Biography

Kim grew up in Stratford upon Avon. After a year as a student ASM at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, she attended the Webber Douglas Academy in London for three years. 

Her early work took her to the Chichester Festival Theatre, repertory theatre in Harrogate, The Bristol Old Vic and The Redgrave Theatre, Farnham. 

Kim played Helga in all 96 episodes of the BBC comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo and the Allo ‘Allo Stage Show  which toured the UK, Australia and New Zealand and was a sell out at The Prince of Wales Theatre and The London Palladium for two years. She has also spent a year performing at the Duchess Theatre in the West End in    Don’t Dress for Dinner. 

More recently, Kim played the Headmistress, Miss Gibson, in  Daisy Pull’s It Off  a No1 UK Tour that saw her daughter, Miranda, playing one of the pupils.  For the previous three years Kim played another teacher, Mrs. Rawlinson, head of science in the BBC TV classic,  Grange Hill.   During that period she also toured in the comedy show   Mums The Word   where she reprised the part of sleep deprived mother, Alison after the 2004 sell out tour.

Other theatre credits include  Elsie in Dirty Dusting;   Doris in Dry Rot ( in which she co starred with her son, Tom )   Margaret in My Mother Said I Never Should;   Vera in Stepping Out;   Sheila in Relatively Speaking;   Helen in Bedside Manners;   Judith Bliss in Hayfever;   Jane in Killing Time;   Vicky in My Fat Friend;   Phillipa James in Double Double;   Sarah in Alan Aykbourne’s Table Manners   and Bridget in Amy Rosenthall’s Sitting Pretty.

Kim has toured extensively in both the Far and Middle East with  Move Over Mrs. Markham   and  The Maintenance Man  and more recently starred twice at The Raffles Jubilee Theatre, Singapore in two of her favourite farces,  Funny Money and   A Bedfull of Foreigners, directed by her husband, John Nolan.  She also played Josie, the lead character in the modern classic,  Steaming  and Jacquelline, (the part she made her own in the West End production of Don’t Dress for Dinner) in New Zealand. 

Besides filming  ‘Allo ‘Allo and Grange Hill  for a total of 13 years,  other TV credits include Fifteen Stories HighMiss Jones and SonThe Peddlar,Play for Today, ITV Comedy PlayhouseThe Brittas EmpireCasualty ,The Kelly Montieth Show, and she has just presented her first TV travel documentary about Norway and the Arctic Circle which can currently be seen on The Travel Chanel.

Kim and Richard Gibson have traveled the World, appearing as Flick and Helga, performing their own sketches in cabaret and talking about their careers. They have been seen at Arts and Literary Festivals around the UK and Europe and have even appeared as Flick and Helga 200 miles up The Amazon

Kim has appeared in numerous television Talk and Quiz shows, Radio Drama, and Pantomimes where, over the years, she has played everything from Principal Boy to Wicked Queen (her favourite role!)

Directing credits include:  A Jovial Crew:  The Comedy of Errors:  Henry V:  and The Cherry Orchard

Kim is married to the actor John Nolan. She is mother to actors Tom Nolan and Miranda Nolan and Aunt of the award winning directors & writers Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan.