HBO's 'Looking' Adds Russell Tovey to Cast

'Looking' and 'Being Human''s Russell Tovey

It's safe to say that HBO can stop 'Looking' for a key role in an upcoming series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, UK actor Russell Tovey has joined the cast of the premium network's upcoming dramedy series. 'Looking' centers on the lives of a closely knit group of gay men living and working in San Francisco.

Tovey will play the recurring role of Kevin, an accomplished video game designer who seems to have his professional life mapped out for him at an early age. Kevin works closely with the show's lead, played by Jonathan Groff ('Glee'). The role is unique in that it will be his first major stateside project while also a rare opportunity to play a gay man.

"Every character I play is straight, which is unique, my agent says, because it's not really been done before that someone who is completely out is able to play straight roles," the openly gay actor told the Independent. "So for me to play gay it has to be something special, because it might actually be more of a risk... I want [the role] to be something that moves things forward."

The British actor is perhaps best known for his role as reluctant werewolf George Sands on the BBC's supernatural drama 'Being Human.' He joins the previously cast Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez ('Smash'), Murray Bartlett ('Guiding Light') and Scott Bakula ('Quantum Leap').

The eight-episode series is set to begin shooting in San Francisco soon. Tovey was always a favorite in his 'Being Human' role, so it will be exciting to see if this latest project will take off.

- Russell Tovey
- Being Human (UK)
- Glee
- Looking

Written by: kyleiam
Aug 30th, 2013, 7:33 am

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Message Posted On Sep 19th, 2013, 5:57 am
Really cool topic that is actually relaly relevant to Terry and reminds me a lot of Sir Ken's talk last year. Good for Tovey! It seems (especially within the BC school system given the huge lack of resources) the educational system is discounting the enormous benefits that come from programs outside of the classroom- like choir. Of course, there is the fundamental problem of funding and teacher resources. But in general (channelling Sir Ken here) educators need to be more aware of the positive impact programs like choir, band, art class, etc. have on students.Personally, dance was something that had a huge impact on me as a child and helped me a lot in other areas.Any one else have any special programs, activities that they did outside of the classroom in elementary or high school that made a difference?

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Message Posted On Sep 1st, 2013, 8:00 pm

He was great in Being Human. Very annoying, very nerdy. I'm sure he'll do well ;P

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