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Teen rises to occasion to star in TV bread ad

PUBLISHED: 11:54 17 June 2010 | UPDATED: 18:02 25 August 2010

RISING STAR:Eliza Newman, inset,and in the advert showing the clapperboard.

RISING STAR:Eliza Newman, inset,and in the advert showing the clapperboard.

A TEENAGE actress has played the starring role in a national television advert. Eliza Newman, 13, of Burcharbro Road, Crayford, was selected to star as the protagonist in the advert for Hovis bread, which was titled Miss Chief.

A TEENAGE actress has played the starring role in a national television advert.

Eliza Newman, 13, of Burcharbro Road, Crayford, was selected to star as the protagonist in the advert for Hovis bread, which was titled Miss Chief. The advert, which is being screened now, was filmed over three days in Newcastle, and follows the misdemeanours of a girl played by Ms Newman as she wreaks havoc on various people. The advert culminates with the catchline "There comes a time when it's good to be good" with a grown up version of the girl tucking into a slice of the bread. Ms Newman, who attends St Catherine's School in Bexleyheath, said: "It was really great.

"I was really excited when I found out I got the part."

The talented teen is also a student at The Liz Burville Performing Arts Centre, Manor Way, Bexley, where she studies dance and drama.

She has appeared in two other commercials and is due to star in a television sitcom entitled Scaredy Cats next month.

Describing the three-day shoot as "very tiring, but really fun", Ms Newman said the most enjoyable scenes to shoot were where she pours flour over the head of another girl, and another set in a launderette where she splashes around in foam spilling out of a washing machine. She also gets to chase a pig down the corridor of her school.

She added: "I really liked scene with the bubbles and flour and it was really funny shooting the pig scene, it kept on shrieking.

"When I first saw the advert with my mum, we were screaming. It was really exciting."

Her mother, Angela Newman, 45, said: "I was ecstatic. I thought it was great and she was brilliant.

"We had a fantastic time over the three days. I'm very proud of her."

reena.kumar@archant.co.uk

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