Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd is under pressure from Burberry workers in his native country to help keep their fashion factory open. The Fantastic Four star, who is a spokesmodel for the designer clothing company, could be lobbied to save more than 300 jobs at a polo shirt factory, which is facing closure at the end of the year (06). Welsh politician LEIGHTON ANDREWS says, "It's not clear that Burberry's worldwide management have fully thought through the implications of pulling out of Wales when the global face of Burberry is the Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd. "If Burberry wants to stay a British brand, it needs to keep manufacturing jobs in Britain." Burberry insists the proposed closure is a one-off and has already vowed not to abandon the UK.