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Posted By missbillie   February 2nd, 2017  Uncategorized

EXCLUSIVE: Blonde To Black Pictures to produce UK drama about mental illness and young carers.

Samantha Morton and Billie Piper are attached to star in drama Two For Joy from Sadie Frost’s UK production outfit Blonde To Black Pictures. The feature, which will chart the challenging relationship between a teenage daughter, her bed-ridden mother (Morton) and her wayward younger brother, will touch on themes of mental illness, young carers and child abuse.

Sadie Frost, Emma Comley and Andrew Green will produce for Blonde To Black Pictures, whose 2015 feature Set The Thames On Fire starred Noel Fielding and Sally Phillips. Also producing are Mat Wakeham and Michael Wiggs. The film, currently in development, will mark the debut of photographer turned writer-director Tom Beard, who has previously directed music videos for FKA Twigs, Jamie T and Klaxons.

Des Hamilton is casting the drama, which was developed with Creative England and will be funded through an EIS scheme arranged by White and Company. The production is aiming for a summer 2017 shoot and is in discussion with other financiers. It has also agreed a deal with Kodak for the feature to be shot on 35mm film.

Control and Minority Report star Morton, most-recently seen in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, has previously discussed her difficult experience of growing up in foster care and residential homes. Doctor Who and Penny Dreadful star Piper most recently garnered strong notices for her performance in returning London theatre production Yerma.

Two For Joy is a British drama that explores heart breaking themes with immense humanity and sympathy, to deliver an insightful and poignant impact,” Blonde To Black Pictures told Screen.“For the past few years we’ve been steadily working with Tom towards realising his debut feature, mentoring and watching him grow as a writer and director. We undertook development of the film after co-producing his last short Rags with Michael Wiggs of Size 9 Productions.”

Writer-director Beard added: “Two For Joy encompasses my professional development over the last six years. In that time I have worked closely with young people who have been through the care system with the drama therapy charity The Big House. This has given me a unique perspective on issues affecting them, issues that I hope to offer up an unbiased and profound representation of in this film.”

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Posted By missbillie   February 1st, 2017  Uncategorized

Billie attended the Critics Circle Theatre Awards yesterday in London, where she won for Best Actress in Yerma (tickets are on sale for the season this year!). HQ photos below:


31st Jan | Critics Circle Theatre Awards

Posted By missbillie   January 19th, 2017  Uncategorized

Posted By missbillie   January 14th, 2017  Uncategorized

Billie Piper, a two-time BAFTA Awards nominee for her work in Dr. Who, is currently in talks to star in a New York transfer of the Young Vic production of Simon Stone’s Yerma, according to the Daily Mail.

Piper starred in the title role of Yerma, which played a limited engagement at London’s Young Vic this past summer. The play revolves around a woman whose fierce desire to be a mother is met with painful indifference by her husband, provoking a desperate reaction. This contemporary version was written and directed by leading Australian director Stone, adapted from Federico García Lorca’s work.

Discussions are currently underway to bring Piper, who won an Evening Standard Award for her performance, and the play to New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2018. Piper reportedly turned down a chance to bring the production to Broadway because of the time commitment to make it financially viable; the actor has two young sons.

Piper was also seen on the London stage in Great Britain at the National Theatre, where she previously starred in the world premiere of The Effect. Her other theatre credits include Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty at the Almeida and Treats at the West End’s Garrick Theatre.

Stone’s Sydney adaptation of The Wild Duck previously transferred to London’s Barbican and inspired his debut film feature The Daughter.

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Posted By missbillie   January 2nd, 2017  Uncategorized

Billie was spotted for the first time in 2017 today in Primrose Hill, London. HQ photos below & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2nd Jan | At Primrose Hill in London

Posted By missbillie   November 24th, 2016  Uncategorized

It is 11am on the morning after the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at The Old Vic and Billie Piper has a crushing hangover. The 34-year-old got a standing ovation when she won the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress for her career-making performance as Yerma, in a production at the Young Vic that reinvented Federico Garcia Lorca’s barren Spanish villager as a modern woman destroyed by her inability to have a child.

‘Oh crikey, thank you, I love this,’ Piper said from the stage. She told the play’s writer and director, Simon Stone: ‘You scared the s*** out of me and I thank you for it.’ To her mother, Mandy, her companion for the evening, she said simply: ‘I love you mum.’ After that, things got messy.

‘It was a great night, such fun, such an overwhelming experience,’ Piper croaks. ‘I just smoked an enormous amount of cigarettes and was shouting all night long. I got very, very drunk, but I didn’t realise I was drunk. I think I was pumped with adrenaline.’ During the star-studded ceremony, she sat at a relatively quiet table with the Young Vic boss, David Lan, and the polymathic director and producer Stephen ‘Billy Elliot’ Daldry — ‘people with the right level of commitment to the cause’ — and later found herself ‘at every given moment talking to someone deeply impressive. My mum kept her cool, even around Glenn Close, which was awesome’.

Read the full interview here

Posted By missbillie   November 15th, 2016  Uncategorized



Posted By missbillie   November 15th, 2016  Uncategorized

Billie attended the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in London on Sunday evening. She was nominated (& WON!) the ‘Best Actress’ award for ‘Yerma’! So proud of her, and she looked absolutely stunning. HQ photos below:


13th Nov | Evening Standard Theatre Awards | Arrivals


Evening Standard Theatre Awards | Inside & Show


13th Nov | Evening Standard Theatre Awards | Press Room
13th Nov | Evening Standard Theatre Awards | After Party

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