Tweets from on THE set INCLUDING LOO TWEETS GALORE
jarredchristmas: On set for a short film with @russelltovey. It's bloody early and we are in pub. If I have a beer at 6am does this mean I have a problem?
jarredchristmas: Help! Is this a hurricane or spitfire?
russelltovey: Starting a 4 day shoot on a short film with @jarredchristmas right..... Now.... I'm ready for lunch... X
jarredchristmas: First scene done. @russelltovey is so in the moment. As @felicityward says put on your jacket cause here comes the acting storm.
nickhdclark: Ready for the first shot with @tomedmunds @russelltovey @jarredchristmas @jaytay1or #isthisajoke? #noit'sreallyhappening
russelltovey: Dick biscuit? X
TMarkstahler: @russelltovey Oi! That's Richard biscuit to you!!!
russelltovey: @jarredchristmas is not feeling well today... Poor @jarredchristmas ... X
jarredchristmas: @russelltovey I'm not that bloody ill.Im putting it on so I don't have to work so hard. My nose is running.You better catch it then #classic
siobhanhewlett: Just off to film with @russelltovey...you ready for me darlin?
russelltovey: @siobhanhewlett big time!!! X
MatthewCainC4: Really struggling with tiredness today after rubbish night's sleep. Can anyone recommend a pick-me-up for post-lunch lull?
russelltovey: @MatthewCainC4 ditto x
russelltovey: RT @LouiseASGarner: @rustyrockets @russelltovey Please can I have a retweet? Disabled children's charity in SE London we need votes
russelltovey: Dick chicken? X
TMarkstahler: @russelltovey If that's going to be your porn name, you'd better think again!
MarkMMerrett: @TMarkstahler @russelltovey Hello big brother and Mr sexy ears Tovey <3 Hope your both doing good today?
soxysmurfy: @russelltovey Depends on Farmed or Free Range ;o)x
Mavro_Arni: @russelltovey Its been a while for you, lad, hasn't it? :-P
catatonique: @russelltovey are you in NYC? Cuz dickchicken is randomly written on everything downtown!
russelltovey: @catatonique no an EastLondon pub... And it's written all over the toilets here... Who is it? I like x
catatonique: @russelltovey I'm not sure who it is but it is funny it's made it's way overseas! I thought it was just another random bit of NY graffiti.
russelltovey: I want steak x
TMarkstahler: @russelltovey Dick steak?
MRPORTERLIVE: @russelltovey Is a trip to Hawksmoor for an early evening steak-fix in order?
russelltovey: @MRPORTERLIVE sounds amazing.... X
russelltovey: What's the Prego roll like? X
russelltovey: RT @Harvey__Rabbit: @russelltovey It's my birthday today Mr. Tovey, any chance of a RT for a little bunny fan of yours? x
tomedmunds: Day 1 is done! Great work from @russelltovey & @jarredchristmas #isthisajoke
rob_ah: @russelltovey looking beefy this evening at the gym, making good progress, well what I saw before your PT dragged you off to workout!
russelltovey: @rob_ah cheers ;-) x
siobhanhewlett: How on earth @russelltovey are you going to cope without me flashing my patooties at you tommorrow?
Huge is finally on DVD October 2011. In his “promising debut as a filmmaker” (The Observer), comedian Ben Miller (The Armstrong & Miller Show, Johnny English, Comic Relief) takes us on a hilarious and heartfelt journey to the dark side of stand-up comedy. BAFTA-winning actor Noel Clarke (Adulthood, 126.96.36.199) and BAFTA-nominated Johnny Harris (This Is England ’86, London To Brighton) are joined by BAFTA-winning actress Thandie Newton (Run Fat Boy Run, Crash), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman) and comedy’s finest names: Eddie Izzard, David Baddiel, Jo Brand, Jack Dee, Harry Hill and many more. Russell Tovey (Being Human) and Tamsin Egerton (St Trinian’s) also co-star.
Feuding comedy duo Warren & Clark (played by Johnny Harris and Noel Clarke) dream of making it HUGE. As they gig around the comedy clubs of London they discover an unforgiving, cut-throat comedy circuit that is incredibly difficult to break into. When Warren betrays Clark, stealing their material to go solo, everything they have worked for is thrown into jeopardy. In a world that wants to deny their destiny, Warren and Clark must find a way to stick together if they are to have a chance at success.
