David-Lloyd in December 2008
|Born||Gareth David Lloyd
28 March 1981
Bettws, Newport, Wales
|Spouse(s)||Gemma James (m. 2010)|
He was born in Bettws, Newport. David-Lloyd's first acting role was as a robot in a junior school play. As a teenager, he joined the Gwent Young People's Theatre in Abergavenny and The Dolman Youth Theatre in Newport. While there, he appeared in several plays, including Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera and Henry V, in which he played the title role. Gareth studied Performing Arts at Crosskeys College in South Wales. 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, 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.
In the 2004 comedy/drama Mine All Mine, written by Torchwood creator Russell T Davies, he played a character named Ianto Jones. In 2005, David-Lloyd began a part-time degree in philosophy and psychological studies with the Open University. 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. David-Lloyd has appeared in three of four series of Torchwood and even made an appearance in the Doctor Who series 4 finale episodes "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End". David-Lloyd has also recorded a Torchwood audio book, The Sin Eaters, and appeared in the Torchwood audio dramas Lost Souls, Asylum, Golden Age, The Dead Line, The Lost Files, and The House of the Dead.
In 2009 he appeared in the short comedy film A Very British Cover-up, while also appearing as a police detective in Internet crime thriller, Girl Number Nine, also starring Tracy Ann Oberman, premiering online on 30 October 2009.
In 2010 David-Lloyd starred in an episode of the long-running ITV1 series The Bill first aired on 21 January 2010 and also appeared as Dr. John Watson in 2010 direct-to-DVD film Sherlock Holmes by The Asylum. He also appeared in the pantomime Cinderella at the Charter Theatre Preston playing the character of Prince Charming.
David-Lloyd will also be appearing in 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 into a TV series.
On 30 October 2012, David-Lloyd started appearing on Holby City, in a role he played until January 2013.
David-Lloyd married Gemma James in 2010.
|2003||Absolute Power||Terry Pine||TV Programme – Pope Idol|
|2003||Casualty||Darrell Kemner||TV Programme – I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good|
|2004||The Bill||Carl Pritchard||TV Episode – "367" (21.94)|
|2004||Rosemary and Thyme||Zack Pitt-Seymour||TV Episode – "The Gongoozlers" (2.5)|
|2004||Mine all Mine||Yanto Jones||Series 1, Episode 5|
|2005||The Genius of Beethoven||Karl van Beethoven||TV Programme – Faith and Fury|
|2006–2009||Torchwood||Ianto Jones||TV Programme – Torchwood at IMDb|
|2006–2009||Torchwood Declassified||Himself||TV Programme – Torchwood Declassified at IMDb|
|2008||Doctor Who||Ianto Jones||TV Episodes – "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End" (4.13/4.14)|
|2009||A Very British Cover-up||Brian Jones||Short Film|
|2009||Caerdydd||Dylan||TV Programme – #4.4 and #4.5|
|2009||Torchwood: Children of Earth||Ianto Jones||Day One – Day Four|
|2009||Torchwood: Torchwood: Inside the Hub||Himself|
|2009||Girl Number 9||Matheson||Web Series|
|2010||The Bill||Jeremy Preston||TV Episode – "Duty Calls" (26.3)|
|2010||Sherlock Holmes||Dr. John Watson||Direct-to-DVD film|
|2011||Red Faction: Origins||Commander Adam Hale||Science fiction television movie|
|2011||Warehouse 13||Mr. Wolcott||TV Episodes – "3...2...1" (3.5)|
|2011||Bloody Norah||PC Evans|
|2011||Casimir Effect||Dr. Robert Cameron||Also Producer|
|2012||Twisted Showcase||Peter/Paul||Web Series – Episode 1.1|
|2012-2013||Holby City||Rhys Hopkins||TV Episodes – "Follow My Leader" (15.3),
"Through the Darkness" (15.10),
"And We Banish Shade" (15.11),
"Blood Ties" (15.12)
|2015||Waterloo Road||Rob Hutchinson||10x18 until 10x20|
|2011||Red Faction: Armageddon||Adam Hale||Voice|
|2014||Dragon Age: Inquisition||Solas||Voice|
David-Lloyd also fronts the progressive metal band Blue Gillespie (previously known as A Breath of Blue Fire). The band participated in Sex, Wales, and Anarchy on 20 April 2008, and Orgee on 3 May 2008, at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. Their first EP, Cave Country, was released in December 2008 which was followed by Cave Country Part 2 which was released in August 2009. Their debut album, Synesthesia, was released in May 2010. Second album Seven Rages of Man was released in May 2012.
- Smith, Lizzie (2006-05-12). "Gareth stars in Dr Who's dark, sexy spin-off". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 2006-10-19.
- "Why Torchwood's Gareth's home from home" (Press release). BBC Television. 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2006-10-19.
- "Mine All Mine: Episode 5". TV.com. Retrieved 2006-10-29.
- http://garethdavid-lloyd.org/garethdavid-lloyd.org/garethdavid-lloyd.org/_Gareth_David_Lloyd.html[dead link]
- "Gareth David-Lloyd – Blue Gillespie". Retrieved 2008-12-18.
- "Blue Gillespie – Music".
- "Blue Gillespie – Music".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gareth David-Lloyd.|
- Gareth David-Lloyd at the Internet Movie Database
- Fantom Films – recent audio work
- Casimir Effect Short Film – Casimir Effect Film page
- A Very British Cover-Up Short Film – A Very British Cover-up Film page