Kim Taylforth

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Kim Taylforth
Born (1958-01-24) 24 January 1958 (age 63)
Parent(s)Margret Taylforth (mother)
Ronald Taylforth (father)
RelativesGillian Taylforth (sister)
Debora Taylforth (sister)
Janice Taylforth (sister)
Ron Taylforth (brother)

Kim Taylforth (born 24 January 1958) is an English actress. She is the sister of EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth. She has two other sisters, Janice Taylforth and Deborah Taylforth, and also a brother, Ron Taylforth. She is the third child of Margret Taylforth and Ronald Taylforth. She lost her father in 1991 and her mother 2003. In February 2013 she became a grandmother.

She trained in acting at the Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington.[1] Her earliest TV appearance was in the scrapyard sitcom, Steptoe and Son, when she was 15 years old. Aged 19, she starred as 'Janet' in the 1979 TV film The Knowledge about a group of aspiring Londoners learning The Knowledge with Mick Ford and Nigel Hawthorne. She also appeared in Never the Twain as Shirley. Kim appeared with her sister Gillian, in 1982, on the children's TV show On Safari and in the 1983 Minder episode "Senior Citizen Caine". She took a break from acting to pursue a career in the Metropolitan Police from 1984 to 1996.[2]

Kim has two sons, Peter, born in July 1991, and Alexander in September 1993.[3]

Taylforth also appeared as Billy Ray's mother in London's Burning.[4]

She returned to acting and appeared in the first series of Operation Good Guys in 1997.[5] This was a mockumentary about a supposed crack squad of police officers.

She is currently best known for her roles as Sharon Ingram on the Five soap opera Family Affairs[4] (2004–2005) and as Marilyn Fenner on ITV's Bad Girls.[3]

She appeared as The Wicked Queen in the pantomime Snow White at The Cresset Theatre, Peterborough over Christmas 2008 and again at the same theatre in 2009 as the Wicked Queen in Beauty and the Beast.

In December 2011, Taylforth appeared as the Forest Fairy in the production of Babes in the Wood at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield. In 2012, she appeared on stage with her sister Gillian in a production of a musical comedy, Girls' Night.[6]

In April 2017, Taylforth appeared as Aunt Christine, in Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, as the sister of Sandy Roscoe, played by real life sister Gillian.


  1. ^ Buckland, Danny. "I'll Really Miss the Vic but It's Time to Go." The People (London, England). MGN Ltd. 1997. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  2. ^ IMDb biography
  3. ^ a b Barber, Richard. "Relationships: I Never Could Resist a Man in Uniform; KIM TAYLFORTH TALKS TO RICHARD BARBER ABOUT HER NEW LOVE, NEW ROLE, AND WHY SHE'LL NEVER FORGET THE DAY HER EASTENDER SISTER LOST HER LIBEL CASE." Sunday Mirror (London, England). MGN Ltd. 2000. HighBeam Research. 29 Nov. 2014 < Archived 2002-03-31 at the Wayback Machine>
  4. ^ a b "Closet Confidential." Coventry Evening Telegraph (England). MGN Ltd. 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Purnell, Tony. "Fly on the Wall's Comic Buzz; LAST NIGHT'S VIEW." The Mirror (London, England). MGN Ltd. 1997. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  6. ^ "Gillian Keeps It in the Family; Ex-EastEnders Star Has Sister's Support to Soothe Stage Nerves." Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland). MGN Ltd. 2012. HighBeam Research. 29 Nov. 2014 < Archived 2002-03-31 at the Wayback Machine>

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