With an extensive background in film, television and theatre, award-winning actor Russell Tovey can most recently be seen starring as Patrick Read in Ryan Murphy’s eleventh season of the FX horror anthology American Horror Story: NYC. He can also 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 Love Again 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 Judy Dench which had its World Premiere at this year’s TIFF Festival. He was nominated for a 2020 Critic’s 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. Russell 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 ITV/PBS MASTERPIECE drama series Flesh and Blood with Imelda Staunton. Russell is also a passionate art collector and co-hosts 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’s Top Ten Bestsellers, and their second book will be released soon.
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).