Russell Tovey Heads Down Under for Shirtless Workout

By: Ross von Metzke

Fresh off his stint as Kevin Matheson on HBO’s Looking, openly gay star Russell Tovey is in Australia soaking up the sun and exploring Sydney.

But that didn’t stop the British-born star of TV and stage from taking a bit of time out to hit the gym, and posting the obligatory shirtless photo of his workout on Instagram.

The actor wrote: “Last days in Sydney, squeezing in final training sesh @manly_beach_health_club with @nathkelly400 #bestgyminmanly #manly #manlybeach #mbhc #sydney #australia #personaltraining #gymmanly #butch #haveit :-)”

Tovey is currently filming the BBC drama Banished, set to premiere in 2015. The series is set in the 1800’s at a British penal colony established in Australia. He returned to the London stage earlier this year in The Pass. The actor has been extremely open about his sexuality in the media for many years but, surprisingly, hadn’t played gay on TV or film until Looking.