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Kim Thomson
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{{EngvarB|date=October 2017}}{{Use dmy dates|date=October 2017}}Kim Ellen Thomson (born October 1959weblink"Kim Thomson." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Vol. 76. Gale, 2007, pages 333–335weblink is an English actress who has appeared on stage, television and film since the early 1980s in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

Early life

Thomson was born in Bath, Somerset, England to a Scottish father and Irish mother. Her parents split up when she was three and she was brought up in Surrey by her father's parents, who were originally from Alloa.NEWS, Kim Thomson,weblink 29 September 2010, 3 April 2011, NEWS,weblink I'm Celtic. My father was Scottish, my mother Irish. I was brought up by my dad's parents who have sadly died but were Scots. My family are from Alloa. I love Scotland. I sound so English but I actually didn't realise that until I was older., I'm delighted I swapped Hollywood for Emmerdale, says Kim Thomson, Daily Record (Scotland), Daily Record, Scotland, Steve Hendry, 18 October 2009, 14 November 2010, At the age of six, she was sent to a boarding school for five years. Much later she went on record to say boarding schools should be abolished.NEWS,weblink Emmerdale star Kim Thomson: I've handed out a few slaps since I joined soap.. and received a few, Daily Record (Scotland), Daily Record, Scotland, Rick Fulton, 1 March 2010, 14 November 2010, She trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Career

Thomson shared her first lead in Stealing Heaven (1988) with Derek de Lint and Denholm Elliott. In its review, Films and filming said "Kim Thomson's Heloïse moves with delicate poise, a heroine worthy of Rossetti or Burne-Jones, with vivacity and intelligence.Films and filming, Issues 413–422 (Hansom Books, 1989), pp. 44–45 The next year, 1989, she played Estella in a film of Great Expectations directed by Kevin Connor, with Jean Simmons, who had played Estella in the 1946 film, as Miss Havisham.John Glavin, Dickens on Screen, p. 214 Also in 1989 she was Cordelia on stage in King Lear, directed by Jonathan Miller, with the British Theatre Yearbook commenting "Kim Thomson's Cordelia can rarely have been equalled; she was exquisite in beauty, tender in care, full of youthful integrity."David Lemmon, British Theatre Yearbook 1990, pp. 43–44
In 1992, Thomson was the leading lady of the TV series Virtual Murder, and in 1994 played another leading role in a costume drama series, The Wanderer. Dozens more appearances in film and on television followed, often as a character actress, such as her role as a society reporter in (The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement) (2004).In 1997, she took on the part of Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, of which the Theatre Record said "Others have played this pure, cool, idealistic, demanding role with more authority and finesse, but she is simply right for it".Theatre Record, vol. 17, Issues 9–17 (1997), p. 975 In 2001, she was Irina in a new West End theatre production of Uncle Vanya directed by Peter Gill.Plays international, vol. 17 (Chancery Publications Ltd., 2001), p. 9During 2008 Thomson had a recurring role in ITV's detective show The Bill, as barrister Naomi Woods, wife of DC Jacob Banks.In March 2009, she became a regular cast member of the ITV1 soap opera Emmerdale, playing the role of Faye Lamb. At the end of 2009, she signed a new contract with the show. In January 2011, it was reported that she was leaving the show and would make her on-screen departure later in the year.Daniel Kilkelly, Kim Thomson to leave 'Emmerdale', dated 30 January 2011, at digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 3 April 2011

Personal life

In 2010, Thomson graduated from the University of London with a degree in politics, philosophy and history..

Film and television

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! Theatre! Play! Role! Director
Phoenix Theatre (London)>Phoenix Theatre| Alan Bleasdale's Are You Lonesome Tonight?| Priscilla Presley| Robin Lefevre
| Haymarket Theatre & Old Vic| An Ideal Husband| Lady Chiltern
Peter Hall (theatre director)>Peter Hall
| Old Vic Theatre (1989)| King Lear
Cordelia (King Lear)>Cordelia| Jonathan MillerStanley Wells, Shakespeare Survey Vol. 43 (Cambridge University Press, 2002), p. 194
| Theatre Royal, Bath| Present Laughter| Joanna| Dominic Dromgoole
| Battersea Arts Centre| The Stranger| Madame Y
Michael Billington (actor)>Michael Billington
| Battersea Arts Centre| Traveller Without Luggage| Valentine| Nicholas de Jongh
| Field Day Theatre Company| Uncle Vanya| Elena
Peter Gill (playwright)>Peter Gill
| Watford Palace Theatre| Wedding Song| Stella| Michael Attenborough

References

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External links

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