Stuart Manning

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Stuart David Manning
Stuart Manning

(1979-05-27) 27 May 1979 (age 40)
ResidenceLondon, England
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2001–present
Known forHollyoaks
TelevisionHollyoaks (2004–2009, 2018)
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (2009)

Stuart David Manning (born 27 May 1979) is an English actor and model. He is known for portraying the role of Russ Owen in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2004 until 2009, and again in 2018.


After leaving Art college where he studied Fine Art photography Manning joined Models One where he worked with photographer Bruce Weber on an Abercrombie and Fitch Campaign. He also worked on many commercials including "Pepsi" directed by Michael Bay.

Manning started his acting career in an ITV soap opera Night and Day playing Sam Armstrong. Manning won the 2002 British Soap Awards "Hero of the Year" award for that role. He played Mark Thompson in an episode of Holby City before joining the cast of Hollyoaks in 2004. After five years of playing the role of Russell Owen, Manning decided to quit the show. He left the series in a storyline that saw him kidnap his baby son Max and leave for France.

He appeared as a contestant on the ninth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2009. He finished overall in fifth place on the show.

Manning appeared in the UK tour of A Passionate Woman alongside Kaye Mellor and Anthony Lewis in 2011.

In 2014, he appeared in an episode of Doctors as Paul Carter, and in 2015, he also appeared in The Dumping Ground as Matt Branston and Casualty as Clyde Jackson, in the last of a trio of special Casualty "Noir" episodes.[1]

In 2017 he appeared as Nik Voyle in the first episode of school drama series Ackley Bridge and reprised his role of Nik again in series two in 2018.

In 2018 it was confirmed he would return to the role of Russ Owen in Hollyoaks after 9 years away. Russ returned to the show in August 2018. Manning departed the show again in November 2018 when Russ was killed off.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Night and Day Sam Armstrong Recurring Role, 26 Episodes
2004 Holby City Mark Thompson 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "You Can Choose Your Friends"
2004–2009, 2018 Hollyoaks Russell Owen Series Regular, 155 Episodes
2009 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Himself Contestant, 5th Place
2012 Banged Up Abroad Dwight Worker 1 Episode, Episode Titled: Mexico/Black Palace Of Horrors"
2014 Doctors Paul Carter 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Soundtrack of Your Life"
2014 No Reasons Robin
2015 The Dumping Ground Matt Branston 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Party Games"
2015 Casualty Clyde Jackson 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Holby Sin City"
2017, 2018 Ackley Bridge Nik Voyle Guest role


  1. ^ Seale, Jack. "Casualty Sin City: the soft-boiled Frank Miller homage no one expected". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 7 July 2015.

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