Monte-Carlo Television Festival: Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley earns Golden Nymph for Most Promising Talent

Golden Nymph for Most Promising Talent

Among the stars to be honoured at the 63rd edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in June is Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley, who will be this year’s recipient of the International Golden Nymph for Most Promising Talent.  

British actress Simone Ashley is to be lauded for her role as the cult show’s Kate Sharma at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.  

The Festival’s prestigious panel has chosen the 29-year-old as the winner of the inaugural International Golden Nymph for Most Promising Talent, a new award that “recognises the brilliant and exceptional rising talent of an actor who has raised the bar of excellence to international acclaim”. 

Ashley will receive her award during the event’s Opening Ceremony on 14th June along with the yet-to-be-announced winners of the Crystal Nymph and the Honorary Golden Nymph, which celebrate outstanding personalities in the international television and entertainment industries.  

In addition to her work as the sassy Kate Sharma in Series Two of the hit period drama, she has also gained recognition for her portrayal of Olivia Hanan, a recurring character on the Netflix drama-comedy Sex Education. She was named on the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and on the TIME 100 Next list for “emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future and defining the next generation of leadership”. 

“We are extremely proud to have created a special award at our Festival to highlight a new talent on the international stage,” says Cécile Menoni, Executive Director of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. “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 in June and to celebrating her success with her many fans.” 

Ashley is set to reprise her role in Bridgerton in Series Three, which will be released in May, and has secured lead roles in Amazon Prime Video’s original romantic-comedy Picture This and in the psychological thriller This Tempting Madness, the fictionalised true story of a woman who wakes from a coma to find her husband in prison, her memories fractured and her perception of reality in tatters.  


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