David Tennant Praises 'Doctor Who' Co-Star Billie Piper for 'Finding Her Place' in the Industry

It's been more than a decade since David Tennant and Billie Piper steered the TARDIS together, so it's lovely to see Tennant supporting his Doctor Who co-star's latest endeavors.

During an interview with Radio Times, Tennant lavished praise on Piper for flexing her creative muscles by co-creating and starring in the dark comedy-drama series I Hate Suzie. He said he was impressed with Piper for "finding a place for herself in the creative community where all her multiple skills can be utilized."

"Billie’s always been hugely creative and brilliant and it was so exciting to see her doing a massive central performance as well as co-creating and producing," he added. "Someone who I knew to be so extraordinary being allowed to do that on telly, unfettered and uncensored. It was a joy to behold, and now she's got a feature film."

That feature film is Rare Beasts, a romantic drama directed, written by, and starring Piper that opened in the U.K. earlier this month. I Hate Suzie, which Piper created with Succession writer Lucy Prebble, premiered on Sky Atlantic and HBO Max last year and has been renewed for a second season.

It also picked up a trio of BAFTA TV Award nominations including Best Actress for Piper and Best Drama Series. We recently rounded up 10 things you might not know about this incredibly talented performer – including a look back at her teenage pop career.

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