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Nicolle as Bobby in 1989

Nicolle Dickson is a former actress who played Bobby Marshall (née Simpson) in Home And Away from 1988 to 1993. She was seen again in 1995 when her now deceased character appeared as a hallucination to Ailsa Stewart.

Pre Home And Away career

Nicolle Dickson was born in 1969 and grew up in a suburb of Sydney[1]. As a child, she was a member of a children's theatre company called 'Keane Kids. She left school in 1986 and had enrolled in a university course when she auditioned for the role of Bobby Simpson. She won the role in June 1987 and the pilot episode of Home And Away was filmed the following month.

Home And Away 1988-1993, 1995

Nicolle went on to play Bobby for 6 years and the character became very popular. In 1989, Nicolle won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent. In 1993 she decided to leave Home and Away to pursue other projects. Her character was killed off in a boating accident.

In 1995, Nicolle agreed to return as Bobby, and no, she was not bought back from the dead. She appeared as a hallucination to Ailsa who had taken some very out of date anti-depressants. Nicolle was heavily pregnant at the time so only her face was shown. The scene of Bobby coming out of the fridge is considered one of the most iconic H&A moments of all time.

After Home And Away

Nicolle and Alex Papps in the 2018 documentary Endless Summer

After leaving Home and Away, Nicolle found acting jobs hard to come by[2]. She made guest appearances in G.P., Murder Call and All Saints. She began to work as a book-keeper in her husband James's real-estate business[3]. From there, she went on and did a degree. She and James have two grown-up sons called Lincoln and Winston.

In 2018, Nicolle and Alex Papps returned to the set of Home and Away as part of the 30th anniversary documentary Endless Summer.