Gareth David- Lloyd afterlife 96
Ianto Jones in Torchwood
Born in Newport, Wales, Gareth David- Lloyd began acting on stages in his hometown and around Cardiff. He appeared ( as a character named Ianto Jones) in Russell T Davies’s 2004 series, Mine All Mine. When Davies began casting Torchwood, David- Lloyd slipped back into Ianto’s shoes for the show. Hugely popular with fans, his character was killed off in Torchwood: Children Of Earth to a huge outcry. Since then, Gareth has appeared as Dr John Watson in the direct- to- DVD film Sherlock Holmes ( 2010), as well as guest starring on Warehouse 13 and BBC One’s Holby City. His band, Blue Gillespie, has released two albums.
Absolutely, yeah! I miss him.
Someone asked me to sign a My Little Pony doll that was dressed as Ianto.
His sense of loyalty. And his organisational skills!
He’d be saving the world! That’s his gig.
Is there anything unfinished about Ianto’s story?
Wo uld you like to play I anto again?
What’s the strangest request you’ve had from a fan? Wo uld any of I anto ’ s skills or attributes have been useful i n real life?
What would he be doing now i f he were alive?
No, not really. I was happy with the way the story went. There were certain aspects of his life that I wanted to explore – like his home life and where he was from – and we got to do that in Children Of Earth, so yeah… I left happy.
Did you get any souvenirs from the set?
The stopwatch, and I’ve got a couple of ties from his costume. That was about it.
I s there anything from Torchwood you wish was real?
What would it say on Ianto’s gravestone?
That’s a tough one. I don’t even know if he’s got a gravestone. His type of people are usually put in the basement and forgotten about. If he has one: “Always in our hearts, forever in our thoughts.” I loved the device that Toshiko had in an episode that could load a whole book into your brain in a couple of minutes. That was very good. Knowledge is power at the end of the day.