- Eve Myles
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- United Kingdom
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Eve Myles (born 1978 in Ystradgynlais, Powys), is a Welsh actress, most notable for playing lead characters in Belonging and as ex-police officer Gwen Cooper in the Doctor Who spin-off programme Torchwood.
Born in Ystradgynlais, Myles attended the Ysgol Maes Y Dderwen school in the same class as fellow actor Steve Meo. After training as an actress and completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, she graduated in 2000 and moved to London.
In 2001, Myles undertook a role in the television film Score and the TV mini-series Tales from Pleasure Beach. From 2002 she took the lead role of Ceri in the BBC Wales drama Belonging. In 2003 she took the role of young Gwen in the EastEnders spin-off storyline Dot's Story. From 2003, Myles based herself in Stratford upon Avon, initially playing Lavinia in the 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. Myles had a significant part as a stable girl in the ill-fated BBC TV series Trainer, and reappeared in the BBC short film Colditz in 2005. The role led to her taking a supporting role in the Doctor Who episode "The Unquiet Dead," where by she was spotted by producer Russell T Davies who commented that: "It just confirmed to me that she was one of Wales' best-kept secrets." Consequently Davies wrote the part of Gwen in Torchwood specifically for Myles. The role resulted in her moving back home to Wales. Eve also appeared in the Series Four finale of Doctor Who, alongside Torchwood co-stars John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd. Eve Myles also appeared in the first episode of Merlin where she played Lady Helen and Mary Collins, a witch who impersonated her, and in Little Dorrit, where she played Maggy.