Monday, October 31, 2011




russelltovey: To all my wonderful Wittys... Tonight the shiny brand new second series of #himandher begins... 10.30 BBC3... Who's with me? X

Tom In Oz ✔

Tom_In_Oz_: @russelltovey you sure about that, are you sure Steve?

Tom In Oz ✔

Tom_In_Oz_: @russelltovey you sure you're sure?


MargMolly: @russelltovey Me xx


MLPasterisk: @russelltovey You're about to get 58,647 replies saying "me". :0)


MarkMMerrett: @russelltovey Think I just jizzed in my pants, just set a reminder :-)


TMarkstahler: @MarkMMerrett @russelltovey Yep! Once again: toooo much little bro... faaaaaar tooooo much!!! ;-) ...and back to work


rudehamster: @TMarkstahler @MarkMMerrett @russelltovey No, posting of the 'after' pics, would be too far. And, Mark, that goes for the before & during.


TMarkstahler: @MarkMMerrett @rudehamster @tom_in_oz_ Oh and BTW: Him&Her2 will be released on DVD 26th Dec 2011. So I don't have to wait too long to watch


MatthewCainC4: Tonight am hosting a table at Terrence Higgins Trust Supper Club with my twin @russelltovey - and we have an all-star cast!


russelltovey: RT @emmalweb: @russelltovey even though i have to be up at 4am I'll be staying up to watch #himandher, worth an RT? xx

Mathew Horne

mfhorne: @russelltovey Awesome


russelltovey: @mfhorne ta math x :-)


MatthewCainC4: Just remembered - if I weren't going out tonight I'd be watching new series of amazing sitcom Him and Her on BBC3!

Tommy C.

BoyVirginiaMade: My two favorite celebs ate having grate years: @4everBrandy and @russelltovey I hope for your continued successes! You inspire me!

Charlie Condou

Charliecondou: @MatthewCainC4 @russelltovey Oooh, who have you got?? We're going to Scotts but I have to leave early to meet and greet you all at C de P


MatthewCainC4: @Charliecondou @russelltovey Wait and see! But our guest of honour is the First Lady of Theatre @francesbarber13 - can't wait!

Charlie Condou

Charliecondou: @MatthewCainC4 @russelltovey Im totes overjoyed that @francesbarber13 will be there. Frankie, its been TOO LONG!!


russelltovey: RT @bigtalk: #himandher We're back! Series 2 tonight at 22:30 on BBC Three @russelltovey and @Solemani present and accounted for...

Arthur Gourounlian

Gourounlian: Just got to Dorchester hotel for #TerrenceHigginsTrust sooo excited for dinner thanks Tom Tom @tommacwriter xxx let's the night begin x

Tom In Oz ✔

Tom_In_Oz_: @Gourounlian @tommacwriter plz TAKE SOME news is better with pics....even boring pics is better than nothing..shots of food???


MissRedPeril: Ahh.. it's that time again, #terrencehigginstrustsupperclub. A wonderful night for a wonderful charity. Be good @tommacwriter @Gourounlian.


marcuswhitney1: The fantastic new series of #himandher starts tonight on BBC3 , Don't miss tv's best comedy ever! also stars comedy genius @russelltovey


BlackpoolNorth: @Tom_In_Oz_ @TMarkstahler @rudehamster @markmmerrett @demelza2 Him & Her starts 2nd series in Uk tonight ... @solemani & @russelltovey gr8!


MarkMMerrett: @BlackpoolNorth @Tom_In_Oz_ @TMarkstahler @rudehamster @demelza2 @solemani @russelltovey reminder set ;-)


TMarkstahler: @russelltovey And what am I supposed to do? I'm living in Germany! No Him&Her2 for me tonight! Is that tragic or what? Poor little me :-(


TMarkstahler: @MarkMMerrett @tom_in_oz_ @blackpoolnorth @demelza2 @solemani @russelltovey OK, who of you lovely people can type really fast and can give


TMarkstahler: @MarkMMerrett @tom_in_oz_ @blackpoolnorth @demelza2 @solemani @russelltovey me the dialogues and scene descriptions of H&H here on Twitter?


TMarkstahler: @MarkMMerrett @tom_in_oz_ @blackpoolnorth @demelza2 @solemani @russelltovey Oh and photos would also be much appreciated... every 20sec!!!


demelza2: @TMarkstahler @markmmerrett @tom_in_oz_ @blackpoolnorth @solemani @russelltovey ha ha ha x I used to do Shorthand 120 wpm x but forgotten


MatthewCainC4: With @francesbarber13 and @russelltovey in between courses!

