An Everingham actress is set for more national television exposure with an appearance on BBC hospital drama Holby City.
Annie Lovett, 33, originally from Everingham but now living in Leeds, has always had a passion for acting and currently attends the Northern Drama Acting School, taught by casting director Jo Adamson-Parker.
Having studied theatre, film and television at Ripon and York St John University, Annie fell into debt and ended up working as a womenswear buyer at Ark Fashion in Leeds to pay the bills.
After opting to take up an offer of redundancy last year, she has taken the chance to pursue the career she loves with both hands.
She changed her agent and landed a number of TV parts on Doctors, Prisoners Wives and most recently Holby City.
Annie played a heroin addict in Prisoners Wives and will appear again as a heroin addict in Holby City later this month.
Annie said: “I was one of those annoying children who tapped danced on the table and was always acting.
“When I started school I was always the first person wanting to perform in plays and that continued when I went on to secondary school in Pontefract.
“I had always tried to do as much acting as possible. For me it is all about being creative.
“I did have a few television and stage roles, but it was difficult to go to auditions when I was working.
“When I was offered redundancy I thought, ‘right this is it’. I could have stayed on but it just seemed to be my chance.”
Annie says that while she often feared that she might not make it as an actress, she was always determined to do her best.
“Most of the parts I have had have been small ones but that doesn’t bother me. I don’t want to act to be famous, I want to act because I love being creative.”
“I do seem to get rather rough roles which is so far removed from my real life that it is funny” she said.
“I like gritty roles. I am never going to get cast in a Keira Knightley role, but that doesn’t bother me.”