Ioan Gruffudd is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Horatio Hornblower in the series of made-for-TV films of the same name based on C.S. Forester's novels, from 1998–2003.
He currently stars as Andrew Martin, the husband of Siobhan Martin (Sarah Michelle Gellar), in the mystery drama thriller series Ringer, since 2011.
In film, Gruffudd starred in the James Cameron production Sanctum, and Horrible Bosses, with Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Jason Bateman.
Gruffudd also portrayed Reed Richards in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four 2, with Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. He also portrayed Tony Blair in W, directed by Oliver Stone and starred as Lancelot in King Arthur, alongside Clive Owen and Keira Knightley.
Gruffudd also appeared in the critically acclaimed film The TV Set, directed by Jake Kasdan. Other past film credits include Fireflies In The Garden, The Secret of Moonacre, The Gathering, Amazing Grace, alongside Albert Finney, 102 Dalmatians, with Glenn Close, Black Hawk Down and Titanic.
Television credits include Horatio Hornblower in the Hornblower television movie series and the BBC productions Warriors and Great Expectations.
Gruffudd attended the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts from 1992 to 1995, and was then cast as the lead in the popular British television series Poldark.
Born in South Wales, Gruffudd currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and daughter.