It has been confirmed Billie will not be staying with Great Britain when it transfers to the west end as she will be filming Penny Dreadful season 2, she will stay with the show until 23rd August, so if you want to see her, get your tickets now!
Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, the ambitious news editor of a tabloid paper, the Free Press. She’s a devious flirt, a smug and skilful operator with an infallible eye for an outrageous story. And as she masterminds a campaign of phone-hacking, proving at once odious and irresistible, Piper is thrillingly persuasive.
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Cheered on by her former Doctor Who colleagues David Tennant and Mark Gatiss, Billie Piper gave a dazzling performance last night as ruthless and cynical tabloid news editor Paige Britain in this energetic yet clunky satire of British papers.
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Billie Piper does an excellent job in conveying the ruthless ambition and unstoppable drive of Paige Britian.
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None is more odious than Billie Piper’s convincingly shallow and ruthless news editor, Paige Britain, a sultry, stiletto-stamping schemer who might as well sprout devil’s horns.
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Billie Piper is excellent as Paige Britain, the ambitious news editor of a red-top called The Free Press who learns about phone-hacking by an innocent informant.
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In Piper’s hands, the amoral Paige is also an appealing character. She’s gutsy, she’s spiky, she’s sexy and she’s good fun. She also has no conscience and doesn’t care what she does – as long as it sells copies. Rarely has a villain been so attractive.
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Sci-fi fans have voted the Doctor Who goodbye scene between The Doctor and his companion Rose Tyler the greatest scene in the genre’s history.
David Tennant and Billie Piper star in the clip, which first aired eight years ago and topped SFX magazine’s latest poll of more than 90,000 readers.
“It all came together so perfectly in this scene that people still talk to me about it with misty eyes all these years later,” said Tennant on the triumph.
“I suspect they always will. Whatever else I do and wherever else I end up, this will be a moment I will be forever proud to look back on.”
SFX added that the winning moment struck a chord with viewers. “We’ve all had to bid farewell to someone we care about, even if it wasn’t forced upon us by the threat of universal destruction, and this eye-moistening moment perfectly encapsulates the agony of break-up,” the magazine said.
Runner-up was the scene from Avengers Assemble in which The Hulk beats up Loki and throws him around like a rag doll.
In third place was the alien bursting from John Hurt’s chest in 1979’s cult classic Alien, with the ‘engine scene’ from Firefly in fourth and Luke Skywalker learning that Darth Vader is his father in The Empire Strikes Back completing the top five.
We’ve know Billie has a new play coming soon for a while and we finally got some news today during a press conference with Richard Bean. Billie is set to star in Great Britain opening Monday 30th June, running until Saturday 23rd August at the Lyttelton Theatre, tickets are on sale now from £15 at the National Theatre website!
Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never ending battle for more readers.