Breakthrough film: Bend It Like Beckham. Career highlights: Best-actress Oscar nomination for Pride and Prejudice; the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. What she said then: "I first started asking for an agent when I was three. I thought it was really unfair that I didn't have one. I got my first part when I was seven. I basically just stood in the background, smiled … and looked very cute.… I didn't really do very much."
photograph by JAMES WHITE