Tuesday January 1, 2008
Yesterday, second time round, Piper, now an acclaimed actor after her turn in Doctor Who, went for an altogether more traditional affair: the bride wore white silk, had lovely hair and had her teary-eyed dad on her arm.
Her groom, fellow actor Laurence Fox, 29, was wearing a proper suit, quite a contrast to the Hawaiian shirt and sunburn Evans sported back in 2001.
The only constant between yesterday's church ceremony in Easebourne, West Sussex, and the impromptu Las Vegas do of yesteryear was that Piper and Evans attended both. Piper invited her former husband and his new wife, Natasha Shishmanian, along yesterday. The couple were even spotted enjoying a drink with the groom after the wedding rehearsal on Sunday.
Various well-known faces were spotted yesterday hanging around the parish church of St Mary's. Doctor Who star David Tennant was there, resplendent in maroon velvet, as was the actor Kevin Whately, who appeared alongside Fox in Lewis, the Inspector Morse spin-off. Plus, of course, various members of the Fox acting dynasty: his father James, uncle Edward and cousin Emilia.
Fox and Piper met last December when they performed together in a West End production of Christopher Hampton's Treats.
Piper became the youngest female singer to have a No 1 single with Because We Want To in 1998, at the age of 15.
After her pop career dwindled, she turned to acting, her original ambition.
She recently signed up to star as Belle de Jour in a second series of the ITV2 drama Secret Diary Of A Call Girl.
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