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Billie Piper: “Modern love is really hard”

Marie Claire is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. As her directorial debut, Rare Beasts, hits cinema screens to rave reviews, Billie Piper shares the process behind making it - and why she was determined not to paint women as victims or wallflowers.
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Billie Piper Is Ready To Make Films That ‘Risk Being Too Much’ – The British New Wave Issue

An actor’s debut as a filmmaker offers an opportunity to tell a different story, to show their creative voice in a totally new way. And when you’ve had a performing career as daring and exciting as Billie Piper’s, it sets expectations for something completely distinctive. If you’ve seen Rare Beasts, you’ll know she’s done exactly that, conjuring the chaos, rage and confusion felt by her central character, single mother Mandy, in an ‘anti-rom-com’. There was never any chance Piper’s first film wasn’t going to be one of the boldest, most out-there British debuts in years.
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David Tennant warms Doctor Who fans’ hearts with ‘beautiful’ Billie Piper praise

David Tennant has warmed the hearts of Doctor Who fans with his recent praise of Billie Piper.The Scottish actor played the Time Lord from 2005 to 2010, during which time he co-starred with Piper, who played companion Rose Tyler.Since then, Piper’s career has gone from strength to strength, and saw a recent resurgence thanks to the hit TV show I Hate Suzie, which she co-created with Lucy Prebble, and her directorial debut Rare Beasts. She starred in both.Speaking to Radio Times, Tennant praised Piper for “finding a place for herself in the creative community where all her multiple skills...
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Number 1 today in 2000: Billie Piper – Day & Night

Long before she was whizzing around the universe as Doctor Who's Rose Tyler or going off the rails on I Hate Suzie, Billie Piper was a bona fide, chart-topping popstar – and a record holder to boot. Back in 1998, when she was 15, Billie Piper – then calling herself...
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Rare Beasts review – masterful Billie Piper rips up the romcom rulebook

Romcoms are about love and they want to be loved. Billie Piper’s anti-romcom is about something else – and it wants something else. Rare Beasts is a bold experiment in nerve-jangling confrontation: it has the structure and ingredients of romantic comedy but turns everything on its head. On paper, it could be made by Richard Curtis: there are attractive views of London, an awful date in a restaurant, bittersweet scenes with parents, reflective moments by the river, a Bridget Jones-y media job, a glamorous wedding scene and even a cameo for Lily James. But everything goes wrong. Billie Piper’s movie refuses to read the room; it ignores the traditional cues for comedy and gentleness and the learning of life lessons. It is on a spectrum of its own.
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Billie Piper says Framing Britney Spears documentary made her ‘so angry’ she turned it off

Billie Piper has revealed that she had to switch off the Framing Britney Spears documentary because it made her “so angry”.Released earlier this year, the New York Times film examined Spears’s career from teenage pop singer to global superstar, as well as the #FreeBritney campaign around her ongoing conservatorship.Like Spears, I Hate Suzie star Piper also rose to fame at a very young age, topping the UK charts with her debut single “Because We Want To” in 1998 aged just 15.Speaking to NME, Piper said that she had “really felt” parts of the documentary which discussed the expectations on...

Rare Beasts review - Billie Piper as triple threat

Emotions don't come in half-measures in Rare Beasts, with which Billie Piper makes a commendably edgy debut as writer-director onscreen while affording herself a stonking star part. Dedicated., we're informed, to "all my friends and all their woes", this self-described "anti-romcom" may be too stylistically indulgent for some. But see...

What It Costs to Be a Woman: Billie Piper On Her Directorial Debut

Whether you’re a theatre-loving boomer or a boxset-obsessed zoomer, chances are the work of Billie Piper has come into your life at some point. Her varied career began in the 1990s as a teenage pop star, before becoming a beloved Doctor Who regular. Next, she won multiple theatre awards for her performance in Yerma, and also landed two BAFTA nominations for her on-screen work in Collateral and I Hate Suzie.
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Billie Piper sought therapy to deal with adult situations as teen celeb

Los Angeles, May 18 (SocialNews.XYZ) Actress Billie Piper had to resort to therapy after her meteoric rise to fame as a teenager. "I was very often in strange, very adult situations that I wouldn't subject my own kids to (at the age of) 16. I was going through everything a teenager goes through, but very publicly. Therapy has been crucial to my getting better," she wrote in the Big Issue magazine's Letter To My Younger Self.
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Billie Piper says she was put in ‘very strange, very adult situations’ as a teenager

Billie Piper has said she would not “subject” her children to some of the situations she experienced as a young person.The Olivier Award-winning actor, 38, shot to fame as a teenage pop star with her 1998 debut single “Because We Want To”.Writing in The Big Issue’s “Letter To My Younger Self”, Piper recalled how she often found herself in “very strange, very adult situations” due to her success.Piper has three young children – two sons, Winston and Eugene, with ex-husband actor Laurence Fox and a daughter with Tribes lead singer Johnny Lloyd, called Tallulah.She said: “My teenage years are...
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Doctor Who: Billie Piper Explains Why She Left the Show

In 2005, Billie Piper became the Doctor's first companion of the new Doctor Who era, Rose Tyler, acting opposite Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and, later, David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. After two seasons, Piper left the show, though she returned as a guest star in its fourth season and again for the 50th-anniversary episode "The Day of the Doctor." On BBC radio's Desert Island Discs, Piper explained why she exited the sci-fi series. "As much as I love that show, I love Rose Tyler, Russell T Davies and all the people that I continue to have a relationship with, I wanted to do different stuff. I didn't like the responsibility of being a sort of role model," she says.
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Sadiq Khan makes dig at Laurence Fox with Billie Piper reference following London mayor election results

Sadiq Khan appeared to make a dig at Laurence Fox after winning a second term as London mayor this weekend.This year’s London mayoral race saw Fox, the self-styled “anti-woke” campaigner and Lewis actor, lose out to Labour’s Khan whose win was announced yesterday (9 May). Fox – who set up his Reclaim Party to run in the race – won 47,634 ballot papers, which accounted for 1.9 per cent of votes in the election. The results prompted a viral tweet from user @GeorgeGriffiths, reading: “Billie Piper sold more copies of “Because We Want To” in its opening week than Laurence Fox...

Doctor Who Star Billie Piper Reveals Why She Left BBC Series & More

Billie Piper, who played Rose Tyler on Doctor Who from 2005 until 2006, has explained why she left the show during an appearance on the latest episode of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. For those asking, Desert Island Discs is a long-running half-hour BBC radio show where guests are invited to talk about their lives and careers in between playing the songs they would take with them on a desert island.
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Billie Piper says she was ‘extremely lonely’ and ‘unbelievably unsafe’ as a teenage pop star

Billie Piper has recalled feeling ‘extremely desperate and lonely’ while working as a 15-year-old pop star.The actor first rose to fame in 1998 with the song “Because We Want To”, the track earning her the title of youngest female artist to top the UK charts with her debut.Appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday (9 May), Piper said that she had felt “desperate” to get out of the “small town environment” of her Swindon home as a teenager.However, having moved into a hotel at the age of 14 and one year later into a London flat...

Billie Piper felt desperate and lonely during early years of fame

Billie Piper felt "desperate and lonely" when she found fame. The actress and singer admitted it was tough finding fame at such a young age and credits her marriage to Chris Evans for helping her to "stop caring" about others perceptions and start to "heal". Speaking on BBC Radio 4's...