Gareth David-Lloyd

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Gareth David-Lloyd
David-Lloyd at The Television & Movie Store, Norwich, England, on 6 December 2008.
BornGareth David Lloyd
(1981-03-28) 28 March 1981 (age 33)
Bettws, Newport, Wales
Spouse(s)Gemma James[1] (2010–present)
ChildrenLily Christina Lloyd, Eli Andrew Lloyd
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Gareth David-Lloyd
David-Lloyd at The Television & Movie Store, Norwich, England, on 6 December 2008.
BornGareth David Lloyd
(1981-03-28) 28 March 1981 (age 33)
Bettws, Newport, Wales
Spouse(s)Gemma James[1] (2010–present)
ChildrenLily Christina Lloyd, Eli Andrew Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd (born 28 March 1981) is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Ianto Jones in the British science fiction television programme Torchwood.

Early life[edit]

He was born Gareth David Lloyd in Bettws, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.[2] David-Lloyd's first acting role was as a robot in a junior school play. As a teenager, he joined the Gwent Young People's Theatre in Abergavenny and The Dolman Youth Theatre in Newport. While there, he appeared in several plays, including Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera and Henry V, in which he played the title role. Gareth studied Performing Arts at Crosskeys College in South Wales. When former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock saw the young David-Lloyd performing at Monmouth Castle, he sent him £250 to use towards his acting career.[2]


While studying at Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys, David-Lloyd appeared in various local stage productions at the Dolman Theatre in Newport and the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. David-Lloyd went on to train at the National Youth Theatre, before moving to Reading to pursue his acting career with The Rep College.[2][3] David-Lloyd's parts have included Sebastian in Twelfth Night on stage.[3]

In the 2004 comedy/drama Mine All Mine, written by Torchwood creator Russell T Davies, he played a character named Ianto Jones.[4] In 2005, David-Lloyd began a part-time degree in philosophy and psychological studies with the Open University.[3] David-Lloyd returned to Wales for the filming of his first regular television role in 2006 for Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, in which he played Ianto Jones, a member of the fictional Torchwood Institute. David-Lloyd has appeared in three of four series of Torchwood and even made an appearance in the Doctor Who series 4 finale episodes "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End". David-Lloyd has also recorded a Torchwood audio book, The Sin Eaters, and appeared in the Torchwood audio dramas Lost Souls, Asylum, Golden Age, The Dead Line, The Lost Files, and The House of the Dead.

David-Lloyd has recorded a number of M.R. James Ghost Stories entitled Tales of the Supernatural.

In 2009 he appeared in the short comedy film A Very British Cover-up, while also appearing as a police detective in Internet crime thriller, Girl Number Nine, also starring Tracy Ann Oberman, premiering online on 30 October 2009.[5]

In 2010 David-Lloyd starred in an episode of the long-running ITV1 series The Bill first aired on 21 January 2010[6] and also appeared as Dr. John Watson in 2010 direct-to-DVD film Sherlock Holmes by The Asylum.[7] He also appeared in the pantomime Cinderella at the Charter Theatre Preston playing the character of Prince Charming.[citation needed]

David-Lloyd will also be appearing in Casimir Effect, an independent short feature, starring as Dr Robert Cameron. This film will begin shooting in early 2010. The production company has said this is a proof of concept which will see Casimir Effect developed into a TV series.[8]

In June 2011, Gareth appeared as a main character in the Syfy movie Red Faction: Origins based on the video games.[9]

In 2011 David-Lloyd also appeared in a season 3 episode of the SyFy show Warehouse 13 titled "3...2...1...", as an agent of Warehouse 12 in the 1890s, partnered with H. G. Wells.

On 30 October 2012, David-Lloyd started appearing on Holby City, in a role he played until January 2013.


Year(s)TitleRoleMore information
2003Absolute PowerTerry PineTV Programme – Pope Idol
2003CasualtyDarrell KemnerTV Programme – I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
2004The BillCarl PritchardTV Episode – "367" (21.94)
2004Rosemary and ThymeZack Pitt-SeymourTV Episode – "The Gongoozlers" (2.5)
2004Mine all MineYanto JonesSeries 1, Episode 5
2005The Genius of BeethovenKarl van BeethovenTV Programme – Faith and Fury
2006–2009TorchwoodIanto JonesTV Programme – Torchwood at IMDb
2006–2009Torchwood DeclassifiedHimselfTV Programme – Torchwood Declassified at IMDb
2008Doctor WhoIanto JonesTV Episodes – "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End" (4.13/4.14)
2008Kaleidoscope HardcoreHimselfShort
2009A Very British Cover-upBrian JonesShort Film
2009CaerdyddDylanTV Programme – #4.4 and #4.5
2009Torchwood: Children of EarthIanto JonesDay One – Day Four
2009Torchwood: Torchwood: Inside the HubHimself
2009Girl Number 9MathesonWeb Series
2010The BillJeremy PrestonTV Episode – "Duty Calls" (26.3)
2010Sherlock HolmesDr. John WatsonDirect-to-DVD film
2011Red Faction: OriginsCommander Adam HaleScience fiction television movie
2011Warehouse 13Mr. WolcottTV Episodes – "3...2...1" (3.5)
2011Bloody NorahPC Evans
2011Casimir EffectDr. Robert CameronAlso Producer
2012Twisted ShowcasePeter/PaulWeb Series – Episode 1.1
2012-2013Holby CityRhys HopkinsTV Episodes – "Follow My Leader" (15.3),
"Through the Darkness" (15.10),
"And We Banish Shade" (15.11),
"Blood Ties" (15.12)
2015Waterloo RoadTBCLast 3 episodes

Video Games[edit]

2011Red Faction: ArmageddonAdam HaleVoice
2014Dragon Age: InquisitionSolasVoice

Blue Gillespie[edit]

Performing with Blue Gillespie, 2008

David-Lloyd also fronts the progressive metal band Blue Gillespie (previously known as A Breath of Blue Fire). The band participated in Sex, Wales, and Anarchy on 20 April 2008, and Orgee on 3 May 2008, at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff.[3] Their first EP, Cave Country, was released in December 2008 which was followed by Cave Country Part 2 which was released in August 2009.[10] Their debut album, Synesthesia, was released in May 2010.[11] Second album Seven Rages of Man was released in May 2012.[12]


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