David Tennant Does A Podcast With... Billie Piper Is Live Now!


The latest episode in the new season of David Tennant Does A Podcast With... is now live. This week David is chatting to his friend and former Doctor Who co-star, the actress and former popstar Billie Piper.

Child star Billie first appeared as a performer in Scratchy & Co, aged 13. At the age of 15, she released her debut single "Because We Want To", which made her the youngest artist to enter at number one on the UK Singles Chart. Her follow-up single "Girlfriend" also debuted at number one. In 1998, Piper released her debut studio album, Honey to the B, which was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. In 2000, she released her second studio album, Walk of Life, which respectively produced the successful singles "Day & Night" and "Something Deep Inside". In 2003, Billie announced that she had abandoned her music career to focus on an acting career.



Billie starred Doctor Who (2005–2006), in the role of Rose Tyler, companion to The Doctor. She reprised the role in 2008, 2010, and 2013. She won the Most Popular Actress category at the 2005 and 2006 National Television Awards for her work on Doctor Who. BBC News named her one of its "Faces of the Year" for 2005, primarily due to her success in Doctor Who. At The South Bank Show Awards in January 2006, she was awarded The Times Breakthrough Award for her successful transition from singing to acting. In March, the Television and Radio Industries Club named her as the best new TV talent at their annual awards ceremony. In September, she was named Best Actress at the TV Quick and TV Choice Awards.

After quitting Doctor Who Billie starred as the high-flying escort Belle de Jour in the television drama series Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007–2011). She also starred as Brona Croft/Lily in the Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful (2014–2016) and as Karen Mars in Netflix Original series Collateral (2018) for which she was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress. 

Her film roles include Things to Do Before You're 30 (2004), Mansfield Park (2007), City of Tiny Lights (2016) and Eternal Beauty (2019).

In 2016, Billie starred in an adaptation of Federico García Lorca's 1934 play Yerma at the Young Vic, written and directed by Simon Stone. Upon opening the play received critical acclaim, namely for Piper's performance. She was described as "earth-quaking" by The Guardian and "a generation's greatest performance" by The Stage. The Independent described her as "shattering" with the reviewer admitting he found himself "still visibly shaking from its effects on the Tube home afterwards."The Jewish Chronicle warned that Piper's performance was "dangerously draining" whilst The Arts Desk told its readers that her performance was "an utterly grueling, almost unbearable 100 minutes."

She won six out of an available six Best Actress awards for that one performance, making it one of the most acclaimed and awarded stage performances in British theatre history, and making her the only actor to have picked up all six Best Actress awards for a single performance, including the coveted Olivier Award.

Most recently Billie co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed Sky Atlantic series I Hate Suzie in 2020. 

Produced by Somethin' Else with Georgia Tennant, David Tennant Does A Podcast With... features intimate and in-depth conversations with some of the biggest names in film, television and politics. 
New episodes drop on Tuesdays.  More guests will be announced soon.

David Tennant Does A Podcast With... is available on AcastApple PodcastsSpotify and all good podcast providers.

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