It’s with great pleasure I wish this man a mighty Happy Birthday. I hope Tobias had a great day and it was filled with amazingness and lots of love. Also wishing Tobias’ OUTLANDER daughter, Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall Fraser MacKenzie) a very happy day as well. These two Pisces deserve all good things and joy. Take care.
A long time no post. I know updates have been slim to none here. I’m in the process of outlining my first novel and that is taking a lot of my time. For your patience I have a bunch of images of Tobias attending the 2023 Sundance Film Festival a week ago. I hope you like them.
This completes everything I have collected on print media for Tobias. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing and reading all the articles attached to Tobias’ career. Again, if you are going to post elsewhere, please credit back to TOBIAS MENZIES ONLINE. Thanks.
This is the penultimate post. I mean the ultimate penultimate post.
Nearing the end….
Back again after a break. Next up, 2019. I hope you’ve been enjoying all the uploads of the various articles Tobias has a mention or a major presence. One thing I’m going to ask, if you are going to post elsewhere, please credit back to this site. It’s been a huge undertaking to scan, extract, and edit to get them into the gallery and to make the posts. Thanks for your understanding.
Sorry this has taken so long, but it is a little brain consuming to post these and I need a break in between. Plus….real life.
I should have said this in my first post. Wherever possible I’ve tried to get as much as I can on Tobias, even if there is a small mention of him. Also the scans are in various languages. I hope there’s something for all of you. So here is 2014 for you.
Up next, 2012.
Okay I started uploading these yesterday, but I had a computer shutdown that caused some issues in terms of performance and I was getting error after error after error. I spent the next twenty four hours running various scans and using different tools to clean everything up and now I’m back. I’ve spent the last week extracting and scanning the articles I had from Tobias’ career. I’ll be uploading them year-by-year so there is an individual post to them. This is the first of at least eight or nine posts. So away we go.
No news yet on when to expect Tobias’ new show MANHUNT where he plays the part of Edward Stanton. This limited series is based on the aftermath of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Here is some news about where you can eventually watch it. I’ll keep you updated on when to expect it.
Manhunt, a Show About the Hunt for Lincoln’s Assassin John Wilkes Booth, Is Coming to Apple TV+
The limited series about the immediate aftermath of Lincoln’s assassination in 1865 is part historical fiction, part conspiracy thriller.
Apple TV+’s newest limited series, Manhunt, will focus on the aftermath of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. Described by the streamer as part historical fiction and part conspiracy thriller, Manhunt centers on Lincoln’s war secretary Edwin Stanton who is determined to catch Lincoln’s killer and protect the late-president’s legacy.
Here’s everything we know so far about Manhunt, and how to watch the show.
Tobias Menzies leads the cast.
Menzies, best known for playing Prince Philip in the last two seasons of The Crown and for portraying both Blackjack and Frank Randall in early seasons of Outlander, will star as Lincoln’s war secretary Edwin Stanton. Stanton, a friend of Lincoln’s, organized the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth.
The main cast is rounded out by Irish actor Anthony Boyle, who will portray Booth; Hamish Linklater and Lili Taylor as President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, respectively; Lovie Simone, who will play Mary Simms, a former slave who treats Booth’s broken leg and gives him safe harbor; and Matt Walsh as Dr. Samuel Mudd, a slaveowner.
Other cast includes Brandon Flynn as Stanton’s son Eddie Stanton Jr.; Betty Gabriel as Mary Todd’s friend, fashion designer Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley; Will Harrison as Booth’s accomplice David Herold; Damian O’Hare as Stanton’s right-hand man Thomas Eckert; and Patton Oswalt as Detective Lafayette Baker.
Manhunt is based on a book of the same name.
James Swanson’s Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer tells the story of how Lincoln’s assassination set off “the greatest manhunt in American history.” Detailing the events of April 14, 1865 to April 26, 1865, Swanson writes how Stanton “led Union cavalry troops on a wild, 12-day chase from the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.”
There’s no premiere date yet.
The limited series will debut on Apple TV+, and we will update as soon as we learn more.
SOURCE: TOWN & COUNTRY
A new batch of images for you. Here Tobias is filming with co-star Julia Louis Dreyfuss in Central Park in New York City. The film is called BETH AND DON. The reason I’m uploading these photos is because they were taken while Tobias was working. As per this site’s Candids Policy, I will be including images of Tobias while he is working and not in his private life. Enjoy.
New images of Tobias from an event. Here he attends “The 47th” – Press Night – After Party in Great Britain.
On behalf of TOBIAS MENZIES ONLINE, I’d like to extend the warmest of regards to Tobias on his birthday. He turns 48 years young and has never looked more beautiful. Here is hoping he’s spending his day with those he loves and with a great vintage bottle of wine. Also on behalf of the site, I’d like to wish Tobias’ onscreen daughter, Brianna, Sophie Skelton a Happy Birthday. She celebrates 28 candles and as with Tobias, I hope she has a splendid day.
