Russell originally studied Drama at Bournemouth College in the late 1970’s and was fortunate enough to be selected twice for the National Youth Theatre, including an appearance in a modern day dress version of Julius Caesar at the Shaw Theatre. Upon leaving College he joined Two Counties Radio in the Newsroom training as a Journalist where he eventually became Sports Editor.  Turning Freelance in 1990, he worked with several BBC and Independent Local Radio stations providing voice overs for documentaries and commercials.

Russell returned to the stage when he joined Wessex Actors and toured in outside productions of Merry Wives of Windsor and Importance of Being Earnest. With Dramatic Productions he recently toured Debbie Isitt’s The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband. Other stage credits include Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, Bouncers, Metamorphosis, An Inspector Calls, Shot at Dawn, as well asAlan Ayckbourn’s The Time of My Life,  Bedroom Farce and Roleplay.

On film Russell appeared as Mr Slug in the British Children’s adventure Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg. Other credits include Stalled, Doorways, K-Shop and the soon to be released My Saviour. He has also completed a TV Pilot Drama called Red Light. Recently finished is the Narration of a Radio Documentary charting the rise of The British Theatrical Agent from the 1950’s to present day called Following the Money.