Gareth David Lloyd from Torchwood #a
Gareth David Lloyd
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, where he was a contemporary of the actor Matthew Woodyatt and the singer Nia Lynn. Whilst there, he appeared in several plays including Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera and Henry V, in which he played the title role. When former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock saw the young David-Lloyd 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 Sebastian in Twelfth Night on stage and appearances in television programmes such as Absolute Power, Casualty, Rosemary & Thyme and The Bill.
Gareth returned to Wales for the filming of his first regular television role in Torchwood. In the 2004 comedy drama Mine All Mine, written by Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies, he played a character named Yanto Jones.
Gareth has recorded a number of M.R. James Ghost Stories entitled Tales of the Supernatural. He also recently recorded an audio interview for Fantom Films for an audio CD series 'Cult Conversations', in which he talks about his involvement with Torchwood and his acting career to date.
In 2007, Gareth co-wrote the hard-hitting Wrecked, a forty-five minute play on the effects of heavy drinking which starts with a drink-induced car crash.
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