Russell Tovey

Birth Place: Essex, ENGLAND

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Last appeared on Broadway in the National Theatre production of The History Boys playing Rudge, the role he originated in London. Other theatre credits include appearances at the National Theatre in Howard Katz, Henry V, His Girl Friday, and His Dark Materials, and at the Royal Court Theatre in Plasticine, A Miracle, and The Pass. Film: Pride, Grabbers, In Passing, and The History Boys. Television: HBO’s “Looking,” “Being Human,” “Banished,” “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who,” and “Little Dorrit.”

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[West End]
West End Revival, 2021

[West End]
London Tenth Anniversary Celebration, 2018

[West End]
Old Vic Theatre Production, 2017

[West End]
National Theatre Production, 2017
Joseph Pitt

Broadway Revival Production, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2006

Russell Tovey Movies

[2001]The Emperor's New Clothes Recruit

[2006]The History Boys Rudge

[2010]Huge Carl

[2012]The Pirates! Band of Misfits The Albino Pirate

[2012]Grabbers Dr. Adam Smith

[2012]Tower Block Paul

[2014]Moomins on the Riviera Moomin

[2014]Pride Tim

[2014]Blackwood Jack Otterly

[2014]Effie Gray George

[2014]Muppets Most Wanted Delivery Man

[2015]The Lady in the Van Young Man with Earring

[2016]The Pass Jon

[2016]Mindhorn Paul Melly

[2017]Angels in America: Part I - Millennium Approaches Joseph Pitt

[2017]National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika Joseph Pitt

[2017]The Hippopotamus Rupert Keynes

[2019]The Good Liar Stephen

[2020]The Understudy Stephen McQueen

[2021]The Picture of Dorian Gray Bil Hallward

[2022]Allelujah Colin Colman

Russell Tovey TV Shows

Being Human George, George Sands

Doctor Who Midshipman Frame

Freedom Fighters: The Ray The Ray, Ray Terrill

Gavin & Stacey Budgie

Him & Her Steve

Holby City Adam Spengler, Jermone Hibbert

Looking Kevin Matheson

Mike the Knight Squirt UK

Mud Bill

Quantico Harry Doyle

The Bill Tyro Shaw, Kieran Elcott

The Job Lot Karl Lyndhurst

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Bush Theatre's RED PITCH Transfers to @sohoplace in 2024

The Bush Theatre's multi-Award winning play Red Pitch written by Tyrell Williams transfers to @sohoplace theatre, the West End's newest venue.

Photos: Jake Shears, Rebecca Lucy Taylor, and More at the Gala Night of CABARET at the Kit Kat Club

All new photos have been released from the gala night of CABARET at the Kit Kat Club on Thursday 19 October. Check out the photos here!

RED PITCH Returns to the Bush Theatre in September

One of the hit productions of the Bush Theatre’s 50th anniversary year, Red Pitch returns to the Bush Theatre, London for three weeks only from 7 September.  Original cast members Kedar Williams-Stirling, Emeka Sesay and Francis Lovehall play three football-obsessed teens in director Daniel Bailey’s production.

FLIP! Will Embark on UK Tour Beginning in October

Fuel’s Director & CEO Kate McGrath has announced the World Premiere of FLIP!, a new play from Racheal Ofori directed by Emily Aboud examining the relationship between two young Black women and an obsession with social media.

YIPPEE KI YAY: One-Man Parody of DIE HARD to Play at The Huntington

Get ready for an unforgettable night of laughter with 'Yippee Ki Yay' - a hilarious one-man parody of the classic film 'Die Hard'! Book your tickets now for an evening of side-splitting entertainment!

Fuel Reveals Lineup of Autumn 2023 Programming; FLIP!, Inua Ellams, and More!

Fuel has announced its programme of work for autumn 2023. Fuel favourite Inua Ellams has three projects including a special edition of his much loved night-time cultural walking tour through an urban space The Midnight Run, this time celebrating the revival of the City of London’s famous ancient Batholomew Fair. Learn more about the full lineup here!

