Secret Diary of a Call Girl

2008, TV Show


Revenge's Ashley Madewke Marries Iddo Goldberg

Ashley Madekwe and Iddo Goldberg

Revenge star Ashley Madekwe married actor Iddo Goldberg in the English countryside on Sunday, Us Weekly reports.
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Doctor Who Alum Billie Piper Expecting Baby No. 2

Billie Piper, Laurence Fox

Billie Piper's first child will soon have a new companion. The former Doctor Who star is pregnant again, the Daily Mail reports.

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Showtime Orders Final Season of Call Girl

Billie Piper

Showtime has renewed Secret Diary of a Call Girl for a fourth and final season, the network announced Friday.

Showtime taps Cox, Whalley for two new series

The fourth season of the U.K.-based comedy series, which follows the adventures of high-end escort Belle (Billie Piper), will end with ... read more

JAG's David James Elliott Snags Lead in Scoundrels

David James Elliott

ABC's Scoundrels is going through a casting change.

JAG's David James Elliott has been cast as the lead in Scoundrels opposite Virginia Madsen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Elliott replaces... read more

British Scientist Comes Forward as Blogger Behind Call Girl

Billie Piper

A British scientist said she is Belle de Jour, the anonymous blogger whose accounts were turned into books and the television series Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Brooke Magnanti told British newspaper The Sunday Times that she decided to unmask herself as the writer of the accounts because ... read more

Showtime Announces Premiere Dates for Jackie, Tara and More

Edie Falco, Toni Collette

Showtime is bringing Nurse Jackie back early.

The half-hour drama starring Edie Falco will return March 22, 2010, the cable channel announced Friday. Jackie will be paired with fellow returning sophomore show... read more

Middleman and Other Announced Releases

The Middleman

New releases announced today, March 19:

Flight of the Conchords - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out August 4

The Middleman - The Complete Series will be coming out July 28

Robot Chicken - Star Wars: Episode II will be coming out July 21

Secret Diary of a Call Girl - Season 2 will be coming out June 30

Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items.

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Call Girl's Billie Piper Works Hard for the Money

Billie Piper is back with a second season of the British series Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Sundays, 10:30 pm/ET, Showtime), in which Hannah — aka Belle, her working-girl alter ego — navigates a "real" relationship and encounters new women in her field. Piper, a former pop star, veteran of Jane Austen movies (Mansfield Park) and new mom, still treats her controversial role with wide-eyed curiosity. spoke to her about her research into the world of prostitution, the overseas controversy surrounding the sexy show and which scene it was that made her feel "strange" to film.

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Billie Piper Unzips About Secret Diary of a Call Girl's New Season

Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Billie Piper is getting ready to dress up, strip down and get paid to fulfill men's fantasies between the sheets — on screen, at least. In Showtime's Secret Diary of Call Girl, the U.K. native and new mother has her hands full as a high-end escort in London, walking the line between her public persona as Hannah and her private profession, where clients know her as Belle.

Piper, who began her career in England as a pop star, has tackled a range of roles since segueing into acting, from Fanny Price in Mansfield Park to Rose Tyler in Doctor Who. At the start of her second season as Belle (Secret Diary premieres Sunday, Jan. 18/10:30 pm/ET), caught up with her to find out where Hannah's exploits will pick up, if her character will ever find love and how Piper will bring  even more to the show for Season 3. Stay tuned for Part II of our chat with her next week.

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Showtime Sets Premiere Lineup for its Leading Ladies

Secret Diary of a Call Girl courtesy Showtime

Look out, Oxygen: Showtime could be emerging as the other destination for ladies — albeit not the warm-fuzzy types. The net has announced that both new and returning female-driven shows will premiere in a triple-header on Sunday, Jan. 18. The back-to-back lineup will kick off at 9 pm with start of The L Word's sixth and final season, followed by the 10 pm series debut of United States of Tara. As previously reported, the half-hour dramedy stars Toni Collette as a suburban mom with a dissociative identity disorder. Executive producers include Juno mastermind Diablo Cody and Steven Spielberg, among others.Rounding out the night at the appropriately later hour of 10:30 pm will be Secret Diary of a Call Girl (yes, Belle du Jour's really back for more). Kicking off its second season, the series will see Belle finding new independence — and a hanger-on.Are you embracing Showtime's lady-centric lineup? — Anna DimondCatch more of the ladies — and gents — on Showtim... read more

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Premiered: June 16, 2008, on Showtime
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: Sexploits of a highly educated, high-priced London escort whose working name is Belle de Jour but in her non-working hours is known as Hannah. The series examines her adventures in the world's oldest profession and her off-duty relationships among family, friends and potential non-paying romantic partners.



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