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Rita Simons

 
Bio:
Rita is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC's Eastenders and is one of Britain’s best loved TV actresses. She won Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards and other awards and nominations include Best Newcomer at the Digital Spy Soap Awards, Best Onscreen Partnership for her ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rita is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC's Eastenders and is one of Britain’s best loved TV actresses. She won Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards and other awards and nominations include Best Newcomer at the Digital Spy Soap Awards, Best Onscreen Partnership for her ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Revival, 2021
Velma Von Tussle [Replacement]
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Miss Hedge [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
London Revival, 2021
Velma Von Tussle [Replacement]

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Miss Hedge [Replacement]

Rita Simons Biography

Rita is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC's Eastenders and is one of Britain’s best loved TV actresses. She won Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards and other awards and nominations include Best Newcomer at the Digital Spy Soap Awards, Best Onscreen Partnership for her character partnership with Ronnie Mitchell played by Samantha Womack, Best Newcomer at the TV Now awards, a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2008 British Soap Awards and Best Newcomer at the 2008 Inside Soap Awards.

Rita has also appeared in Mile High, Dream Team and toured the UK and Ireland as Paulette Bonafonte in hit musical Legally Blonde.

In Spring 2012, Rita was the subject of a major documentary film Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me made by Leopard Films for primetime BBC1. Rita actively supports the charity RNID.

Rita’s most recent credits include Lisa Prescott in The Krays: Dead Man Walking, an untold chapter from the notorious legend of the Kray Twins, Caro Harcourt in the UK Tour of Peter James’ The House in Cold Hill and Miss Hedge in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at London’s Apollo Theatre.

In 2018, Rita was a campmate on ITV's I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here where she endured countless trials and became camp mum on the most watched TV programme of 2018!




Rita Simons News

WISH YOU WERE DEAD Will Embark on UK Tour in 2023 Photo WISH YOU WERE DEAD Will Embark on UK Tour in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022

Following the critically acclaimed smash-hit primetime ITV series 'Grace', based on the best-selling novels by the UK's number one crime author Peter James, producer Joshua Andrews is delighted to announce the world stage premiere of James' novel 'Wish You Were Dead' - featuring DSI Roy Grace.

Rita Simons, Harriet Thorpe, Hayley Tamaddon, Leanne Jones, and Wendi Peters Will Lea Photo Rita Simons, Harriet Thorpe, Hayley Tamaddon, Leanne Jones, and Wendi Peters Will Lead New UK Tour of STEPPING OUT
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

David Ball Productions and Paul Woolf for Kings Theatre Portsmouth are delighted to announce the new UK Tour of Richard Harris's Stepping Out, starring Rita Simons, Harriet Thorpe, Hayley Tamaddon, Leanne Jones and Wendi Peters.  The UK Tour opens on Monday 5 September 2022 at Kings Theatre Portsmouth.

Photos: First Look at Adam Woodyatt and Laurie Brett in LOOKING GOOD DEAD at Glasgow  Photo Photos: First Look at Adam Woodyatt and Laurie Brett in LOOKING GOOD DEAD at Glasgow Theatre Royal
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2022

Adam Woodyatt and Laurie Brett will reunite as husband and wife, but this time on stage in the acclaimed World Premiere touring stage production of the Peter James best-selling novel “LOOKING GOOD DEAD”, which opens at Glasgow Theatre Royal this week.

Laurie Brett Will Reunite With Adam Woodyatt In LOOKING GOOD DEAD Photo Laurie Brett Will Reunite With Adam Woodyatt In LOOKING GOOD DEAD
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2021

Laurie and Adam famously starred as husband and wife Ian and Jane Beale in BBC's EastEnders. The rest of the cast of “LOOKING GOOD DEAD” includes Harry Long as Roy Grace, Ian Houghton as Jonas, Leon Stewart as Branson, Gemma Stroyan as Bella, Luke Ward-Wilkinson as Max Bryce, Mylo McDonald as Mick and Natalie Boakye as Janie.

Harry Long, Ian Houghton & More Join World Premiere of LOOKING GOOD DEAD at Theatre R Photo Harry Long, Ian Houghton & More Join World Premiere of LOOKING GOOD DEAD at Theatre Royal Brighton
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021

Peter James and producer Joshua Andrews have announced full casting for the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James bestselling novel Looking Good Dead. 

HAIRSPRAY Rehearses 12 New Performers to Avoid Further Performance Cancellations Photo HAIRSPRAY Rehearses 12 New Performers to Avoid Further Performance Cancellations
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

This comes after the show was forced to close on July 4 after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19. The closure period extended on July 12 due to “a small number of isolated positive cases of Covid-19 within the company.'

LOOKING GOOD DEAD Will Premiere at Milton Keynes Theatre Next Month Photo LOOKING GOOD DEAD Will Premiere at Milton Keynes Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021

Hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family's lives.

HAIRSPRAY Extends Cancelled Performances Through 18 July After Member of Team Tests P Photo HAIRSPRAY Extends Cancelled Performances Through 18 July After Member of Team Tests Positive For COVID-19
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

Learn more about options for ticketholders, including rebooking for a new date, or receiving a full refund.

HAIRSPRAY Cancels Performances Through 13 July After Member of Team Tests Positive Fo Photo HAIRSPRAY Cancels Performances Through 13 July After Member of Team Tests Positive For COVID-19
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021

Learn more about options for ticketholders, including rebooking for a new date, or receiving a full refund.

HAIRSPRAY Cancels Today's Matinee Due to Suspected Case of COVID-19 Among Production  Photo HAIRSPRAY Cancels Today's Matinee Due to Suspected Case of COVID-19 Among Production Team
by Stephi Wild - Jul 4, 2021

If you are a ticketholder for today's performance, learn more about options for refunds or exchanging your tickets to an alternative date.

Rita Simons Videos

VIDEO: Michael Ball, Lizzie Bea, and the London Cast of HAIRSPRAY Perform on BRITAIN' VideoVIDEO: Michael Ball, Lizzie Bea, and the London Cast of HAIRSPRAY Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2020

The London cast of Hairspray performed on Britain's Got Talent tonight, 27 September at 8pm.

BWW TV: Watch Interviews With The West End Cast of HAIRSPRAY VideoBWW TV: Watch Interviews With The West End Cast of HAIRSPRAY
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Feb 19, 2020

Good Morning Baltimore! We chat to the cast of Hairspray about iconic songs, the rehearsal process and returning to the West End.

BWW TV:  Watch Lizzie Bea and Marisha Wallace Perform Songs From HAIRSPRAY VideoBWW TV: Watch Lizzie Bea and Marisha Wallace Perform Songs From HAIRSPRAY
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Feb 19, 2020

You can't stop the beat! Hairspray is coming back to the West End, and to celebrate this exciting return, two of the show's cast members performed numbers from the show. Watch the video below!


Rita Simons Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rita Simons been in?
Rita Simons has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Rita Simons been in?
Rita Simons has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Rita Simons's first West End show?
Rita Simons's first West End show was Everybody's Talking About Jamie which opened in 2021