Myles was born in London. Her father, Peter Myles, is an Anglican vicar in Isleworth, West London, and her mother, Jane, works in educational publishing; her maternal grandmother was Russian. Myles grew up in Notting Hill, while her father worked at the Campden Hill Church. Myles began her acting career after being spotted in a school play. Beforehand, she had been planning to accept a conditional place to study philosophy at Cambridge.
Since 1996, Myles has appeared in a number of both American and English films and television productions. She had a supporting role in the 2003 film, Underworld, and (in a brief flashback scene) its sequel, Underworld: Evolution, and in 2004, played the schoolgirl lead in the thriller Out of Bounds. In 2006, Myles co-starred with actor James Franco in the romantic drama Tristan and 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 also 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 alongside Marc Warren, David Suchet and Dan Stevens. As of 2007, she is filming Outlander with James Caviezel and Jack Huston. She was also cast in the CBS supernatural television drama, Moonlight, in June 2007 replacing Shannon Lucio. She has received Best Actress in 2007 for her role in Hallam Foe from the British Independent Film Award commitee as well as the BAFTA Scotland Award. Her series, Moonlight, has been nominated for Best New Drama in the 2007 People's Choice Awards.
Myles lives near Green Park and enjoys horse riding, skiing, skating and swimming. She was in a relationship with actor Charles Dance, whom she met while working on Nicholas Nickleby. From 2005 to 2007 she dated the actor David Tennant, with whom she had acted in Foyle's War and a Doctor Who episode. However, they have recently split.
|1996||The Prince & the Pauper||Lady Jane Grey|
|1999||Mansfield Park||Susan Price|
|Guest House Paradiso||Dream Girl||Appeared in dream sequence briefly|
|Oliver Twist||Agnes Fleming||Television mini-series|
|2001||From Hell||Victoria Abberline|
|The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby||Kate Nickleby||Television movie|
|Heartbeat||Heather Conway||Television Season 11 Episode 10|
|2002||The Abduction Club||Anne Kennedy|
|Foyle's War: "A Lesson in Murder"||Susan Gascoigne||Television role|
|Music video for Bush "Inflatable"|
|Coming Up||Nina||Television Season 1 Episode 6|
|Out of Bounds||Louise Thompson|
|2005||Colditz||Lizzie Carter||Television role|
|2006||Tristan & Isolde||Isolde|
|Underworld: Evolution||Erika||Flashback scene|
|Art School Confidential (film)||Audrey|
|Dracula||Lady Holmwood/Lucy Westenra||Television role|
|Doctor Who: "The Girl in the Fireplace"||Madame de Pompadour||Television role|
|Covert One: The Hades Factor||Sophie Amsden||Television role|
|Marple: Sleeping Murder||Gwenda Halliday||Television role|
|Buddha's Little Finger||Anna|
|Hallam Foe||Kate Breck||Numerous wins and nominations!|
|Moonlight||Beth Turner||Television role|
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- Interview, 1/13/06, DarkHorizons
- Collection of interviews with Myles, from "Absolutely Sophia Myles"
- Contact information for Sophia Mylesde:Sophia Myles
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