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2012 Update

Well first let me begin with an apology! I am so sorry that I have been so long in updating the main site – I am currently in the process of finishing university so have the last few assignments and dissertation to complete and then I will be back completely to give this site the attention that it deserves! But enough about me! Let’s get on to the exciting stuff!

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As you may have seen, Sophia attended a fundraising gala at Soho Theatre during March – there are some images in the gallery already but I do have a few HQ images to add in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled for them!

 

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There is also an interview with Sophia in Issue 446 of Doctor Who Magazine (Out Now!)

A PROPER MADAME!
DWM
conducts an intimate interview with Madame de Pompadour herself, actress SOPHIA MYLES, who reveals what it was like to wear Helen Mirren’s dress, snogging the stars and confronting clockwork robots in THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE!

DWM’s The Time Team also re-watch of The Girl in the Fireplace and DWM have also compiled a list of people Doctor Who fans should follow on Twitter … including our very own Ms Myles!

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It has also been announced that Sophia will be attending the Sci-fi, cult tv & film convention, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy which takes place at Peterborough Arena on the 12-13 May 2012 – You can find out more information about the guests attending and ticket prices by visiting the official website

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And finally, I would like to also share with you all, the wonderful Sophia-inspired fanart calendars that have been created by messageboard memebers Mia, Cairine and Donna -I think we can all agree that they are absolutely stunning and I can only apologise that I haven’t shared them before now!

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Doctor Who: Who’s That Girl?

From Daily Star (UK) / By Peter Dyke and Katie Begley

SEXY Sophia Myles is being tipped as the Time Lord’s next companion after a cheeky tease on Twitter. BBC bosses are keeping tight-lipped about the identity of the new sidekick for The Doc (Matt Smith). But series boss Steven Moffat’s tweet about Thunderbirds big screen star Sophia has set tongues wagging that she has been lined up.

Moffat, 50, tweeted: “Right EVERY­BODY who follows me, go and follow @SophiaMyles – spin that fireplace. NOW.

“I’ll explain later. Or not.”

A new girl is set to take over this year from Karen Gillan, who plays sidekick Amy Pond.

And Sophia has a big link to the BBC sci-fi series because she app­eared as The Doc’s love interest Madame de Pompadour in the 2006 episode The Girl In The Fireplace.

Sophia, 31, also dated former Doctor David Tennant, 40.

Meanwhile, Karen, 24, has stepped back in time for her role as supermodel Jean Shrimpton in a BBC4 drama.

The flame-haired actress will star in We’ll Take Manhattan on Jan­uary 26.

It will explore the relationship between the model, now 69, and famous photographer David Bailey to whom she said she owed her career. Karen said of the role: “Jean Shrimpton is an icon of the Sixties.

“I am so excited to be playing somebody who had such a lasting impact on the fashion world. Sixties here I come!

“I guess there is more pressure on me over this role because part of me thinks I should stay true to what this person actually was.

“And they’re still alive, which is quite a significant thing as well, because they’re going to see how you portray them.”

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Gallery Updates

I have added images of Sophia attending the VIP Screening of The Artist on 11th December 2011, to the gallery along with some more images of Sophia outside the ITV Studios in 2010 when she was promoting Spooks on This Morning (UK) with many thanks to David Rushen Photographic who has allowed us to post them on the site 🙂


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Review: 24 Hour Plays

As you already know, on November 13, 2011 Sophia Myles took part in The Old Vic‘s 24 Hour Plays theatrical production; what you may not have known was that we had our very own Messageboard member Chrissy in the audience! Here is her full review of the day!

“I’m in Kensington and I’ve missed my appointment!” I scream down the phone to my Brother in Law who also has his screaming son (my nephew) in the background.“What!? Why are you there?!” – “How the hell do I know?! Just please help; I’ve been going round in circles for hours!” I yell back at him, frustrated and overwrought with the entire experience so far.

I had left for London in plenty of time, to park my car and catch the underground to Oxford Street, where I would be treated to my make up being done by expert makeup artists, who had attended the BAFTA’s and worked with many of the glittering stars in British Film & Television. I’d missed that already. It was nearly 5 O’clock and I had been on the road for hours now. I had to be there at the Old Vic Theatre in less than two hours and I had trainers on under my long dress still.

“Just pull over! Just pull over, give me a road name and area. I’ll be your Satnav from here…” “I can’t just pull over! I’m on a huge duel carriage way, heading towards the West End – I can’t just park my car outside the Old Vic!” I’ll be honest here in saying that my glamorous night in London did not start well. I hadn’t even parked yet and I was shouting down a speaker phone while turning round beside broken down kebab shops and being stared at by disparaging locals who obviously knew I was from the countryside.

