- Full Name Sophia Jane Myles
- Occupation Actress
- Nationality English
- Birthplace Hammersmith, London, England
- Birth Date Mar 18, 1980
- Age 43 Years, 2 Months
- Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Sophia Myles | BiographyFamous for movies like 'Outlander' & 'Tristan + Isolde'
Myles started dating actor David Tennant after shooting an episode of the TV series 'Doctor Who.' The couple met on the shooting of 'Doctor Who' shortly after Tennant landed the role in 2005. However, reportedly, Tennant ended the relationship over the phone, blaming the distance between them in October 2007.
Sophia Myles is an actress well known for portraying Isolde in the movie Tristan + Isolde and Darcy in Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Who is Sophia Myles?
Sophia Jane Myles is an English actress born on 18 March 1980 in Hammersmith, London, England. Myles was born to her mother Jane, and late father Peter Myles, a priest and vicar in the Anglican Church. She has a younger brother named Oliver.
She attended Fox Primary School in Notting Hill until she was 11. Myles's acting skills were first recognized when she took drama at Green School. Her educational qualifications include GCSEs and A-Levels. She planned to study philosophy at Cambridge University but pursued acting instead.
Myles made her on-screen debut with the 1996 TV mini-series The Prince and the Pauper. After two years, she played the role of young Saffron in another TV mini-series Big Women.
Myles then landed a small part in the movie Mansfield Park in 1999 as Susan Price after she enrolled at Cambridge University to study philosophy. The same year, she was cast as Agnes Fleming in the TV series Oliver Twist, after which she dropped out to pursue her acting career.
Since then, Myles has appeared in several TV shows and movies like Foyle's War (TV series 2002), Thunderbirds (movie 2004), Tristan + Isolde (movie 2006), Outlander (movie 2008), Transformers: Age of Extinction (movie 2014), Firestorm (TV movie 2018), and more.
Myles's most recent appearance was in the 2021 TV mini-series A Very British Scandal as Louise' Oui Oui' Campbell. She was also featured in 2021 movies like Lockdown Love, All That Glitters, and Decrypted.
Myles was in a relationship with actor Charles Dance, thirty years older than her, from 2004 to 2005.
Then in late 2005, Myles started dating actor David Tennant after shooting an episode of the TV series Doctor Who. The couple met on the shooting of Doctor Who shortly after Tennant landed the role.
In 2006, Myles mentioned she was happy with Tennant and wanted to start a family. However, reportedly, Tennant ended the relationship over the phone, blaming the distance between them in October 2007. The pair dated for more than two years and stated it was difficult for both because Myles was filming in Los Angeles and Tennant was in the United Kingdom.
Myles' father, Peter, died at 67 on 21 March 2020 after contracting coronavirus. She considered herself fortunate because she was permitted to see her father for five minutes a day before he died.
In an interview in 2020 with Good Morning Britain, Myles explained she was allowed into his father's ward under strict medical supervision and clinical advice, wearing a visor and full protective uniform. However, she could only be in the room with him for five minutes and had to stand at a two-meter distance.
"They did allow me one moment to go in and hold his hand. I was wearing protective gloves, so it was so hard. You can't have that flesh-to-flesh moment… to kiss your loved one's brow and hold their hand, and it was very obvious that his breathing was starting to slow down massively," she added.
Days after her father died, she began posting Q&A videos on Twitter, where she talked about her fears and interacted with fans to get through the difficult time.