With an extensive background in film, television and theater, award-winning actor Russell Tovey can recently be seen in the second season of BBC Three’s Starstruck with Rose Matafeo as well as a leading role in ITV/Hulu drama series The Sister, from Luther creator Neil Cross. He will next be seen in Sony’s Screen Gems romantic drama It’s All Coming Back To Me with Celine Dion and Priyanka Chopra, Dystopian Norwegian series The Fortress directed by Cecilie Mosli and Mikkel Brænne Sandemose as well as Alan Bennett’s Allelujah with Dame Judy Dench, which will have its world premiere at this year’s TIFF Festival.
Tovey was nominated for a 2020 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the critically acclaimed BBC/HBO drama series Years and Years, written by Russell T. Davies, alongside Emma Thompson and Jessica Hynes. He can also be seen in Bill Condon’s The Good Liar for Warner Bros. opposite Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren, as well as starring in the ITV/PBS Masterpiece drama series Flesh and Blood with Imelda Staunton.
Tovey is also a passionate art collector and co-hosts the art podcast Talk Art with friend and gallerist Robert Diament, where they interview leading artists, curators, gallerists and celebrities. Their first book, Talk Art: Everything You Wanted to Ask About Contemporary Art But Were Afraid to Ask, has been listed as one of The Sunday Times’ “Top Ten Bestsellers” and their second book is currently underway.
Other noteworthy film and television credits include Pride, Grabbers, The Pass, Mindhorn, The Lady in the Van, The History Boys, Looking, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Being Human, Him and Her, The Night Manager, The Job Lot, Sherlock, Quantico, Doctor Who and Little Dorrit.
Noteworthy stage credits include Constellations (Vaudeville Theatre), Pinter at the Pinter: The Lover/The Collection (Harold Pinter Theatre), Angels in America, His Dark Materials, His Girl Friday, Henry V, Howard Katz (National Theatre), A View From the Bridge (Lyceum Theatre, Broadway), The History Boys (National Theatre/Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway), The Pass, A Miracle, Plasticine (Royal Court Theatre) and A Respectable Wedding (Young Vic).