Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Carney Academy of Performing Arts

Carney Academy of Performing Arts is run by professional theatre director Ruth Carney. CAPA is an exciting performing arts school in Sheffield for ages 7 years through to adult.

Russell Tovey star of Being Human and The History Boys joins Carney Academy of Performing Arts as a Patron. Russell and CAPA principal Ruth Carney worked together on the UK professional première of The Laramie Project in London.

The Carney Academy of Performing Arts opens on September 11th 2010 at The Lantern Theatre.

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Russell began his career as a child actor. His TV career started in 1994, when he was cast in Mud, a children's series broadcast on CBBC [3].
In 2004 he originated the role of Rudge in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys at the Royal National Theatre as well as touring to Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong and playing the role on radio and film adaptations. Tovey also originated the role of Roger in His Dark Materials at The National Theatre and was in the UK Professional premiere of The Laramie Project.
In spring 2007, Tovey had a recurring role in BBC Three comedy Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive. In the same year he made guest appearances in BBC Three comedy Gavin & Stacey playing Budgie, a friend of Gavin and Smithy's, in four episodes, and then in the Doctor Who Christmas Special "Voyage of the Damned". Tovey reprised his role as Midshipman Alonso Frame in the 2009/2010 Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time.
Tovey plays werewolf George Sands, one of three supernatural housemates in the comedy drama Being Human.
In March 2009, the actor played a leading role in A Miracle at the Royal Court Theatre as Gary Trudgill, a British soldier returning to Norfolk from abroad.

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