British actor Russell Tovey usually uses his Instagram to promote his art podcast, his beloved dog, Rocky, or his acting career. However, a ‘Merry Christmas’ message he posted to followers earlier today shows a more lighthearted side to the thespian.
The reel captures him showing off some ballroom skills, complete with a drop to the floor.
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It’s unclear when or where it was shot, although some commentators have identified it as the Spanish island of Gran Canaria. We’re guessing the clip may have been shot after a night out at the local bars.
Tovey simply captioned the clip, “Merry Christmas”.
Among those to comment was Vogue UK editor Edward Enninful, who quoted from cult ballroom documentary, Paris Is Burning: “A lady do carry a evening bag at dinnertime.. ‘.. Paris is burning 👏🏿👏🏿”
Actor Daniel Franzese called Tovey a “Legend”, while Drag Race UK queen Vinegar Strokes posted a string of laughing emojis. Several others suggested he should be on Strictly Come Dancing (the UK version of Dancing With The Stars), next year.
Tovey briefly appeared on Broadway in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf, but the production was shut down after just a few days of previews due to Covid. He’s most recently been seen on London’s West End stage in the play, Constellations.
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He’s been with his boyfriend, Steve Brockman, since 2016, although they split for a year in 2018. In August, Tovey told The Guardian he was giving serious thought to starting a family, either through surrogacy or adoption.
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Hank31 is going to be so upset. Russell used to be one of the vocal Masc4Masc, No Femmes gays. I know you won’t shed any tears because that is too girly so remember to tip your beer for a lost homey.
I doubt Tovey would have considered Hank an ally. there is a difference between preferring a masculine affect and the toxic/neurotic posing of Hank31. I understand not being attracted to feminine men, but disparaging people for that or for being trans is indicative of deep problems in those doing the disparaging.
Embrace your fem side, Russell & pay tribute to Ball culture with your voguing! Keep on the journey to realizing your full self and living your full truth!
Slightly intoxicated, dancing in the streets on the island of Gran Canaria; some people know how to live!
He’s one of the few celebs I follow because his Instagram is not the typical selfie fest, but is indicative of his interest in contemporary art, dogs and what is going on around him.
He’s never looked hotter. He has a little more meat on his bones in a fantastic way. Steve is a lucky man and he’s sex on a stick himself.
And yes, his comments in the past could be seen as problematic to a certain audience. But I agree. He wanted his men to be men. We can’t help what gets us off. I’m not attracted to women or femme men either. He was being honest.
And true to his word, Russy bagged a MAN.
ALWAYS had a thang for Russell. He doesn’t seem to be in much like some other “stars”.
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