Below: Click Trend Map picture to enlarge

NB. The above Trend Map was dated 2-11-2011 for Australia which of course was 1-11-2011 for the UK.

Russell Tovey
'Sherlock' & 'Being Human'

As well as returning to BBC Three tonight as Steve in the second series of hit comedy Him & Her, Russell Tovey will be seen next year in Series 4 of Being Human and an episode of Sherlock.

CultBox caught up with Russell to find out more about these and his other future projects...

How was your recent trip to LA?

"Amazing, intense! I had a week out there, about 20 meetings. I was walking into rooms thinking that nobody would really have seen any of the work I’ve done and actually so many of them had seen shows like Being Human, Little Dorrit, History Boys...

"The studios there are trying to format Him & Her at the minute, so a lot of them had seen that. I was sitting there realising how many British shows are actually seen over there, it was very exciting.

"I signed with an agent there last year and this has been my only opportunity to get over. I had a week between jobs so I’m just thinking about the future so that when I go out next time, they know who I am."

Can you tell us a bit about your guest role in Series 2 of Sherlock?

"Ah, what can I tell you about Sherlock? It’s amazing to be a part of it; I’m in the second episode. It’s called The Hounds of Baskerville and I play a character called Sir Henry Knight. I get to act with Benedict and Martin which was awesome.

"We did about two and a half weeks of night shoots in Cardiff and I felt like I had jetlag! It’s going to be very good.

"I think a lot of people are anticipating it because it’s one of the most well-known of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, so there’s quite a lot of pressure on it and hopefully it delivers the goods!"

Has the story been updated with a modern twist?

"Yeah, completely, a completely modern twist. The beauty of Sherlock is that it’s completely loyal to the style and tone of the books, but there’s this juxtaposition of old and new. That’s what is so exiting about the show is that balance and the quirky reinterpretation of it all."

Would you say it’s quite a scary episode?

"Yeah, yeah, yeah – big time scary! It’s about a hound. Hounds are scary!"

Series 4 of Being Human is filming at the moment. As you’ve been doing other projects, does that mean you’re not in the whole series?

"No, when it comes out people are going to see that it’s very spread out and there’s a lot more characters in this series.

"Because we lost Aidan in the last series because he got killed – the character, not the actor – a lot more happens in this series, so there’s been opportunities to go off and do other things."

So is it more of an ensemble cast in Series 4?

"Absolutely, yeah. Michael Socha, who was Robson Green’s son last year, is coming back. Craig Roberts is back as the young vampire, he went off to do the Submarine movie, he’s amazing. There’s a brand new vampire – Damien Molony plays a character called Hal, he’s kinda become the new head vampire.

"There’s so many new characters being introduced, it’s really exciting. I can’t way to see it all fit together!"

"You’ve still got your loved ones in there and the fans are still going to really enjoy it, but it’s the fourth series now and the storyline is going completely crazy, I think people will love it."

Do you have any plans to do any more theatre work in the near future?

"Yeah, there’s a play meant to be happening next year, it’s all being finalised, so you might see me back in the West End in January/February time. I can’t really talk about it now!"

It’s a couple of weeks until a certain big birthday, how are you feeling about turning 30?

"I’m terrified! I kinda wish people didn’t know so I could still say I’m younger. I don’t mind being the age that I’m going to be, I just don’t want to celebrate it, I want to disappear. Apparently your 30s are the best years of your life, so fingers crossed on that one!"


russell tovey

russelltovey: My first day on 'Effie' has been superb... Worked with Dakota Fanning and Linda Basset so far and had prawns and chicken for lunch.. Dream x

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russelltovey: RT @TVSatelliteWeek: A clip from tonight's opening ep of series two of @russelltovey and @Solemani's splendid Him & Her (BBC3, 10.30pm):…

russell tovey

russelltovey: RT @1Xtra: Part 2 of @gemcairn's #TopBoy chat with @TheRealKano & Yann Demage today plus @russelltovey & @solemani on Him & Her@1Xtra this afternoon

Dave Hayes

davidhayes_: @russelltovey Hi Russell! Any chance of a supportive retweet for #Movember? My moustache growing starts today! :{)

russell tovey

russelltovey: @davidhayes_ good growing x

George in Being Human season 3

Russell Tovey: 'Sherlock role is amazing'

Published Wednesday, Nov 2 2011, By Morgan Jeffery

Russell Tovey has described his upcoming guest role on BBC One'sSherlock as "amazing".

