Ioan Gruffudd Overview

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Born: October 06, 1973

Known to many as the inexperienced, yet heroic officer, Horatio Hornblower from the A&E miniseries, Welsh man Ioan Gruffudd (pronounced Yo-Awn Griffith) was born and raised in Cardiff. His parents, both teachers, brought up Ioan and his brother and sister speaking the Welsh language. As a youth, Gruffudd developed musical talents, playing the oboe in the South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra for a number of years. But Gruffudd had dreams of playing rugby for Wales, or becoming an airline pilot.... See All


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