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Gareth David-Lloyd


Actor
UK

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Biography:
Gareth David-Lloyd was born in Bettws, Newport. His first acting role was as a robot in a junior school play. As a teenager, Gareth joined the Gwent Young People's Theatre in Abergavenny, appearing in several plays including Macbeth and Henry V, in which he played the title roles. When former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock saw the young Gareth performing at Monmouth Castle, he sent him 250 pounds to use towards his acting career.

Whilst studying at Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys, he appeared in various local stage productions at the Dolman Theatre in Newport and the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. He went on to train at the National Youth Theatre, before moving to Reading to pursue his acting career with The Rep College. His roles have included Macheath in The Threepenny Opera, Sebastian in Twelfth Night on stage and his early appearances in television programmes such as Absolute Power, Casualty, Rosemary & Thyme and The Bill.

Gareth returned to Wales in 2006 for the filming of his first regular television role, Ianto Jones in Torchwood, appearing in 30 episodes out of 31 in series 1 - 3. This role recently lead to him being dubbed a science fiction cult hero by SFX magazine. He has since worked with James Moran (Torchwood and Doctor Who writer) on the innovative web drama Girl Number 9.

Outside of screen and stage work, Gareth has undertaken recordings of a number of MR James and HP Lovecraft short stories, as well as a Torchwood audiobook, short story reading and radio plays for the BBC.

Gareth is also interested in writing, directing and producing, and recently worked as executive producer for the film Casimir Effect, in which he also played the lead.

   

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
2009
   Gallifrey One 2009 - February 13-15 in Los Angeles, CA
2011
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2011 - June 17-19 in Sydney, NSW, Australia
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2011 - June 24-26 in Claremont, WA, Australia
   Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2011 - August 11-14 in Rosemont, IL
   Dragon*Con 2011 - September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA
2012
   The Hub 2012 - April 13-15 in Northampton, UK
   The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 2012 - May 12-13 in Peterborough, UK
   FanCity 2012 - October 24-28 in Prague, Czech Republic
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2012 - November 9-11 in Brisbane, QLD, Australia
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2012 - November 16-18 in Adelaide, SA, Australia
2013
   ArcadeCon 2013 - July 4-7 in Dublin, Ireland
   Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2 in Atlanta, GA
   Hurricane Who 2013 - November 1-3 in Orlando, FL
2014
   Con Nooga 2014 - February 21-23 in Chattanooga, TN
   MegaCon 2014 - March 21-23 in Orlando, FL
   Wales Comic Con 2014 - April 27 in Wrexham, UK
2015
   Newcastle Film & Comic Con 2015 - March 28-29 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
   Fandomfest 2015 - August 7-9 in Louisville, KY
   Hurricane Who 2015 - October 30 - November 1 in Orlando, FL convention cancelled
   Wales Comic Con 2015 - November 29 in Wrexham, UK
   Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2015 - December 4-6 in Glendale, AZ
2016
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Gold Coast 2016 - April 8-10 in Broadbeach, QLD, Australia
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Melbourne 2016 - April 15-17 in Melbourne, VIC, Australia
   Wales Comic Con 2016 - April 23-24 in Wrexham, UK
   Dragon Con 2016 - September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA
   Hurricane Who 2016 - November 4-6 in Orlando, FL convention postponed
   Pandorica 2016 - November 18-20 in Bristol, UK
25 guest appearances

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