The oft-overlooked David Tennant companion guest starred on Torchwood, then won a role on Law & Order: UK, the gritty remake of the American crime procedural. However, her new role of Amanita in Sense 8 is the most eye-opening thus far. Playing the out and proud girlfriend of Nomi (Jamie Clayton), a trans blogger living in San Francisco, it’s a role we have never seen from the actress. You won’t forget her first scene in a hurry…
The Bad Wolf immediately shocked the tabloids by becoming real-life sex blogger Belle De Jour in Secret Diary of a Call Girl. (Fun Fact: one of her clients was Matt Smith.) This started a bit of a trend, with Piper going on to play a succession of call girls, including her current role as Brona Croft in Penny Dreadful. Apparently, that will be her final time in such a role, telling Alan Carr that she won’t be walking the streets any more.
Despite appearing with Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness, the former Mickey is now better known as a writer and director. Previously known for grimy gang dramas Kidulthood (2006) and Adulthood (2008), his work took a sci-fi turn with the likes of Storage 24 and The Anomaly. We wonder what inspired that?