I’ve been contacted through the website as well as by personal email there is an error in one of the posts I made. In this post: Tobias Attends The Munich Special Screening of “The Edge of War”, I erroenously stated Tobias actually was in Munich attending the event. The title should have been “Tobias Attends The Special Screening of Munich: The Edge of War”. As fluid as websites are, it would be impossible for me to change the original post in any way as it would unlink all the social media accounts the site is attached to. Meaning, all links to that post would be broken and not available via the original posted link. Therefore as an editorial decision and the WEBMASTER of this site, I’ve decided to NOT correct the original post instead opting for this explanation. To the person who keeps contacting me, please stop. I heard you loud and clear and would appreciate your not harping on the error. This is the last that will be said on it. Again, I cannot or will not change the original post as it would screw up the original links posted to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Various sources are saying Tobias has been cast to star in a new limited series called MANHUNT where he will play the part of EDWARD STANTON. The series is about the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. Great news for Tobias. More below.
Tobias Menzies Will Star in a New Series About the Hunt For Abraham Lincoln’s Assassin
Menzies will play Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s war secretary who became obsessed with tracking down the president’s killer.
Tobias Menzies will star in a new miniseries about the aftermath of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. The actor, best known for playing Prince Philip in the last two seasons of The Crown and both Blackjack and Frank Randall in early seasons of Outlander, will play Edward Stanton in the Apple TV+ series, which is titled Manhunt.
Stanton was Lincoln’s war secretary and close friend. Following the president’s death, per a summary cited by Deadline, Stanton was driven almost mad by his obsession with catching assassin John Wilkes Booth, and his determination to preserve and protect Lincoln’s legacy. The project is described as part historical fiction, part conspiracy thriller, and will be directed by Carl Franklin (Mindhunter).
Deadline also reports that the series will feature a number of Black historical figures who were involved both with the manhunt and with Booth’s escape. These figures include Mary Simms, a former slave who gave Booth safe harbor while he was on the run.
Casting for other roles, including Booth, Simms, and Lincoln, is yet to be announced.
Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, assassinated President Lincoln on the evening of April 14, 1865, just five days after the end of the Civil War. The subsequent manhunt for Booth was one of the largest in history, with some 10,000 federal troops and detectives assigned to search for him. He was finally apprehended in Virginia twelve days after the killing, and killed during a standoff with sergeants.
SOURCE: TOWN AND COUNTRY
A new event for Tobias. Here he attends a special screening of the film “The Edge of War” in Munich.
Tobias attended three events in the last week. One of them is a premiere with his THE CROWN co-star, Olivia Coleman. The other is the European premiere of Belfast, a film starring his OUTLANDER co-star Caitriona Balfe. My guess he was there for Caitriona. I’m posting these in one post.
Some new images for Tobias. He attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards – Red Carpet Arrivals. Enjoy.
Tobias’ series THE TERROR is getting the full court release on home media. According to Horror Cult Films, it is scheduled to be released on 03 May, 2021 on Acorn Media. In all actuality I thought it was already available through Amazon. There’s no word as to whether there will be any extras, but I’ll keep an eye out for that and box art.
Critically-Acclaimed Horror Drama Series THE TERROR To Receive Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Release
Critically-acclaimed horror television series THE TERROR is set to receive Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital release later on this Spring.
Exec-produced by Ridley Scott, horror-period-drama The Terror features a fantastic line-up of British acting greats including BAFTA® winner Jared Harris (Chernobyl, The Crown) and Golden Globe® nominee Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Game of Thrones), as the crew of a real life Royal Naval expedition in 1847 that ventures deep into the Arctic.
Based on Dan Simmons’ best-selling novel, the 10-part series has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93%, and has been lauded as ‘A fascinating step forward for the survival-horror genre…genius’ (The Atlantic).
1847, the crew of a real life Royal Naval expedition led by three captains, Sir John Franklin (Ciaran Hinds – Game of Thrones, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Francis Crozier (Harris) and James Fitzjames (Menzies), is sent to find the Arctic’s fabled treacherous Northwest Passage, but instead discovers a monstrous polar bear-like predator, a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival.
However, it soon becomes clear that that’s just the beginning of their troubles. As things worsen and civilised behaviour disintegrates in favour of survival at any cost, the crew must simultaneously battle the elements, the supernatural and eventually – themselves. The captains make contact with a mute Inuit woman, Lady Silence (Nive Nielsen – The New World, Togo), who lives as an outcast from her tribe but still follows their old religion…can they trust her to help them, or will she only add to The Terror?
Following its run on BBC Two, this gripping thrille
SOURCE: HORROR CULT FILMS
On behalf of TOBIAS MENZIES ONLINE I’d like to wish Tobias a very happy birthday. Hoping you have an amazing day with some good wine, then some more good wine. Take care dear man and have fun.
I was able to find some new additions to Tobias’ 03/02/2020 – “The Crown” Set Visit album in the gallery. There are twelve new images added. Please feel free to go take a look.
