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.