A normally white poodle has become a movie star after an Essex-style pink makeover.

Marie Stokes, who runs a grooming parlour in Twinstead, near Halstead, can’t wait to see her pride and joy, Tulula, grace the big screen in the family film Pudsey, which comes out on July 18.

Mrs Stokes said: “Tulula had her own wardrobe girl on hand throughout the filming.

“She was quite the star and had great fun.

“Filming the part had us in stitches laughing.”

*Fun dog show: Saturday, July 19, in aid of Poodles in Need abd Twinstead village hall.
The show, at Twinstead Cricket Club, opens at 10.30am and judging begins at 11.30.
There will be 14 novelty classes, eight breed classes, three obedience classes, alongside scurry, fun agility and temptation alley.
For owners, there will be a barbecue, tombola and numerous other stalls.