Now about updates to the site. I’m sorry they’ve been few and far between, but to let you know I suffer from migraine headaches and with the stress of the COVID-19 and other issues they’ve been on the uptick. I’ve had to get far more sleep than usual to be able to cope with them. The other issue I’ve been having are computer problems. All-in-all it’s been a pain in the you-know-where as far as trying to figure these things out. They too have added to my migraine pain. So please forgive the lack of updates. I’m trying to organize some things in hopes of getting the rest of Tobias’ THE CROWN done before season two drops in November. The other thing I’m working on is trying to get my first fiction novel written. I’m attempting to try to organize my time a little better to get all these things done. I’m also still in the process of trying to get my Sam Heughan site built. That one is taking longer than I had anticipated. Thanks for your understanding.
Looks like Tobias’ successor for the role of Prince Philip in THE CROWN has been found, and he’s ironically followed Tobias around. With season four being Tobais’ final season on the show, stepping into the role will be Tobias’ GAME OF THRONES co-star Jonathan Pryce (The High Sparrow). The show will be finishing it’s run after the sixth season. Goodbye Tobias.
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.
A poster on Twitter asked about OUTLANDER fan accounts to follow. I asked Angus Angels, also known as Jackie Merrill, to compile for me a master list of all the fan accounts available to follow. Here is that list. Thank you so much Angus Angels/Jackie for doing this. You’re an ace. Each list is separated into a general list for the show, then the actors. Each will be clickable. “*” Denotes accounts from this author. If I have incorrectly linked your account, please contact me with a correction. If you would like an add as a fan account, please submit to the above contact link.
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
Here is the full Gold Derby chat with Tobias. Honestly it wasn’t long enough and I could listen to Tobias talk about his craft and the inner motivation of his characters all day long and not get tired. Here though he talks mainly about Prince Philip in THE CROWN and what he finds interesting to play about the enigma. In the last moment of the discussion they talk about the lasting impression Tobias has made with his amazing portrayal of Black Jack Randall on OUTLANDER and the meaning of the finale of season one with Black Jack’s rape and torture of Jamie Fraser played by Sam Heughan. I loved this part. While I can say I don’t care for Prince Philip due to his various comments in the past and his questionable conduct, I love when Tobias talks of Black Jack. I just loved what he said about “picking” that lock that was Jamie’s fortress as he mentioned in season two’s La Dame Blanche. I wish sometimes the show wasn’t so quick to do away with Black Jack. I feel the show lost a lot of momentum when he was gone. No other villain has come close to capturing that level of menace that Jack presented in the show. Neither Ed Speleers (Stephen Bonnet) nor the Browns have done that. Tobias set a high bar that has as yet been matched.
Tobias took part in SAG’s (Screen Actors Guild) Conversations at Home series where he discussed his role on THE CROWN as Prince Philip. What a charming interview with this amazing man. He was very animated and well-spoken on his craft and his co-star Olivia Coleman (Elizabeth). He’s so wonderful and easy to listen to. Thank you Tobias. He also revealed season four is not quite done.
Another episode of THE CROWN. This one is called Aberfan. This episode takes place in 1966 when the town of Aberfan in South Wales experienced a tragedy. With South Wales largely being a mining town, my dad who was born in Princetown, South Wales as a young child went to work with his father in the coal mines. Unfortunately that was more or less the staple of employment in that part of Britain. In October 1966 one of the spoil tips (a repository for waste from a coal mine) liquefied and sent half the mountain down in a black sluice into the town killing 154 people, 115 of which were children in a school. The disaster was amplified by the inaction Queen Elizabeth took getting to the scene of the disaster. While the episode does well to try to portray the Queen (Olivia Coleman) in a sympathetic way, for the most part it is well-known how absent of emotion both she and Philip are. The disaster at Aberfan is considered by Elizabeth as one of her failures as Queen. The other was the death of Princess Diana in how she failed to react sooner. Instead of the usual links to the screencaps in the gallery, I thought I’d include a mini documentary made by Netflix for the series. It’s excellent in encapsulating the disaster and the making of the episode. I will be including the text link though.
For some reason of which I’m not sure I had a hard time typing the name of this episode. It always came out rather wonky. Don’t know why. Here is the second post for today. Tobias in THE CROWN as Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. I’ll try to get these done in a fair amount of time, however, that will depend on my computer and real life.
I posted a poll on the Twitter account for this site and the result of it was for me to begin work on Tobias’ work on THE CROWN. So here is the first episode called Olding. Thank you to all who took part in the poll and for continuing to support Tobias and this site as you have. It does mean so much to me. Take care and be safe.
Tobias only got a credit for the final episode of THE TERROR. I thought I’d include the opening titles for this post to close out Tobias’ work on the show. The inner historian in my was a bit sad not to see the actual event depicted more as a true telling like the A&E biopic Shackleton starring Sir Kenneth Branagh, but given the high production values and the cast I think I’ll give it a pass on the inclusion of the Tuunbaq. This is what happens when good money is thrown at a production like that of Sir Ridley Scott’s Scott Free and a good story is turned into good drama such as this show. Of course the casting of Jared Harris (Captain Frances Crozier), Ciaran Hinds (Sir John Franlin) and the other actors like the standout Adam Nagaitis who played Cornelius Hickey, Paul Ready (Henry Goodsir), and Nive Nielsen (Lady Silence). The whole production was incredible with the complete recreation of both the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus. Just amazing. Unless something else comes up to add to the gallery section this is the end of this section on THE TERROR.