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Billie Piper

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Billie Piper

English singer and actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1982.

Countries: United Kingdom (84%), United States (4%), New Zealand (4%)

Main connections: Doctor Who, David Tennant, Laurence Fox

Linked to: Broadcast, Daily Mail, Doctor Who Magazine, Five

 

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Billie Piper was born in 1982 add something


1990

She began her career however as a pop singer in the late 1990s, after she was talent spotted at the Sylvia Young stage school by Smash Hits magazine, through which she was given a recording contract add something


1998

Piper was offered a record deal at the age of 15, and in 1998 became the youngest artist ever to debut at number one in the UK singles chart with "Because We Want To", released under the stage mononym "Billie" add something

 

Royals (song) - On 28 October "Royals" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart; in doing so, Lorde became the youngest solo artist to score a UK number one single since Billie Piper's 1998 song "Because We Want To"


 

In 1999, Piper was nominated for two BRIT awards and won two awards at the 1999 "Smash Hits" Poll Winners' party, although at the latter ceremony she was reduced to tears after being booed by fans of Ritchie Neville, member of boy band Five, whom she was dating at the time add something

 

The singles and the album were released during mid to late 1999 add something


2000

She returned to the Singles Chart in May 2000 with her third number one single "Day & Night" add something

 

In October 2000, Piper released her second album, "Walk of Life", which reached Number 14 in the UK Album Chart, but quickly fell off the charts and was certified Silver in the UK. The album only charted in two other countries, New Zealand where it reached No. 17 only, and in Australia where it was a minor success, peaking at No. 23 add something

 

The song "Walk of Life", the final single off this album, was released in December 2000 and reached Number 25 in the UK Singles Chart add something


2001

On 17 February 2001, Piper appeared in court to testify against a woman named Juliet Peters add something

 

Piper married businessman, DJ, and television presenter Chris Evans in a secret ceremony in May 2001 in Las Vegas after six months of dating add something

 

Chris Evans (presenter) - After meeting teenage pop star Billie Piper and after she proposed on his 35th birthday, the couple married in a £200 ceremony at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada on 6 May 2001; attended by six guests including best man Danny Baker

 

Chris Evans (presenter) - Later photographed by the tabloids that week with new wife Billie Piper in the nearest pub to their home in Hascombe, Surrey while claiming he was too ill to present his show, he was dismissed on 28 June 2001 for repeatedly failing to arrive at work


2003

Keeley Hawes - In 2003, she appeared in the BBC's re-telling of "The Canterbury Tales" alongside John Simm, Billie Piper and Julie Walters


2004

In 2004, Piper appeared in the films "The Calcium Kid", as the romantic interest of Orlando Bloom's character, and "Things to do Before You're Thirty" add something

 

Piper dated and lived with law student Amadu Sowe from 2004 to 2006 add something

 

The couple separated in 2004 and later divorced in May 2007 add something

 

In May 2004, it was announced that the series would be resurrected beginning in 2005, and that Piper was to play the character Rose Tyler, a travelling companion to The Doctor add something


2005

BBC News named Piper as one of its "Faces of the Year" for 2005, primarily due to her success in "Doctor Who" add something

 

Her most famous role is as Rose Tyler, companion to the Doctor, in the television series "Doctor Who" from 2005 to 2006, a role she reprised in 2008 and 2010 add something

 

Piper won the Most Popular Actress category at the 2005 and 2006 National Television awards for her work on "Doctor Who" add something

 

Shortly before starting work on "Doctor Who", she filmed a starring role in the horror film "Spirit Trap" alongside Russian pop star Alsou, released in August 2005 to generally poor reviews add something

 

In November 2005, Piper 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 add something

 

Bruno Langley - Since leaving "Coronation Street", he has played roles such as the part of Adam Mitchell in the 2005 series of "Doctor Who" with Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper, appearing in two episodes, "Dalek" and "The Long Game", and provided an audio commentary for the DVD of these episodes

 

Doctor Who - For the Canadian broadcast, Christopher Eccleston recorded special video introductions for each episode and excerpts from the "Doctor Who Confidential" documentary were played over the closing credits; for the broadcast of "The Christmas Invasion" on 26 December 2005, Billie Piper recorded a special video introduction


 

At "The South Bank Show" awards on 27 January 2006 Piper was awarded "The Times" Breakthrough award for her successful transition from singing to acting add something

