Russ grew up in Cumbria in the North of England and is now based in London. He trained as a broadcast journalist and has professional experience as a radio newsreader. For more than 15 years he’s worked behind the scenes in factual TV as a Producer where he’s written 100s of voiceover scripts. A few years ago he took to the stage as a stand-up comedian gigging all over the UK and reaching the finals of a number of national competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award. His voice has been described as ‘masculine and warm with a cheeky edge’. While he’s great at accents, his native accent is soft Cumbrian.