Observations One To Watch: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Actress, 23


"It wasn't until after I did The Lion King that I decided maybe straight acting could be fun". Happily for the theatre, Bennett-Warner was just 11 at the time.

Now, at 23, she is an old hand at "straight theatre", having played Cordelia to Derek Jacobi's King Lear, and Isobel to Eddie Redmayne's Richard II. Next up, a lead role as a Rwandan refugee in The Witness at the Royal Court.