Russell is best known for his work in astrology, but did you know it started as a hobby? A public presentation to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother changed his career direction from classically trained actor to astrologer in 1978. He was one of the original presenters of BBC Breakfast Time in 1983, the UK’s first breakfast channel. His first television acting role was at the tender age of ten for the BBC. Since then he has enjoyed a successful career including West End Theatre, starring in musicals, pantomimes, comedy and television. Russell’s professional dream came true when given the opportunity to dance with Flavia Cacace on the BBC’s top-rated series Strictly Come Dancing (2011) earning the couple a BAFTA nomination for TV Highlight of the Year.
Alongside his numerous filming commitments Russell has written over seventy books on Astrology his latest an adult colouring book, ‘The Art of Astrology’ specifically aimed at people with Dementia and their carers: it included a chapter on the power of colour.
Russell has practiced Meditation and Psychic/Intuitive Development for more than 25 years. In the 1990s he cared for his grandmother who suffered with Alzheimer’s and he later suffered from clinical depression. Meditation acted as a great support to Russell and he is a supporter of mental health and caring charities which have remained close to his heart.
Russell continues to manage his Community theatre in north Wales – Casting in the Community: CITCOM and launched a music/dance therapy charity ‘Dance for Your Life’ in November. DFYL is new venture supported by Alzheimer’s Research UK, The Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK to support carers and sufferers of this terrible disease and is connected to registered charity WISE (Wales Ireland Scotland England) Communities.
Mindful Living Show Presentation
Saturday 16th March 2019
"My journey with meditation"
Russell will be sharing his personal reflections on meditation and mindfulness. Leading us through different practices that have impacted his life and work, those that have supported him when he has struggled with ill health, those that he has shared with friends and which bring him happiness.