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Billie Piper

Mostly Credited As: Billie Piper
Sometimes Credited As: Billie
Billie Paul Piper
Leian Paul Piper

Birth Name: Lianne Paul Piper
Date Of Birth: September 22, 1982 (Age 32)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Billie Piper


Piper's first break in the entertainment world came as a teenager, when she was selected for a TV commercial promoting the pop bible Smash Hits. Her role was to run up to the camera, blow a bubble and shout "Pop!" Soon after she was offered a record deal at the age of just fifteen, and in 1998 became the youngest artist ever to debut at number one in the UK singles chart with "Because We Want To". Her follow-up single "Girlfriend" also débuted at Number One, and several other successful singles and two albums followed. In 1999, Piper was nominated for two Brit Awards and was named Best Female Star at the Smash Hits Poll Winners' party, although at the latter ceremony she was reduced to tears after being viciously booed by jealous fans of Ritchie Neville, member of boyband 5ive, whom she was dating at the time.
Piper married businessman and television presenter Chris Evans in May 2001 in Las Vegas. Their marriage attracted much comment due to the sixteen-year age gap between the two. In October 2004, the two began a trial separation. In spring of 2005 it was confirmed that she and Evans would be divorcing. The two remain friends, and in November 2005 Piper was a guest on the first episode of her ex-husband's show OFI Sunday. As of 2006 Piper and Evans live two houses away from each other.
She switched back to her original ambition of acting in 2003 after the self-made decision to end her pop career. Still a high-profile figure, she quickly earned roles in the BBC Television series The Canterbury Tales (modern retellings of Chaucer's stories) and the one-off drama Bella and the Boys. Despite the negative reaction usually given to singers who attempt to act, Piper gained very positive reviews for these appearances, critics seemingly feeling that she was a far better actress than she was a singer.
As Rose Tyler in Doctor Who (2005).In 2004 she appeared in the films The Calcium Kid, as the girlfriend of Orlando Bloom's character, and Things to do Before You're Thirty. In May 2004 it was announced she was to play the character Rose Tyler, companion to the Doctor in the 2005 series of Doctor Who. Shortly before starting work on Doctor Who she filmed a starring role in the horror movie Spirit Trap, released in the summer of 2005 to generally poor reviews. On October 25, 2005, Piper won the Most Popular Actress category at the National Television Awards for her work on Doctor Who.
In November 2005 she starred as Hero in a BBC adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, updated for the modern day in a similar manner to the Canterbury Tales series in which she featured, with Hero now being a weather presenter in a television station.
Although Dreamwatch magazine reported that Piper would leave Doctor Who partway through the 2006 season, the BBC has since announced that Piper will return for the whole of the 2006 series. The Daily Telegraph reported on November 5, 2005 that Piper had been signed for a third series in a "lucrative golden handcuffs deal." However, on 12 November, The Mirror reported that she had informed the producers that she would not be returning for a third series. The BBC has declined to confirm or deny the Mirror report. Adding to the confusion, on 13 November The Daily Star quoted a "friend" of Piper's as saying that she had in fact signed for a third series; this was picked up by other sources, which had Piper herself calling the rumours "rubbish".
BBC News named Piper as one of its "Faces of the Year" for 2005, primarily due to her success in Doctor Who. At The South Bank Show Awards on January 27, 2006 Piper was awarded The Times Breakthrough Award for her successful transition from singing to acting. In March 2006, the Television and Radio Industries Club named Piper as best new TV talent in their annual Tric awards.
After she finishes filming for the 2006 season of Doctor Who, Piper will begin work on The Ruby in the Smoke, a BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's historical novel. Piper will play protagonist Sally Lockhart, a Victorian orphan. The BBC plans to film all four of Pullman's Sally Lockhart novels, presumably with Piper continuing in the role.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Penny Dreadful (2014)As: Brona Croft
True Love (2012)As: Holly
A Passionate Woman (2010)As: Betty (1950's)
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007)As: Belle/Hannah
Sally Lockhart Series (2006)As: Sally Lockhart
Doctor Who (2005) (2005)As: Rose Tyler (Series 1 & 2 (Guest star in series 4))
Episode Cast Credits 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Cedric the Entertainer, Billie Piper 10x66: (Apr/22/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Doctor Who (2005) (2005) 
  The Day of the Doctor (Nov/23/2013) As The Moment / Rose Tyler 
  The End of Time (2) (Jan/01/2010) As Rose Tyler 
  Journey's End (3) 04x13: (Jul/05/2008) As Rose Tyler, [Starring Roles]
  The Stolen Earth (2) 04x12: (Jun/28/2008) As Rose Tyler, [Starring Roles]

