Following in the footsteps of Judi Dench, this graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has just won the Spotlight Prize. The Guildford actress, in front of industry experts, beat off competition from students from 20 top UK drama schools. Although inspired by American film star Whoopi Goldberg, she says: “Theatre is my first love. I'd like to stay in the UK.” Her dream? To join the Royal Shakespeare Company.