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Billie Piper was born in 1982 in Swindon, England, where she studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. Her career began when she appeared on the children’s television show Scratchy & Co. At the age of 15 Piper became the youngest artist to debut at number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1998 for her single “Because We Want To”, following this her single “Girlfriend” also became a number one debut hit.
In 2005 Piper got her acting breakthrough when she was cast as Rose Tyler in revival of The Doctor Who. The role saw Piper win the Most Popular Actress in the 2005 and 2006 National Television Awards. She was also awarded South Bank Show Award’s Breakthrough of the Year 2006, Television and Radio Industries Club’s Best New TV Talent 2006 and Best Actress at TV Quick and TV Choice Awards. In 2007 she returned to television to star in Secret Diary of a Call Girl where she starred as Hannah Baxter for three series. Other notable performances are her role as Hero in the televised ShakespeRe-Told: Much Ado About Nothing, for this role she won the TRIC Award for New TV Talent (also for Doctor Who) and nominated for Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress. More recently she has played Lily Frankenstein in Penny Dreadful series which saw her nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Fangoria Chainsaw.
In theatre she started her stage career in 2007 in Treats, playing Ann at the Garrick Theatre, she was nominated for Evening Standard Theatre Award’s Best Actress. In 2011 she appeared as Carly in Reasons to be Pretty at the Almeida Theatre, but it was her portrayal of Connie in The Effect at the National Theatre that got her nominated for Best Actress in a Play for the Watsonstage.com Awards and Laurence Olivier Awards. Following this she played the role of Paige in Great Britain at the National Theatre which also saw her nominated for the London Evening Standard Theatre Award’s Best Actress and win Best Actress at the What’s On Stage Theatre Awards.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|Great Britain||Paige Britain||Lyttelton||2014||Review|
|Reasons To Be Pretty||Carly||Almeida||2011||Review|