Kim trained as an actor at RADA and in the following twenty years worked on stage, television, radio and film. In theatre he appeared in the West End, on tour and throughout the country in rep, working with the directors Noel Coward, Tony Richardson, Roberto Rossellini, Wendy Toye and Joan Littlewood.
His own career as a theatre director began in 1968 with West End productions that included HAY FEVER with Penelope Keith at the Queen's Theatre, BETZI with Herbert Lom at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, THE MOUSE TRAP at the St Martins and the musical WHAT ABOUT LUV? at the Lyric, Hammersmith.
His many regional and touring credits include WEST SIDE STORY, WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?, A VOYAGE AROUND MY FATHER, THE REAL THING, HOME, ANOTHER COUNTRY, MY FAIR LADY, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES, WAITING FOR GODOT and at the Orange Tree in Richmond THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT and three separate productions of Alan Ayckbourn's ME, MYSELF AND I.
Abroad, Kim directed the German premiere of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES - both in German, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK in Japanese in Japan, NOEL AND GERTIE and JANE in Vienna and SAME TIME NEXT YEAR in South Africa.
Over the years, Kim has also enjoyed working with students on a number of shows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, LAMDA and Webber Douglas.