After the Rare Beasts UK Premiere, Billie attended the Mr Porter Health In Mind Fund Launch Event, with Lily James, Johnny Lloyd & Douglas Booth. 10 HQ photos have been added to the gallery, enjoy!
Rare Beasts, the directorial debut of British stage and screen actress Billie Piper is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, which has unveiled its lineup of nine first works, four of them from female filmmakers.
Produced by Vaughan Sivell of Western Edge Pictures in association with Moffen Media Limited, “Rare Beasts” is “a completely unhinged comedy,” section chief Giona Nazzaro said.
Piper plays Mandy, a struggling young writer and mother who comes from a dysfunctional family and falls upon a troubled man played by Leo Bill (Peterloo). The high-caliber cast of Brits also includes Lily James (Downton Abbey) and David Thewlis, best known as Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film series.
Me and Johnny have known each other for a very long time, through mutual friends and living in northwest London. I met him via an acting friend, Harry Treadaway, while we were making [the TV series] Penny Dreadful; that was maybe six years ago.
I suppose it can be difficult sometimes for me to approach men, but because our friend circle is made up of quite a few actors, it wasn’t hard with Johnny. And besides, he has had his own experience of fame with his band Tribes, so us getting together wasn’t a big, threatening exchange for him. It wasn’t one world meeting another.
We’ve been together for two years now. Our daughter, Tallulah, was born just four months ago. Yes, the pregnancy was a surprise, but at no point did I think Johnny wasn’t going to be able to handle it. I’d seen him with my boys [Winston, 10, and Eugene, 7, with her ex-husband, the actor Laurence Fox — Piper and Fox have joint custody], and Johnny was great. I knew that he was a stand-up, good guy. Since Tallulah was born, I’ve felt a real calm about everything. It’s been wonderful.
As some of you have noticed the Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Doctor Who captures have been deleted from the gallery, this is because i’m currently re-capping both shows in HD. I have the first update of many for you, captures from the first four episode of Secret Diary series one! More coming soon but for now enjoy! 🙂
443 HD captures of Billie in Two For Joy have been added to the gallery, so happy to finally see her work with Samantha Morton! If you’ve been following us on twitter over the last week you will see that sadly we lost the main site due to a script problem, I’ve got the main page back up but I’m still working on the pages, so please bear with me while I redo them! 🙂