Gareth David-Lloyd

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Gareth David-Lloyd
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Gareth David-Lloyd

Born: Saturday 28th March 1981 (age: 42)

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Gareth David-Lloyd is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Ianto Jones in Torchwood.

He was born Gareth David Lloyd in BettwsNewportWalesUnited Kingdom. 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, where he was a contemporary of the actor Matthew Woodyatt and the singer Nia Lynn. While there, he appeared in several plays, including MacbethThe 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.

While studying at Coleg GwentCrosskeys, Gareth 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. 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. In 2005, David-Lloyd began a part-time degree in philosophy and psychological studies with the Open University.[3] Gareth 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. Lloyd has appeared in three of four series of Torchwood. His character, Ianto, was killed off in the fourth episode of Series 3. His character Ianto also 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 SoulsAsylumGolden AgeThe Dead Line and The Lost Files.

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

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

In 2010 David-Lloyd starred in an episode of the long-running ITV1 series The Bill first aired on 21 January 2010  and also appeared as Dr. John Watson in 2010 direct-to-DVD film Sherlock Holmes by The Asylum.

David-Lloyd will also be appearing in a short film entitled 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 in to a TV series.

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

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

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