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Russell Tovey Biography

Birth Name:
Russell George Tovey
Birth Place:
Billericay, Essex, England

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Daniel Tovey -- Brother
  • George Tovey -- Father
  • Carole Haynes -- Mother
  • Steve Brockman -- Significant Other