TV stars on the red carpet

The countdown is on for the 59th annual Monte Carlo Television Festival and there are a host of opportunities for the public to get involved and meet the stars.

Along with Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, other big name celebrities set to grace the red carpet include Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union (LA’s Finest), Ludwig Alexander (Vikings), Christina Chang and Nicholas Gonzalez (The Good Doctor), and Producer Dick Wolf with actors Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Ebonée Noel and Jeremy Sisto (FBI).

There will be autograph signings with many French stars including cast members from perennial favourite Plus Belle La Vie and France 2’s most popular series Un Si Grand Soleil. Denise Richards, Scott Clifton and Annika Noelle (The Bold and the Beautiful) will also be available for autographs and a question and answer session.

There will be a Fan Zone set up on the esplanade of the Grimaldi Forum all week featuring selfie opportunities and autograph signings, allowing fans some contact with their favourite celebrities. Live entertainment will also picture heavily, making it a fun place to hang out all week.

The final evening award ceremony will be a black tie event, presenting the best TV programming for around the globe with the coveted Golden Nymph Award. Afterwards, a star-studded gala will be highlighted with a concert by singer Gloria Gaynor.

Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival has, for more than half a century, presented the very best of television from around the world. The 2019 edition runs from 14th to 18th June.