She has, for instance, starred in big-budget Hollywood movies: as Lady Penelope in Thunderbirds, and Isolde in Tristan Isolde.She has brought a soul to lust-object figures in low-budget numbers such as Art School Confidential and the soon-to-be-released Hallam Foe. We meet in the bar of a central London hotel, where media people come to sit next to other media people and bellow into their mobile phones.The location was Myles's decision, and it seems like an odd one. She was, briefly, the girlfriend of a school friend of mine (who, with a prescient nod to her burgeoning film career, was called Tristan), and we have stayed in touch ever since.So why we are meeting here, rather than in her flat in Queen's Park, north-west London, is tough to fathom.She's the vicar's daughter who shared a bed with Johnny Depp.She's been courted by Hollywood royalty - and in real life, she goes out with Doctor Who.
I believe in it even though I have not experienced it. As his wife’s career has soared – she won her first of two Oscars as best actress for the 1992 film Howards End – Wise’s has been steady but never spectacular.
But then some drug-induced hepatitis got in the way.
Then it was the summer, and two lots of surgery to deal with the collapse of my spine, and the autumn, and emergency radio therapy to deal with what had grown back. Turns out it’s in my spine, my lungs, throughout my lymph system.
In September 2014 I was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer.
I had hoped to tell everyone in early 2015, when I wanted to announce that I was doing a marathon fuck-cancer charity swim down the river Dart.