Russell made his feature film debut in the critically acclaimed SOFT
FRUIT, for which he received the 1999 AFI Award for Best Actor and was
nominated for a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award. He has since
appeared in LANTANA, GARAGE DAYS, NED KELLY, THE WANNABES and THE WATER
DIARY . Russell recently finished shooting CLUBLAND directed by Cherie
Nowlan and which was selected to have its world premiere at Sundance Film
Russells television credits include telemovies such as BLACKJACK and ABC TVs Loot as well as roles on ALL SAINTS, WHITE COLLAR BLUE, BACKBERNER, and MEDIVAC.
Russells theatre credits include STUFF HAPPENS, RAYS TEMPEST, THE UNDERPANTS, THE LARAMIE PROJECT and THE HAM FUNERAL (Company B/Belvoir Theatre), THE UNLIKELY PROSPECT OF HAPPINESS (Sydney Theatre Company), THE GYPSY BOY (Theatre of Image) BELOW (Griffin), THE IMAGINARY INVALID (Ensemble) and GIGI, THE WINTERS TALE, THE GIFT OF THE GORGON, WORLDS APART, AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG and SHIMADA (Queensland Theatre Company). His one-man show CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL played at Belvoir Sts downstairs theatre before touring nationally and earning him the 1998 Brisbane Theatre Critics Matilda Award and a Victorian Green Room Award nomination for Best Actor.