Sophia Myles is one of those angel-faced blondes who is just SO perfect for historical roles, so when I see her in a period flick I know I’m going to enjoy her. She started off in historical films, and it seemed like she was maybe going to break out with her parts in vampire/werewolf movie Underworld and as the lead in Tristan + Isolde, but no dice. She worked steadily through 2014, including the role EVERYONE knows (Reinette/Madame de Pompadour in Dr. Who), then there was a break; she’s set to play a role in A Discovery of Witches (2018), a book about a modern-day academic who discovers she’s a witch, which should be amazing, but it rivals Twilight in its lack-of-female-agency, so, meh (I literally would have thrown the book across the room, but it was my iPad, so…).
Hitting it right out of the gate: as Lady Jane Grey in The Prince and the Pauper (1996).
As Fanny’s younger sister in Mansfield Park (1999) (the one who gets left back at home and gets all of Fanny’s letters).
As Oliver’s soon-to-be-dead mother in Oliver Twist (1999).
As the prostitute who gets murdered in the first five minutes in From Hell (2001).
Foyle’s War: A Lesson in Murder (2002)
As one of two sisters who are kidnapped in order to force them into marriage, ha ha (sarcasm): The Abduction Club (2002).
As a weird Lucy/Mina hybrid character in Dracula (2006). I tried to watch this and aborted.
Marple: Sleeping Murder (2006)
She was pretty good in Tristan + Isolde (2006). It’s not her fault James Franco was so woefully miscast.
No, not the Outlander (2008) you’re thinking of. Some kind of sci-fi Viking movie. Don’t ask me.
As one-half of the founding couple of a 1930s British zoo: Our Zoo (2014).
What’s your favorite of Sophia Myles’s historical roles?