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Gareth David-Lloyd

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Wales, United Kingdom (2006 – present)

Gareth David-Lloyd (born 28 March 1981) is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Ianto Jones in the British science fiction television programme Torchwood.

Born Gareth David Lloyd in Bettws, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. David-Lloyd fronts the heavy blues band Blue Gillespie (previously known as A Breath of Blue Fire). The band participated in Sex, Wales, and Anarchy on April 20, 2008, and Orgee on May 3, 2008, at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. Their first EP, Cave Country, was released in December 2008.

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.

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