Hot actor Russell Tovey has announced his engagement to his boyfriend, rugby player/fitness coach Steve Brockman.
Last year, Tovey appeared in Royal National Theatre revival of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece Angels In America, opposite Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane. In 2015, Tovey appeared on Broadway in an acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge, directed by openly gay Ivo Van Hove, where Tovey bared all onstage.
36-year-old Tovey is best known for a werewolf in the BBC’s supernatural thriller Being Human. He appeared in both the stage and film versions of The History Boys, and as Kevin in the HBO series Looking and its series finale television film Looking: The Movie, plus as Henry Knight on the BBC series Sherlock.
You might remember him in Pride (2014) the LGBTQ- themed historical film that opened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Queer Palm Award. Pride was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and for a BAFTA.
Currently, Tovey stars in the drama series Quantico on the ABC network. In addition, he also stars as Ray Terrill / The Ray in the Arrowverse shows, including The Flash.
Tovey announced his engagement on social media over the weekend, revealing that Brockman was the one who proposed.
”Completely unexpected but very very happy and looking forward to having a proper party to celebrate when back in London.”
Tovey is currently in NYC filming the third season of Quantico.
He has stated that being gay was the best thing to happen to him and that playing gay characters has only been good his career. He came out at 14-years-old, and has been openly gay ever since.
On stage and screen,Tovey plays gay a lot:
”For so long, as a young actor, I had this anxiety about making sure I could get straight roles, and now I know that’s not necessary. The gay roles are the best for me.”
In 2017, Tovey made headlines for becoming the first actor to play a gay superhero in his own series, as The Ray, who has the ability to manipulate light who dwells on an alternate Earth where Nazis won WW II. The character has appeared in DC Comics television projects The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow, where he has kissing openly gay actor Wentworth Miller’s (Prison Break) character Captain Cold.
Tovey stated his superhero role is a dream come true:
”Growing up, I always wanted to be a superhero. That’s always been something I astral projected. So, when this came up, it was an easy yes, especially for what the character stood for. It magnified my excitement in portraying him. Most of my acting mates wanted to play a superhero. It’s definitely one of the boxes you want to tick. It feels wonderful to be ticking that box in a big way and with a big, pink triangle.”