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Russell Tovey on ‘The Sister’, the Impact of ‘Years and Years’, and If He’d Like to Return to the Arrowverse
From writer Neil Cross (Luther) and director Niall MacCormick, the dramatic thriller The Sister follows Nathan (Russell Tovey), as he comes face to face with a man (Bertie Carvel) from his past who reminds him of a secret that he’s tried to keep deeply buried. Unable to forget that he attended a party that lead to the shocking death of a young woman, what Nathan has kept from the woman he loves could ultimately tear them apart.
During the virtual junket for the series that’s available to stream at Hulu, actor Russell Tovey spoke to Collider for this 1-on-1 interview about the appeal of working on a project written by Neil Cross, what made Nathan an attractive character to play, exploring the relationship dynamics, and what he thought of the shocking ending. He also talked about the impact of Years and Years, whether he’d like to return to the Arrowverse, the legacy of Looking, and whether he’d ever consider doing a remake of one of his favorite movies.
Collider: This is one of those stories that you want to keep watching to figure out where it’s all leading. How much were you told about this ahead of time? Did you get to read all of the scripts at once, or just the first one?
RUSSELL TOVEY: Oh, I can’t remember. I definitely got to read the pilot script. When it first came to me, I don’t think all four had been written, but obviously I had the outline of what was happening. I agree that it’s definitely one of those shows you can binge, all at once. The way we showed it in the UK was four nights in a row.
On filming ‘Text For You’ during COVID with Priyanka Chopra, Sam Heughan & Celine Dion
On his gray hair: ‘I’ll get ‘YES, DADDY!’ on my Instagram and I’m all for it.’
On gay actors playing gay roles & Jonathan Groff being the ‘most perfect person’
Watch a few interviews Russell did to promote ‘The Sister’ on HULU.
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Russell Tovey has joined the cast of new movie Text For You, starring pop diva Celine Dion in her first film role.
Text For You is a romantic drama based on 2016 German movie SMS Fur Dich — an adaptation of the popular novel of the same name by Sofie Cramer.
Russell joins an all-star ensemble for the movie that includes, Celine, Sam Heughan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Omid Djalili and Celia Imrie.
Jim Strouse is directing the flick, which is based on the 2016 German film ‘SMS Fur Dich’.
It tells the story of a woman, who, to ease the pain after tragically losing her fiance, starts to send romantic texts to his old phone. It turns out that the number has been reassigned to a man across town suffering from similar heartbreak.
The two meet and feel an undeniable connection, but can’t seem to leave the past behind.
Lauryn Kahn has drafted the most recent version of the script and Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Esther Hornstein are producing for the Thunder Road banner.
The actor, 39, on being pushed to the limit, admiring artists, coming out and texting God
THE GUARDIAN – I texted God when I was 18. It cost 30p to message him with your question. I asked if I’d make it as an actor. Yes, came the reply, but you’re more Littlewoods than Hollywood. I have to say that I wasn’t impressed.
I was an eccentric child, obsessed with history. For my eighth birthday I demanded to be taken to a rock and mineral convention. I’m lucky my parents always encouraged my geekiness, but at secondary school I made myself seem stupid to fit in. It took a long time for me to stop apologising for my enthusiasms. I’ve been much happier ever since I did.
Hello and welcome to Russell Tovey Online your newest fansite dedicated to the actor Russell Tovey. He is known for playing the role of werewolf George Sands in the BBC’s supernatural drama Being Human, Rudge in both the stage and film versions of The History Boys, Kevin Matheson in the HBO original series Looking, Titanic midshipman Alonso Frame in Doctor Who and Harry Doyle in the drama-thriller series Quantico.
I have been a huge fan of Russell for many years and I am so happy to finally open a fansite for him. The photo gallery currently has 22,000+ images so far, its not complete as I wanted, but I will be working on getting the gallery more complete within the next weeks. Make sure you follow our twitter, I’ll be sharing updates!
I hope you enjoy this fansite as much as I’ve enjoyed making it!
I also decided to open this site today because it is Russell’s birthday! I want to wish him a very happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing day spending it with your family and friends. I hope you are doing well and staying safe! ❤️
Ilex Press, an imprint of the Octopus Publishing Group, has acquired Talk Art: Everything You Wanted to Know About Contemporary Art but Were Afraid to Ask by actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament.
Tovey and Diament co-host the “Talk Art” podcast, where they interview artists, musicians, writers, actors and gallerists.
Talk Art will be a “visually stimulating and accessible celebration of contemporary art” and will be a guidebook to navigating and engaging with the art world.
Parsons commented: “Having been a fan of the ‘Talk Art’ podcast from the very beginning, it’s hugely exciting to be publishing Russell and Robert’s first book. Their enthusiasm for art is truly infectious, and it has been a joy to work with them on such a brilliant, joyful title.”
The authors said: “We are both so incredibly proud and excited for you all to see this amazing book we have created. It pays tribute to all of the unbelievably inspiring artist heroes we look up to and admire as well as aiming to introduce you to some of the greatest new voices in art and culture right now. It is a handbook sharing works we are passionate about and will hopefully encourage you to start your own art journey too.”
“We have collaborated with some truly talented individuals and this project is definitely a reflection of the ethos that ‘Talk Art’ originally set out to achieve—making art accessible for everyone. ‘Talk Art’ has become such a huge part of our lives and we are both so overjoyed with the continued support and love we have received over the years. Thank you to all of you who follow, subscribe and listen to our show.”
“We would also like to say the biggest thank you to every contributor who has made this book possible, it is hugely appreciated. We hope you have as much fun reading it as we did creating it.”
If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the stain-remover pen and the tongue cleaner. We asked actor Russell Tovey, who can be seen in ITV Drama The Sister later this month, about the T-shirts, cleanser, and dog toothbrush that he (and his dog) can’t live without.