Russell as appeared at the New Vic in numerous Stephen Joseph Theatre Productions.
Russell joined the National Youth Theatre at the age of 16, then trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His first appearance at the SJT was in Clouds in 1981.
Theatre credits include: Better Off Dead, Taking Steps, No Knowing (SJT); A Brief History of Women (SJT and Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters, New York); Henceforward…, Roundelay (SJT and national tours); Arrivals & Departures, Time of My Life, Confusions, Hero’s Welcome (SJT, New York and national tours); original productions of A Chorus of Disapproval, Woman In Mind, Time of My Life (SJT); Carousel (Opera North); A Small Family Business, ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Oedipus (National Theatre); Moscow Gold, Pericles (RSC); The Beggar’s Opera, The Magistrate, The Seagull, The Tempest (Manchester Royal Exchange); Flashdance (Shaftesbury Theatre); On Your Toes (Royal Festival Hall and Japan); My Fair Lady (Bronowski Productions, Cyprus and Denmark); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep); Pacific Overtures, Follies, A Little Night Music (Leicester Haymarket); Mr Whatnot (Royal & Derngate); Great Expectations (Watford Palace and English Touring Theatre); Macbeth, Spring and Port Wine (Bolton Octagon); Home, Quartet (Oldham Coliseum); The Importance of Being Earnest, Waiting for Godot (Manchester Library Theatre); Master Class, Cabaret (Derby Playhouse).
Television credits include: Coronation Street, The Case, The Royal Today, See No Evil, Eleventh Hour, Northern Lights, Christmas Lights, Fat Friends, Peak Practice, The Vice, Bugs, Dalziel and Pascoe, Heartbeat, Kavanagh QC, The Ward.
Film credits include: Faces Off, Liam, The Emperor’s New Clothes.