Friday, August 12, 2011


Presenting a young master Russell Tovey

Below: Russell Tovey in an acting class run by Patricia Ledwith - Pat has asked Russell for permission to exhibit some of her old photos on this blog - many thanks to both Pat & Russell for sharing. Yes, that's Russell in the dark blue shirt and cap, even then he liked caps!.

russelltovey: RT @Suzi_Elizabeth: hahaha I actually remember this advert can't believe it was a very young @Russelltovey Heinz Ketchup!

Bennielawrence: @Suzi_Elizabeth @russelltovey looks like Slave Labour !! Lol

demelza2: @Suzi_Elizabeth @russelltovey hasn't changed much !!!

Suzi_Elizabeth: @demelza2 @russelltovey lol he hasn't aged a day #blesshim ;)

TMarkstahler: @Suzi_Elizabeth Aww! I want @russelltovey for my brother and some chips with a bottle of Heinz.OK - out of context this tweet sounds creepy!

demelza2: @Suzi_Elizabeth @russelltovey nope remember him x

Suzi_Elizabeth: @demelza2 @russelltovey oh do you know him? #hopeyoudontmindmebeingnosey :)

demelza2: @Suzi_Elizabeth @russelltovey yes x he was in my class at Theatre school x

Suzi_Elizabeth: @demelza2 @russelltovey aw well he obviously paid attention cause he is a bloody brilliant actor x

demelza2: @Suzi_Elizabeth @russelltovey of course !!! ;)) lots of his contemporaries in that class have done extremely well x

Suzi_Elizabeth: @demelza2 @russelltovey lol who else did you work your magic on then? :)

demelza2: @Suzi_Elizabeth @russelltovey not all actors some stand up Coms x presenters x singers x etc or working in some capacity in creative arts

demelza2: @demelza2 @suzi_elizabeth @russelltovey all very ambitious and hard working !!!

demelza2: @Tom_In_Oz_ :))) x


MatthewCainC4: My beautiful Nelly, fast asleep on my knee. Can anyone think of a better way to read on a Saturday afternoon?

RussTov_FanSite: @MatthewCainC4 a lovely way to spend a day. You know you have made it "big time" when an animal can trust you and fall asleep on you.

russelltovey: @MatthewCainC4 she's our little girl x

MatthewCainC4: @russelltovey I love her!

russelltovey: @MatthewCainC4 yeah, she's our little girl x

RussTov_FanSite: @russelltovey @MatthewCainC4 200,000 blog readers love her too....and maybe her parents?

robdiament: @russelltovey @matthewcainc4 Lying by the pool and laughing reading your tweets. Love you Nelly X

Olliestweet: @russelltovey @MatthewCainC4 Can I own some rights to Nelly? Haha, #Nellyfans x

russelltovey: RT @grantbton: @russelltovey can I please get a RT for my friend for my friend @JasonPorter3 who is currently in hospital. Is a big fan, thanks

russelltovey: Double chicken caesar salad drop @nandosofficial thank you protein x

russelltovey: @Nandos_Official not @nandosofficial x

Tom_In_Oz_: @russelltovey so is there like the Nandos Un-Official that sells fake meals???

russelltovey: 1 snack size pack of peanut m&m's consumed... The wrongs have been righted x

Smith channels inner Angelina Jolie

Friday, 12 August 2011

Sheridan Smith channels Angelina Jolie for her latest role

Sheridan Smith has been channelling her inner Angelina Jolie for new film Tower Block.

The former Legally Blonde actress, 30, has been doing her own stunts in the thriller - despite admitting she is actually a "big wimp".

Sheridan has been shooting the film for the past four weeks in east London alongside Being Human's Russell Tovey, Jack O'Connell from Skins and Ralph Brown (Withnail And I).

"I do all my own stunts. Look at me, like Angelina Jolie," she said.

Sheridan said she has had to face some of her fears.

"It's really good fun but it is quite scary though. I'm scared of heights and spiders, and I can't swim - I'm actually just a big wimp - so it is quite terrifying. But I am determined to do it," she added.

After winning the Olivier Award for her performance in the West End production of Legally Blonde and appearing in TV shows like Gavin & Stacey, Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps and Benidorm, Sheridan is thrilled about showing audiences a different side to her.

In Tower Block, directed by first time feature film-makers Ronnie Thompson and James Nunn and written by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer James Moran, Sheridan plays Becky, who comes under attack after she witnesses the murder of a teenager.

"It's so out of my comfort zone, a character like this, and that drew me to the part really. I've never been seen as an action girl," she said

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Russell Tovey and I joined Twitter on Friday the 13th August 2010. He has shared one whole year of his Twitterspondence and his private pictures with this blog, for which I profusely thank him.

He has been irritated by my pseudo stalking skills at times and at other times, he has revelled in the attention and notoriety the blog brings, not to mention all the free publicity. The fans that flock here daily are testament to how beloved he really is.

Along the way I have had nothing but support by most of Russell's friends some of which follow the blog names I use on Twitter. Russell, in fact, has many more thespian and industry people reading this blog than he probably realises. The blog is followed by TV news & media outlets and columnists and people who run other blogs about showbiz.

At last count the blog was read by people from 134 different countries and over 200,000 people were hitting the site monthly. Russell has tweeted 3,619 tweets to date and they are all recorded here. In his first week of arriving on Twitter, Russell had almost gained 10,000 followers and now he has over 52,000.

This blog shows the rise and rise of Russell Tovey over a 12 month period and as one of my followers put it recently, the blog should be called The Tovey Chronicles.

Tom in Oz

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