Russell Tovey Shirtless and Boyfriend Update

Russell Tovey Shirtless and Boyfriend Update. We are updating this post to note that we finally have a name for the actor’s boyfriend — it’s rugby coach Steve Brockman. Actually, the info has been out years ago but we’ve only come around to updating this post. As folks say, ’tis better late than never.

The two are going strong although to quote wikipedia, “they became engaged in February 2018 but separated in June of the same year. They reconciled in 2019 and, as of 2022, are still together.” So, they’re a bit of a Ross and Rachel who will eventually end up at the altar together, no? Here’s a photo of our lovebirds and, boy, do they look great in their suit outfits!

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Russell Tovey Awards. Look who got an award from Attitude Magazine? It’s our Russell, of course! Specifically, he received the Attitude Culture Award whose previous winners include Russell T. Davies who created the historic TV show Queer As Folk. Oh, the musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie got a Culture Award too.

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The actor has also earned recognition from the SFX Award for his role in Being Human, the Royal Television Society for his performance in the comedy Him and Her, and he won the Jury Prize at the Diversity Media Award for his role in Queers.

Russell Tovey Shirtless and Underwear Photos. What? You think we’d do an update without including photos of our British hunk without shirt or underoos? Of course not! Most especially because he loves to chuck off his shirt as well as his trousers.

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Did you know that he made a member of the audience gasp and faint when he went shirtless during a performance on Broadway? Yup, it happened. We’re totally not lying. First here’s our Russell shirtless on stage:

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And here’s Emily Smith (via giving us details on what happened: “Broadway show ‘A View From the Bridge’ was briefly halted Saturday night when a male audience member, in the onstage seating section at the Lyceum Theatre, fainted at the sight of actor Russell Tovey as he took off his shirt. The patron passed out in the middle of a scene with Tovey and co-stars Phoebe Fox and Mark Strong. A call went out for a doctor in the house, and three audience members took to the stage to tend to the man until EMTs arrived to take him to a nearby hospital. Early Sunday, Tovey received a tweet from the faint-hearted audience member apologizing if he ‘disturbed the performance.’ Tovey’s washboard abs can be seen onstage eight times a week. Just remember to breathe deeply.”

Finally, here’s Russell in his boxer briefs underwear backstage for his last performance in the stage play The Pass at the London Royal Court Theatre.

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Russell Tovey Boyfriend Plus Shirtless and Underwear Photos (18 December 2016). When we first posted this article back in 2015, we mentioned that Russell does have a boyfriend but we didn’t know who he is. Well, we should have done a better job looking because he was apparently dating Daniel Unda at that time. Here are some pics of Russell and Daniel whom Russell described as “literally the best Venezuelan in the world”. Sadly, these two must have already broken up since Daniel appears to have a new boyfriend (based on his Instagram posts).

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Meanwhile, the British tabloid speculated that Russell is dating Sam Smith because they were spotted in a concert going kissy-kissy.

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Apparently, another name to include in the Russell Tovey boyfriend list is actor Michael Arden. The two were an item nearly ten years ago.

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Some of you are wondering whether the Russell Tovey boyfriend list includes Nico Mirallegro. So did they date? Nah, they just co-starred on the gay football play The Pass.

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In our dreams, Russell would be boyfriends with his Quantico co-star David Bradley Lim. That ain’t likely to happen though because David is straight and has a girlfriend.

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Russell Tovey Underwear (5 February 2015). Look who’s rocking his Calvin Klein boxer briefs? It’s Looking actor Russell Tovey. However, these photos are not from the HBO show but from The Pass, a stage play he starred in last year at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Here are more pics from the well-reviewed show in which Russell plays a closeted gay football player named Jason.

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Russell, for those of you who don’t know, is openly gay. Apparently, he was initially rejected by his parents but they have since patched things up. The Guardian tells us more about Russell when he was growing up: “At school he always had girlfriends. It was only when he got into his mid-teens that he realised they didn’t do that much for him, that he was attracted to boys. ‘Looking back, I always knew. But you don’t really know till you get to a point where you go, oh, that’s what makes me happier.’ At 18, he came out to his family and his father tried to talk him out of it. ‘My dad was of that generation where it’s changeable if you get it early enough.'”

He reveal that his dad wanted him to change through therapy: “Hormone therapy or shock treatment, all of these horror things that you watch. You see, they had all this Aids thing. It was all, ‘Don’t die of ignorance.’ My nan thought being gay was a disease. It’s just a generational, educational thing. And Dad was like, ‘I wish you would have told us sooner because we would have done something about it.'”

Russell Tovey Boyfriend. The same Guardian article (published in 2013) states that Russell has a boyfriend but does not name the lucky guy. Sadly, despite our diligent effort, we can’t find any more info about Russell’s boyfriend. If you happen to know who the guy is, do tell in the comments. Hehe.

Russell Tovey Shirtless, Underwear, Boyfriend. First posted 5 February 2015. Last updated: August 12, 2022 at 1:20 am.