I don't feel the pressure myself. You have to understand that obviously the way you look is influencing the casting. Not to sound vain, but you have to have a third eye looking at yourself objectively, asking why you're being cast in these roles. It would be mad not to realize this. I can't change the way I look, and people seem to think it works for the leading man, and I rather enjoy that.
6I wouldn't want to say that one thing is better than the other. As an actor, you have to love every character you've played. I'm proud of what I've done here.
7I admitted a long time ago that I wanted to go to Hollywood because there are more opportunities there, and I wanted to work in movies. Movies are my first love. And that's why I went. I don't feel any added pressure, because I've already admitted it in the first place. It's a nice feeling having people support you because you are a British actor trying to become an international star.
8I finished filming Fantastic Four (2005) last Christmas and I haven't worked since then and I'm starting to feel a bit angsty and wondering when the next job will come. Of course, you have to have the belief that yes, something will come up but, the reality is, that you just never know. It's that competitive out there.
9In the past, I have felt slightly pigeon-holed with the success of roles like Hornblower, all ruffled shirts and wonderful costumes. I think Launcelot was the turning point because he's more masculine, more dangerous, which goes hand in hand with me growing older. I want longevity, so I'm always trying to escape the way I'm perceived - you know, Ioan the soft-spoken Welshman.
10As a teacher's child, I found that automatic respect for authority wasn't necessarily a good thing. My philosophy was all about pleasing everyone and getting it right, rather than challenging and asking questions. It's only now I'm getting the confidence to do that because, in America, they're not scared as a nation to ask questions and have a really heated debate.
11There's a physicality and confidence to Americans; they're very present. That's something I enjoy being around because it rubs off on you. Although an actor friend of mine visited recently and said, "It's no wonder they write such terrible scripts these days, there's no pain! Everything's so nice you can't be bothered."
12Being attractive, it's not something I do consciously. It's incredibly flattering that people think I appeal to women. But that was a gift from my parents. My acting, my personality - that's what it's about.
13I was probably doing more to pigeonhole myself as a Welshman and a Welsh actor than anyone else! A lot of the stuff I said in the past sounded defensive - a young man's ideals about who I am and where I'm from. I realize I don't have to force that on people, but just use it as a safety net, to stride out into the world knowing that I have a strong sense of identity. Because we're all landlocked in this nation together and we should be celebrating it.
14They say the most successful people are the ones who have failed more than they have succeeded.
15As long as you understand that you find happiness through family, friends and love, then money is just a nice bonus.
16I'm determined not to lose my name. It's who I am. It has neither aided my progress nor hampered it. It's just who I am. My character. My make-up. My culture and heritage is a very rich one. So what if it's difficult for people to pronounce? We all learned how to say Schwarzenegger.
17[on Horatio Hornblower]: I think people are attracted to the character because he's not a hero in the traditional sense. He's not a natural leader, he's just a young man with a very bright mind. He's compassionate, he hates injustice and he will stand up and fight when he's pushed to the limit.
18[on his Titanic (1997) experience]: Yeah, I was lucky because I didn't have to spend hours in freezing water. There weren't many people my age on set, so Kate (Kate Winslet), Leo (Leonardo DiCaprio) and I hung out together. We would pile into Leo's dressing room, which was full of PlayStations, mini basketball hoops and the like.
19The arses on the trousers aren't very tight. They're very loose and baggy and I like tight trousers. And the shoes - the shoes have got a bit of a heel, and it's a strange sensation for a man. Especially when you're running. He mimes a mincing trot. "I am mighty Hornblower! Watch me run like a girl!"