The Him & Her actor will play Henry Knight in 'The Hounds of Baskerville', the second episode of the detective drama's 2012 run.

"It's amazing to be a part of it," he told Cult Box. "I think a lot of people are anticipating it because it's one of the most well-known of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, so there's quite a lot of pressure on it and hopefully it delivers the goods!"

Tovey added that Conan Doyle's original 1902 novel has been given "a completely modern twist" by writer Mark Gatiss.

"The beauty of Sherlock is that it's completely loyal to the style and tone of the books, but there's this juxtaposition of old and new," he said. "What is so exiting about the show is that balance and the quirky reinterpretation of it all."

Spooks star Lara Pulver will also appear in the second series of Sherlock as Irene Adler.

Earlier this month, the actress told Digital Spy that Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) will have an "infatuation" with her character.

"We're both very much playing a mind game with each other," she revealed. "We've met our matches with each other."

Sherlock will return to BBC One in early 2012.

Tovey: US couldn't do Him & Her

Press Association – Mon, Oct 31, 2011

Russell Tovey doesn't think Americans have the right sense of humour to remake his BBC Three comedy Him & Her.

The star - who plays one half of a young unemployed couple in the warts-and-all comedy - already has a profile across the pond after the supernatural show Being Human went down a storm on BBC America and was later remade for American audiences.

Russell said: "I can imagine a sleazy couple in Missouri or Baltimore. But they have a different temperament when it comes to bodily functions, Brits are better at it.

"Also, the American unemployed people would be really buff and fit. And I don't think the actors would like to play sleaze, whereas actors here, we love it. We dwell in filth."

The series is filmed in real time and set solely in the bedsit, with plenty of gross-out humour.

Russell said: "A few people said we were trying to shock, which wasn't what it was about.

"This couple have no boundaries. They have no inhibitions in front of each other and it's about the freedom of that and the beauty of being in love and accepting the other person."

But he revealed the bedsit is now almost as squalid as it looks.

Russell said: "It's our little cage. We get in there and talk filth. It actually is quite filthy now, the sofa stinks!"

Him & Her begins on BBC Three on Tuesday, November 1

russell tovey

russelltovey: RT @AndrewBloch: Stare at this pic carefully and you will see this man turn his face...

Below: Signed cover of Chris Sullivan’s CD which he posted while working on a cruise ship off the coast of Oz. The CD arrived on Melbourne Cup Day while Chris was attending the Melbourne Cup (see picture below).

For the Cup, I bet $5 and won $7…this is the only time every year I gamble with my hard earned money…and I have very little Scottish ancestry! But a dash of Jewish! So, I’m not sure where my aversion to wasting money comes from!

PS. I am typing this some 2 hours after arriving home from school where we partied after the Cup… Yes, tipsy typing by Tom!



russell tovey

russelltovey: RT @BBCChrisHawkins: Interviewed these 2 very lovely, funny people today @russelltovey @solemani. New series 2moro night #HimAndHer

carly turner

CarlyTurner_: EVERYBODY needs to watch @russelltovey in him and her tomorrow night on BBC3! More ppl need to see it! Bloody great it is!

russell tovey

russelltovey: @CarlyTurner_ thanks Carly x


cleverplan: @Verocs_ @SMFRecords I've never even seen the H&H advert but I'm about to unfollow @russelltovey for the CONSTANT promo-ing here. So annoying.

russell tovey

russelltovey: @cleverplan :-( sorry... I'm excited is all.... X


cleverplan: @russelltovey oh god, so sorry, you were one of my very favourite ppl to follow but RTing everyone mentioning Him & Her is a bit much. xx

russell tovey

russelltovey: @cleverplan I can still be a favourite... I will make it up to you...I swear... Stick with me thru the good times and the bad times eh? X

russell tovey

russelltovey: @cleverplan by the way have you heard about Him and Her? X


cleverplan: @russelltovey HAHAHA, why no, tell me more about it. ;) Of course, DYING for Being Human too. X

russell tovey

russelltovey: Spinach... Steamed, buttered or boiled? X


JulianClary: @russelltovey Calm yourself.

russell tovey

russelltovey: @JulianClary I'm trying JC I'm trying x

russell tovey

russelltovey: I can't sleep...... X

russell tovey

russelltovey: New favourite thing... Banana, peanut butter and rice milk shake... Hot x

