Sophia Myles


Sophia Myles

Infobox actor
name = Sophia Myles


imagesize =
caption = Sophia Myles at Berlinale, 2007
birthdate = birth date and age|1980|03|18|df=yes
birthname =
birthplace = London, England
baftaawards = Best Scottish Actress
2007 "Hallam Foe"

Sophia Myles (pronEng|sə'fаɪə, [Sophia says her own name at the start of the video commentary for "The Girl in the Fireplace" in the DVD collection "Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series."] born 18 March 1980) is an English film and television actress.

Biography

Family and early life

Myles was born in London, the daughter of Jane, who works in educational publishing, and Peter Myles, an Anglican vicar in Isleworth, West London. [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-106434331.html Myles ahead; Sophia Myles beat Sophie Dahl and Rosamund Pike to the coveted role of Lady Penelope in next year's 'Thunderbirds'. Now she's about to star in Hollywood's vampire tale 'Underworld'. Not bad for a vicar's daughter from Isleworth, says Emi... ] ] Her maternal grandmother was Russian.cite news|last=Husband|first=Stuart|coauthors=|title=Curtain call for Miss Myles|pages=|publisher=Guardian Unlimited|date=2007-08-05|url=http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,,2140149,00.html|accessdate=2007-08-05] She grew up in Notting Hill, where her father worked at the church of St. George the Martyr, and attended Fox Primary School. At the age of eleven, Myles moved with her family to Isleworth. Following success at her A-levels, she had been planning to accept a conditional place to study philosophy at Cambridge, but chose to pursue an acting career after being spotted by Julian Fellowes in a school play.

Career

Since 1996, Myles has appeared in a number of both American and English films and television productions. In 2001, she got a small role as Johnny Depp's wife, Victoria Abberline, in the thriller film "From Hell". She had a supporting role in the 2003 film "Underworld" and in sequel "" (in a brief flashback scene). In 2004, she played the schoolgirl lead in the thriller "Out of Bounds" and she also played Lady Penelope in the "Thunderbirds". In 2006, Myles co-starred with actor James Franco in the romantic drama "Tristan + Isolde", playing the role of Isolde.

Myles appeared as Madame de Pompadour in a 2006 episode of "Doctor Who", "The Girl in the Fireplace". She co-starred opposite English actor Max Minghella, playing his love interest in 2006's quirky comedy "Art School Confidential". Also in 2006, Myles appeared in a BBC TV adaptation of "Dracula"; she played Lucy Westenra alongside Marc Warren, David Suchet and Dan Stevens. As of 2007, she filmed "Outlander" with James Caviezel and Jack Huston, played the role of Freya. [ [http://movies.aol.com/movie/outlander/27654/main Outlander - Moviefone ] ]

She was cast in the CBS supernatural television drama, "Moonlight", in June 2007 replacing Shannon Lucio. [cite news|last = Andreeva|first = Nellie|url = http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070627/tv_nm/myles_dc;_ylt=AtB584Ednynw6kv9YKDYg35pMhkF|title = Vampire gets new lover in CBS drama|date = 2007-06-27|publisher = The Hollywood Reporter|accessdate = 2007-06-27] She has received Best Actress in 2007 for her role in "Hallam Foe" from the British Independent Film Award committee as well as the BAFTA Scotland Award. Her series, "Moonlight", won for Best New Drama in the 2007 People's Choice Awards.

Personal life

Myles was in a relationship with actor Charles Dance, 34 years her senior, whom she met while working on "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby". From 2005 to 2007 she dated actor David Tennant, with whom she had acted in "Foyle's War" and a "Doctor Who" episode. [cite news |first=Marianne |last=Macdonald |title=Myles above the clouds |url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/main.jhtml?xml=/fashion/2006/04/09/stsophie09.xml |work=Daily Telegraph |date=2006-04-09 |accessdate=2007-02-12 ] [cite news|last=|first=|coauthors=|title=Dr Who's David Tennant 'dumps' Sophia Myles, ending their two-year romance|pages=|publisher=The Sunday Mail|date=2007-08-05|url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=486226&in_page_id=1773|accessdate=2007-10-07] As of 2005 she resided in Green Park, London. [cite news|url=http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=348643&in_page_id=1773|title=Why Charles Dance thinks Lady Penelope is just FAB|last=Clemmie|first=Moodie|date=2005-05-14|work=Daily Mail|accessdate=2008-04-10] She was rumoured to be dating Snow Patrol bassist Paul Wilson. [cite news|last=|first=|coauthors=|title=US Switch Was Right Move, Says David Tennant's Ex-Girlfriend Sophia Myles|pages=|publisher=The Sunday Mail|date=2008-02-24|url=http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/newsfeed/2008/02/24/sophia-l-a-is-myles-better-78057-20329419/] . On The September 8th episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Sophia stated she was single.Fact|date=October 2008

Filmography

References

External links

*imdb name|id=0617009|name=Sophia Myles
* [http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/tristan2.php Interview, 1/13/06, DarkHorizons]
* [http://www.sophiamyles.org/articles.php Collection of interviews with Myles, from "Absolutely Sophia Myles"]
* [http://www.daemonstv.com/2008/01/22/interview-sophia-myles-moonlight-cbs/ Sophia Myles Interview] at [http://www.daemonstv.com DaemonsTV.com]
* [http://www.sophiamyles.co.uk/contact_sophia.html Contact information for Sophia Myles]


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