Cruz Beckham is to enrol in acting lessons.

The youngest son of David and Victoria Beckham - who also have boys Brooklyn, 15, and Romeo, 12, and daughter Harper, three - is said to be keen to embark on a movie career and while his father doesn't want him to rush into anything that will prevent him leading a ''normal'' life, his mother has come up with a compromise for the nine year old's ambitions.

A source said: ''Cruz wants to be an actor and is begging to go to auditions and make a start.

''David thinks he's too young but Victoria suggested they get him acting lessons so he has the right tools for the future.''

While Victoria wants to encourage her kids' showbiz ambitions, David would prefer to be more ''cautious'' and keep them out of the spotlight as much as possible.

The source told Closer magazine: ''Victoria and David want their children to have a normal life. Victoria thinks that, if they have a passion, they should jump at opportunities.

''David is cautious about them having too much too young. He wants them to have a balance.

''David wants them to have a childhood and stay focused on school. Victoria's incredibly strict with school too, but she sees how exciting these opportunities are and is much more keen.''