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 continues her role as Roxy in one of the nation’s most loved continuing dramas, and has also
appeared in Mile High as Hannah, Dream Team as Julie and London’s Burning.
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.
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