Kimberley Nixon

Last updated on the 3 May 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 24 September 1985, Bristol, England. 

Kimberley Nixon is a Welsh actress who has appeared in various films and television shows, such as Cranford, Wild Child, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Fresh Meat, and Hebburn. She was born in Bristol, England, to Welsh parents and grew up in Pontypridd, Wales, with her six brothers.

Kimberley Nixon developed an interest in acting from a young age and joined the National Youth Theatre of Wales. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, where she graduated in 2007. Before her graduation, she signed to Universal Studios after impressing them with her performance in a college production of The Comedy of Errors.

Kimberley Nixon made her screen debut in 2007, playing the motherless Sophy Hutton in the BBC One period drama Cranford, alongside Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton. The following year, she had supporting roles in the teen comedy films Wild Child and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, both based on popular novels. She also made her stage debut as Griet in an adaptation of Girl with a Pearl Earring, which toured the UK and had a run in London.

In 2009, Nixon appeared in the film Easy Virtue, a remake of a Noel Coward play, and co-starred with Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan in the thriller Cherrybomb. She also starred in the horror film Black Death, set in medieval England during the plague. In 2011, she played Josie Jones, a naive and optimistic student, in the Channel 4 comedy-drama Fresh Meat, which ran for four seasons. She also starred in Resistance, a film adaptation of an Owen Sheers novel, set in an alternate history where Nazi Germany invaded Britain.

Kimberley Nixon continued to work in both film and television, appearing in the musical film Hunky Dory, the horror film Elfie Hopkins and the Gammons, the thriller Offender, the ITV drama series Kidnap and Ransom and the BBC Two comedy-drama Hebburn, based on the experiences of comedian Jason Cook. In 2013, she starred in an episode of Agatha Christie’s Marple, playing a young woman who inherits a mansion with a dark secret.

Nixon has been described as one of the faces of the future by Nylon Magazine, and as a versatile and talented actress by critics and fans. She has also been involved in charity work, supporting causes such as the Teenage Cancer Trust and the British Heart Foundation.


Suggested viewing


Fresh Meat (2011)

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Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.8

“Fresh Meat” is a British comedy-drama series that follows the lives of six university students sharing a house. From awkward encounters and romantic entanglements to navigating academia and personal growth, the show explores the trials and tribulations of this motley crew as they navigate their way through the ups and downs of university life.

Top cast: Jack Whitehall, Joe Thomas, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie, Greg McHugh, Zawe Ashton, Tony Gardner, Sophie Wu.

Hebburn (2012)

Hebburn poster
Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7.2

“Hebburn” is a heartwarming comedy series that follows the Pearson family, particularly their son Jack. After leaving his hometown for the vibrant city of Manchester, he surprises everyone by marrying Sarah, a middle-class Jewish girl, in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas.

Top cast: Chris Ramsey, Gina McKee, Kimberley Nixon, Vic Reeves, Lisa McGrillis, Victoria Elliott, Pat Dunn, Neil Grainger, Jason Cook.

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