But despite the scene's graphic nature, Ioan, 44, who first found fame in the title role of ITV's Horatio Hornblower
series, has insisted the show has been "controversial yet relevant".
He published The African Queen and historical novels based on his most popular character, Captain Horatio Hornblower
looks to have some scope for improvement over fences and continue on the upward curve in the Dribuild Construction Handicap Chase at Ffos Las.
After being paid just PS20 to appear in the war film Undercover (1943) he was keen to be a star but it was few years before he would impress as the bosun's mate in Captain Horatio Hornblower
Kydd is a heroic figure to rival Horatio Hornblower
or Jack Aubrey, and a great addition to the nautical-adventure genre.
Welshman Ioan Gruffudd's Horatio Hornblower
put the wind in our sails.
He published The African Queen in 1935 and two years later created a series of historical novels featuring his most popular character, Captain Horatio Hornblower
Viewers will learn of the hopes, secrets and memories of the man behind Pobol y Cwm's Gareth Wyn, Horatio Hornblower
and Mr Fantastic for the programme Prosiect: Ioan Gruffudd, which is broadcast on S4C this weekend.
Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower
were based largely on the life and times of the Scots born 18th century buccaneer AdmiralThomas Cochrane.
Before that though he charmed the world as Horatio Hornblower
in the TV series 'Hornblower'.
He published The African Queen in 1935 and two years later created his most popular character, Captain Horatio Hornblower
It has since been used for the ITV drama series Hornblower, adapted from the novels about Navy officer Horatio Hornblower