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Ioan Gruffudd (born October 6, 1973 in Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Cynon Valley) is a Welsh actor.
Gruffudd graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Early film roles included Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in Titanic, and Lt. John Beales in Black Hawk Down. He is probably best known for playing the title character of the Horatio Hornblower series, based on the naval war novels of C.S. Forester.
He has gained widespread recognition for playing Mr. Fantastic in the 2005-2007 Fantastic Four films, and Dr. Henry Morgan in the fantasy/drama series Forever.