Photos: See James Norton, Ivo van Hove, Luke Thompson & More at A LITTLE LIFE's Gala Night

Check out photos from A Little Life's Gala Night at the Harold Pinter Theatre!

Neil Bartlett Will Direct a Live Version of Derek Jarman's Seminal Film, BLUE

BLUE was Derek Jarman's final film. Completed in May 1993, just months before his death, it is his testament. For 74 minutes, an unchanging screen of celestial blue is accompanied by voices which deliver a collage of fragments from Jarman's diary, describing the gradual onset of blindness as he battles with HIV. As his daily life is stripped away, only the essentials remain.

Richard Marsh's YIPPEE KI YAY To Return For London Season

Following a critically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, a Christmas season at Islington's Kings Head Theatre and a UK tour, James Seabright will present Richard Marsh's achingly funny rhyming retelling of classic film Die Hard at Wilton's Music Hall this April. One of the Picks of the Fringe in The Stage and Recommended by The British Comedy Guide, this is a classic that's not to be missed. 

HBO Max Renews STARSTRUCK For A Third Season

The Max Original comedy STARSTRUCK, created by comedian and writer Rose Matafeo, has been renewed for a third season by HBO Max and co-producer BBC Three. The series is co-written by Matafeo, Alice Snedden and Nic Sampson, with Matafeo and Snedden also directing.

CONSTELLATIONS Will Be Available To Watch Online For Four Weeks Only

After winning two Olivier Awards - for Best Revival, and Best Actress in a Play for Sheila Atim, the Donmar Warehouse today announces that the on demand streaming of the critically acclaimed revival of Nick Payne's Constellations will be available for an additional four weeks until 25 May.

Kim McAleese Appointed as Director of Edinburgh Art Festival

The UK's largest annual festival of visual art has announced Kim McAleese as its new Director. She takes up the position ahead of the 18th edition of the festival, which returns from Thursday 28 July to Sunday 28 August 2022.

VIDEO: HBO Max Drops STARSTRUCK Season Two Trailer

The cast includes Rose Matafeo, Nikesh Patel, Emma Sidi, Joe Barnes, Al Roberts, Ambreen Razia, Alice Snedden, Lola-Rose Maxwell, Nic Sampson, Edward Easton, Parth Thakerar, Jordan Stephens and Minnie Driver. Watch the new trailer now!

Ten New Productions Added To The National Theatre Collection For Schools, Colleges, Universities and Libraries To Access Worldwide

With 75% of UK state secondary schools signed up to the National Theatre Collection, ten additional productions will now be available to schools, colleges and educational establishments from today in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing and ProQuest, part of Clarivate.

The National Theatre Announces New Productions For All Three South Bank Stages This Summer

The National Theatre today announces new productions for all three South Bank stages this summer: Jack Absolute Flies Again in the Olivier theatre, Much Ado About Nothing in the Lyttelton theatre and All of Us in the Dorfman theatre with tickets on sale to the public from Thursday 10 March.  

Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS Will Be Available To Watch Online This Autumn

All four productions - starring Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah, Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker, Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey, and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O'Dowd, have been filmed, so audiences worldwide can enjoy this production Find out how to watch.

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS, Vaudeville Theatre

For much of the last 18 months, we've thought 'What would I be doing now - if only I could?' Things don't always turn out that way though, as Nick Payne's warm, funny and poignant play shows.

Photos: First Look at Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O'Dowd in CONSTELLATIONS

In an innovative producing model, devised in response to the pandemic, four brand new casts will take turns to journey through the multiverse exploring the infinite possibilities of a relationship; each refracting the play afresh.

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Announces Cast For BEGINNING

This will be the second play of David Eldridge’s produced by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, with 2019’s homecoming revival of In Basildon playing to national critical acclaim.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Michaela Coel, Chiwetel Ejiofor & More Appear in New Shows from National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre has today announced the latest productions to be made available on its National Theatre at Home streaming platform.


Russell Tovey has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Russell Tovey has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

Russell Tovey's first West End show was Angels in America which opened in 2017

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