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Russell Geoffrey Banks was born and raised in England. From a young age, Russell was fascinated with movies he recalls how his father would leave VHS tapes recording on the movie channels. Then every time he saw him would give him a box of potluck tapes to watch. Russell was expelled from school at the age of fifteen he worked numerous different jobs from being a market trader to working in call center's to a barman in nightclubs to construction worker to name just a few. He would attend acting classes whenever he could afford to and would write screenplays in his spare time. He went on a holiday to Thailand where he met people who worked in film and decided by doing stand in jobs on u.s productions was his best option to learn about film and acting. For the next few Years, he did small acting jobs and extra to get by while standing in and learning from actors such as Bradley Cooper, Neil McDonagh, James Vander Beek, Chow Yun-fat. When he returned to the UK he studied Method Acting under Sam Rumbelow. Russell's First Lead role came as the Character Clayton in the film Goodnight Gloria a film he co-wrote with the director Jack Everitt. The film was shot around London during the winter months he recalls for half the shoot staying on his close friend Deanne Charles floor and the other half staying in a Caravan on a traveler site in Luton. The same Caravan was used in filming by Byron Gibson's Character. Over the next years, Russell's Characters have been from the darker side of life usually emotionally torn whether it be a scam artist in deep water to a mythological villain or a serial killer.