“Up-and-Coming Character Actors to Watch”, published on 5 April 2011, the London Evening Standard rounded up a list of 5 character actors/actresses which they have labelled as “up-and-coming” and “to watch”.
The character actors mentioned in this article:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Nicola Walker - Nicola recently worked with Russell Tovey in Being Human (episode titled The Longest Day).
Russell Tovey: The personable Tovey, 29, first garnered public attention and affection as sports-mad Rudge, one of Alan Bennett's iconic original History Boys, a role he played at the National, on Broadway and on film. Now he's wooing BBC3 audiences as flat-sharing werewolf George in the popular supernatural drama Being Human.
Information courtesy of Irene at http://www.nicola-walker.com/
Below: A video that comes from Rob Brydon's "Annually Retentive" show season two. James Corden and Russell Tovey having a little romantic fun. Russell plays Rob's TV studio producer called Ben.
Rakpenguin63: @russelltovey I remember when it was called a vest!
russelltovey: @Rakpenguin63 :-) lol x
Solemani: @russelltovey you look amazing. Even in a fat suit. X
russelltovey: @Solemani bless you tin box x
leo_richardson: @russelltovey Love that pic honey xx hot as today
russelltovey: @leo_richardson thanks honey... Friday night? You out? X
MrStevieWebb: @russelltovey that's GORGE! Where's it from juicy? Wanna play next week? X
russelltovey: @MrStevieWebb maybe baby x
russelltovey: RT @THEKERRYHOWARD: @Solemani Sarah is so fit Russell gets jealous xx
russelltovey: @THEKERRYHOWARD hot hag x
Sam_Foxton: @russelltovey do you ever tweet fans? Like me, just a normal guy who only wants a single tweet off his favourite tv star? ;) x
russelltovey: @Sam_Foxton hi sam x :-)
EveOxspring: It's my final GCSE drama performance tomorrow. Can I get a RT @russelltovey for good luck? :D
russelltovey: @EveOxspring good luck x
Above: Russell Tovey & Aidan Turner animation taken from a deleted Being Human scene from season three.
Above: Click map to enlarge. Russell has a major fan base in Oz that is responsible for some very isolated Twitter trending 6-4-2011.
Below: Being Human's Russell Tovey in a screen cap from season two 2010.
Below: The Being Human cast having a "girl's night out" at the 2010 BAFTAs.
Hysteriaaaaa: Tom_In_Oz_ SUN! I love my friends they complain when it’s too cold and now they're complaining cos its hot :/
Tom_In_Oz_: @Hysteriaaaaa Folks in England just like to complain, we all know that - it's the national pastime. Weather & politics R high on the agenda!
Hysteriaaaaa: @Tom_In_Oz_ National pastime is complaining. But for me it’s The Tovey Blog ;) flattery for today :)
Tom_In_Oz_: @Hysteriaaaaa well done No.1 Fanboi...me little bits of flattery I luv'em...x
Hysteriaaaaa: @Tom_In_Oz_ @Tom_In_Oz_ :D x
Above: Russell Tovey in a screen cap taken from a deleted Being Human scene from season three.
Something funny happened on the way to the set!
russelltovey: @Solemani I'm listening to Heart x
Solemani: Capital Gold amazing soundtrack to work easing up the 5.30am starts.
russelltovey: Heart radio en route to H&H headquarters... 'Sisters are doing it for themselves...' Me and my driver are nodding our heads... X
b3n_ifit: @russelltovey heart is the best!!!
withitnow: @russelltovey Early start to the day today Mr Tovey? ;p
russelltovey: @withitnow everyday Mr Greenaway x
russelltovey: I'm in this months 'Fantastic Man' magazine, I'm yet to see it as my agent has decided to keep the copy for herself but apparently cool :-)x
punkindrublic81: @russelltovey didn't you do a photoshoot for it?
russelltovey: @punkindrublic81 yes!!!! And I've not seen it... Beckham on the cover x
fuckyeahcoral: @russelltovey makes sense since you're a fantastic man, eh?
russelltovey: @fuckyeahcoral I love Coral x
gugibufugi: @russelltovey I sure wish I could get a copy of that over here. Do you think any of the content will be available online at some point?
russelltovey: @gugibufugi yes! Online and on arty magazine stores I'd thought x
mauibuilt2011: @russelltovey congrats
russelltovey: @mauibuilt2011 :-) x
russelltovey: Porridge with prunes and jam... Food of the Gods x
BillBraxton: @russelltovey will make you fart on set
jackd1985: @russelltovey Have a good day on set!
edwardclarke: @russelltovey Morning Mr Tovey! Mine's oats, bananas & honey topped with skimmed milk
MiniDriver34: @russelltovey u'll be shitting like a baby!!!
russelltovey: RT @hungryharry: @russelltovey Please RT and help me raise money for an amazing cause xx www.ball4brooke.page4.me. Auction items needed xx
Ebeebee71: @russelltovey Hiya Russell hope you well, I would LOVE a birthday tweet from you 2day as i,ve reached the big 40!!! Love Enid xx
russelltovey: @Ebeebee71 happy 40th Enid x
THEKERRYHOWARD: @Solemani @russelltovey Hi my babydarlings x
russelltovey: @THEKERRYHOWARD hello KerryHoward x
pyweaver: @russelltovey Tonight's Evening Standard has you as an 'Up-and-coming character actor to watch'... Character actor?!
LiamofTred: @russelltovey nice little mention in the Evening Standard!! X
Above & Below: Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan and Russell Tovey in Being Human. These promo shots were released by BBC3 for season three.
Below: Russell Tovey in unused magazine shots.