‘Bridgerton’ Star Simone Ashley to Receive Monte-Carlo Television Festival’s International Golden Nymph Award for Most Promising Talent

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival will present its International Golden Nymph for Most Promising Talent to British actor Simone Ashley at its opening ceremony on June 14. The award recognizes the “exceptional rising talent of an actor who has elevated the bar of excellence to international acclaim.”

Ashley is known for portraying Kate Sharma, the female lead of Season 2 of the Netflix series “Bridgerton.” She reprises her role in Season 3, which premieres next month.

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Ashley recently appeared in Disney’s live-action reimagining of “The Little Mermaid” as Ariel’s sister, Indira. She also voices Rose in GFM Animation’s animated feature film “10 Lives.” Next, she will helm Amazon Prime Video’s original romantic-comedy “Picture This,” and lead independent film “This Tempting Madness.”

Prior to her breakout moment, Ashley was best known for her role as Olivia in the series “Sex Education.”

She was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, and featured in the Time100 Next list.

Cécile Menoni, executive director of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, commented: ”Simone shot to global fame in Shonda Rhimes’ hit show ‘Bridgerton’ on Netflix and her exceptional screen presence makes her a very worthy winner. We are very much looking forward to her arrival on the red carpet at our opening ceremony in June and to celebrating her success with her many fans.”

The festival has two other special distinction awards – the Crystal Nymph and the Honorary Golden Nymph – which recognize outstanding personalities in the international television and entertainment industry.


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