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'Penny Dreadful' sneak peek posted online ahead of spring debut

'Penny Dreadful' sneak peek posted online ahead of spring debut

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Showtime has posted a sneak peek video of its new Victorian London-set series, "Penny Dreadful," on YouTube.
Helen Mirren wins award, three judges quit over 'vote rigging'

Helen Mirren wins award, three judges quit over 'vote rigging'

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Three film critics have quit the Evening Standard Theatre Awards judging panel after Helen Mirren won the award in a supposedly rigged ceremony.
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'Doctor Who' anniversary draws more than 10 million viewers

'Doctor Who' anniversary draws more than 10 million viewers

LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The 50th anniversary special episode of "Doctor Who" drew more than 10 million viewers in Britain, overnight viewing figures indicate.
Billie Piper, Helen McCrory join 'Penny Dreadful' ensemble

Billie Piper, Helen McCrory join 'Penny Dreadful' ensemble

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Billie Piper, Helen McCrory, Danny Sapani and Simon Russell Beale have joined the cast of the London-set drama series "Penny Dreadful," Showtime said Monday.

Tennant to star in 'Doctor Who' special

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Billie Piper will appear in the 50th anniversary special of "Doctor Who," the BBC reported.
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'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' up for 8 Olivier Awards

'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' up for 8 Olivier Awards

LONDON, March 26 (UPI) -- The stage play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" led the field with eight when Britain's Olivier Award nominations were announced Tuesday.
Piper to make National Theatre debut

Piper to make National Theatre debut

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- British television star Billie Piper is to make her debut at the National Theatre this fall in Lucy Prebble's new play, "The Effect," producers announced.

Season 4 of 'Diary' to be the last

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Showtime says it has ordered a fourth and final season of its hit comedy series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl."
'Who' props headed to the auction block

'Who' props headed to the auction block

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Props and costumes used on the iconic British science-fiction series "Doctor Who" are to be auctioned off in London, Bonhams auction house said.

Tennant: Piper could be next 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Outgoing "Doctor Who" star David Tennant says British actress and pop singer Billie Piper could be the next titular Time Lord on the series.

Billie Piper gives birth to baby boy

LONDON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- British pop singer and television actress Billie Piper has given birth to a son, her husband, actor Laurence Fox told reporters outside a London hospital.

Billie Piper to return as Sally Lockhart

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- British actress Billie Piper will reprise her role as sleuth Sally Lockhart in "The Shadow in the North," a TV movie to air this month, WGBH-TV, Boston, said.

Billie Piper stars in 'Call Girl' comedy

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- British actress Billie Piper will soon be seen on Showtime in the comedy series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl."

Piper, Fox marry on New Year's Eve

EASEBOURNE, England, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- British actress Billie Piper married actor Laurence Fox in a romantic New Year's Eve wedding at the Parish Church of St. Mary's in Easebourne, England.
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Billie Paul Piper (born Lianne Piper, 22 September 1982, in Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English singer and actress.

She began her career in the late 1990s as a pop singer and then progressed to acting. 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. 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. Since 2007 she has starred as the high flying escort Belle de Jour in the TV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, based on the real life experiences of Dr. Brooke Magnanti.

Piper's first break in the entertainment world came as a teenager, when she was selected to appear on the Saturday morning children's television show Scratchy and Co. Piper later landed a role in a television commercial promoting the pop magazine Smash Hits. Piper was offered a record deal at the age of fifteen, 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". Her follow-up single "Girlfriend" also debuted at number one and her first album, Honey to the B (released immediately afterwards) debuted at Number 14 in the UK album charts.

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