Kim Tserkezie

The mix ’n’ match ‘slashie' careers

Helen Simmons started out as a producer, before embracing writing: ‘I’m glad I took my time coming to writing because it allowed me to read a lot and to learn.’ Now, Simmons has her own production company, Erebus Pictures, and splits her time equally between writing and producing. For Kim Tserkezie, who played Penny Pocket in children’s series 

Balamory, ‘acting was my absolute passion... but, as a disabled actor, I found the roles coming my way were really pitiful, awful, stereotypical portrayals of disabled people.