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Former pop star, now best known for her role in Doctor Who.
Early TV credits include Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Tale, with James Nesbitt and Dennis Waterman, and Bella and the Boys.
Her big acting break came with the revival of Doctor Who in 2005, where she played Rose Tyler, alongside Christopher Eccleston. Billie returned in the second series with David Tennant as the Doctor. Her departure in the series finale Doomsday proved to be one of 2006’s most memorable TV moments.
Away from Doctor Who, she’s starred in Much Ado About Nothing, part of ShakespeaRe-Told, The Ruby in the Smoke and Mansfield Park.
Before her pop career took off, Billie was a child actress, who had bit-parts in the movie Evita and EastEnders.
When her single Because We Want To topped the charts in 1998, 15-year-old Billie became the youngest artist to have a No.1 for 40 years.
She had a further No.1, and several other hits, before quitting music to focus on acting.
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