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Josh Groban, Billie Piper, Frank Skinner, Example 12x11: (Jan/04/2013) As Herself 
  Toni Collette, Billie Piper, Shappi Khorsandi, Scouting for Girls 07x02: (Apr/19/2010) As Herself 

A League of Their Own (UK) (2010) 
  Series 6, Episode 8 06x08: (Dec/14/2012) As Herself 

Sport Relief (2002) 
  Sport Relief 2012 06x05: (Mar/23/2012) As Herself (Appeal Film Presenter), [Guest Hosts]

Let's Dance for Comic Relief (2009) 
  Series 4, Episode 4 04x04: (Mar/10/2012) As Herself 

Wall of Fame (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 2 01x02: (Jun/24/2011) As Herself 

This Morning (1988) 
  February 1, 2011 23x102: (Feb/01/2011) As Herself 
  January 28, 2010 22x101: (Jan/28/2010) As Herself 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Billie Piper, Usher, Being Human, Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Duran Duran 05x07: (Jan/31/2011) As Herself 

Drama Trails (2010) 
  Secret Diary of a Call Girl to London's Burning 01x06: (Oct/03/2010) As Herself 

GMTV (1993) 
  April 9, 2010 18x99: (Apr/09/2010) As Herself 
  January 28, 2010 18x28: (Jan/28/2010) As Herself 
  November 2, 2005 13x306: (Nov/02/2005) As Herself 
  March 24, 2005 13x83: (Mar/24/2005) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  April 7, 2010 11x97: (Apr/07/2010) As Herself 
  January 15, 2007 08x15: (Jan/15/2007) As Herself 
  August 1, 2006 07x213: (Aug/01/2006) As Herself 
  March 30, 2006 07x89: (Mar/30/2006) As Herself 

Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009) 
  Dale Winton, Billie Piper, David Haye 02x03: (Mar/12/2010) As Herself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Billie Piper, Alan Carr, Alicia Keys 18x02: (Jan/22/2010) As Herself 
  Catherine Tate, Michael Ball, Billie Piper, Jack Dee, Kasabian 11x07: (Oct/20/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Doctor Who Greatest Moments (2009) 
  The Companions 01x02: (Aug/27/2009) As Herself 

The Justin Lee Collins Show (2009) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Mar/19/2009) As Herself 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 7, Show 6 07x06: (Mar/02/2009) As Herself 

Masterpiece (1971) 
  The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: The Shadow in the North 38x24: (Sep/28/2008) As Sally Lockhart 
  Mansfield Park 38x03: (Jan/27/2008) As Fanny Price 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  James McAvoy, Billie Piper, Jennifer Lopez 07x02: (Sep/22/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Ewan McGregor, Billie Piper, Jamie Oliver, Peter Cincotti 02x06: (Mar/19/2005) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Top Gear (2002) 
  Series 9, Episode 6 09x06: (Mar/04/2007) As Herself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car) 

The Charlotte Church Show (2006) 
  Gwen Stefani, Billie Piper, McFly 02x01: (Feb/23/2007) As Herself 

Blue Peter (1958) 
  June 14, 2006 48x170: (Jun/14/2006) As Herself 
  May 15, 2006 48x159: (May/15/2006) As Herself 
  Last Live Show of the Series! 47x55: (Apr/29/2005) As Herself / Rose Tyler 
  21/03/05 [Doctor Who Special] 47x40: (Mar/21/2005) As Herself 

The Friday Night Project (2005) 
  Billie Piper, Texas 02x01: (Jan/06/2006) As Herself 

2005 TV Moments (2005) 
  2005 TV Moments (Dec/31/2005) As Herself 

OFI Sunday (2005) 
  20th November 2005 01x01: (Nov/20/2005) As Herself 

ShakespeaRe-Told (2005) 
  Much Ado About Nothing 01x01: (Nov/07/2005) As Hero 

Barrymore (1991) 
  Series 7, Show 5 07x05: (Dec/17/2000) As Herself 

FBi (2000) 
  Show 2 01x02: (Apr/29/2000) As Herself 

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (UK) (1996) 
  Rowland Rivron, Meat Loaf, Billie Piper, Nick Keynes 05x04: (Mar/05/1999) As Herself 
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Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007)• Executive Producer

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Although married to Chris Evans for several years, she never actually wore a wedding ring during their marriage.

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