Eve Myles

Eve Myles (born 26 July 1978) is a Welsh actress from Ystradgynlais. She graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2000. Later that year, she began portraying Ceri Lewis in the BBC drama series Belonging, a role she would play until the end of the series in 2009. Myles' early UK-wide television credits included the 2001 miniseries Tales from Pleasure Beach and the 2003 television drama Colditz. 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 for four series between 2006 and 2011. Myles's 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 Big Finish audio stories. 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 2013, for the TV channel GOLD, she appeared alongside Anthony Head in the comedy drama You, Me & Them, a role she reprised in 2015 for the second series. 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. In 2016, she appeared as another Victorian servant, this time playing Mrs. Jenkins in the ITV period drama series Victoria, a role she didn't reprise for series 2.[1]

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.

Eve Myles
Eve Myles 2013
Myles in June 2013.
Born26 July 1978 (age 40)
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)
Bradley Freegard (m. 2013)
Children2
Websiteevemyles.net

Early life

Myles was born on 26 July 1978[2] in Ystradgynlais.[3] She attended Ysgol Maes Y Dderwen, where she was in the same class as fellow actor Richard Corgan, and the year below Steve Meo. She grew up with a strong interest in boxing, although she gave up the sport after breaking her knuckle by punching a wet sandbag.[4] After training as an actress and gaining a Bachelor of Arts in acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff in 2000,[5] Myles moved to London.

Career

In 2000 Myles took on the central role of Ceri Owen (née Lewis) in the BBC Wales drama Belonging. Her longest role to date, Myles played Ceri from the series' first episode through to its final series in 2008; returning for a one-off special in 2009.[3] In 2001, Myles undertook a role in the television film Score and the TV miniseries Tales from Pleasure Beach. From 2003, Myles based herself in Stratford upon Avon, initially playing Lavinia in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Titus Andronicus, for which she received the Sunday Times Ian Charleson award in 2004.[6] She has also played Bianca in The Taming of The Shrew[7] and in 2005, appeared opposite Michael Gambon in Henry IV, Part I and II at the National Theatre.[3] She took the part of Gwenfar in the BBC Radio Four series of plays "Arthur" by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Steve May in November 2004. Myles appeared in the ITV drama Colditz in 2005.

She took a supporting role in the Doctor Who episode "The Unquiet Dead", playing servant girl Gwyneth. This brought her to the attention of Lead Writer Russell T Davies, who would progress to create and produce Torchwood. Considering her to be "one of Wales' best-kept secrets",[8] Davies wrote the role of Gwen Cooper in Torchwood specifically for Myles.[9] Speaking on her casting, Myles stated that having the part written for her was like having her "own personal Oscar."[10] Gwen, an audience surrogate character,[11] is characterised by Myles as Torchwood's "social worker", who "can run and fight and stand in her own corner and win." Her role in Torchwood also led to Myles making a second appearance in Doctor Who, for its Fourth series' finale, alongside Torchwood co-stars John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd.[12] Myles has appeared in every episode of Torchwood.[13][14]

Myles also appeared in the first episode of Merlin, called "The Dragon's Call" where she played Lady Helen of Mora and Mary Collins, a witch who impersonated her. Her performance in this role was described positively by Anthony Head, who said that 'she did it dead straight and very scarily. There was one moment she was delivering a speech to me in full prosthetic make-up... The French background artists didn’t speak English but burst into applause at the end because they were moved by the emotion of it.'[15]

She portrayed the character of Maggy Plornish in Andrew Davies' 2008 adaptation of Little Dorrit, which later went on to win seven Emmy awards.[16] Early 2008 also saw the actress host a radio show centred around Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe[4] and narrate a short story, Sorry for the Loss by Bridget Keehan, both airing on BBC Radio Wales.[17]

