In May 2008, Ioan collected the Tlws Sian Philips award at the Welsh BAFTA award with a black eye due to his wife accidentally hitting him with a golf club during a game of golf. Ioan received the award for his contribution to film.
Ioan married British actress Alice Evans in Mexico on September 14, 2007.
In May 2007, Ioan and Fantastic Four co-stars, Michael Chiklis and Jessica Alba, presented awards at the 2007 TV Week Logie Awards in Australia.
His movie Solomon and Gaenor (in which Ioan played Solomon) was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Academy Award in 2000.
In 2003 Ioan was invited to join the Welsh Bardic Order of Great Britain (Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain).
His first major English speaking role was in a 1996 TV movie Poldark.
He moved to the U.S. to live full-time in 2002.
Ioan grew a beard to play Lancelot in 2004's King Arthur, but they didn't like the reddish color so his beard was colored brown to match his hair.
Along with Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis, Ioan was nominated for "Best On-Screen Team" (for Fantastic Four) at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.
Ioan appears in a fashion pictorial in the September/October 2006 issue of Vogue Magazine, modeling clothes by David Chu.
At the 1999 Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming he received a Golden FIPA award for his role in the Hornblower series.
His first language is Welsh. The correct pronunciation of his name is pronounced "Yo-wahn Griffith".
He was "Officer Lowe" in the 1997 film Titanic.
He used to share a house with his best friend, actor Matthew Rhys.
His girlfriend Alice Evans was his love interest in 102 Dalmatians.
Ioan Gruffudd lives in LA with his actress girlfriend Alice Evans.
He learned Yiddish for his role in the film Solomon and Gaenor.
He appears in the British pop group Westlife's music video for "Uptown Girl".
As a youth, he played oboe in the South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra.
Both of his parents were teachers.
He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
He is a fan of British comedy duo Morecambe and Wise.
Ioan: (about continuing to play the Horatio Hornblower character) I would love to play this character through every stage of his life. I think it would be unique to have an actor playing him from the very early days as a midshipman; through till he's an Admiral. So, I would love to play this character till he perishes.
Ioan: (about his difficult to pronounce name) So what if it's difficult for people to pronounce? We all learned how to say Schwarzenegger.
Ioan: As long as you understand that you find happiness through family, friends and love, then money is just a nice bonus.
Ioan: A few people have said that I should change my name and the spelling so that people can say it, but I don't want to, I like it the way it is.
Ioan: As a Welshman, I grew up in a culture of singing and performing with music, and I think it was through this performing that I got my confidence as an actor.
Ioan: When I saw a billboard on Sunset Strip I parked the car, ran out, took a picture of it, then emailed it to all my friends.
Ioan: It was quite something for an unknown actor to get the lead. So I will always be grateful to Hornblower.
Ioan: My girlfriend, Alice, and I moved out to Los Angeles in January . We just rented a house there for a year. I want to work there, I've always had that ambition, and I've got to be there if I want this to work.