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Biography

Eve Myles was born in Ystradgynlais on 26th July 1978 and is a Welsh actress, producer and writer.   

 

She graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2000.  

Myles' early television credits included the 2001 miniseries Tales from Pleasure Beach and the 2003 television drama Colditz. Eve is also an accomplished theatre actress. In 2004 she won an Ian Charleson Award 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.

In 2005, she auditioned for a part in the revived series of Doctor Who and, landed the role of servant girl Gwyneth, in the Series 1 episode "The Unquiet Dead", alongside Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston.

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. Torchwood aired in late 2006 and earned her a Bafta Cymru award for Best Actress in 2007. Torchwood Series 2 and Series 3 named Torchwood: Children of Earth were subsequently, filmed over the next two years. 

 

In 2017 Eve was cast in the Vox Pictures' production 'Keeping Faith/ Un Bore Mercher', where she was required to speak English and Welsh. Eve learnt Welsh for the role and subsequently won her second Bafta Cymru awards for Best Actress in 2018. The show gained critical acclaim, having over 17 million BBC Iplayer requests, making it the most-watched BBC Wales/S4C show to date. 

In 2019 Eve set up Empty Room Productions with Pip Broughton and Adrian Bate. Empty Room Productions is a sister company to Vox Pictures, who produce Bafta Cymru award-winning Keeping Faith. The production company has one project commissioned and others in development.

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