2009 saw her star in the award-winning independent Welsh film A Bit of Tom Jones as well as the one-off Drama, Framed, for BBC Wales, alongside Trevor Eve. In July 2010, Myles announced she would appear in an original BBC Cymru Wales TV series, Baker Boys, co-written by Helen Raynor and Gary Owen and airing in early 2011.[18][19] 2011 also saw Myles provide the voice of the Dalish elf Merrill in the Bioware video game Dragon Age II.[20] In July 2011, to coincide with Torchwood's fourth series Myles presented part of a BBC Wales Documentary entitled Wales and Hollywood, which featured the actress travelling to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to find the Welsh talent honoured there.[21][22]

In 2012 Myles returned to the stage in Zach Braff's play All New People, which ran for ten consecutive weeks at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre following runs at the Manchester Opera House (8–11 February 2012) and the King's Theatre in Glasgow (14–18 February).[23] In 2013 she took the title role in the BBC1 drama Frankie, filmed in Bristol, which follows the life of a district nurse who cares more about her patients than her own life.[24]

In August 2016, Myles stars alongside Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes and Rufus Sewell in the ITV drama Victoria, which follows the early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the age of 18, through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. She portrays Mrs Jenkins, the Queens personal dresser.

In 2017, Myles starred alongside her real life husband Bradley Freegard in the Welsh drama “Un Bore Mercher.” She learnt to speak Welsh for the role. Un bore Mercher was also filmed in English and was aired in 2018 on BBC One Wales as “Keeping Faith” with Eve Myles as Faith Howells, a solicitor whose husband Evan, with whom she works at their family-run law firm, disappears whilst she is on maternity leave following the birth of their third child.

In 2018, Myles played the role of Norman Scott's lover Gwen Parry-Jones in the BBC drama A Very English Scandal. The drama relates the real-life story of politician Jeremy Thorpe's affair with Scott and subsequent trial for attempted murder and is based on the novel of the same name by John Preston.

Awards and recognition

Myles was among many others nominated for Wales online Dafftas' best actress[25] and won for her role as Frankie with almost 45% of the votes. Myles was nominated for and won Wales' sexiest woman in 2013.[26]

Myles has been nominated for a total of six BAFTA Cymru awards, winning one. In 2002,[27] 2003,[28] and 2009,[29] Myles was nominated for Best Actress in the BAFTA Cymru Awards for her role as Ceri on the BBC Wales drama Belonging.

In 2007, Myles won the BAFTA Cymru Best Actress award for her portrayal of Gwen Cooper in Torchwood's first series,[30] a role she also received Best Actress BAFTA Cymru nominations for in 2008[31] and 2010.[32] In 2010, Myles won the Best Actress award in the SFX Reader's awards poll,[33] and was crowned best actress in the 11th annual Airlock Alpha Portal Awards.[34] For her role as Gwen Cooper in Torchwood: Miracle Day, Myles was nominated for a Satellite Awards in the Best Television Actress category.[35] and reached the shortlist for the 2012 UK National Television Awards.[36]

In 2006, Wales on Sunday named Myles as its "Bachelorette of the Year".[37] Myles also regularly ranks highly in the Western Mail's annual list of the 50 sexiest women in Wales. In 2005, the Western Mail ranked Myles seventh[38] whilst she ranked fifth in 2008,[39] 7th in 2009,[40] 8th in 2010[41] and 10th in 2011.[42]

In June 2010, Myles was honoured with a fellowship from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.[43]

Personal life

Myles met Bradley Freegard at the National Youth Theatre in 1994, and they married in Italy on 18 May 2013.[44] Myles and Freegard have two daughters, born in 2009[45][46][47] and 2014.

Filming Torchwood's fourth series in 2011 saw Myles relocate with her family to America's Hollywood Hills, living "literally underneath the Hollywood sign".[48] Myles has described California as the "land of dreams", and her experience filming the fourth series of Torchwood in Hollywood as the best year of her life, adding that she would love to spend more time there as an actress if possible.[47]

