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Minogue focusing on acting
Minogue focusing on acting

Australia's queen of pop, Kylie Minogue, has reportedly split from her long-time music manager as she focuses on her reignited acting career.

Minogue has parted ways with Terry Blamey, the man credited with propelling her to international stardom in the music industry, according to www.mirror.co.uk .

The report on the British news website says Minogue, 44, has decided to concentrate on acting for the foreseeable future and take a break from music.

Minogue returned to her acting roots in 2012. She had a small role in the French fantasy drama Holy Motors directed by Leos Carax. The film was one of 22 in competition for the top Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

The former Neighbours star also played a tattoo-clad, lesbian rock chick in the drama Jack and Diane - a part she said had reignited her love of acting.

"I just love being on set, I love filming, I love the magic that you can create and after the tour next year I'm definitely going back to (acting)," Minogue told Britain's The One Show.

One of her next acting roles will be starring alongside British actress Gemma Arterton in the 3D 1980s-inspired movie musical Walking on Sunshine, the Hollywood Reporter reported in November.

The musical, to be directed by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini, will be set to hit songs from the '80s and will tell the story of a love triangle involving two sisters set in present-day Spain in a beautiful coastal village.

Minogue shot to fame in the long-running Australian soap Neighbours, has had numerous film and TV roles, but is best known for her music career, which spans 25 years.

Among her other acting credits are The Delinquents (1989), Street Fighter (1994) and Moulin Rouge! (2001) as well as guest appearances on Kath & Kim and Dr Who.