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Actor Ioan Gruffudd takes part in The Celebrity Cup 2016 held at Celtic Manor, Wales, United Kingdom - Saturday 9th July 2016

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San Andreas Review


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Set up as an old-style disaster movie with only a fraction of the plot, this earthquake action adventure is preposterous enough to just about work as a guilty pleasure. Everything else about the film is simply absurd, from the fake science to the simplistic family dynamic that strains to hold the story together. But it's definitely a big-screen spectacle, and Dwayne Johnson was made to fill the big screen.

He plays Los Angeles Fire & Rescue chopper pilot Ray, who is going through a divorce from Emma (Carla Gugino) after the death of his young daughter. Now his older daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) needs help moving up the coast, but Ray has been called to respond to a freak quake in Nevada. So she travels instead to San Francisco with her mother's millionaire boyfriend (Ioan Gruffudd). Then jittery Cal Tech scientist Lawrence (Paul Giamatti) works out that this temblor is heading for L.A. and will move up the coast to San Francisco, perhaps creating the biggest seismic event the world has ever seen. As he issues urgent warnings, Ray rescues Emma from a collapsing L.A. skyscraper, and they both head north to save their daughter. Meanwhile, Blake has teamed up with sexy Brit Ben (Hugo Johnstone-Burt) and his perky little brother Ollie (Art Parkinson) to survive the chaos in San Francisco.

Despite the filmmakers' stated goal to recreate a classic disaster epic like The Poseidon Adventure (1972) or Earthquake (1974), this film doesn't bother to feature an ensemble cast with complex intertwined storylines. Instead, it heaps all of the drama onto Johnson's beefy shoulders. He has more than enough charisma to hold it together, even if his one big emotional scene feels a bit, well, stony. Everyone else provides a masterclass in panic-stricken acting, running and screaming and fearing for everyone's lives even though it's clear from the start that very few characters will die. Hundreds of thousands of anonymous digitally rendered victims perish, but the movie doesn't bat an eyelid about them.

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Homer's 'Odyssey' Adaptation: 6 Actors Who Would Be Perfect As Odysseus


Sean Bean Henry Cavill Gerard Butler Jason Statham Ioan Gruffudd Hugh Jackman Ben Affleck Francis Lawrence

Homer's Odyssey finally has the epic (pun more definitely intended) directing, writing and producing team it deserves. Fresh from working on The Hunger Games trilogy, Francis Lawrence is set to direct, Peter Craig to write and Nina Jacobson to produce the upcoming film.

Sean BeanSean Bean was top of the list of ideal actors to play Odysseus.

Read More: Sean Bean Cast In New ITV Drama The Frankenstein Chronicles.

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San Andreas Trailer


California is well-known for playing host to regular earthquakes, being located right on top of the San Andreas fault; in other words, the tectonic plate boundary that separates the Pacific and the North American Plates. However, rarely have earthquakes been seen that have reduced whole cites to rubble, caused huge chasms in the Earth and deadly tidal waves through streets killing thousands of people. The only option for residents is to get as far away as possible, though with such a huge disaster ripping through the state, this one is still going to have an effect on the other side of the country. Meanwhile, chopper pilot Ray and his estranged wife are desperate to find their missing daughter Blake first, and use a Fire Department rescue helicopter to search high and low throughout the state.

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ABC Gives 'Forever' A Full Season Order


Ioan Gruffudd Alana De La Garza

ABC have just ordered nine more episodes of freshman drama ‘Forever’, giving the series a full fall season run.

Ioan Gruffudd'Forever' stars Ioan Gruffudd

The drama stars Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan, an over 200 year old immortal who is now working as a medical examiner. Morgan studies the deaths of his victims in order to try and work out the mystery to his own immortality.

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Ioan Gruffudd and Alana De La Garza - Shots from the set of ABC's show 'Forever' which stars Ioan Gruffudd. Filming in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th September 2014

Ioan Gruffudd and Alana De La Garza

Imagining James Bond Without Daniel Craig: Who Were The Other 007 Contenders?


After seeing Skyfall this week, Roger Moore described Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes' new James Bond film as "without a doubt... the best Bond there's ever been." The film's crew is seemingly made up entirely of Oscar winners and critical reaction has suggested that Skyfall could be the first 007 movie to win big at the Academy Awards.

