Kimberley Nixon burst onto the scene last year playing Sophy Hutton in the BBC's adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford. Since then, she's taken roles in films including Wild Child, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and the forthcoming Easy Virtue. She makes her West End debut this week playing Griet, the titular role in the new stage adaptation of Girl With a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier's best-selling 1999 novel inspired by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece portrait of the same name. The 2003 Hollywood film version of the book starred Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.
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