"It all kicked off when I stood on a stage, dressed as a spider, and impersonated a carrot and (against the odds) was noticed by an agent for child actors. So next step decide what to wear to the Oscars? Well no. Think more a succession of mildly humiliating (and largely unsuccessful) auditions in draughty church halls, occasional moments in weird, unpaid student films and my chance to ‘star’ in a real feature film being ruined by an unfortunate and improbable case of mistaken identity. Mostly though I just developed an unhealthy obsession with the phone (which didn’t ring)…"