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The Piper Plays.... Sally Lockhart

January 10th, 2006 (11:01 am)

Billie Piper is to play Sally Lockhart, in a BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart books, which I reviewed last year.

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Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)
Louise

Excellent news! I can't wait!

Posted by: msinvisfem (msinvisfem)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC)
Dr/Jack -

Good riddance! (Assuming this will be her first project after leaving Doctor Who...)

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)

I somehow imagine Sally Lockhart as prettier, cleverer and with a nicer accent than Billie.

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Commune

Mind, she's an actress, so may be able to change the accent. And she is quite pretty. The cleverness should be in the script.

Posted by: It's my brain and I'll do what I like in it (pink_weasel)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
Graeme Garden's knees

Her real accent is much more posh than what she uses in Dr Who, innit.

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
Louise

I haven't seen her in much else before now: just an update of The Miller's Tale.

Posted by: msinvisfem (msinvisfem)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Beep the Meep

Whether she is a good actress or not is still debatable...

I think it would be both good for the Sally Lockhart adaptations and for her acting credibility if she didn't jump into a role that was so radically different from what she has become famous for. I mean it isn't necessary for her if she truly is serious about being an actress that she show the extent of her acting range so early on. I also understand that her being in the Sally Lockhart adaptation will likely increase viewing figures but I don't think it is necessarily the best choice in casting. Besides, I personally have a great dislike for her character/acting style (or lack of one) - as if you couldn't tell ;-) - so I feel it will colour my viewing of the adaptions.

Actually Nancy (from the episodes The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances) seems more like the kind of actress I would like to see in the role of Sally. However, in this case I'm ready to accept people strongly disagreeing with my choice... (Ahem, I am less than an authority on the Sally Lockhart series.)

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
Conrad

It's a while since I read them, but I recall Sally as blonde...
Incidentally, according to the new Radio Times, your friend Captain Jack will be in the new DW series as well as Torchwood. There was also a link to www.johnbarrowman.net

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