Kim Tserkezie

Actor, Presenter, Writer and Producer

Kim Tserkezie has worked in broadcast media for twenty-five years, with a career spanning comedy, drama and documentary. She has worked many roles within the industry from acting to production. 

Kim got her first break as a presenter for BBC’s Disability Today and From The Edge, often writing and producing her own items. From 2002-2005 Kim played Penny Pocket in BAFTA award winning, Balamory. This role won Kim an award from Whizz Kidz for representation. 

Following Balamory, Kim found, frustratingly, she was rarely offered the chance to play ‘characters,’ only ‘medical problems’ and “stereotypical portrayals of disability”. This led Kim to set up her own production company, Scattered Pictures. Since 2013, the company, based in Kim’s home city of Newcastle Upon Tyne, has developed projects which share under-represented perspectives and promote emerging talent in the North East. Kim believes “real change will happen when fair representation exists throughout the whole process on and off screen, from training and writing to directing right through to commissioning”. 

Kim is writing and producing screen projects with leading production companies including BBC Studios, Seven Seas Films, IMG Productions and Fremantle. Scattered Pictures recently received its second radio documentary commission for BBC World Service which Kim will present. 

Kim plays the lead role in Obsession, a short drama film funded by BFI Network which will premiere in the Autumn. Other acting credits include Boy Meets Girl, Wolfblood, feature film, Bliss, and Lodger, a pilot she co-wrote and performed live at BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase. 

Kim won a John Brabourne Award in 2016. She is a full member of BAFTA and a board member of the Royal Television Society North East and the Borders. She has chaired events on diversity at BFI’s London Film Festival and wrote the semi-autobiographical children’s book The Wheelie Wonderful Life of Millie Monroe.