Kimberly Nixon was born on 24th September 1985 in Bristol, England. She is a former member of the National Youth Theatre Of Wales and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. She has 6 brothers and is the only girl in the family. Although Kimberly was born in Bristol, England, she was raised in the South Wales Valleys with the rest of her Welsh family.
After her training Kimberly went straight into the BBC’s prestige period drama series The Cranford Chronicles in which she plays Sophy Hutton, the vicar’s daughter who falls for the dishy doctor. alongside A-listers including Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Michael Gambon. That production – about a rural Cheshire town on the cusp of change.
Kimberly has also been in the Courtesan in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of the Comedy Of Errors, as Abigail Williams in The Crucible, or as the Mod Girl in the stage version ofQuadrophenia, soon to be transferred to the West End.
This year Kimberly will be seen in Wild Child, alongside Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson and Aidan Quinn. Her character Kate torments newcomer Poppy Moore, a rebellious American girl whose father sends her to an English boarding school. She says, “It was so fun as I got to learn La Crosse and have French lessons again, and then we filmed the last bit in LA so there was a Welsh accent in the middle of Malibu.” Also this year Kimberley stars as Lindsay, ‘the promiscuous one’, in Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging directed by Gurinder Chadha of Bend it Like Beckham fame and starring alongside Alan Davis.
Earlier this year Kimberley finished filming Easy Virtue, a film based on a Noel Coward play and starring Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas and Jessica Biel. Stephan Elliott, director of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, is back on the scene after a long hiatus. His adaptation of the Noel Coward play will have its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival before a possible run at the London Film Festival and its commercial release in November 2008.
Up next is Cherry Bomb where teenagers Luke, Malachy, and Michelle embark on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars. But what starts out as a game turns deadly serious when the three discover that they can’t get off the wild ride they’ve set in motion. In August 2008 Kimberley will join Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint on location in Northern Ireland.