in Collaborations , Videos | 28 OCT 20

At Home with Russell Tovey

What art has been keeping the actor, collector and judge of the 2021 Turner Prize company during lockdown?

in Collaborations , Videos | 28 OCT 20
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Step inside the art-filled loft that is home to actor Russell Tovey, his dogs and his enthralling art collection. Tovey was winning plaudits for his turn in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ on Broadway when the pandemic closed theatre land down early in 2020: returning to London, he explains, he found succour in spending time with his growing collection of contemporary art - and in conversing with the likes of Elton John, Jerry Saltz and Wolfgang Tillmans on ‘TalkArt’, the podcast he co-hosts with Robert Diament.

‘The buzz I get now from collecting’, Tovey explains, ‘is when I find an artist that is brilliant and you can have an effect on their career.’