Filmography

Film & television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Hang the DJ Tracy
2000 Nuts and Bolts Carys Williams
2000–2009 Belonging Ceri
2001 Tales from Pleasure Beach Angie
Score Paula
2003 EastEnders: Dot's Story Young Gwen
2005 Doctor Who Gwyneth Episode: "The Unquiet Dead"
Colditz Jill
2006 Soundproof DC Sarah McGowan
These Foolish Things Dolly Nightingale
2006–2011 Torchwood Gwen Cooper BAFTA Cymru for Best Actress (2007)
SFX Award for Best Actress
Nominated: BAFTA Cymru for Best Actress (2010)
Nominated: Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
Nominated: Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television
2006-2008 Torchwood Declassified Herself
2008 Merlin Lady Helen/Mary Collins Episode: "The Dragon's Call"
Little Dorrit Maggy Plornish
Doctor Who Gwen Cooper Episodes: "The Stolen Earth" / "Journey's End"
2009 A Bit of Tom Jones Sally
Framed Angharad Stannard[49]
2011 Wales and Hollywood Presenter Documentary
Baker Boys Sarah
2013 Frankie Frankie Maddox Title character
2013-2015 You, Me & Them Lauren Grey
2014 Under Milk Wood Lilly Smalls
2015 Broadchurch Claire Ripley Series two
2016 Moving On Helen Episode: "Passengers"
Victoria Mrs Jenkins Series 1
2017 Un Bore Mercher Faith Howells S4C series, English version Keeping Faith to be shown on BBC One Wales.
2018 Keeping Faith Faith Howells BBC One Wales (shown on BBC One July to August 2018)
2018 A Very English Scandal Gwen Parry-Jones
2019 Cold Feet Caitlin Henderson[50] Series 8

Radio

Year Title Role Production
2008 Calzaghe Fight Night[4] Presenter BBC Radio Wales
Sorry for the Loss Narrator
"Lost Souls" Gwen Cooper BBC Radio 4
2009 "Asylum"
"Golden Age"
"The Dead Line"
2011 Torchwood: The Lost Files
2015–Present Torchwood Big Finish Productions
2018 Blind Terror: The Gods of Frost Kathryn Ellis
2018 19 Weeks Emily BBC Radio 4

Theatre

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Taming of the Shrew Bianca Won: Ian Charleson Award
Titus Andronicus Lavinia
2005 Henry IV - Part I & II Lady Mortimer / Doll Tearsheet
2012 All New People Emma

Audio book narrator

Year Title Author Notes
2007 Border Princes Dan Abnett
2009 In the Shadows Joseph Lidster

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Dragon Age II Merrill Voice only

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External links

Adrift (Torchwood)

"Adrift" is the eleventh episode of the second series of the British science fiction television series Torchwood, which was first broadcast on BBC Three on 19 March 2008, and repeated on BBC Two one week later. The episode was written by series one and two head writer Chris Chibnall, directed by Mark Everest and produced by Sophie Fante and Richard Stokes. The episode featured the five initial series regulars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori and Gareth David Lloyd plus recurring actors Kai Owen and Tom Price.

The episode begins with the alien hunter Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) being called in to investigate a missing person case by her former colleague in the police Andy Davidson (Tom Price). When bereaved mother Nikki Bevan (Ruth Jones) starts a support group for missing people, Gwen realises the problem is widespread. She pursues the investigation against the wishes of her boss Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and is able to track Nikki's son to an isolation facility. It is revealed that Nikki's son Jonah (Robert Pugh and Oliver Ferriman), like the other missing individuals around Cardiff, was taken by the space-time rift and returned physically and mentally scarred. After realising she cannot have a relationship with her son, Nikki implores Gwen not to reveal the truth to any other bereaved relative.

Chibnall wanted to write a story that tackled the issue of loss and revolved around a missing person case. Executive producer Russell T Davies appreciated the character dynamics and domestic themes in the episode and cited the script as one of his inspirations in continuing the series. Ruth Jones, who is generally better known for her comedic roles, was cast against type in the central guest role of Nikki Bevan. The episode was filmed largely on location in South Wales with the island of Flat Holm featuring prominently. Response to the episode was generally positive. Reviewers generally praised the episode for illuminating the conflicting elements of Gwen's character and providing a central dilemma with no easy answer. Some critics identified ostensible plot holes, though felt that the episode's emotional successes negated these.