 

In March 2006, she claimed that she would continue on "Doctor Who" into its third season in 2007 add something

 

In March 2006, the Television and Radio Industries Club named Piper as best new TV talent at their annual awards ceremony add something

 

On 10 May 2006, however, she was reported to be considering quitting the series, although she did express an interest in playing a female version of the Doctor in the future add something

 

On 15 June 2006, the BBC announced that she was to depart in the final episode of the second series, "Doomsday" add something

 

A story in "The Independent" on 27 June 2006 stated that Piper has declared that she does not wish to claim any money from Evans's reported £30m wealth or his £540,000 salary from Radio Two. "I'm not taking a penny from him," she told the "Radio Times", "I think that's disgusting add something

 

In September 2006, Piper was named Best Actress at the TV Quick and TV Choice awards add something

 

In the first, a BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's historical novel "The Ruby in the Smoke" broadcast in December 2006, Piper played protagonist Sally Lockhart, a Victorian orphan along with Matt Smith playing Jim Taylor add something

 

Laurence Fox - Between 2006 and 2007 he starred in "Treats" by Christopher Hampton with his future wife, Billie Piper

 

Laurence Fox - Fox dated British actress Billie Piper in 2006 while they performed together in the stage play "Treats"

 

Freema Agyeman - Following extensive speculation on who would replace Billie Piper, Agyeman was confirmed to the press as new companion Martha Jones on 5 July 2006

 

Martha Jones - The introduction of Martha as the next companion after Billie Piper's Rose Tyler was announced by the BBC in a 5 July 2006 press release


2007

From 2007 until 2011, she starred as the high-flying escort Belle de Jour in the TV series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" add something

 

In 2007 she appeared as the main character, Fanny Price, in an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel "Mansfield Park", screened on ITV1 add something

 

In 2007, "Broadcast" magazine listed Piper at no. 6 in its "Hot 100" list of influential on-screen performers, the top woman on the list add something

 

Piper made her stage debut in a touring production of Christopher Hampton's play "Treats", which opened in early 2007 in Windsor, Berkshire add something

 

On 15 January 2007, BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles started a campaign to get "Honey to the Bee" back into the Top 100 on download sales as a way of testing out new chart rules that favour download sales add something

 

"Treats" was to have ended its tour in the West End, at the Garrick Theatre, starting on 28 February 2007 with previews from 20 February add something

 

Piper has provided voiceovers for various television commercials, including one for Comfort Fabric Softener airing in June 2007, and Debenhams currently airing 2011 add something

 

The series, which aired from 27 September 2007, saw Piper in several semi-nude scenes add something

 

On 27 November 2007, the BBC confirmed that she would reprise her role as Rose Tyler in the fourth "Doctor Who" series for three episodes add something

 

The BBC plans to film all four of Pullman's Sally Lockhart novels, with Piper continuing in the role in "The Shadow in the North" which was shown in December 2007 add something

 

Piper married actor Laurence Fox, son of actor James Fox, on 31 December 2007 at St Mary's Church in Easebourne, West Sussex add something

 

Belle de Jour (writer) - In 2007, Belle's blogs and books were adapted into a television programme, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl", starring Billie Piper as Belle, with the real name Hannah Baxter

 

Michelle Ryan - In early 2007, Ryan was seen as Maria in "Mansfield Park" opposite Billie Piper for ITV and as Lila in the film "I Want Candy", co-starring Carmen Electra and Mackenzie Crook

 

Belle de Jour (writer) - The first series aired from 27 September 2007 to 15 November 2007 starring Billie Piper as Hannah Baxter


2008

Episode 56 , BBC Three, 2008-07-05 add something

 

The series began in April 2008, and after several cameos, Piper made her official return as Rose in the series four final episodes "Turn Left", "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End" add something

 

Their first son, Winston James, was born 21 October 2008 add something


2010

In January 2010, tying in with the broadcast of the third series and following on from the real Belle de Jour confirming her real identity, ITV2 broadcast an interview special, "Billie and the Real Belle Bare All" which saw Piper meeting with Dr Brooke Magnanti on-camera for the first time add something

 

Piper has shared the role of Betty with Sue Johnston in the TV adaptation of "A Passionate Woman", screened on BBC 1 on 11 and 18 April 2010 add something

 

