Eve Myles "Gwen Cooper" (Torchwood) #5
Eve Myles from Torchwood
In 2001, Myles undertook a role in the television film Score and the TV mini-series Tales from Pleasure Beach. From 2000 she took the lead role of Ceri in the BBC Wales drama Belonging.
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 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. "It's beyond flattering. It's my own personal Oscar, that Davies wrote the part for me," says Eve. The role resulted in her moving back home to Wales.Myles describes her character, Gwen as Torchwood's 'Social Worker', "She's a social worker that can run and fight and stand in her own corner and win." 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, called The Dragon's Call where she played Lady Helen and Mary Collins, a witch who impersonated her, and in Little Dorrit, where she played Maggy.
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