Billie Paul Piper (born Leian Paul Piper; 22 September 1982) is a Breetish sangster, dancer an actress frae Swindon, Wiltshire. She made her debut in Scratchy & Co. (1995–1998) an at the age o 15 she signed a recording contract an released her debut single "Because We Want To", which entered at the tap o the UK Singles Chart an made her the youngest airtist ever tae enter at nummer ane on the chart. The single wis followed bi Piper's album Honey to the B (1998), which wis certified dooble platinum bi the Recording Industry Association o New Zealand (RIANZ) an platinum bi the Breetish Phonographic Industry (BPI). In 2000, she released her seicont album, Walk of Life. In 2003, she retired frae the recording industry an launched an actin career.
Piper's transition intae actin began in 2004. She played Rose Tyler, companion tae The Doctor frae 2005 tae 2006, in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, reprising the role in 2008, 2010, an 2013. Frae 2007 until 2011, she starred as the heich-fleein escort Belle de Jour in the televeesion series Secret Diary of a Call Girl. She an aa starred as Brona Croft/Lily in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.
Mair recently Piper haes taken tae the stage. She haes starred in five critically acclaimed plays an picked up numerous Best Actress awairds, maist notably a Laurence Olivier Awaird for her performance in Yerma which wis describit as "earth-quaking" bi The Guardian an "a generation's greatest performance" bi The Stage. She went on tae pick up a tot o sax Best Actress awairds for that ane performance, makin it ane o the maist acclaimed an awairdit stage performances in Breetish theatre history - an the anly female actor tae hae picked up sax oot o an available sax Best Actress awairds for a single performance.
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- Clapp, Susannah (7 August 2016). "Yerma five-star review – Billie Piper is earth-quaking as Lorca's heroine". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.