Dead Parent Club

Emotions demand to be felt: Kimberly Hart-Simpson

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Episode notes

This week we’re joined by actress Kimberly Hart-Simpson, who’s Dad died in 2007 when she was just 20. Kimberly is commonly known for playing Nicky Wheatly in Coronation Street - a job that her dad always dreamed of her getting after being a huge fan of the show all his life. 

Some of the topics we discuss in the episode are:


  • What life was like growing up for Kimberly and her career path 
  • The struggles of trying to be a ‘care-free’ adult at university while coping with your parent’s terminal diagnosis 
  • Her dad’s death and how it impacted her life at drama school
  • Struggling to remember life before our parent/s died 
  • How her experiences of grief segue into her acting career
  • Feeling like you shouldn’t be talking about it anymore
  • Reconnecting with her dad’s best friend years later 
  • Her advice to young people


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