Asylum (Torchwood)

"Asylum" is an original BBC Radio 4 audio play written by Anita Sullivan and is a spin-off from the British science fiction television series Torchwood, itself a spin-off from Doctor Who. This episode aired on 1 July 2009 on BBC Radio 4. It stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, Tom Price as PC Andy Davidson, and Erin Richards as Freda.

Day One (Torchwood)

"Day One" is the second episode of the first series of the British science fiction television series Torchwood. Directed by Brian Kelly, the episode was first broadcast on the digital channel BBC Three on 22 October 2006 with the series pilot, "Everything Changes", and later repeated on terrestrial channel BBC Two on 25 October. It was the first work in the Doctor Who universe to be written by future Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall.

The episode centres on Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) working her first case with the alien hunters Torchwood in Cardiff, when she lets loose a purple alien gas that survives on the energy of orgasms. Over the course of the episode, the team hunt for Carys before the gas kills her.

Originally entitled "New Girl", the episode was written to interpret Gwen's "first day in hell". On the sex gas, series creator Russell T Davies stated "when we're launching a new adult science fiction drama, it's kind of inevitable you're going to do the sex monster". The episode was filmed during a three- to four-week period in May 2006, with much of it filmed before the first episode in the same production block. "Day One" was originally seen by 2.3 million viewers, making it one of the highest-rated BBC Three broadcasts of all time, but was met with generally mixed reviews.

Everything Changes (Torchwood)

"Everything Changes" is the first episode of the British science fiction television programme Torchwood, which was first broadcast on 22 October 2006. The story was written by show creator and executive producer Russell T Davies as an introduction to the show's mythos. The episode re-introduces Captain Jack Harkness, who had proved popular in the first series of the 2005 revival of Doctor Who, as the leader of Torchwood, a team of alien hunters.

The story is told from the perspective of Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), who comes across the Torchwood team through her job as a police officer with the South Wales Police, who are investigating a series of strange deaths in Cardiff. Through Gwen's discovery of Torchwood, the audience are introduced to team members Owen Harper (Burn Gorman), Toshiko Sato (Naoko Mori) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd). Suzie Costello, as played by Indira Varma, had also been billed as a series regular prior to transmission, though in a twist the character was revealed as the murderer and killed off at the end of the episode, with Gwen replacing her as a member of the Torchwood team.

The episode originally aired on freeview channel BBC Three and upon broadcast earned the channel its highest ever viewing figures. Critical reaction to the episode was mixed, with reviewers making both positive and negative comparisons to Torchwood's parent show Doctor Who.

Frankie (TV series)

Frankie is a British television drama series created by Lucy Gannon. The series stars Eve Myles as Frankie Maddox, a district nurse more emotionally involved with her job than her personal life. The series is both set and filmed in the English city of Bristol.

Golden Age (Torchwood)

"Golden Age" is an original radio play written by James Goss and is a spin-off from the British science-fiction television series Torchwood, itself a spin-off from Doctor Who. This episode aired on 2 July 2009 on BBC Radio 4. It stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones and Jasmine Hyde as The Duchess.

Gwen Cooper

Gwen Cooper is a fictional character portrayed by Welsh actress Eve Myles in the BBC science-fiction television programme Torchwood, a spin-off of the long-running series Doctor Who. The lead female character, Gwen featured in every episode of the show's 2006–11 run, as well as two 2008 crossover episodes of Doctor Who. Gwen appears in Expanded Universe material such as the Torchwood novels and audiobooks, comic books and radio plays.

Within the series narrative, Gwen is a South Wales Police officer who discovers the mysterious Torchwood Institute, into which she is recruited by Jack Harkness (John Barrowman). Gwen initially operates as a field agent, bringing a humane and rounded approach to the team's investigations of the extraterrestrial. Gwen's work begins to take a toll on her personal life in series one (2006), but her marriage to Rhys (Kai Owen) keeps her grounded, even as her responsibilities increase in series two (2008). In Children of Earth (2009) and Miracle Day (2011), after Torchwood is destroyed to conceal a government conspiracy, a much hardened Gwen operates under her own mandate as the world undergoes crises linked with unprecedented alien threats.

