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Simone Ashley attends Cabaret at the KitKat Club, passes the Bridgerton Torch to Nicola Coughlan, promotes her new movie 10 Lives, celebrates her birthday + more in updates!

{ Written by G on April 04 2024 }

Another few weeks packed full of Simone content!

Didn’t think we’d be writing of another Bridgerton update so soon after the last one, but we are being spoiled!

The day after our last post on March 25th, we got the Bridgerton S2 bloopers and we were then FURTHER spoiled by being given a promotional Kanthony snippet from season 3

March 26th came the video of Simone Ashley graciously passing along the Bridgerton leading lady torch to Nicola Coughlan, whilst answering some questions about her time filming Season 2 – and to top it off we were also treated to new pictures of Simone before the Valentino FW show from the photographer.

Two days later on the 28th Simone attended a press night for Cabaret at the KitKat Club – Simone did not take any portraits inside, so it is assumed she was attending in a personal capacity rather than professional.

On the 30th Simone celebrated her 29th birthday! She was quiet on the day BUT she shared some wonderful photographs afterward.

And as April started, we’ve been treated to small videos of Simone to promote 10 Lives! The videos have also solved the mystery of why Simone was wearing the famous green dress in pictures posted by her glam squad last year! The movie releases tomorrow, 5th April.


Pictures and screencaps from the above mentioned have been added to the gallery, check out the links below!

Other misc additions to the gallery include
– promotional material for 10 lives including posters and concept art
– a new still from Sex Education where Simone can be seen in the background
– a newly shared promo image of Simone and Julia Garner for Nespresso

Simone Ashley & Hero Fiennes Tiffin Leading Prime Video Rom-Com ‘Picture This’

{ Written by Sarah on March 22 2024 }

Prime Video is in post-production on UK Original romantic-comedy, Picture This, starring Simone Ashley (Bridgerton) and Hero Fiennes Tiffin (After).

Further cast includes Phil Dunster (Ted Lasso), Nikesh Patel (London Has Fallen), Adil Ray (Citizen Khan), Sindhu Vee (Matilda: The Musical), Anoushka Chadha (You), Kulvinder Ghir (Bend It Like Beckham) and Luke Fetherston (Still Up).

Directed by Prarthana Mohan (The Miseducation of Bindu) and written by Nikita Lalwani, Picture This is based on the Australian Original movie Five Blind Dates, written by Shaung Hu and Nathan Ramos-Park. The UK movie update is produced by 42’s Ben Pugh and Erica Steinberg, with 42’s Josh Horsfield and Kari Hatfield serving as executive producers.

The official synopsis reads: “Single and without a man on the horizon, Pia (Simone Ashley) runs a failing photography studio in London with her best friend Jay (Luke Fetherston). As her sister Sonal (Anoushka Chadha) prepares to get married and her mother Laxmi (Sindhu Vee) urges the resolutely independent Pia to partner up, a spiritual guru at Sonal’s engagement party predicts Pia will meet the love of her life among the next five dates she goes on. As her family intervene, setting her up on a series of increasingly desperate blind dates, Pia begins a hilarious but heartfelt quest for real love.”

The movie will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in the UK and Internationally.

“We’re really excited to bring this brilliant new and original London set romantic-comedy to Prime Video customers”, said Tara Erer, Head of Northern European Originals, Prime Video. “Picture This has a fantastic cast, with the wonderful Simone Ashley and Hero Fiennes Tiffin as our leads, as well as a brilliant filmmaking team, we know our audience are going to absolutely love, and laugh a lot, with this film.”


Sundance Film Festival Day 2 Roundup

{ Written by Sarah on January 21 2024 }

Video Interviews

10 Lives Clip

Simone Ashley To Topline Indie Thriller ‘This Tempting Madness’

{ Written by Sarah on January 06 2024 }

After breaking out with her lead role in the second season of Netflix’s smash hit series Bridgerton, Simone Ashley has moved on to star in This Tempting Madness, a new indie directed by Jennifer E. Montgomery, from her script written with husband Andrew M. Davis, which just wrapped production in Los Angeles.

Inspired by a true story, This Tempting Madness is an elevated psychological thriller about a young woman (Ashley) who awakens from a coma grievously injured, memory fractured, her husband arrested. But as she puts together the pieces of her past, she starts to question her own actions — and her perception of reality.

Producers include Montgomery and Davis for their Smoke Jumper Films; Mango Monster Productions; Jessica Malanaphy and Marcei Brown for CatchLight Studios; and William Day Frank. Coming from a background as a cinematographer, Davis will also be lensing the film.

In the second season of Bridgerton, based on the hugely popular Julia Quinn romance novels, Ashley was introduced as Kate Sharma, who’s courted by Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) upon her arrival in London from India. For a moment snatching the record of the most-watched English-language series in Netflix history, with 251.7M hours viewed in its first seven days, the season was celebrated for breaking a race barrier with Ashley’s character, whose ethnicity was changed from the books so that her family would be of Indian descent.

Set to reprise the role in Season 3, Ashley has also recently appeared in Disney’s live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid, as Ariel’s sister, Indira. Otherwise best known for her role as Olivia on Netflix’s BAFTA-winning series Sex Education, she also boasts credits including Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Warner Bros), Broadchurch (BBC America) and C.B. Strike (Cinemax), to name a few. The actress is represented by Identity Agency Group, CAA, and Myman Greenspan Fox.


Simone Confirmed to Appear in Live-Action Little Mermaid Film

{ Written by Sarah on March 30 2022 }

In an interview with the Times, Simone is confirmed to appear in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of the Little Mermaid. It also states that she will begin filming season 3 of Bridgerton this summer.

This summer Ashley will be filming the third series of Bridgerton, and there is a small part in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid coming up. She has her sights set on Hollywood. “I love Amy Adams’s career — she’s incredible, so versatile. That’s something I wish for myself. But I don’t want to make my whole life my career,” she says.

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