If you’re not completely smitten with Russell Tovey, you probably haven’t been watching Looking. The popular British actor, well-known to U.K. audiences for his turn in the the sci-fi hit Being Human and the nostalgic comedy-drama The History Boys, is steadily making a name for himself on this side of the pond. As the boss of Jonathan Groff‘s character Patrick, Tovey’s Kevin has heated up the sexual tension in HBO’s buzzed-about series way past the boiling point. The 32-year-old actor is currently winning raves on the London stage for the gay-themed drama Pass and recently posted the above bare-chested selfie from his dressing room. In his lap is his lucky French bulldog Rocky. The word “Cute” has been redefined for eternity. Maybe there’s some truth to that old saying that dog-owners begin to resemble their pets. Look at the other Instagram photos of master and pup below and tell us which one has the more adorable ears.