An actress, writer, presenter and producer, Kim challenges people’s perceptions of disability and turns them on their head. As a child Kim was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy and uses a wheelchair.
During her acting career, Kim has delighted in taking on roles where she plays fully rounded characters rather than those she regards as the parts for ‘the one with the medical issue’.
Programmes she has appeared in include: BAFTA award winning Balamory (CBeebies), Wolfblood (CBBC) and a BBC comedy, Boy Meets Girl. On stage, Kim’s roles have included Alan Bennett’s Lady Rumpers in Habeas Corpus.
When the audition offers began to narrow rather than extend Kim’s range, she decided to tackle the problem head-on. Kim set up her own Production Company, Scattered Pictures, in the North-East to bring talent and work back to the region and to create drama and comedy with a fresh perspective and genuine diversity at its core.
Kim’s first contact with The Film & Television Charity was in 2015 when she applied for our talent development programme, the John Brabourne Awards (JBAs). Kim was one of ten applicants to receive an award. The financial support Kim received from the JBAs gave her a boost at just the right time.
Currently, Kim is writing and producing a number of screen projects in collaboration with multi award winning indies, and has just received another script commission from a leading broadcaster.