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
, 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).
- 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.