THE DAY RUSSELL'S DREAM CAME TRUE
Barry Pilling Online Editor BBC3
Friday, 24 September 2010
Time to let you in on a little-known Being Human secret...
Once upon a time (August 2009 to be exact), Russell Tovey was up to his usual mischief on set and started chatting to the BH Blog team about action figures. It was his ambition to get a mini-Russell made, and he wanted the viewers' ideas for the design. So far so fun, but that's not the end of the story. What not a lot of people know is that Russell DID actually get a lovingly-crafted action figure made by Andi Mears the BH2 Costume Assistant and today we can reveal the never-before-seen pictures of Russell's dream come true...
The gift was revealed in the final week of filming at the end of November last year.
Russell was surprised and amazed by Andi's handiwork. The two figures came in an ingenious double-sided box, with one half dedicated to George the man and the other to George the werewolf. (Unconfirmed reports suggest it was a shoebox with the lid glued on the bottom).