Russell reportedly has a troubled life outside of acting and received an ASBO banning him from Broadway Market in his hometown of Hackney. This could be why he did not return for the sequel, The Getaway: Black Monday, and was instead replaced by Glenn Doherty, who played his younger in game brother, Jimmer Collins. Seen as Elwin David returned for the sequel and also played gang leader, Jamahl, in the original game, this could well be the case. Russell has also been convicted of two separate offences, and did time in jail twice in 2009.
- In 2009 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison because he attacked another man. (Read More).
- Three weeks after being released from prison, he was arrested again for another assault. (Read More).
- There are rumours that Russell is no longer alive, but his death hasn't officially been confirmed or verified.