Stuart David Manning , is an English actor and model. He is best known for playing the role of Russell Owen in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2004 until 2009.
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.