After a false start yesterday the official Doctor Who site (complete with Torchwood splash page) has announced that Welsh actress Eve Myles is to join John Barrowman in Torchwood as Gwen Cooper.
The site quotes Russell T Davies as saying:
“I’ve admired Eve’s work for years, and when she was able to guest-star in Doctor Who last year, it just confirmed to me that she was one of Wales’s best-kept secrets”.
A BBC press release quotes Eve as saying “I’m
thrilled to be playing the part of Gwen. To get the chance to do a
13-part series under the watchful pen of Russell is amazing”.
Eve appeared in the last series of Doctor Who as Gwyneth in the Mark Gatiss story ‘The Unquiet Dead’.
Past work includes roles in EastEnders, Belonging and These Foolish Things. On stage she appeared with Sir Michael Gambon in the National Theatre production of Henry IV.
According to the BBC the series “starts filming in the Summer and will transmit on BBC Three and BBC One.”
In new developments the site lists Richard Stokes as Producer and Toby Whithouse as one of the writers.
To read the full press release click here.
Link: Torchwood @ unitnews