Robin Burks

sunriserobin: @russelltovey You could stay awake and wish me a happy birthday? Please?

russell tovey

russelltovey: @sunriserobin h b d x


PWAnnouncements: @russelltovey I was surprised to find out your gay

russell tovey

russelltovey: @PWAnnouncements me too x

russell tovey

russelltovey: Belly rumbling... And I have a boner.... Are these things linked? X


TMarkstahler: @russelltovey Yes they are! It's a little known fact that penises are operating on gas, which is produced in tummy and bowel. Simples! ;-)

russell tovey

russelltovey: Who flosses more than once a day? I'm getting thru miles of the shit... X


Freckles_H: @russelltovey Are you drunk ? Your tweets are so random.

russell tovey

russelltovey: Geri Halliwell is famous for using a Tongue scraper... That endorsement enough? X

LiamHoughton: @russelltovey Have you ever run out of your quota of tweet-terminating kisses?

russell tovey

russelltovey: @LiamHoughton NEVER!!! Xxx


LiamHoughton: @russelltovey Haha, that explains why you've quite happily used up 3 on me then ;)


mrchrissullivan: Just got papped at the cup!!

russell tovey

russelltovey: @mrchrissullivan Team GB x


mrchrissullivan: @russelltovey miss you GB - home soon xx

Tom In Oz ✔

Tom_in_Oz: @mrchrissullivan Hi Chris hope you backed a winner...your CD arrived. Woo-hoo fella! A BIG thanx. x x

russell tovey

russelltovey: Poor Kim Kardashian.. Will she ever find happiness? X


My_World_Insane: @russelltovey how was your halloween russell?

russell tovey

russelltovey: @My_World_Insane terrifying x


isonit: @russelltovey could I get a tweet. Even just a hello lol. Would make my evening

russell tovey

russelltovey: @isonit whats up x


BambamVictoria: @russelltovey are you having a breakdown? because it seems like you're having a breakdown.

russell tovey

russelltovey: @BambamVictoria I'm in sleep awake limbo... X


BambamVictoria: @russelltovey In that case have a wank and then eat a sandwich. You'll either wake up or fall asleep. Probably the latter. Probably.

russell tovey

russelltovey: I like to tAke risks... Like adding capital lettErs in the middle of words... I need to be stoPped x


issyvb: @russelltovey bEd NoW!

Kelsey Alcock

MsKelsey_A: @russelltovey It should be a criminial offence the amount you make me laugh!!! Please tweet me? X

russell tovey

russelltovey: @MsKelsey_ word x

russell tovey

russelltovey: Right.. Ok... I am going to proper sleep now... You all rock, effortlessly... T and GN x

russell tovey

russelltovey: Sleepy ears x


TMarkstahler: @russelltovey Sleep well! And no sleep tweeting, young man!!! ;-)


Goslingsawagrin: @russelltovey let me massage them


Pulchra73: @russelltovey one day you WILL reply to me....

russell tovey

russelltovey: @Pulchra73 that day is today! X


Pulchra73: @russelltovey Christ happened. I do love you. Night x



Above article "Comedy of the Week" is from the Radio Times. Click to enlarge.

Matt P

MLPasterisk: @Tom_In_Oz_ Bound to be loads of #himandher press coverage today. Heres some from The Sun

Gay Russell Tovey

loves screen sex with
Sarah Solemani



HIM & Her actor Russell Tovey loves filming his sex scenes with co-star Sarah Solemani — even though he's gay.

The pair get frisky on the hit comedy about Steve and Becky, a young couple with some dodgy personal habits.

And Russell, 29, said he was not bothered about filming saucy episodes in front of 30 crew in a "claustrophobic" bedsit, adding: "It was really horny actually!

"It's not 9½ Weeks raunchy. It's just me grabbing her boob or her holding my inner thigh.

"It is quite schoolboy first and second base." Sarah, 25, said: "We are effectively 30 people in one room for a couple of months, but luckily we had a great cast and crew.

"We all opened up and there were no real secrets between anyone. We just had a laugh."

The new BBC3 series, which starts tonight at 10.30pm, sees Becky moving into Steve's bedsit.

To land the roles, Russell revealed he had to snog five girls and Sarah kissed five guys at auditions before finding they were a "match made in heaven".

On the difference between kissing guys and girls, he said: "Some are hairier than others."

Sarah quipped: "I always shave first, though."

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