Eve Myles

Actress Eve Myles prepares for a scene. Photograph © Ben Salter
Eve Myles (born 1978) is an actress from Ystradgynlais, Wales, UK most notable for playing lead characters in Torchwood and Belonging.

She has also appeared in East Enders, the television film Score, and the Doctor Who episode “The Unquiet Dead”. In 2002 and 2003, Myles was nominated for Best Actress in the BAFTA Cymru Awards for her role as Ceri on the BBC Wales drama Belonging. Myles played Lavinia in the 2003 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Titus Andronicus. In 2005, she appeared opposite Michael Gambon in Henry IV, Part I and II at the National Theatre. She also had a significant part as a stable girl in the ill-fated BBC TV series Trainer.

Russell T Davies said that he is a great admirer of her work. Of her appearance in Doctor Who as the 19th century Cardiff maid Gwyneth; he told BBC South Wales “It just confirmed to me that she was one of Wales’ best-kept secrets,” Davies wrote the part of Gwen for Eve Myles specifically.

Appreciation
In 2005, The Western Mail ranked Myles seventh in its annual list of the 50 sexiest women in Wales.
In 2006, Wales on Sunday named Myles as its “Bachelorette of the Year”.
Conservative MP Michael Gove described Myles as “a Celtic Rossellini”.

Filmography

  • Year Title Role
  • 2007 Belonging Ceri TV Programme
  • 2006 Torchwood Gwen Cooper TV Programme
  • 2006 Soundproof DC Sarah McGowan TV Programme
  • 2006 These Foolish Things Dolly Nightingale
  • 2005 Doctor Who Gwyneth TV Episode – “The Unquiet Dead” (Series 1, episode 3)
  • 2005 Colditz Jill TV Programme
  • 2003 East Enders: Dot’s Story Young Gwen TV
  • 2002 Belonging Ceri TV Programme
  • 2001 Tales from Pleasure Beach Angie TV Programme
  • 2001 Score Paula TV
  • 2001 Belonging Ceri TV Programme
  • 2000 Belonging Ceri TV Programme