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Sian Phillips AwardBAFTA Awards, Wales
1999Golden FIPABiarritz International Festival of Audiovisual ProgrammingTV Series and Serials: ActorFor the "Hornblower" series of films.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleAwake (2007)· Jessica Alba
· Hayden Christensen
· Dane Cook
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Dance4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
2006MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamFantastic Four (2005)· Jessica Alba
· Chris Evans
· Michael Chiklis
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesHornblower: Mutiny (2001)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liar2017TV Series pre-productionAndrew (2017)
Keep Watching2017completedCarl Mitchell
The Professor and the MadmanfilmingHenry Bradley
Buttons2016/II
UnREAL2016TV SeriesJohn Booth
Forever2015/IIAnthony
San Andreas2015Daniel Riddick
Forever2014-2015TV SeriesHenry Morgan
Playing It Cool2014Stuffy
Under Milk Wood2014TV MovieMog Edwards
Justice League: War2014VideoThomas Morrow (voice)
Eddie2013ShortThe Killer
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box2013Charles Mundi
Glee2013TV SeriesPaolo San Pablo
Necessary Roughness2013TV SeriesNolan Powers
Castle2013TV SeriesEric Vaughn
Monday Mornings2013TV SeriesDr. Stewart Delany
Family Guy2010-2012TV SeriesPrince Charles National Geographic Narrator Man
Ringer2011-2012TV SeriesAndrew Martin
Tri Diwrnod Diwetha'2011ShortLlais / Voice (voice)
Foster2011Alec
Horrible Bosses2011Wetwork Man
Sanctum2011Carl
American Dad!2006-2010TV SeriesDark Haired Man / Medic
The Kid2010Colin Smith
Ben 10: Alien Force2010TV SeriesDevin Levin / Robot Guard
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2010TV SeriesArmor / Red Ryan
W.2008/IPrime Minister Tony Blair
The Secret of Moonacre2008Sir Benjamin Merryweather Sir Wrolf Merryweather
Fireflies in the Garden2008Addison
Agent Crush2008Agent Crush (voice)
The Meant to Be's2008TV MovieThe Man
Stories USA2007Simon (segment "The Little Things")
The Fantasticar: State of the Art2007Video short
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer2007Mr. Fantastic Reed Richards
Amazing Grace2006William Wilberforce
The TV Set2006Richard McCallister
Fantastic Four2005/IReed Richards
Fantastic Four2005Video GameReed Richards (voice)
The Little Things2005/IIShortSimon
Justice League2005TV SeriesMr. Miracle Scott Free Computer
King Arthur2004Lancelot
Century City2004TV SeriesLukas Gold
This Girl's Life2003Daniel
Y Mabinogi2003King Bendigeidfran (voice)
Hornblower: Duty2003TV MovieCommander Horatio Hornblower
Horatio Hornblower 32003TV MovieCommander Horatio Hornblower
The Gathering2002Dan Blakeley
Westlife: Unbreakable - The Greatest Hits, Volume 12002VideoHigh class customer (video Uptown Girl)
The Forsyte Saga2002TV Mini-SeriesPhillip Bosinney
Man and Boy2002TV MovieHarry Silver
Shooters2002Freddy Guns
Black Hawk Down2001Beales
Happy Now2001Max Bracchi
Very Annie Mary2001Hob
Horatio Hornblower: Retribution2001TV MovieLieutenant Horatio Hornblower
Hornblower: Mutiny2001TV MovieLieutenant Horatio Hornblower
Another Life2001Frederick Edward Francis Bywaters
102 Dalmatians2000Kevin Sheperd
Warriors1999TV MovieLt. John Feeley
Love in the 21st Century1999TV SeriesJack
Solomon & Gaenor1999Solomon Levinsky
Great Expectations1999TV MoviePip
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War1999TV MovieLieutenant Horatio Hornblower
Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil1999TV MovieActing Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship1998TV MovieActing Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel1998TV MovieMidshipman Horatio Hornblower
A Mind to Kill1997TV SeriesKarl Stranger
Titanic1997Fifth Officer Lowe
Wilde1997John Gray
Poldark1996TV MovieJeremy Poldark
A Relative Stranger1996TV MovieNigel Fraiman
Pobol y Cwm1994TV SeriesGareth Wyn Harries

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sanctum2011performer: "Ride of the Valkyries" - uncredited
Amazing Grace2006performer: "Amazing Grace"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHimself
Today2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 MTV Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Casting Session2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tem Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Blood on the Land: The Making of a King2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'King Arthur'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
Mondo Thingo2004TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
Starz Special: On the Set of 'King Arthur'2004TV Movie documentaryLancelot
Quest for King Arthur2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Dal: Yma/Nawr2003Documentary
Cable TV2003TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Making of 102 Dalmations2000TV Movie documentary
The Priory1999TV SeriesHimself
Mr Calzaghe2015DocumentaryHimself
San Andreas: The Real Fault Line2015Video documentary shortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2014TV SeriesHimself - Forever
Pobol y Cwm at 402014TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Chew2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself
Backstage with the Anglophile2014TV SeriesHimself
The British2014TV Series documentaryNarrator
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Reflections on Titanic2012DocumentaryHimself
Rachael Ray2012TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan On...2009TV SeriesHimself
2008 Camie Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace2007Video documentary shortHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 MTV Movie Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
American Idol2007TV SeriesHimself
The 2007 TV Week Logie Awards2007TV SpecialHimself / Reed Richards (uncredited)
Deep Inside2007TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Dinner: Impossible2007TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
Rise of the Silver Surfer: Behind the Scenes Production Diaries2007Video documentary shortHimself
King Arthur: A Roundtable Discussion2005Video documentary shortHimself
Fantastic Four Video Diary Tour2005Video shortHimself
Fantastic Tour2005Video documentary shortHimself
Making of 'Fantastic Four'2005Video shortHimself
Death of Celebrity2005TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV Series5th Officer Harold Lowe
Almost Famous II2009TV Movie documentary
The Story of the Costume Drama2008TV Series documentaryCommander Horatio Hornblower
Planet Voice2007TV SeriesReed Richards
Titanic Explorer1998Video Game5th Officer Lowe (uncredited)

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