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Illness tried and failed to stop Billie Piper from attending her first American convention. We talked about her decision to take on the roles of Rose Tyler in 2005 and The Moment in 2013 during a break in her marathon autograph sessions at Gallifrey One.
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“Piper’s in the building,” an excited theatre-goer squealed. The Doctor Who actress is in town filming gothic drama Penny Dreadful with Hollywood heartthrob Josh Hartnett, but took a well-deserved night off to attend the opening of A Tender Thing, written by her close pal Ben Power.
“It’s nice to have a few familiar faces here,” Power said as he and Piper darted between the bar and smoking area.
The play, which stars Owen Roe and Olwen Fouéré, sees everyone’s favourite star crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet reunite. Only this time, they’re in their 60s and growing old together.
Olwen’s husband actor David Heap chatted to playwright Marina Carr as he waited for his leading lady to emerge from the wings. “We fell for each other when we were performing here in the Project,” he revealed. Cabaret singer Camille O’Sullivan looked every inch the 1930s femme fatale in a black ensemble and slick of scarlet lipstick.
Director of the Irish Arts Centre New York, Nik Quaife, had flown in for the occasion.
EPISODIC (a new screening section aimed at the small screen)
“Penny Dreadful,” directed by John Logan and Juan Antonio Bayona. A psychological horror series that re-imagines literature’s most terrifying characters. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper and Danny Sapani.
The festival will take place from 7th March-15th March.
Then they eventually put their finger on it, most people recognise Fox from Lewis, ITV’s Morse spin-off drama, in which he played Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, Kevin Whately’s sidekick, for seven series. Others will know him as the husband of Billie Piper, the popstar-turned-actress, to whom he has been married for six years. “I’ve never called myself that; it would sound weird,” insists Fox. “At Lewis, when I’m being naughty, they say, ‘Oh look, Mr Billie Piper’s being a d—.’ They know that will make my hackles rise.”
Despite his escalating profile, Fox, 35, is a family man. He’s most at home chopping wood and fishing for pike near the ramshackle West Sussex cottage he shares with Billie and sons Winston, five, and Eugene, 18 months. The downside to doing eight shows a week in London is being away from it all. “Theatre is great until you start doing it and then you go, ‘God, I’m missing my family,’” he says. To make things easier, the Foxes (plus their two dogs, Baxter and Peggy) have moved to the capital while he’s on stage.Read More