07-26 Happy birthday to Eve Myles, Born: July 26, 1978.
Eve Myles is a Welsh actress. She graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2000. Later that year, she began portraying Ceri Lewis in the Welsh language drama series Belonging, a role she would play until the end of the series in 2009. Myles’ early UK television credits included the 2001 miniseries Tales from Pleasure Beach, the 2003 television drama Colditz and, as servant girl Gwyneth, the 2005 Doctor Who episode “The Unquiet Dead”.
Her appearance in Doctor Who led to her winning a lead role in the science fiction drama’s spin-off series Torchwood, in which she portrayed the character Gwen Cooper between 2006 and 2011. Myles role in Torchwood earned her a Bafta Cymru award for Best Actress in 2007. Myles also reprised the role of Gwen in the 2009 and 2011 series of Torchwood Radio Plays as well as in 2015 as part of the Torchwood (Big Finish series). Myles subsequent television credits include the 2008 miniseries Little Dorrit, the 2008 premiere episode of the fantasy drama Merlin and the 2013 drama series Frankie in which she played the title role. In 2014 she was cast in the second series of the crime drama series Broadchurch portraying the character of Claire Ripley. In 2011 she voiced one of the main characters in the video game Dragon Age II.
An accomplished theatre actress, Myles won an Ian Charleson Award in 2004 for her performances in Royal Shakespeare Company productions of the plays Titus Andronicus and The Taming of the Shrew. Further theatre credits include Henry IV, Part I and II at the National Theatre in 2004, and the role of Emma in the first UK run of Zach Braff’s play All New People in 2012.