Gwen is introduced as an audience surrogate, in the mould of the "girl next door" archetype, much like the perennial "companion" character in Doctor Who. However, as the series progressed, the production team chose to emphasise contradictory aspects to her character by having Gwen make ethically dubious decisions. As the show progresses, and even after becoming a mother, Gwen evolves into a more militant action heroine and finds herself willing to make tough decisions to protect those closest to her.

Reviewers have generally responded positively to the complexity of Gwen's character and Eve Myles' portrayal, though critics found fault with her more prosaic characterisation earlier on. Eve Myles' portrayal of Gwen has been cited as effective in both promoting the country of Wales and combating a perceived prejudice against the Welsh accent. Myles received a Welsh BAFTA for the first series of the show and was nominated for several other acting awards across each of Torchwood's four series'.

Immortal Sins

"Immortal Sins" is the seventh episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the fourth series of the British science fiction television series Torchwood. It was originally broadcast in the United States on Starz on 19 August 2011.

Torchwood: Miracle Day follows the aftermath of a day where humanity has stopped being able to die. In the episode, Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) is forced to take her fellow Torchwood member Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) to Angelo Colasanto, a former lover of Jack's from the 1920s who knows about the Miracle causing humanity's immortality. Flashbacks in the episode show Jack's encounter with Angelo (played in flashback by Daniele Favilli) in the 1920s where Jack was nearly bought by three businessmen.

Keeping Faith (TV series)

Keeping Faith, (or original title Welsh: Un Bore Mercher, translates to "One Wednesday Morning") is a Welsh thriller television series, created by Matthew Hall and produced by Vox Pictures. Un Bore Mercher was first broadcast on S4C on 5 November 2017. Pip Broughton directed six of the eight episodes; Andy Newbery the other two. The series stars Eve Myles as Faith Howells. She is a solicitor at a family-run law firm. Evan, her husband, disappears whilst she is on maternity leave following the birth of their third child. The series co-stars Hannah Daniel, Matthew Gravelle, Bradley Freegard, Mark Lewis Jones, Mali Harries and Aneirin Hughes.

The series was filmed concurrently in two languages. This programme is the second in a season of bilingual dramas set to premiere back-to-back on S4C. The initial Welsh broadcasts on S4C carried entirely English subtitles, while repeat airings carried encoded English subtitles. The series has been available on the BBC iPlayer as part of the BBC's ongoing relationship with S4C.Renamed Keeping Faith, the English-language version premiered on BBC Wales on 13 February 2018. The show was extremely popular in Wales, with an average of 300,000 viewers per episode, making it the most popular show on BBC Wales for over 25 years. It also became the most downloaded non-network show on BBC iPlayer, with over 8.5 million downloads as at May 2018.Having announced on 15 June 2018 that Keeping Faith would be shown in the whole of the UK on BBC One, its broadcast began on 10 July 2018. In the wake of a further report of the series' string of records, the Head of Commissioning for BBC Wales, Nick Andrews, said that this series has been a real gem from start to finish, and it is testament to the strength of drama coming out of Wales right now. The first series won three Welsh BAFTAs in 2018. Production of the second series began in September 2018 and broadcast is anticipated to be in 2019.

Meat (Torchwood)

"Meat" is the fourth episode of the second series of British science fiction television series Torchwood, which was first broadcast on BBC Two on 6 February 2008. It was written by Catherine Tregenna, who had previously written episodes for the first series of the show, directed by Colin Teague and produced by Richard Stokes. The episode featured the five initial series regulars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori and Gareth David Lloyd plus recurring actor Kai Owen in a central role.

Torchwood initially depicts a small team of alien-hunters known as Torchwood, based in Cardiff. In the premiere episode of the first series Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) is introduced as a newcomer to the organisation who keeps her job secret from boyfriend Rhys Williams (Kai Owen). The episode "Meat" depicts the two aspects of Gwen's double life coming into conflict as Rhys finds himself caught up in Torchwood's investigation into a corrupt meat trade stemming from human exploitation of a stranded benevolent alien. Rhys helps Torchwood in their attempts to apprehend the human villains of the episode and his bravery makes Gwen realise that she should no longer keep secrets from him.

