Bettws, Newport, South Wales, UK
Claim to Fame
Ianto Jones in Torchwood
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Born Gareth David Lloyd in Bettws, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. His first acting role was as a robot in a junior school play. As a teenager, David-Lloyd 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 Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera and Henry V, in which he played the title role. 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 Gwent, Crosskeys, 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, plus appearances in television programmes such as Absolute Power, Casualty, Rosemary & Thyme and The Bill. In Casualty he played the character `Darell`.
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. His character has been awarded cult icon status by the TV website Digital Spy. Gareth has appeared in all three series of Torchwood, with his character meeting his death in its third series. His character Ianto also made an appearance in the Doctor Who series 4 finale episodes "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey`s End". He has also recorded a Torchwood audio book, The Sin Eaters, and appeared in the Torchwood audio dramas Lost Souls, Asylum, Golden Age and The Dead Line. In Day Four of Torchwood Children Of Earth his character was killed off by fictional villain, `The 456`. Following the character`s death, an internet campaign was started for his character to be resurrected. In the 2004 comedy/drama Mine All Mine, written by Torchwood creator Russell T Davies, he played a character named Yanto (sic) Jones. In 2005, David-Lloyd began a part-time degree in philosophy and psychological studies with the Open University.
David-Lloyd has recorded a number of M.R. James Ghost Stories entitled Tales of the Supernatural.
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He has also appeared as a police detective in an Internet crime thriller, Girl Number Nine, also starring Tracy Ann Oberman, premiering online on 30 October 2009. David-Lloyd starred in an episode of the long-running ITV1 series The Bill which was shown on 21 January 2010. 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. David-Lloyd plays the role of Dr. Watson in the 2010 film Sherlock Holmes by The Asylum.
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Gareth David Lloyd (born 28 March 1981), known professionally as Gareth David-Lloyd, is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Ianto Jones in the British science fiction series Torchwood.
Full Name at Birth
Gareth David Lloyd
Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys, Wales, Open University, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Amanda Howard Associates Ltd
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