I know a number of you have been contacting me via this site’s twitter account and via email about updates and such. As many of you might or might not know, I’ve been working on a site dedicated to Tobias’ OUTLANDER co-star Sam Heughan, as well as starting sites for both Duncan Lacroix, and David Berry. I had hoped to get the rest of Tobias work from THE CROWN up before delving into those, but considering the amount of work that is taking, I thought I’d distract myself with getting both David and Duncan up and running. Sorting stills and event images isn’t as hard as doing the screencaps and editing those, so I thought I’d get to work on those and get those done. Now I have, the work now moving forward is in getting the rest of Tobias’ THE CROWN and OUTLANDER done. “My plan” (think of how Caitriona Balfe says that as Claire) is to do quadruple duty in getting Tobias, Sam, Duncan, and David’s work on OUTLANDER done all at once, meaning if say Tobias, Sam, and Duncan are all in the same episode, I’ll be screencapping the entire episode, then multiplying those by four then editing them for the various actor I need them for. That in and of itself is going to be hard slogging. So I’m going to try to get Tobias’ THE CROWN work done ahead of starting the work for OUTLANDER. Wish me luck, and thank you for your patience.
I just came across this and I have to say I’m absolutely gobsmacked. Tobias did a promo for a new French station opening up in Britain called BIRTHUK. What was surprising is how Tobias was acting so smug and he even did a Black Jack nose sneer. I was delighted. However, the fun part of it there was a bartender in the back making Tobias a drink. And the bartender ended up by eing Tobias’ GAME OF THRONES co-star Kit Harington (Jon Snow). Funny Edmure and Jon never met. But this is precious. Here’s the video and a behind-the-scenes shot of both Tobias and Kit.
This Bloody French One Sees Not-So-Humble Tobias Menzies Launch BIRTH UK with Help of Kit Harington
BIRTH UK shares film to mark an important step in the production company’s international expansion
If a French production house is looking to make the official announcement of its UK launch, who better to turn to than a couple of locals? Thanks to the support of Tobias Menzies of ‘The Crown’ and Kit Harington of ‘Game of Thrones’, Paris-based BIRTH found some of the best to break the ice. ‘The Fabulous New Roster of the Bloody French’ introduces BIRTH UK, whose launch marks an important step in the production company’s international expansion, as it also opening an office in Algiers, 2Horloges.
Self-deprecating and slightly absurd, ‘The Fabulous New Roster of the Bloody French’ was created by executive producer Maëva Demurger and director Leo Bill, and came about thanks to a friendship they developed with Tobias working on another project.
When the time came to announce the launch of BIRTH UK – which opened one year ago – the pair wanted to get just the right tone with a distinctly British feel. And how much more British can you get than one of the stars of a series featuring the royal family? The story grew from there.
“As Leo and I developed the idea, we then thought it would be good to have somebody else for Tobias to play off. A crazy notion came to mind: what if we could get Kit Harington? Amazingly, we managed to get in touch, told him about the concept, and to our delight, he loved the idea and was more than happy to come on board,” explains Maëva.
Director Leo Bill said: “Having known Tobias and Kit for some time now, it was amazing to get to work with them on one of my first shoots. They were both very cool and incredibly game to enter my slightly absurdist mind!”
DIRECTOR: LEO BILL
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: MAËVA DEMURGER
CEO: HUGO LEGRAND-NATHAN
PRODUCTION: BIRTH UK
DOP: MURREN TULLETT
FOCUS PULLER: ALEX PARKINSON
SOUND RECORDIST: ED SPEAR
HAIR and MAKE UP: CHARLOTTE YEOMANS
On behalf of TOBIAS MENZIES ONLINE, I want to wish Tobias the happiest of birthdays. I’m hoping you spend today with good friends, good food, and a great bottle of wine. I also want to wish Tobias’ OUTLANDER daughter Sophie Skelton the best as well. Tobias turns a young and vibrant 46, as Sophie turns 26. Happy Birthday Tobias and Sophie.
In what is probably one of the most heart wrenching episodes of the first half of season one’s front half, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) attempts to return to Frank via the stones at Craigh Na Dun but is thwarted when Readcoats capture her to take her to Fort William and into the clutches of none other than Black Jack Randall. Good for us in that we got to see Tobias weave his magic. Poor Jamie (Sam Heughan) though having to come and rescue Claire after some harrowing moments with Jack. Do we love those moments? Yes we sure do.
Tobias displayed his enormous range as and actor in this OUTLANDER episode, in which I might have gone a bit overboard with the screencaps. Tobias went through so many facial changes as Jack here I had to post more than I likely would have. This might be the trend for the rest of his OUTLANDER tenure. While I adore Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Tobias always stuns and provokes with his mesmerizing portrayal of these two characters. The way Tobias revealed Black Jack’s character in his almost sexual pleasure in scourging Jamie was frightening. His description of how he felt as the whip struck Jamie’s back causing the judder up Jack’s arm to “explode” into his chest… Then the ending when Jack made the remark about the “masterpiece” he and “that boy” created….. Only a master can speak words like that and make them come alive off the page.
Here are the screencaps and stills for OUTLANDER season one, episode five called Rent. Here Frank and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) visit Culloden Moor where so many died and Scotland was changed forever as the English started the “clearings” and began to stomp out the unique lives of the Scots. I love Frank’s recitation of the facts of the battle. The scene was filmed on the very moor where the battle took place. And of course Tobias looked amazing in Frank’s clothes.