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Creator: Eve Myles

Eve Myles (born 1978) is a Welsh actress best known for playing Fair Cop Gwen Cooper on Torchwood. She got her start on the stage, playing Lavinia in Titus Andronicus, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, and various other roles. She also appeared in EastEnders and Tales From Pleasure Beach.

Eve Myles guest-starred in the Doctor Who episode "The Unquiet Dead" as Gwyneth, and her performance impressed Russell T Davies, who made her a lead on Torchwood. The fourth series, subtitled Miracle Day, saw her move to Hollywood for the shooting, and she expressed interest in returning there.

Outside of the Whoniverse, Eve Myles has acted in Belonging, Merlin, and Little Dorrit, and she voiced the elf Merrill in Dragon Age II. She lives with her partner Bradley Freegard and their daughter Matilda (born 2009).

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  • Patriotic Fervor: Is very proud of being Welsh, and of Doctor Who and Torchwood having raised interest in Wales. Once, when she was in Hollywood, she was part of a documentary about Welsh stars. Also once wore a shirt saying "I love Cardiff".
  • You Look Familiar: Played Gwyneth in "The Unquiet Dead" before joining Torchwood as Gwen Cooper.