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PICTURED: Mary Anning attracted attention from Hollywood with the film Ammonite. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan filming a scene on the Beach at Eype near Bridport in Dorset for the 2020 film Ammonite about the life of fossil hunter Mary Anning.<br />
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A statue of pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning will finally be built thanks to a crowdfunding campaign launched by a schoolgirl.<br />
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Evie Swire, 13, learnt about Anning at school but was dismayed to discover there is no statue commemorating her achievements.<br />
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Together with her mother Anya Pearson, she set up the charity Mary Anning Rocks, whose patrons include Sir David Attenborough, academic and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts and novelist Tracy Chevalier.