is an Australian actress who played rebellious Bobby Simpson in soap opera Home and Away
Home and Away is an Australian soap opera that has been produced in Sydney since July 1987 and is airing on the Seven Network since 17 January 1988. It is the second-longest-running drama and most popular soap opera on Australian television...
from 1988 to 1993.
Dickson was born on 1 January 1969 in Sydney, New South Wales
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, Australia and grew up in the suburb of Paddington
Paddington is an inner-city, eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Paddington is located 3 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district and lies across the local government areas of the City of Sydney and the Municipality of Woollahra...
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, Nicolle enrolled at the Sydney College of Art (part of the University of Sydney
The University of Sydney is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales. The main campus spreads across the suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington on the southwestern outskirts of the Sydney CBD. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania...
) to study a BA degree in Visual Arts
The visual arts are art forms that create works which are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, and often modern visual arts and architecture...
, majoring in photography
Photography is the art, science and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film...
Home and Away
In June 1987, whilst at university, Dickson auditioned for the role of Bobby Simpson for upcoming soap opera
A soap opera, sometimes called "soap" for short, is an ongoing, episodic work of dramatic fiction presented in serial format on radio or as television programming. The name soap opera stems from the original dramatic serials broadcast on radio that had soap manufacturers, such as Procter & Gamble,...
, Home and Away
. Her first episode was broadcast on 17 January 1988. She won the "most popular new talent" award at the 1989 Logie Awards, being the first woman to do so in nearly a decade. Dickson left Home and Away
In 1995, Dickson returned to Home and Away
and filmed an episode of GP
, in which she played a violent young woman with learning difficulties
Learning disability is a classification including several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner, usually caused by an unknown factor or factors...
. She filmed a guest appearance in Murder Call
Murder Call was an Australian television series, created by Hal McElroy for the Southern Star Entertainment and seen on the Nine Network between 1997 and 2000. The idea to the series was born by the books of Tessa Vance by Jennifer Rowe: Suspect/Deadline and Something Wicked...
, in which she played a murdered reporter named Maddie Herman. Dickson then made a guest role in medical drama All Saints
All Saints is an Australian medical drama which first screened on the Seven Network. The series debuted on 24 February 1998 and concluded its run on 27 October 2009...
in April 2002 as difficult pregnant patient Penny.
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
Celebrity Survivor, also known promotionally as Celebrity Survivor: Vanuatu and Australia's Celebrity Survivor, was an Australian television series that screened on the Seven Network in 2006, based on the popular reality television show, Survivor...
filmed in in Vanuatu, becoming the fourth last contestant voted out.