The episode was filmed in and around Cardiff between June and July 2007 as part of the second production block of the series. The production team used the episode to expand Rhys' role in the series, due to their appreciation of actor Kai Owen's performances in the first series and the contention of executive producer Russell T Davies that the character should be seen as less of a "sap" in the second series. The alien "space whale" seen in the episode was created using computer-generated imagery, with the exception of a cut section wound where the humans had been carving meat from. Tregenna characterised the monster as resembling "a giant kebab". A more elaborate design was previously considered, but both Tregenna and Davies felt that this would detract from the alien's suitability to the plot.

According to consolidated figures the episode was watched by 3.28 million viewers on its BBC Two debut, aggregated to 4.74 million viewers after taking into consideration two repeat broadcasts the same week. Most commentators praised the larger role of Rhys in the episode, the performance of actor Kai Owen and the realism of the acting and dialogue overall. However, a large proportion of reviewers criticised the special effects used to create the alien, with some comparing its realisation to a sock puppet or hand puppet. Whilst some reviewers identified with the plight of the alien, others felt that its poor realisation meant that it was hard to feel any sympathy for it.

Random Shoes

"Random Shoes" is the ninth episode of the first series of the British science fiction television series Torchwood, which was originally broadcast on the digital television channel BBC Three on 10 December 2006.

The episode involves the alien hunter Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) investigating the suspicious hit-and-run death of the salesman Eugene Jones (Paul Chequer) near Cardiff.

Rendition (Torchwood)

"Rendition" is the second episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the fourth series of the British science fiction television series Torchwood. It was originally broadcast in the United States on Starz on 15 July 2011, in Canada on Space on 16 July 2011, and in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 21 July 2011.

Torchwood: Miracle Day follows the aftermath of a day where humanity has stopped being able to die. In the episode, Central Intelligence Agency agent Rex Matheson (Mekhi Phifer) takes Torchwood team members Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), who is the only mortal human, and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) on a plane to the United States. During the flight, a traitor in the CIA (Dichen Lachman) poisons Jack with arsenic and Rex, helped by Dr. Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur), find an antidote using only items found on the plane.

Something Borrowed (Torchwood)

"Something Borrowed" is the ninth episode of the second series of the British science fiction television series Torchwood. It was first broadcast on BBC Three on 5 March 2008 and repeated on BBC Two one week later. The episode was written by Phil Ford, directed by Ashley Way and produced by Richard Stokes. The episode featured the five initial series regulars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori and Gareth David Lloyd plus recurring actor Kai Owen in a central role.

The episode centres on the marriage of the alien hunter Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) to the transport manager Rhys Williams (Kai Owen). The wedding is complicated by Gwen's sudden impregnation by an alien, though she resolves to see the day through. When the nuptials are interrupted by an attack from the biological mother of the alien fetus (played successively by Collette Brown, Nerys Hughes and John Barrowman), Rhys, Gwen, and Gwen's teammates at Torchwood must neutralise the threat. Gwen and Rhys ultimately marry, and the wedding guests have their memories wiped.

The episode was designed to be the most humorous of Torchwood's second series and incorporated elements of broad comedy and soap opera style storytelling to the monster of the week story. It was filmed largely on location in South Wales—prominent locations included the tourist attractions Margam Country Park and Dyffryn Gardens—and featured an ensemble of previously unseen Welsh characters. The episode was seen by an aggregated total of 4.76 million viewers across its three debut showings in the United Kingdom. Critical response was extremely mixed, with some reviewers praising the inclusion of a less serious episode and others expressing the view that the comedy was too overt.

The Categories of Life

"The Categories of Life" is the fifth episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the fourth series of the British science fiction television series Torchwood. It was first broadcast in the United States on Starz on 5 August 2011 and in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 11 August.

