Doctor Who star Billie Piper will be headlining MCM Comic Con in Birmingham (Photograph: BBC)
Doctor Who star Billie Piper will be headlining MCM Comic Con in Birmingham (Photograph: BBC)

Doctor Who and Penny Dreadful star Billie Piper will be in Birmingham for Comic Con this month.

The actress and former pop musician will be joining fellow sci-fi stars at the comic-fest, once again taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

 

Billie Piper at the Space City Comic Con in 2016 (Photograph: Daniel Benavides)
Billie Piper at the Space City Comic Con in 2016 (Photograph: Daniel Benavides)

Joining the already announced line-up, including 70s’ Starsky & Hutch icons David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser and Antonio Fargas, Piper will be at the event to meet fans and sign autographs.

Originally achieving Brit-pop stardom with her 1998 chart-topping hit Because We Want To, Billie’s first big TV role was playing the Time Lord’s companion, Rose Tyler, in the rebooted Doctor Who in 2005.

Billie Piper as the Time Lord's companion Rose Tyler, with David Tennant in Doctor Who (Photograph: BBC)
Billie Piper as the Time Lord’s companion Rose Tyler, with David Tennant in Doctor Who (Photograph: BBC)

She accompanied the ninth and tenth Doctors – Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant – as the Tardis journeyed through time and space, one adventure after another.

Billie went on to play Belle in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Fanny Price in a 2007 ITV adaptation of Mansfield Park and, more recently, Brona Croft (Lily) in the higly-acclaimed Penny Dreadful.

Red Dwarf stars Chris Barrie and Danny John-Jules, better known as Rimmer and Cat on the show, will be in Birmingham for Comic Con
Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie (right), better known as Rimmeron the show, will be in Birmingham in March for Comic Con at the NEC (Photograph: Dave)

Also attending the event from the world of cult TV are celebrities including Eugene Clark from George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, Hooten & the Lady actor Michael Landes, Greg Austin and Fady Elsayed from Doctor Who spin-off Class, Red Dwarf and Brittas Empire icon Chris Barrie and Lee Potts, star of  Wireless and Primeval.

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When is Birmingham Comic Con?
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A West Midlands Police officer 'arrests' comic vigilante Iron Man (Photograph: Olly MacNamee)
A West Midlands Police officer ‘arrests’ comic book vigilante Iron Man (Photograph: Olly MacNamee)

MCM Birmingham Comic Con is at the NEC on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March, 2017.

Opening times are 9am to 5pm on Saturday, March 18, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, March 19.

Priority admission (9am Saturday or 10am Sunday) is £16 per day in advance, or £20 on the door.
General admission (11am Saturday or Sunday) is £11 in advance, or £15 on the door.
Or you can get a weekend ticket costing £30, giving you priority entry on both days. This option is only available in advance.

Cosplay, especially as super-heroes, is a vital part of comic conventions (Photograph: Olly MacNamee)
Superheroes and villains line-up at the MCM Comic Con in Birmingham (Photograph: Olly MacNamee)

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For tickets and more information, visit the official MCM Comic Con Birmingham site here.

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