Welcome to Simone Ashley Source (previously Captivating Simone Ashley), your first and best source for actress Simone Ashley. Simone is most known for her work as Olivia in Netflix's Sex Education along with headlining the second season of Netflix's wildly popular series Bridgerton as Kate Sharma. Our site aims to bring you the latest news on Simone's career along with providing a comprehensive gallery of her work and appearances. We hope you enjoy the site and come back soon! b

Simone Ashley for British Vogue

{ Written by Sarah on February 15 2024 }

Sundance Film Festival Day 2 Roundup

{ Written by Sarah on January 21 2024 }

Video Interviews

10 Lives Clip

Sundance Film Festival Day 1 Roundup

{ Written by Sarah on January 20 2024 }

Simone is currently promoting her animated film 10 Lives at Sundance Film Festival. Here’s a roundup of day one.

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 attends F1 Grand Prix in Las Vegas

{ Written by G on November 20 2023 }

Simone spent the last week in Las Vegas, USA as a guest of Heineken for the F1 Grand Prix! She spent a few days on the track both for previews and for the big race itself, filmed a mini ad for Heineken and rubbed shoulders with F1 drivers and fellow celebs. Simone also managed to squeeze in a helicopter ride across the city!

November 14th – Previews

November 18th – Race

Misc – Personal Fun!

Press Section Update

{ Written by G on October 28 2023 }

Just a small post to say that the press section of our site is now completely up to date. We had fallen behind a little after March 22 as Simone received so much press after the release of Bridgerton All interviews conducted with Simone, or articles written about her containing first person quotes / breaking information have now been added to our press section. Each post is listed by year and is noted by publication and published date. Sources for all are linked – and where behind a paywall this is mentioned.

Visit the ‘Press’ tab above, or alternatively click here to be taken to the press section, enjoy reading back through Simone’s interviews to see how far she’s come!

Simone Attends the Veuve Clicquot Polo

{ Written by Sarah on June 04 2023 }

Cannes 2023 Round Up Part 2

{ Written by Sarah on May 24 2023 }

Cannes 2023 Round Up Part 1

{ Written by Sarah on May 24 2023 }

Hello, everyone! Simone has been a busy bee at Cannes this year. It was announced that she is partnering with Nespresso and is currently featured in their new commercial with George Clooney and Julia Garner. Simone also attended the Versace x Dua Lupa show.

May 21st

May 22nd

May 23rd

Simone Attends the London Premiere of The Little Mermaid

{ Written by Sarah on May 15 2023 }

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