As a child, I always chose a false nose and some face paint and a wig for my birthday.
I don't even think places like the National Youth Theatre (NYT) are necessarily about wanting to be an actor when you grow up. They're about meeting people from different backgrounds and different religions and different cultures, and mixing with people that you wouldn't ordinarily meet.
My mum Margaret was a single parent, but though life was a bit of a struggle she gave me every encouragement.
I still giggle when someone asks for my address and I say, 'Hollywood, Los Angeles.'
It means I wake up to sunshine every morning, and I can afford to drink better wine at night. But I haven't completely sold out to Hollywood.