Billie Piper, who played Rose Tyler in the BBC science-fiction drama series Doctor Who, has given birth to a baby boy, according to her husband, Laurence Fox.
Fox, who married Piper in 2007, tweeted the news of the birth of the couple’s second child, saying: “One born every minute. We had our minute today. Couldn't be happier. Beautiful boy. Everything fine.”
Later, Piper’s sister, Elle Piper, tweeted, “Would like to say welcome new licckel baby boy I love you so much already can't wait so kiss those big lips.”
The couple’s first child, Winston, was born in 2008. In a 2011 interview – of becoming a father for the first time – Fox revealed to the Daily Telegraph, “[It] gives you access to a whole world of feeling. It gives you a much stronger sense of life and death: becoming a father made me realise my own mortality.”
Of the latest addition to their growing family, a friend spoke toMetro yesterday, saying, “Mother and baby are doing extremely well. Billie and Laurence are thrilled to bits.”
Piper, 29, played the Doctor’s companion in the revived Doctor Who from 2005 to 2006 – alongside, first, Christopher Eccleston and, then, David Tennant – and has reprised her role on a number of occasions since. Television work since leaving Doctor Who have included playing the eponymous role in two BBC adaptations of the Philip Pullman Sally Lockhart mysteries, in which Piper starred opposite the current Doctor, Matt Smith.
Fox, 33 – the son of the well-known British actor James Fox – is best known for his role as Sergeant Hathaway in the ITV drama series Lewis, a spin-off of Inspector Morse.