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Nicolle Dickson (born 29 January 1969) is an Australian former actress, who was best known for playing the original character of teenage tearaway Bobby Simpson in soap opera Home and Away from 1988 to 1993. She left the acting profession and is now an accountant and bookkeeper.
|Occupation||Television actor, accountant|
|Spouse(s)||James Bell (1990–present)|
Nicolle Dickson was born on 29 January 1969 in Sydney, New South Wales and grew up in the suburb of Bass Hill with her family. As a child, she was a member of the children's theatre company 'Keane Kids'. Having achieved her Higher School Certificate at the end of 1986, Dickson enrolled at Sydney College of the Arts in Balmain (later to become part of the University of Sydney) to study a BA degree in Visual Arts, majoring in photography.
Home and AwayEdit
In June 1987, whilst at university, Dickson auditioned for the role of Bobby Simpson for upcoming soap opera, Home and Away and appeared in the pilot episode broadcast on 17 January 1988. She won the "Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent" at the 1989 Logie Awards, being the first woman to do so in nearly a decade. Dickson left Home and Away in 1993 as her character was killed-off in a boating accident. In 1995, Dickson made a brief cameo appearance, in an iconic scene, where she emerges from Ailsa Stewart's (Judy Nunn) fridge door, as Ailsa is hallucinating. In 2018 she returned to the show, along with co-star Alex Papps, to celebrate the series' 30th year on air in a special documentary titled Endless Summer: 30 Years of Home and Away.
In 1995, Dickson returned to Home and Away and filmed an episode of G.P., in which she played a violent young woman with learning difficulties. She filmed a guest appearance in Murder Call, in which she played a murdered reporter named Maddie Herman. Dickson then made a guest role in medical drama All Saints in April 2002 as difficult pregnant patient Penny. Since leaving Home and Away, she now resides in Southern Highlands, New South Wales and works for an accountancy firm.
In 2006, Dickson appeared on a Home and Away reunion for the flashback show, Where Are They Now?. In the same year, she appeared on Channel 7's Australian Celebrity Survivor, filmed in Vanuatu, becoming the fourth-last contestant voted out.
|Film and television|
|1988–93; 95||Home and Away||Bobby Simpson||Seasons 1–6 (main), Season 8 (cameo) (935 episodes)|
|1994–95||G.P.||Vicki Dugan||Seasons 6–7 (guest) (2 episodes)|
|1997||Murder Call||Maddie Herman||Season 1 (guest) (1 episode)|
|2002||All Saints||Penny Hargreaves||Season 5 (guest) (1 episode)|
|2006||Wishbone||Agnes Kelly||Feature film|
|1994||Kilroy||Herself||Episode: "Kilroy Down Under"|
|2002||The Best of Aussie Drama||Herself||TV documentary|
|2002||The Best of Aussie Cop Shows||Herself||TV documentary|
|2006||Where Are They Now?||Herself||TV documentary (featuring Home and Away)|
|2006||Australian Survivor||Herself||Season 2 (known as "Celebrity Survivor")|
|2018||Endless Summer: 30 Years of Home and Away||Herself||TV documentary|
- "Bobby Simpson / Nicolle Dickson". Homeandaway.org. 22 October 2000. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2008.
- "1986–1989 Logie Awards". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 14 July 2008.
- "Don't bet on it". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 May 2003. Retrieved 14 July 2008.
- "Bad girl Bobby returns to Home and Away".
- "Stars fight to the finish". Courier Mail. Retrieved 10 March 2010.