- Started acting at the age of 11.
- Wanted to be a history teacher growing up.
- Took classes and workshops at the Royal National Theatre in London.
- Is a playwright and had his play Walls produced at Battersea Arts Centre in London in 2003.
- Played Rudge in the original West End production of The History Boys in 2004, and later reprised the role in the film version and the Broadway transfer (both 2006).
- Won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Comedy Performance for his performance in Him & Her in 2010.
- Won the Cult Hero SFX Award in 2011 for his role in Being Human.
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- Birth Name: Russell George Tovey
- Birth Place: Billericay, Essex, England
- Profession: Actor
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