Ioan Gruffudd was born in 6 October 1973) .He is a Welsh actor. He first came to public attention as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in Titanic (1997), and then for his portrayal of Horatio Hornblower in the Hornblower series of television films (1998–2003).
His father was headmaster at two Welsh-language comprehensive schools in South Wales, first at Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari (in Llanharry, Rhondda Cynon Taf) then later at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen (in Rhydfelin). He has a brother, Alun, two years younger, and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years his junior.The Gruffudd siblings were raised in a Protestant non-conformist household.
Ioan Gruffudd was spotted for the first time since going public with his new girlfriend Bianca Wallace as he filmed in the South of France on Wednesday. The Welsh star of the Fantastic Four and ITV’s thriller Liar, 48, was seen on location in the south of France as he filmed the French murder mystery La Réunion, based on the best-selling novel by Guillaume Musso.
He cut a serious figure when he was seen on the set of the TV mini series in an appearance that comes after his estranged wife Alice Evans hit out at his new romance in a series of Twitter and Instagram rants.
Since Bianca and Ioan went ‘Instagram official’, Alice, 50, has made her feelings known and on Thursday morning she shared a throwback snap of her and Ioan, late night selfies and changed her social media bios to pointed slurs on ‘homewreckers’, and an attack on Bianca for ‘ruining kids’ lives and sleeping with married men.
Ioan was seen with a facemask in place and wearing a black pea coat as he shot the thriller, in which he plays Thomas alongside Nicolas Robin and Rupert Graves.