Russell has directed WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and in Edinburgh, Horsham and Kirkcaldy. Extracts from the production have been presented at the Royal Albert Hall and St. James's Palace. He co-directed with Jeremy James Taylor DRAKE and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and ONCE UPON A WAR on the Edinburgh International Festival and at the Opera House, Jersey. He presents the nightly news program, Spotlight for BBC Television in the South West. Upcoming projects include a stage adaptation of TO SIR WITH LOVE.