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Biography 

Kim started acting at the age of 15 and trained as an actress at the famous Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington with an alumni of well known faces including the Kemp brothers Martin & Gary, Dexter Fletcher, Linda Robson, Phil Daniels, Susan Tully and her very own sister Gillian Taylforth.

Kim's professional TV debut was in the hit BBC comedy series Steptoe & Son and so a career in television had begun. Kim then went on to star in the ITV film The Knowledge starring alongside Sir Nigel Hawthorne and written by the legendary Jack Rosenthal. When writing the role of Sandra Jack had Kim in mind.

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In 2000 the film was voted number 83 in a list of the 100
Greatest British Television Programmes compiled by the British Film Institute.


Kim left the acting profession for 14 years and served in the Metropolitan Police. After a very happy career in the police Kim left the force after suffering an injury in the line of duty and went back into acting.



Kim's first role when she returned to acting was in the popular drama London’s Burning (ITV), in which she played Nancy Rae, the mother of fire-fighter Billy Rae, for four series. 


Kim then went on to appear as regular characters in a string of popular television programmes, dramas and soaps including Bad Girls, where she played Marilyn Fenner, followed by Channel 4 soap Brookside in which she played Pauline Robinson and more recently was a regular member of the Channel 5 soap Family Affairs playing Sharon Ingram.




operation_goodguysKim was a lead cast member in the Montreux award winning mocumentary comedy series Operation Good Guys (BBC), playing Boo-Boo, a wacky undercover cop which won Best Sitcom. Other TV appearances include The Bill, Murder in Mind, Dream Team and Urban Gothic
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Within the Theatre credits include The Lucky Ones at the Theatre Royal Stratford, Penny Whistle at the Hampstead Theatre, YoYo at the Croydon Warehouse and in Musical Theatre the roles of Mrs Bedwin in Oliver at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage and the West End workshop of the new musical The Boys in the Front Room, based on the lives of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, playing the role of Mrs Crodon, starring alongside pop group Busteds teen sensation Matt Willis and Hollyoaks heart-throb Philip Olivier and being directed by former Eastender Andrew Lynford.

From March to June last year Kim was asked to headline the UK No 1 Tour of the musical comedy Girls Night alongside her sister Gillian Taylforth,Girls_Night  playing theatres across the country including the Kings Theatre Glasgow, New Theatre Wimbledon, Manchester Opera House and the Theatre Royal Windsor


This was the first time the Taylforth Sisters have performed on stage together and playing sisters! 
Only once before in their long careers have the sisters performed together which was in 1983 in the comedy drama Minder for ITV.

Promoting the tour Kim was asked on to The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV), Live with Gabby Logan (Chan 5) and a host of BBC radio stations across the country. On BBC radio Leeds Kim was asked on to go through that mornings papers giving her opinions and social comment.

During August Kim was back on stage playing the role of Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage. 

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At Christmas time Kim can be seen starring in that great British tradition of Pantomime starring alongside veteran performers such as Bobby Crush either playing the Wicked Queen or the Good Fairy.


Christmas 2012 saw Kim star as the Wicked Queen in Snow White at the Deco Theatre, Northampton from December 15th.
 


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Kim returned to playing the Wicked Queen in Snow White having played the role at The Cresset Theatre, Peterborough and due to popular demand retuned to Peterborough the following year to play Carabosse in
Beauty and the Beast. 




Kim them went on the ‘good side’ and headlined as the Forest Fairy in Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood at the Thameside Theatre, Essex and in 2011 playing the Forest Fairy once again in Robin Hood in the sell-out run at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. 

                                

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UK No 1 Tour 

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June 2013 saw Kim on the road once again headlining the UK No 1 Tour of the female comedy STEAMING.

Set in the East End of London in a Turkish steam baths, we are shown a window into the thoughts, dreams, lives and loves of six women who find sanctuary in their steam room and their fight to keep open their piece of heaven when the baths are threatened with closure. A hilarious night out!

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Pantomime 2013
playing Queen Rat in Dick Whittington at the York Barbican from December.










Spring 2014 saw Kim starring in the Victorian melodrama LADIES IN RETIREMENT opening at the Theatre Royal Lincoln starring alongside Coronation Street's Oliver Mellor and legend Shirley Anne Field.


                 
Full details of what Kim's working on can be found on the News Page
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