Piper, Billie

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Name
Piper, Billie Gender: F
Leian Paul Piper
born on 22 September 1982 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Swindon, England, 51n34, 1w47
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Craft
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°34' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 04°50 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 02°30'



Billie Piper
photo: Florida Supercon from Ft. Lauderdale, USA, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

English singer, dancer and actress. She made her debut in Scratchy & Co. (1995–1998), and at the age of 15, she signed a recording contract and released her debut single "Because We Want To", which debuted at number one in the UK and made her the youngest artist ever to debut at number one. The single was followed by Piper's album Honey to the B (1998), which was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) and platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). In 2000, she released her second album, Walk of Life. In 2003, she retired from the recording industry and launched an acting career.

Piper's transition into acting began in 2004. Her most famous role is as Rose Tyler, companion to The Doctor from 2005 to 2006, in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, a role she reprised in 2008, 2010, and 2013. From 2007 until 2011, she starred as the high-flying escort Belle de Jour in the TV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl. She also starred as Brona Croft/Lily in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.

Piper married DJ, television presenter and businessman Chris Evans in a secret ceremony in May 2001, in Las Vegas after six months of dating. Their marriage attracted much comment due to Evans being 16 years older than Piper. The couple separated in 2004, and divorced in May 2007. They have remained friends. A report in The Independent on 27 June 2006, stated that Piper has declared that she does not wish to claim any money from Evans' reported £50 million wealth or his £540,000 salary from BBC Radio 2. In an interview with the Radio Times, she said: "I'm not taking a penny from him. I think that's disgusting." She also revealed that she left her pop-star career with very little money. Evans has admitted that the age gap was a reason in seeking the divorce.

Piper married actor Laurence Fox in December 2007, at St Mary's Church in Easebourne, West Sussex, where they lived as of 2007. Their first son, Winston James, was born in October 2008, via emergency C-section after a 30-hour labour. They had a second son, Eugene Pip, in April 2012. On 24 March 2016, Fox announced on his Facebook page that the pair had split after eight years of marriage. He stated that no third party was involved in the separation. On 12 May 2016, it was announced that Piper and Fox had divorced.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Tate, Catherine (born 12 May 1968). Notes: co-stars on "Doctor Who"

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage May 2001 in Las Vegas (married DJ Chris Evans)
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  • Relationship : Marriage December 2007 in West Sussex (married actor Laurence Fox)
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Source Notes

Craft quotes her autobiography "Growing Pains", pg. 72, "After eighteen hours of painful labour, on 22 September 1982, Billie Paul Piper was born by Caesarean section... I was born in Swindon." Her first name was originally registered as Lianne, but was legally changed to Billie a few months later. No time.

Birth time of 11 PM from her IMDB Trivia section. Source unknown. [1]

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Eating Disorder
  • Family : Relationship : Married early less than 18 (secretly married at 18)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Retirement circumstances (quit music career, switched to acting)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (signed record deal at 15)
  • Personal : Birth : Cesarean
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (first name legally changed to Billie in 1983 by parents)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Music performances and theatre)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ('Doctor Who', 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl', 'Penny Dreadful')
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (3 BBC Drama Awards)