Billie Piper

Singer and Actress
Born Sep 22, 1982

Billie Paul Piper is an English singer and actress. Piper began performing in plays and dance, as she wanted to go into acting. She began her career however as a pop singer in the late 1990s, after she was talent spotted at the Sylvia Young stage school by Smash Hits magazine, through which she was given a recording contract. She later decided to retire from singing and refocus on her original ambition as an actress.… Read More

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1982 Birth Born on September 22, 1982.
1983 Birth Piper was born in Swindon, Wiltshire. Her first name, Leian, was legally changed to Billie on 25 April 1983, by her parents, Paul Victor Piper and Mandy Kane Kent. … Read More


1998 15 Years Old 1 More Event
She was offered a record deal at the age of 15, and in 1998, became the youngest artist ever to debut at number one in the UK Singles Chart with "Because We Want To", released under the stage mononym "Billie". … Read More
1999 16 Years Old In 1999, Piper was nominated for two BRIT Awards and won two awards at the 1999 Smash Hits Poll Winners' party, although she was reduced to tears at the latter ceremony after being booed by fans of Ritchie Neville, who she was dating at the time. … Read More
2000 17 Years Old 1 More Event
During that time, Piper recorded her second album. She decided to release further records under her full name of Billie Piper. She returned to the Singles Chart in May 2000 with her third number one single "Day & Night". … Read More
2001 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2001, Piper appeared in court to testify against a woman named Juliet Peters. … Read More


2003 20 Years Old In the autumn of 2003, it was announced that Doctor Who would be resurrected in 2005; the casting of Piper as Rose Tyler, a travelling companion to the ninth incarnation of The Doctor (to be played by Christopher Eccleston), was announced in May 2004.
Piper won the Most Popular Actress category at the 2005 and 2006 National Television Awards for her work on Doctor Who.
2006 23 Years Old 1 More Event
At The South Bank Show Awards in January 2006, she was awarded The Times Breakthrough Award for her successful transition from singing to acting. … Read More
…  The series, which aired from September 2007, saw Piper in several semi-nude scenes. … Read More
2010 27 Years Old She also shared the role of Betty with Sue Johnston in the two-part TV adaptation of A Passionate Woman, screened on BBC 1 in April 2010.
2011 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2011, it was announced that Piper would join the cast of a romance-comedy film directed by Robin Sheppard titled Truth about Lies.
2012 29 Years Old In August 2012, it was reported that Piper would make her National Theatre debut in a play by Secret Diary of a Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble titled The Effect, which ran from November 2012 to February 2013. … Read More


2013 30 Years Old Due to success and demand, the show was extended for a further month and an online petition was started for the show to be added to the National Theatre's Live Programming. In 2013, Piper was nominated for Best Actress at the Olivier Awards and Evening Standard Theatre Awards for The Effect.
2014 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Piper also starred in Great Britain at the Royal National Theatre in 2014.
2016 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016, Piper starred in an adaption of Yerma at the Young Vic, written by Simon Stone.
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