Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd starring in Torchwood

Last updated: 03 November 2009

Welsh actor Gareth David-Lloyd is most recognisable for playing Ianto Jones in science fiction series Torchwood.

David-Lloyd was born in Bettws, Newport and joined the Gwent Young People's Theatre in Abergavenny and The Dolman Youth Theatre in Newport before training at the National Youth Theatre.

His television roles include parts in Casualty, Absolute Power, Rosemary & Thyme, The Bill, Mine All Mine and a drama-documentary about Beethoven in which he played his nephew, Karl.

Before he joined Torchwood his theatre credits included Three Women and a Piano Tuner at Chichester and Hampstead Theatre and Sebastian in Twelfth Night for English Touring Theatre.

He also fronts a heavy blues/rock band called Blue Gillespie. Their first EP, Cave Country, was released in December 2008.

David-Lloyd made his final Torchwood appearance in the 2009 series Children of Earth.

He has recently been involved in a drama series for the web entitled Girl Number 9. Written by James Moran and starring Joe Absolom and Tracy-Ann Oberman, the first episode of the dark drama was broadcast online in October 2009 with subsequent episodes following in early November.

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