Morgan Freeman to be honoured at Monte-Carlo Television Festival 2024

One of the world’s biggest stars, Morgan Freeman, will be in Monaco to accept the Crystal Nymph award at the upcoming Monte-Carlo Television Festival in June. 

The opening of the Festival will be marked by the world premiere screening of The Gray House. The first episode will be broadcast following the Opening Ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco on Friday 14th June 14 in the presence of executive producers Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, Invictus…), Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys) and Lori McCreary (Madam Secretary), as well as actors Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, The West Wing), Daisy Head (Harlots), Amethyst Davis (Kindred) and Ben Vereen (Roots).

Based on the novel of the same name by Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House focuses on the true story of the unsung women who turned the tide of the American Civil War in favour of the North. A Virginia Socialite, her mother, a formerly enslaved Sister-in-Arms, and the city’s most notorious courtesan operate deep inside the corridors of Confederate power. They transform their Underground Railroad into an effective and even more dangerous Underground Spy Network, risking life and liberty to help win the war and preserve American Democracy.

Kevin Costner is also an executive producer. 

Following the Opening Ceremony, Prince Albert II of Monaco will present actor and producer Morgan Freeman with the prestigious Crystal Nymph, in recognition of the outstanding television career of a world-renowned actor.


The Closing Ceremony will be held at the Grimaldi Forum on Tuesday 18th June 18, and will be presented by Laury Thilleman, former Miss France and now TV presenter, in the company of French singer and actor Vincent Niclo. A host of talented actors and leading industry professionals, as well as members of the fiction and current affairs-documentary juries, will be in attendance.

The 2024 Official Selection of the Golden Nymph Competition, which rewards the best in international television production, was also announced. This selection includes 18 programs from 12 countries in the Fiction and News and Documentaries categories, including four world premieres, seven international premieres, one European premiere and four French premieres.

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