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‘Starstruck’ Release Date for Season 2

[ Written on January 11 2022 by admin ]

The critically acclaimed international success, which was developed, written, and starred award-winning comedian Matafeo, is due to return to television in February 2022 on a new and better BBC Three channel.

Last year, the British comedy Starstruck came to both BBC and HBO Max and quickly became one of the most critically acclaimed new comedies of 2021. Now, fans have a first look at the next season of the show which is due to premiere next month on BBC Three, with an HBO Max date yet to be confirmed.

The new first-look image from Season 2 sees Jessie, played by series creator and co-writer Rose Matafeo, and Tom, played by Nikesh Patel (Hulu’s Four Weddings And A Funeral), as they brush their teeth together with some visible tension between them. Starstruck follows a millennial (Matafeo) living in East London working various dead-end jobs who ends up romantically involved with a famous movie star (Patel) after the two have a one-night stand on New Year’s Eve. The new season is set to pick up where the first left off, with Jessie having to deal with the real-world consequences of choosing to stay in London to pursue a relationship with Tom.

Along with Matafeo and Patel, the new season will include Minnie Driver (Modern Love) reprising her role as Tom’s agent Cath. In terms of new additions to the upcoming season, Russell Tovey (Years And Years) will join the cast in a currently unknown role.Source: Collider

Russell Tovey joins Mawaan Rizwan’s BBC sitcom pilot Juice

[ Written on September 10 2021 by admin ]

Russell Tovey has joined the cast of Mawaan Rizwan’s BBC Three pilot Juice, alongside the stand-up’s real-life brother and mother, plus fellow comic Jeff Mirza.

As British Comedy Guide revealed last month, the 35-minute Comedy Slice, which airs this autumn, has also been made for the US streaming service HBO Max. It is based on Two Weeks To Live star Rizwan’s 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show of the same name, which derives from his mother’s advice to him growing up that if “life gives you mangoes, make mango juice”.

Rizwan plays Jamma, who desperately wants to be the centre of attention, but his family are constantly stealing his thunder.

Mum, Farida (Shahnaz Rizwan) always makes everything about her, Dad, Saif (Mirza), ignores him and brother, Isaac (Nabhaan Rizwan), steals the limelight at work – the one place Jamma feels like he’s doing well. And when he finally does get validation from boyfriend Guy (Him & Her star Tovey), he can’t handle it. Jamma’s hyperactive imagination goes into overdrive and the world transforms around him.

 

As recounted in his 2018 storytelling show, Pakistani-born Rizwan’s mother became a Bollywood star after he featured her in one of his music videos. The wannabe showbusiness megastar’s father is a playwright, while his brother, Nabhaan, who is also an established actor, has just shot HBO Max’s sci-fi mini-series Station Eleven, about a pandemic that wipes out most of the world’s population.

“I did a live show at the Edinburgh Fringe about how my mum always steals my thunder” said Rizwan. “Luckily, I’ve been commissioned to make my own TV pilot. Unluckily, my mum is in it and really steals my thunder.”

Juice is one of three BBC Three comedy pilots from queer writers confirmed by the corporation today, alongside Kat Sadler’s such brave girls [sic] and Soph Galustian’s Peck’Eds.Source: British Comedy Guide

Gallery Update: “Flesh and Blood”

[ Written on June 22 2021 by admin ]

Our gallery has been updated with promotional photos & screencaptures of Flesh and Blood. Check out!

Russell Tovey on ‘The Sister’, the Impact of ‘Years and Years’, and If He’d Like to Return to the Arrowverse

[ Written on January 29 2021 by admin ]

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.

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(VIDEO) Russell Tovey Interview for Pride Source

[ Written on January 28 2021 by admin ]

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’

(VIDEO) Russell Tovey Interviews about ‘The Sister’ on HULU

[ Written on January 21 2021 by admin ]

Watch a few interviews Russell did to promote ‘The Sister’ on HULU.


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Russell Tovey to star in ‘Text For You’

[ Written on November 25 2020 by admin ]

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.

Russell Tovey: ‘I was told that my sexuality would hinder my career’

[ Written on November 21 2020 by admin ]

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.
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Welcome to Russell Tovey Online!

[ Written on November 14 2020 by admin ]

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! ❤️

‘Talk Art’ podcast hosts land deal with Ilex Press

[ Written on October 16 2020 by admin ]

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.

THE BOOKSELLER: Ella Parsons, Octopus editor, acquired world rights in all languages from Paul Stevens at Independent Talent. The book will be published on 6th May 2021. (Pre-Order)

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.”

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