Russell Tovey is one of the UK’s most prominent gay national treasures, having been out and proud since the very beginning of his career. Russell has been involved in several monumental productions that display the gay experience in a nuanced, considered way and continues to push for queer representation both on screen and on stage. We spoke with Russell on his return to the West End, dating in 2018 and why his newfound ‘daddy’ identity is bittersweet.
“Back in the day people were worried about being stereotyped or typecast but it’s not like there’s just one gay guy to play. There are billions of fucking gay people and their stories haven’t been told.”