Ioan Gruffudd

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  • Birth Place: Cardiff, Wales
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/06/1973, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Ask Matt: Good Wife, Parenthood, Gotham, Murder, Castle, Scorpion, Forever and More

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Question: Just when I thought The Good Wife couldn't top Season 5, Season 6 is off to a humdinger of a start! I certainly didn't see Cary's arrest coming, and I can't wait to find out what they have in store for us next. Matt Czuchry is terrific, and I'm thrilled he's getting this opportunity for a meaty storyline. As opposed to a show such as The Vampire Diaries, which tore through so much plot I stopped caring (no one stays dead, so where are the stakes?), The Good Wife earns its twists and turns, and only gets better with each game-changer. I've thoroughly enjoyed it from the get-go, but in the last year, it has vaulted to the top of my can't-miss shows. As we all know, many programs decline after the first few seasons and limp to the finish line. NCIS became a big hit a few years into its run, but I'm not sure it grew creatively. (That's not a slight — I don't watch it, so I genuinely don't know.) I can't think of another show that has risen to such glorious new artistic heights in Season 5 and onward the way The Good Wife has. Can you? — Keira

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New Season Reviews: Gotham, Scorpion, Forever, Sleepy Hollow

Happens all the time in the Bat-verse: The bad guys get all the best material. And so it was in the beginning, or at least in the origin story as presented by Fox's stylish, vividly hardboiled Gotham (8/7c), an exercise in pulp-noir chic that, to be enjoyed properly, should be considered more Dick Tracy than Batman in approach.

As Robin might proclaim, if he were around (which he isn't): Holy corruption! The sordid Gotham City on display here reflects executive producer Bruno Heller's time spent on HBO's Rome rather than his sunnier stint with The Mentalist. This city of menace boasts a retro sheen cluttered with jarring contemporary details, projecting what's intended as an out-of-time (or timeless) quality to frame this iconic story. You know how it goes: Young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz of Touch) is orphaned when his wealthy parents are murdered in a back-alley robbery, inspiring a lifetime devoted to vanquishing Gotham's most-wanted goons.

But that's another tale for another time, because the focus of Gotham is on clench-jawed, strait-arrow Detective (future Commissioner) James Gordon, played with a pugnacious dour solemnity by Ben McKenzie. read more

7 Reasons Why ABC's Forever Is Silly, But Totally Worth Checking Out

ABC's new drama Forever isn't breaking any mold, but it sure is a lot of fun! The series stars Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal medical examiner trying to find a way to bite the dust once and for all. But until he finally figures out the solution to his predicament, Henry puts his extensive knowledge of death to use by helping Det. Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza) solve New York City's toughest cases.

Before you roll your eyes and write the show off, check out these seven reasons why Forever is more than worth your time.

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Ioan Gruffudd of Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
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Henry Sacrifices Himself to Stop the Killer
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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Forever TV Show Series, Actor - Henry Morgan
2011 Ringer TV Show Series, Actor - Andrew Martin
2011 Sanctum Movie, Actor - Carl Hurley
2008 W. Movie, Actor - Tony Blair
2007 Fantastic Four Movie, Actor - Reed Richards

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Ask Matt: Fall Pilots, The Quest, Utopia, Outlander and More

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Question: I'm a fan and read your column every week. I've watched the pilots for Forever and Red Band Society, and have added them to my list of shows I'll be watching. I hope they do well. I was wondering if you have seen them, and if so, what did you think? I found Red Band Society to be a feel-good show. I can't help but wonder, though, if it shouldn't be on a younger TV station like MTV, and the fact that it isn't makes me worry about its chances, as it is geared toward a younger audience. Forever is very Sherlock Holmes, which is right up my alley, and I love it whenever Ioan Gruffudd is on my TV screen. Do you think making the pilots available early hurts a TV show? What are your thoughts? - Carmelita

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Watch ABC's Forever Pilot Online Now!

The fall pilots just keep on coming.

Following in the footsteps of other new shows like Red Band Society and Selfie, ABC has made the pilot for its freshman drama Forever available online to Hulu Plus subscribers.

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Critic's Notebook: ABC at TCA

The verdict is still out regarding ABC's middling batch of new shows for the fall — as often happens, many of the network's more tantalizing projects are being held until midseason — but as ABC stepped into the TCA press-tour spotlight on Tuesday, the vibe was unusually positive because of one overarching hot-button issue: diversity. (For more ABC news, go here.)

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It's a Girl for Fantastic Four's Ioan Gruffudd and Vampire Diaries' Alice Evans

Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd and his wife, The Vampire Diaries actress Alice Evans, welcomed a baby girl in September, E! Online reports.

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Exclusive: Necessary Roughness Recruits Once Upon a Time, Ringer Vets

Once Upon a Time's Jiminy Cricket is hopping from Storybrooke to New York.

Raphael Sbarge, who plays the iconic character on the ABC fantasy drama, has booked a two-episode arc on Necessary Roughness, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Scoop on Once Upon a Time and more must-watch finales

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