Though there were murmurings of discontent when British star Daniel Craig replaced Pierce Brosnan in the secret agent franchise, he's since become a revelation, with many considering him to be the finest Bond yet. His turn in Casino Royale had far more depth than anything Brosnan (or Dalton for that matter) had delivered, leaving Bond geeks squabbling between just three actors as to who was the best Bond ever: Moore, Connery or Craig? Though Quantum of Solace failed to reach the heady critical heights of its predecessor, early reaction suggests Skyfall betters Casino Royale and possibly anything before it. But it all could have been very different, couldn't it? Cast your mind back to 2005, when the protracted process of choosing the new James Bond was reaching its final stages. With Ralph Fiennes unable to commit to the filming schedule of Casino Royale, and Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana and Heath Ledger discounted, producers chose to go ahead and run screen tests on the four 'finalists'. (They had lost the chance of landing Clive Owen after refusing to include gross profit points in his contract) The contenders were Layer Cake star Daniel Craig, ER actor Goran Visnjic, Australian actor Sam Worthington and 22-year-old Henry Cavill, reported Variety. All were relatively inexperienced, though producers were keen for someone considerably younger than the 52-year-old Pierce Brosnan. In fact, writer Paul Haggis told the Hollywood Reporter at the time, "We're trying to reinvent Bond. He's 28 - no Q, no gadgets."

Sam Worthington 'Wrath Of The Titans' UK film premiere

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Video - Ioan Gruffudd: Society Better Off Without Cars Than Without Television


Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd leaves his agent's office in Beverly Hills and makes to get into his sports car. He flashes a charming smile as he is momentarily stopped by a member of the paparazzi who compliments him on the vehicle before asking him which, out of cars and television, would have the most detrimental effect on society if it was removed. The 'Hornblower' star answers that travelling would still be possible through public transport if cars were no longer a part of society.

Gruffudd has recently been starring alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar in TV drama 'Ringer'. He is now filming 'Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box'

Fireflies In The Garden Trailer


As a child, Michael and his father Charles have had a tense relationship. Charles would lash out at Michael for breaking the rules; once even attempting to hit him with a baseball bat when he intervened in a fight between Charles and his wife Lisa. Another time, Charles was made to walk home in the rain after claiming to have lost his glasses.

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Video - Ioan Gruffudd Dashing To Taxi


Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four; Titanic; Black Hawk Down) is seen getting into a waiting car after making a quick exit from the door of the SoHo club. Ioan smiles at the photographers but doesn't answer their questions.

Ioan has also appeared in the political film 'W.' portraying the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Ioan also starred in action adventure 'Sanctum', which starred Richard Roxburgh as part of a team of deep sea divers who are forced to find their way out of an underwater labyrinthine cavern

Horrible Bosses Trailer


Nick Hendricks (a management candidate), Kurt Buckman (an accountant) and Dale Arbus (a dental assistant) are three best friends who love their jobs. However, for the three of them, there is just one thing coming between them and their happiness - their evil bosses.

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Rhys Wakefield and Ioan Gruffudd Monday 31st January 2011 Los Angeles premiere of 'Sanctum' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

Rhys Wakefield and Ioan Gruffudd

Ioan Gruffudd Saturday 11th July 2009 Riders For Health Benefit Event held at SURU on Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, California

Secret Of Moonacre Trailer


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Ioan Gruffudd

Date of birth

6th October, 1973

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.80




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San Andreas Movie Review

San Andreas Movie Review

Set up as an old-style disaster movie with only a fraction of the plot, this...

San Andreas Trailer

San Andreas Trailer

California is well-known for playing host to regular earthquakes, being located right on top of...

Fireflies In The Garden Trailer

Fireflies In The Garden Trailer

As a child, Michael and his father Charles have had a tense relationship. Charles would...

Horrible Bosses Trailer

Horrible Bosses Trailer

Nick Hendricks (a management candidate), Kurt Buckman (an accountant) and Dale Arbus (a dental assistant)...

Sanctum Trailer

Sanctum Trailer

Frank McGuire has spent most of his life exploring caves, he's a master of his...

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Secret Of Moonacre Trailer

Secret Of Moonacre Trailer

Watch the trailer for Secret Of Moonacre.Maria Merriweather is a young girl who lives with...

Amazing Grace Movie Review

Amazing Grace Movie Review

For a film with all the stylistic panache of a BBC period yawner and all...

King Arthur Movie Review

King Arthur Movie Review

It seemed doomed to fail. Schlock-master Jerry Bruckheimer had thrown a talented but mildly-experienced director...

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