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Bring up film — the girl’s a nonentity (6)


I believe the answer is:


'a nonentity' is the definition.
('cipher' can be a synonym of 'nonentity')

'bring up film the girl's' is the wordplay.
'bring up' is a reversal indicator.
'film' becomes 'pic' (short for picture).
'the girl' becomes 'her' ('her' refers to a girl or woman).
'pic' back-to-front is 'cip'.

(Other definitions for cipher that I've seen before include "Secret code" , "Nonentity" , "A message written in code" , "Key to a code" , "nobody" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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