4. Ioan’s next major role was as Horatio Hornblower in Hornblower. Ioan played the titular naval officer in this series of eight made-for-TV movies, released from 1998 to 2003. In case you’re curious, yes, he was dreamy in all eight.
5. He’s a dad! Ioan has a little girl, Ella Betsi Janet, with his wife, actress Alice Evans. The couple — who met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000, when Alice was hookin’ up with Pablo Picasso's grandson — welcomed their daughter on September 6, 2009. Ella Betsi is only a few days older than Sarah Michelle Gellar’s daughter, Charlotte!
7. Ioan isn’t the only sexy Welsh actor on The CW. Joseph Morgan, who steams it up as original bad-boy vamp Klaus on The Vampire Diaries, is from Swansea, Wales.