Ioan Gruffudd (pronounced YO-ann Griff-ith) is a Welsh actor known for his role as Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, in the Fantastic Four film franchise. He also starred in Amazing Grace as the British abolitionist William Wilberforce and in 2004’s King Arthur as the brave knight Lancelot. Gruffudd appeared in George Bush biopic “W” as Britsh Prime Minister Tony Blair and as Andrew Martin in Sarah Michelle Gellar’s 2011 television series, Ringer.
Gruffudd, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, first gained popularity during his run as Horatio Hornblower in the British made-for-television film series, Hornblower. He later went on to star in American hits Titanic and Black Hawk Down. He contributed his voice talents to DC superhero Mr. Miracle in the Justice League Unlimited animated series and made guest appearances on Glee and Castle.