HUGE will be released on DVD (£12.99) by Independent Distribution October 2011. Special Features include a live Q&A with Noel Clarke and Johnny Harris.NEEDS MORE GAY
Press play to see a rather amusing Blip TV segment about the gayness of being a werewolf. Yes, there are a few moments with partially clad men from movies and TV shows, as well as, Russell Tovey from Being Human.
FRIEZE & AFTER FRIEZE
russelltovey: #Frieze Michael Fullerton behind @robdiament at Carl Freedman gallery x
MatthewCainC4: Here's me and my favourite art collector - and best friend - at Frieze...
russelltovey: A Stand out Frieze art fair work for me... Ida Ekblad at Herald St Gallery x
russelltovey: #Frieze David Brian Smith at Carl Freedman gallery X
russelltovey: #Frieze Rebecca Warren at Maureen Paley Gallery x
russelltovey: #Frieze Anthea Hamilton at Ibid Projects x
karlpiekaerts: @russelltovey The first I saw from him was his precum dripping cock whilst I was sunbathing, never felt more validated .. lol
russelltovey: @karlpiekaerts who???? Ansel???
karlpiekaerts: @russelltovey Oohh Christ nooo .. Michael Newberry .. good looking American cock .. I mean guy .. lol
russelltovey: : RT @GrabbersMovie: Interview with Grabbers screenwriter Kevin Lehane fb.me/MY7lwkWk
DRINKING AFTER FRIEZE
PalmerAlan: Drinks with friends. And Russell Tovey. Who's not technically drinking with us.... (@ Rupert Street Bar)
aquirkofmatter: MY BOYFRIEND JUST MET RUSSELL TOVEY. Well jealous. [but he got me his autograph! #welltrained]
aquirkofmatter: @russelltovey Thank you for signing an autograph for me this evening, I'm sorry my boyfriend interrupted your drink!
thomp101: Stood next to @russelltovey at the Duke of Wellington. I might faint!!!!
alexandrakessie: FIT, Intellect, humourous, well connectes and Gay u jammy git RT @thomp101: Stood next to @russelltovey at the Duke of Wellington. I might faint!!!!
Above: Rare colour version of the Russell Tovey picture used by MRPORTERLIVE layout as shown in the preceding post for the Frieze Art Show.
With RUSSELL TOVEY
Almost three years back, Emma Thompson and her husband Greg Wise started dropping hints that they had developed a script called Effie, which would follow Victorian art critic, social thinker and poet John Ruskin, who had a strange and ultimately disastrous marriage to a woman named Euphemia ‘Effie’ Gray. Ruskin couldn’t consummate the marriage, and Effie finally fell for Ruskin’s protégé John Everett Millais.
A few different actresses have been attached or rumoured for the role of Effie Gray, most notably Carey Mulligan and Saoirse Ronan but it seems Dakota Fanning will be playing Effie.
The film is finally coming together with Richard Laxton directing. Richard’s credits are varied but he is most noticeably adept at both TV and movie direction. Richard’s association with Russell Tovey, making the TV series Him & Her, has led Russell to be offered a part in the Effie movie. Further casting includes Greg Wise playing Ruskin, and Emma Thompson will be Lady Eastlake, Effie’s confidante and caretaker.
Tom Sturridge will play the young artist Millais and Julie Walters and Derek Jacobi will play Ruskin’s parents. Edward Fox is in talks to play Sir Charles Eastlake, patron of the Royal Academy and an individual opposed to Ruskin.
The film will shoot starting October 17 in Scotland, London and Venice. Part of the reason it has taken so long to come together is that producers were sued by Gregory Murphy, who claimed his play The Countess, which covers some of the same ground, had been appropriated.
My favourite part of this story, and one that adds a slightly lurid twist: the broken marriage was a bit of an issue in Victorian England, and when Effie claimed in court that Ruskin was impotent and unable to consummate their marriage, he actually demonstrated his virility in court.
Above: Proposed DVD cover for Him & Her season two.
Below: Press play to see the newly re-released wide-screen version of "Dialling Tone" by Will Kevans starring Russell Tovey.
WEREWOLVES OF LONDON
The CGI tableau of werewolves is getting closer to being finished. This long term art project by student Mark M. Merrett [@MarkMMerrett] of London is painstakingly slow, as each individual werewolf is rendered in pencil first, then digitised. Mark has extended the original concept of just having Russell Tovey & Charlie Condou to now include many other people associated with the blog or TV show Being Human. Mark has been commissioned to produce pictures for a variety of people who'd like to be werewolves. What is really remarkable is how Mark has managed to complete this project while attending courses and overcoming severe dyslexia. More power to him!
Above and below are examples of how he is progressing.