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Kim Thomson is an English actress who has appeared on stage, television and film since the early 1980s in both Britain and the United States.


Early life

Kim Thomson was born in England, and from the age of three was raised by her paternal grandparents in Surrey. Her father and grandparents were Scottish and her mother was Irish. Thomson trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama.[1]


Thomson shared her first lead in Stealing Heaven (1988) with Derek de Lint and Denholm Elliot.

In 1992, she 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 actor, such as her role as a society reporter in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

During 2009 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.

Notable roles

Film and television


Theatre Play Role Director
Phoenix Theatre Alan Bleasdale's Are You Lonesome Tonight? Priscilla Presley Robin Lefevre
Haymarket Theatre & Old Vic An Ideal Husband Lady Chiltern Peter Hall
Old Vic Theatre King Lear Cordelia Jonathan Miller
Theatre Royal, Bath Present Laughter Joanna Dominic Dromgoole
Battersea Arts Centre The Stranger Madame Y Michael Billington
Battersea Arts Centre Traveller Without Luggage Valentine Nicholas de Jongh
Field Day Theatre Company Uncle Vanya Elena Peter Gill
Watford Palace Theatre Wedding Song Stella Michael Attenborough


  1. ^ Swapping Hollywood for Emmerdale at

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