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Film world beckons Lolly.

Byline: LUCY MILES

BIRMINGHAM pop singer Lolly - set to replace Billie Piper in a new film - wants to shed her teeny-booper image and become a serious actress.

The Sutton Coldfield-born 22-year-old shot into the charts with covers of 80s hits Mickey and Girls Just Want to Have Fun two years ago.

But she now wants to be known by her real name of Anna Kumble and forge a career in television and film.

Just weeks after hiring herself a top London agent, Anna has landed a part in a multi-million pound movie, stepping into Billie Piper's shoes after she dramatically quit filming.

Chris Evans forced his 18-year-old singer girlfriend to pull out of filming - because he thought the film was about him.

Anna is now represented by one of the country's hottest agents, Jackie Drew, who also manages SM:TV presenter Cat Deeley.

And although she was dumped by her record label last year, Anna heard last week she had been nominated for the best newcomer award at the Brits.

The winner will be announced at the Brit Awards ceremony on February 26.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jan 21, 2001
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