Through adversity, I did however find where I was staying and parked on a side street, thanks to my Brother in Law’s brilliant sense of direction rather than my own. I had just over an hour to get to the Old Vic which was at least two tube trips away. Like Cinderella, running to her ball – I slipped on some killer heels and did my hair and makeup myself. Within minutes I was running to the local underground station, getting lost amongst a maze of platforms. Are you sensing a theme here too?

Out into the cold of Waterloo Station I was now in familiar territory. As an avid theatre goer, my experience of the West End spans over many years and many productions. As quickly as I could, I walked to The Old Vic Theatre; a theatre which I had never seen a performance in before now but named as one of the most outstanding theatres in the West End.

Finally my heeled shoes stepped upon the outspread red carpet outside the Old Vic and I was greeted by the warmth of the theatre staff; who were outstanding all night. Not only this but a slender glass of champagne was placed into my awaiting hand. All my other worries and stresses soon melted away as I realised I was here, on time and going to be seeing the wonderful Sophia Myles on stage… (helped along by the second glass of champagne!)

The entire concept was exciting and impressive thus my excitement did nothing but grow when we all took our seats for the performance. Each play was completely different to the other. Some made you think, while others made you laugh. Each one was crafted superbly and hardly any mistakes occurred from the cast. Yet the entire mood of the evening was so joyful that even if mistakes did happen, it was taken in good humour and reminded the audience of the almost impossible time scale each performer and writer had to deal with.

Right, now to the bit that you are all wanting me to talk about…Sophia herself. Her play was named “Greedo Doesn’t Shoot First!” and for the Star Wars fans among you, you may have already cottoned on to the overriding theme. The play opened in a deserted old house where three people are pacing the floor, worried, frantic and sick to the stomach. Instantly, the audience are led to believe that something terrible has happened. Slowly as the play moved on, it was revealed that Rachael Stirling’s character Molly has hurt someone. This is a hostage situation and the police are just outside the door. The panic builds to boiling point until I can hear the shout of a familiar voice. Sophia’s character Kat steps in to persuade them all to let the captive go. Who is the hostage I hear you all ask? – The one and only George Lucas! In order to secure his safe release, a series of rather ridiculous demands must be met: there are to be no more reedited versions of Star Wars, he must also give permission to have particular scenes from the original films destroyed! From then on the hilarity ensues! Each cast member had a different accent from the British Isles. Robert Gleinister with a gruff London accent, Rachael Stirling supporting a convincing Scottish, Brendan Coyle tackling Irish and finally, our Sophia belting out a fabulous Welsh, which I was overjoyed to hear(being Welsh myself..)! Comic timing was vital for this play to work and each of the performers were wonderful, you didn’t even need to know anything about Star Wars in order to laugh. Sophia of course was fabulous with every single line she had been given and hilariously funny. I really hope she does theatre again soon as she had a wonderful stage presence and grabbed the audience’s attention so naturally.

The entire night went down a storm, glued together by the fantastic Rob Brydon who was brilliantly funny as host the entire night, keeping the mood high.

Swiftly those with invitations were directed to coaches that would take them to the after party at the Corinthia Hotel. Taking my place with everyone else and a quick dash to the Hotel later I was thrust into a crowd of people. Being on my own wasn’t easy at this point; I didn’t really know where we were supposed to be and where I would possibly meet Sophia. Thankfully I met some lovely people while making eye contact over the canapés and all I could do was wait nervously to see Sophia herself.

I cannot express enough to anyone that is reading this how wonderful Sophia is. She lights up a room as soon as she walks in. It was hard to find any sort of nerve to go up to her but I knew that she would never be anything but fabulous and grateful for me being there to support her. It was a dream come true to meet her and I was hugely honoured when she told me that her Welsh accent was for the benefit of both Rob Brydon and myself! Sophia having Welsh blood too meant that we did mainly speak about our home country but I did manage to give her a large bunch of flowers from everyone on Simply Sophia Myles, which she was delighted with. This website means so much to her and I know the same goes for every single person on it.

It was certainly an eventful evening and one that will be engraved upon my memory for many a year. It may have started badly and indeed ended badly when I was given a £55 parking fine, resulting in charges being enforced not on the Sunday but on the Monday morning. London and the entire experience left me dazed, confused and terribly broke but Sophia left me with a feeling of joy and happiness that nothing could spoil.

I send love to everyone on the message board and anyone who should be reading this, especially Sophia. All I have to say is thank you.

Chrissy. Xxx

Unfortunately Chrissy was unable to take any photographs of Sophia onstage but we hope that some images will surface at some point. In the gallery we do already have some images of Sophia from the 24 Hour Plays, 25th Hour After Show Party with Sophia looking as stunning as ever!


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