In Spotlight: Billie Piper’s top 6 TV and movie roles - from I Hate Suzie to Doctor Who

Ahead of her role in Catherine Called Birdy, we round up Billie Piper's best roles, in a glittering career which features films and TV shows such as Doctor Who, and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

By Sophia Moir Updated: 3 October 2022 - 11.30am
Billie Piper I Hate Suzie Too

I Hate Suzie Too is streaming on Sky Atlantic with NOW in December 2022. Season 1 streaming now.

Billie Piper shot to fame as a 15-year-old chart-topper, before she stepped away from pop music to become an acclaimed actress both on the small screen and on the stage.

The British actress, 37, has since been nominated for a number of prestigious and popular acting awards for roles in top TV shows including Doctor Who, Collateral and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Piper will soon be back on our screens in the Amazon Original film Catherine Called Birdy alongside Andrew Scott and Bella Ramsey, as well as Sky Original drama I Hate Suzie Too.

We rate Billie Piper’s top 6 TV shows and movie roles below.

Plus, don’t miss the best of what’s coming to NOW TV this month, and the TV shows we can’t wait for on NOW TV in 2020.

1. I Hate Suzie / I Hate Suzie Too - Suzie Pickles

Created by Piper and Succession writer Lucy Prebble, who previously worked together on ITV2’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl, I Hate Suzie looks at what happens to someone’s life when the mask slips.

In the eight-part series, the career of star Suzie Pickles (Piper) is already heading downhill when she becomes the victim of a computer hack and a photo emerges of her in an extremely compromising position.

I Hate Suzie Too is streaming on Sky Atlantic with NOW in December 2022. Season 1 streaming now.

2. Collateral - Karen Mars

This four-part TV drama - which originally aired on BBC Two in 2018 - saw London detectives investigate the seemingly random murder of a pizza delivery man.

Piper played Karen Mars, the ex-wife of David Mars - a fictional MP and the Shadow Cabinet Minister for Transport in the show. Piper was nominated for a Bafta for the role.

Collateral is available to watch on Netflix.

3. Penny Dreadful - Lily / Brona Croft

Penny Dreadful is a British-American horror drama set in Victorian London in 1891. It follows Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives, who unite to combat supernatural threats.

Billie Piper played Brona Croft / Lily between 2014-2016, an Irish immigrant who's seeking to escape her brutal, violent past.

Penny Dreadful seasons 1-3 are available to stream on Sky Atlantic with NOW.

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4. Doctor Who - Rose Tyler 

Piper joined Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant - the ninth and tenth Doctors - in the first two series of BBC's rebooted sci-fi family drama Doctor Who in 2005 and 2006.

She played Rose Tyler, the Doctor's travelling companion, who is described as heroic, down-to-earth and "quintessentially British". Piper earned two National Television Awards for the popular role, which she reprised in 2008, 2010 and 2013.

All 12 series of Doctor Who are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

The first 10 seasons are also available on Netflix.

5. Secret Diary of a Call Girl - Belle / Hannah

The real-life anonymous blog and book of a high-class London call girl known to the world only as Belle de Jour was adapted into an original TV series between 2007 and 2011, with Piper in the lead role.

She played Hannah, an ambitious young woman leading an exciting but dangerous double life as an expensive escort named Belle.

All four seasons of Secret Diary of a Call Girl are available to stream on Prime Video. 

They are also available on BritBox.

6. Mansfield Park - Fanny Price

Mansfield Park (2008) is a lively film adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, directed by Iain B. MacDonald.

Piper plays Fanny Price, a penniless young woman who's given up by her destitute family to live at Mansfield Park, the home of her uncle Sir Thomas Bertram. 

Mansfield Park is available to buy on Prime Video.