My acting career began and ended around my seventh birthday, when I was chosen to be the Angel Gabriel in the school Nativity play.
Children in the last class of the infant school performed the Nativity every year, with a younger brother or sister playing the baby Jesus. The costumes and staging were carefully packed away and brought out every December; here is my brother wearing the same Joseph costume five years later:
I don't know how they managed it but it seems to me that they used the same baby!
I came across this version of the Angel Gabriel carol on YouTube. It is Aled Jones singing in Welsh, something I'm sure few of us have ever heard. I think it is rather lovely.