Sophie Okonedo on deciding to become an actress: "The start to my career was very unglamorous. I was watching the Royal Variety Show on television with my mum. They performed a segment from the musical Annie. In the chorus, playing one of the orphans, was a little black girl with plaits that looked a bit like me. I was transfixed. Up till that point I had not really thought that anyone who looked like me could be on the stage. From that moment on that's what I wanted to do. Be an actress."