Russell Tovey on Pablo Picasso

In this extended episode Dr Laura-Jane Foley meets the highly acclaimed actor Russell Tovey. Russell chooses ‘Night Fishing in Antibes’ (1939) by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) and explains how a real-life encounter with the artwork had a profound effect on him.

In this wide-ranging and engaging chat, which also covers Russell’s love of animation, Ad Reinhardt, the Young British Artists and how he has built his own art collection, Russell reveals some truly fascinating art world anecdotes.


Describing the art world as magical and his “secret garden”, Russell’s exuberant love of art shines through in this must-listen episode.


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Presented and produced by Dr Laura-Jane Foley

Recorded and edited at Wisebuddah, London

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