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Billie Piper Interview (Page 1 of 2)

Billie Piper as Sally Lockhart and JJ Field as Frederick

Billie Piper lifts the lid on playing Victorian heroine Sally Lockhart and the fun she had during shooting.


Billie loved playing Sally Lockhart because of the modern nature and personality of the young 'investigator'

"Sally's a very modern woman who doesn't get beaten down with stuff that society dictates at that time. She's headstrong and that's what gets her through this very strange time in her life.

Playing a Victorian character isn't just about donning a corset and costume - it involves learning about the whole picture at that time and the do's and don'ts of that society particularly for women.

"James Keast our costume designer gave me an invaluable book on etiquette - how to sit at a table, who to acknowledge on the street and how to acknowledge them, do you pass to the left or the right in order not to collide with someone. It was all fascinating.

"I learnt about class systems and economy. I'm pretty thorough when it comes to background and always research a project for about a couple of months."

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Billie Piper as Sally Lockhart and JJ Field as Frederick

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Billie Piper as Sally Lockhart
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