Torchwood: Miracle Day follows the aftermath of a day where humanity has stopped being able to die. In the episode, a team called Torchwood investigate a concentration camp in California where sick and injured people who are unable to die are sent to. Meanwhile, Torchwood team member Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) returns to Wales to try to save her father Geraint (William Thomas) from one of these camps.

The Torchwood Archive

The Torchwood Archive is a Big Finish Productions audio drama celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the British science fiction television series Torchwood, a spin-off of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The story was written by James Goss and stars the majority of the original television cast including John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd as Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones, respectively.

It was released 21 October 2016 and made available to purchase on CD and as a download.

The Unquiet Dead

"The Unquiet Dead" is the third episode of the first series of the British science-fiction television programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on 9 April 2005 on BBC One. It was written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Euros Lyn.

In the episode, the alien time traveller the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and his companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) travel to Victorian Cardiff on Christmas Eve, 1869 where there have been sightings of strange gas-like creatures. The Doctor and Rose team up with Charles Dickens (Simon Callow) to investigate Mr Sneed (Alan David), a man who runs a funeral parlour where it seems that corpses have come to life. It is revealed that the gaseous Gelth (voiced by Zoe Thorne) have entered Cardiff through a Rift, and wish to survive by taking over the corpses.

"The Unquiet Dead" is the first episode of the revival to be set in the past, and was intended to show the series' range. The original brief and script included a focus on mediums and was grimmer in tone, but it evolved into a story about zombies and became more of a "romp". Callow, who had researched Dickens as well as portraying him on multiple occasions, accepted the guest starring role in "The Unquiet Dead" because he felt the historical figure was written accurately. The episode also features a guest appearance by actress Eve Myles; Myles would go on to play Gwen Cooper in the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood from 2006. As contemporary Cardiff, location of the Doctor Who production, did not have enough Victorian architecture, location work for the episode was filmed in Swansea and Monmouth in September 2004 and Penarth in September and October, though one location scene was shot in Cardiff in September. Studio work was recorded at the Unit Q2 warehouse in Newport in September and October.

Computer generated imagery (CGI) was used as the main visual effect for the Gelth. "The Unquiet Dead" was seen by 8.86 million viewers in the United Kingdom on first broadcast. It attracted generally positive reception, although some reviewers criticised some plot points and lack of moral dilemma.

These Foolish Things (film)

These Foolish Things is a 2006 British romantic drama film directed by Julia Taylor-Stanley and starring Zoe Tapper, David Leon, Lauren Bacall, Anjelica Huston, Terence Stamp, Andrew Lincoln, Eve Myles, Jamie Glover and Julia McKenzie. It is based on Noel Langley's 1936 novel There's a Porpoise Close Behind Us. The drama was largely filmed on location in Bristol, Cheltenham and surrounding areas of Gloucestershire.

To the Last Man (Torchwood)

"To the Last Man" is the third episode of the second series of the British science fiction television series Torchwood, which was first broadcast on BBC Two on 30 January 2008. The episode was written by returning series guest writer, Helen Raynor, directed by Andy Goddard and produced by Richard Stokes. As with all episodes of Torchwood's first two series, "To the Last Man" featured series regulars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori and Gareth David Lloyd, with Mori's character Toshiko Sato given the main focus.

The narrative centres on the intersection of Toshiko's romance with Tommy Brockless (Anthony Lewis), a cryogenically frozen soldier from World War I, and a number of hazardous time slips from 1918. As the impending crisis becomes more severe, Toshiko must choose between the man she has fallen in love with and the world at stake. Tommy eventually elects to return to 1918, where Toshiko knows he will be executed because of his shellshock.

"To the Last Man" was filmed as part of the first production block of Torchwood's second series. Helen Raynor was inspired to write the episode to explore the issue of soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. The episode was watched by an aggregated total of 4.97 million viewers across its first three showings. The episode received mixed reviews, with the characterisation, romance, atmosphere and anti-war sentiment proving the most popular elements. Both the storylining of the episode and the reliance on plot devices were heavily criticised.

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