Fast Facts

  • Played the oboe in the South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra.
  • Made his movie debut in 1997's Wilde, playing the Irish writer's lover.
  • Met wife Alice Evans on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000.
  • Fellow Welsh actor Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters) was best man at Gruffudd's 2007 wedding. The longtime friends were once roommates in London and have also worked together (playing a gay couple in the 2001 film Very Annie Mary).
  • Had a brief but memorable scene as an officer in the blockbuster film Titanic (1997); later worked with Titanic director James Cameron in the action film Sanctum (2011).


  • Elsie Marigold — Daughter
  • Siwan Gruffudd — Sister
  • Alun Gruffudd — Brother
  • Peter Gruffudd — Father
  • Alice Evans — Wife
  • Gillian Gruffudd — Mother
  • Ella Betsi Evans Gruffudd — Daughter


  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England (1998)


  • Birth Place: Cardiff, Wales
  • Birthday: October 6, 1973, Libra
  • Profession: Actor

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