Mr Russell Tovey

Fast Facts

  • Restaurant: Mishkin’s
  • Bar: The Groucho Club
  • Hotel: The Bowery Hotel
  • Gadget: Beard trimmer
  • Book: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • Car: A DeLorean
  • Essential item: Jeans
  • Underwear: Calvin Klein briefs
  • Grooming: Dermalogica

Biography

A film, stage and TV actor, Mr Tovey began performing at age 11 and got his break with Mr Alan Bennet’s The History Boys at the Royal National Theatre in 2004. A subsequent screen adaptation – in which he starred alongside the likes of Messrs Dominic Cooper and James Corden – aired in 2006.

Other notable appearances include Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, and the much-loved 2008 British drama Being Human, in which he played a werewolf. A keen fashion fan, writer and art collector, Mr Tovey has a sitcom coming out in spring called The Job Lot.
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FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Mishkin’s in London – the chicken soup and meatloaf is my favourite dish”

BEST BAR

The Groucho Club in London.”

VACATION CHOICE

“Miami. Hot and cool.”

TOP CITY

“I love London, Berlin and New York.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

The Bowery Hotel in New York, and The Dorchester in London.”

TYPE OF BAG

“A rucksack every time. Perfect for scripts, my gym kit and a washbag.”

FAVOURED BRAND

Maison Martin Margiela is effortless, minimal, simple and slightly quirky. Stone Island is very masculine and solid.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“Jeans. Good-fitting jeans make any outfit sing.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Natalie Portman.”

STYLE ICON

“Arthur Miller.”

STYLE TIP

“A good belt can make an outfit.”

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TAILOR

“I get my things dry-cleaned at Tuxedo Express on Drury Lane, London.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Hartford . Classic, great fits, casual and timeless.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

Richard James and Alfred Dunhill .”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“Dr Denim for chinos.”

JEANS BRAND

“Skinny, tapered. Whatever they are, they must be tapered, sometimes with a small turn-up.”

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“Calvin Klein briefs and I’m also loving David Beckham for H&M.”

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“I only go for two buttons. Louis Vuitton or Maison Martin Margiela .”

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SHOE MAKER

“Prada loafers and suit shoes. Car Shoe also does a good range.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Dermalogica.”

DREAM CAR

“A DeLorean.”

WATCH BRAND

“A TAG Heuer Carrera.”

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ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My iPhone and beard trimmer are pretty essential.”

BEST BOOK

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

Hounds of Love by Kate Bush”

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