Welcome to TOBIAS MENZIES ONLINE @ tobiasmenzies.org a website dedicated to Emmy Award Winning British actor Tobias Menzies. Perhaps best known for his roles as Edmure Tully in GAME OF THRONES and as Marcus Junius Brutus in HBO's ROME, Tobias came to the fore in a very notable way with his stunning portrayal of the dual characters of Frank Randall and his forefather the notorious Captain Jonathan Wolverton "Black Jack" Randall in the STARZ series OUTLANDER. Currently being seen as Prince Philip in THE CROWN, Tobias is making his mark on the world. Tobias' films include UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS, CASINO ROYALE, UNA, FORGET ME NOT, ATONEMENT, and FINDING NEVERLAND. Feel free to browse the site and to make this your premiere source for news on Tobias' career. This site as a strict NO CANDIDS policy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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