Joe Armstrong (actor) - In 2010, he co-starred with Billie Piper in the two-part drama "A Passionate Woman" as the husband of a woman who has an affair

 

John Hopkins (actor) - In 2010, he guest-starred in the ITV crime drama, "Identity" and "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" with Billie Piper

 

Sue Johnston - Johnston shared a role with Billie Piper in the TV adaptation of "A Passionate Woman" which aired on BBC One on 11 April 2010


2011

Filming is expected to start in October 2011 add something

 

Piper had been confirmed to play Carly in the UK premiere of "reasons to be pretty" at the Almeida Theatre, running from November 2011 to January 2012 add something


2012

They had a second son, Eugene Pip, on 5 April 2012 add something

 

On 4 August 2012, it was reported that Piper will make her National Theatre debut in a play by "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" creator Lucy Prebble titled "The Effect", which ran from November 2012 to February 2013 add something

 

Gemma Chan - In 2012, Chan will be seen as a regular in season two of Sky Living's supernatural drama "Bedlam" and in "True Love", a five part semi-improvised television series produced by Working Title for BBC One, with David Tennant, Billie Piper, Ashley_Walters, Jane Horrocks, David Morrissey, Lacey Turner, Kaya Scodelario and Vicky McClure

 

Lacey Turner - Turner appeared alongside David Tennant, Billie Piper, David_Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Ashley Walters and Vicky McClure in the new BBC1 improvisational programme True Love, which aired in June 2012


2013

On 4 January 2013 Piper confirmed on the Graham Norton Show that the producers had not asked her to take part in an episode for the show's 50th anniversary; however, on 30 March 2013 the &BBC (BBC_Online) announced that she would be returning to "Doctor Who" for the special alongside David Tennant, Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman add something

 

On 26 March 2013, the Olivier awards announced Piper as one of four nominations in their Best Actress category for "The Effect" add something

 

Doctor Who - Piper once again returned to "Doctor Who" in November 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" add something

 

David Tennant - The BBC announced on 30 March 2013 that Tennant and Billie Piper will return to "Doctor Who" for the 50th anniversary special in late 2013, alongside current Doctor Matt Smith and companion Jenna-Louise Coleman


2014

Piper starred in "Great Britain" at the Royal National Theatre in 2014 add something

 

On May 29, 2014, Piper appeared alongside Ben Whishaw in the "Playhouse Presents" television special "Foxtrot" add something


 

She was nominated for "Best TV Supporting Actress" in the 2015 Fangoria Chainsaw awards add something

 

The show was renewed for a third season which will begin filming in August 2015 add something

 

The show was renewed for a third season which she began filming on 17 September 2015 add something


2016

On 24 March 2016, Fox announced on his Facebook page that the pair had split after 8 years of marriage add something

 

On 12 May 2016, it was announced that Piper and Fox had divorced after over 8 years of marriage add something

 

Emilia Fox - She starred in "Things To Do Before You're 30", with Billie Piper, who would later marry her first cousin Laurence Fox, although in 2016 they divorced


2017

On 15 May 2017, Big Finish Productions announced that Piper would return to the role of Rose Tyler alongside David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in three new audio stories from Big Finish add something

 

The three stories are expected to be released in November 2017 add something

 

Doctor Who - The three stories were released on 23 November 2017, the 54th anniversary of "Doctor Who" add something

 

David Tennant - In November 2017, three new audio dramas were released by Big Finish Productions with Tennant once again starring as the Tenth Doctor, alongside Billie Piper as Rose Tyler


2018

Piper reprised the performance in a limited run at New York's Park Avenue Armory during March and April 2018 add something

 

On 1 August 2018 it was announced that Piper is pregnant with her third child add something

 

On 27 November 2018, Big Finish announced a new audio series titled 'Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon' featuring Piper reprising her role as Rose and Camille Coduri and Shaun Dingwall reprising their roles as Rose's parents Jackie and Pete Tyler add something

 

John Simm - In 2018 he starred as Dan Bowker opposite Adrian Lester in Mike Bartlett's "Trauma" on ITV. The same year he played the role of Labour MP David Mars in "Collateral", written by David Hare, opposite Carey Mulligan and Billie Piper for the BBC.


2019

She gave birth to a daughter in early January 2019 add something

 

The series will feature four stories with Rose Tyler alongside her parents Jackie and Pete Tyler and is set for a September 2019 release add something