100 Amazing People
- Katie McGrath
[on her quick success as an actress]: It was a bit cheeky, granted. What happened was that I obviously knew all the Tudors crew well, and one of the drivers gave me a confidential cast list with all the actors’ agents’ details on it, and I wrote to them. I got picked up from that, and Merlin came along just a few months later. So I won the lottery! I do feel quite bad when everyone talks about how difficult it is to get a foothold in this [acting] business. Most actors slog for years. For instance, everyone on Merlin did four years at drama school, but I just lucked out.