Tom Ward was born in Swansea, Wales on January 11 1971. His father is the Welsh Poet John Powell Ward and his mother Sarah Ward OBE. At Oxford University he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He realised after joining a drama society that a career in acting would fulfil his dream. He has been married to journalist Emily Hohler since 2001 and they have three children. The first was Jack in 2002, followed by Tabitha in 2003. Another boy was born in 2006. They currently live in Kent, England.