Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Russell Tovey in Being Human

New, one-off drama, Being Human, is a witty, exciting, sexy and extraordinary look at the friendship between three twenty-something outsiders trying to find their way in an enticing, yet complicated world.

The BBC Three drama stars a cast of bright, up-and-coming actors – Guy Flanagan, Andrea Riseborough and Russell Tovey – alongside Adrian Lester.

Being Human explores what it's like trying to find where you fit into the grand scheme of things when you live with an unusual affliction…

Mitchell (Flanagan) and George (Tovey) are two twenty-something lads who, like any of their peers, would love to hit the town, pull girls and spend evenings down the pub.

Mitchell is a hospital cleaner, good looking, laid back and a hit with the ladies. Oh, and he's a blood sucking vampire.

Mitchell's friend George - played by the lovely Russell Tovey - works in the same hospital as a porter. He's an awkward but loveable geek who was befriended by Mitchell two years ago.

George was heartbroken after he had to move away from the love of his life; he had to leave before she discovered that at every full moon, he sprouts a snout, grows a very hairy back and transforms into a werewolf.

Having had enough of sleeping in hostels and temporary accommodation, Mitchell and George decide to get a flat together where they can indulge in their love of beer, pizza and watching TV.

They just want to have a go at being normal; being human.

Annie (Riseborough) is their uninvited lodger. When the guys move into their new creepy abode they are not expecting to share it with a ghost with a confidence crisis.

Annie used to live in the flat with her boyfriend but following a fatal accident, and now suffering from a distinct lack of self-esteem, she can't move on. So, she spends her time wandering around the house, making cups of tea she can't drink and scaring away anyone who dares try to move into her home. But when George and Mitchell move in Annie's surprised to find two new friends who are as unusual and weird as she is.

Being Human airs Monday 18 February 2008 on BBC3 - and if you don't like the sound of it perhaps the fact that Russell Tovey apparently spends much of the drama naked will persuade you to check it out.

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