Here’s a twofer for all you Whovians out there! Eve Myles was first introduced as the character, Gwyneth Cooper, in the episode “The Unquiet Dead” (2005), playing a young Welshwoman living in Victorian Cardiff who has a special gift for communing with the dead. She later reprises the role in the episodes “The Stolen Earth” and “Journey’s End” (both in 2008). It wouldn’t be too long, however, before Eve Myles shows up as Gwen Cooper, the descendant of her character from Doctor Who, in Who spin-off Torchwood.
Simultaneously, Billie Piper’s character Rose gets sucked into time and space with The Doctor, enjoying all manner of shenanigans before being phased out as the Companion. There are plenty of period Who episodes from her tenure (one of the hallmarks of Doctor Who as we’ve covered numerous times before on this website). Piper went on post-Who to star in a number of mildly successful period films.
Little Dorrit (2009)
Merlin (2009-2013) – Helen
Victoria (2016-2019) – Mrs. Jenkins
Sally Lockheart Mysteries (2006)
Mansfield Park (2007)
A Passionate Woman (2010)
Penny Dreadful (2014-2016)
Have you noticed either Eve Myles or Billie Piper in historical costume movies & TV shows?