I wanted to let you know why there have been no further updates since the last one on Tobias’ birthday. The reason is after some consideration I’ve decided to start my own site on Tobias’ OUTLANDER co-star Sam Heughan. I know what I said in my Tobias Tribute about there being another site out there for Sam, however, with screencapping Tobias work as Frank and Black Jack Randall for the show, I felt compelled to begin the process of putting together my resources in order to start my own site for Sam. I’ve come to respect and admire Sam’s work as much as I have Tobias’ and so that’s where I’ve been. I’ll be about another few weeks getting some things up in the gallery and on the main pages for the site like I have here on TOBIAS MENZIES ONLINE. I’m hoping you’ll understand as I build that site for Sam. However, if anything does come up on Tobias or his career I’ll definitely be posting hence my previous post about the completion of filming on THE CROWN before this COVID19 crisis. Thank you for your understanding and I’m looking forward to sharing my site on Sam with you. Take care and be safe.
Happy Birthday Tobias
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.
“The Terror” – E1X04 Punished As A Boy HD Screencaps
Episode four of THE TERROR where Tobias stars as Captain James Fitzjames. There was a bit of an interesting turn here. The character of Cornelius Hickey played incredibly by Adam Nagaitis was Punished As A Boy when he kidnapped Lady Silence/Silna (Nive Nielsen) bringing her back to The Erebus against the orders of Captain Crozier (Jared Harris). The interesting part was that the character of Hickey was caned. I have to wonder if Tobias had any flashbacks to when Black Jack Randall scourged Jamie Fraser played by Sam Heughan in OUTLANDER. By the way, the title of the episode Punished As A Boy pertains to caning a naval soldier across the buttocks instead of the back. In effect like a naughty child.
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Tobias Has Signed With New Agents
It seems Tobias has gotten himself some new agents in Hollywood. Deadline reports he’s signed with WME, which is the William Morris Agency. We wish Tobias continued successes as he forges new opportunities through his new representation.
WME Signs ‘The Crown’ Star Tobias Menzies
EXCLUSIVE: Tobias Menzies, one of the breakout stars from the third season of Netflix drama The Crown, has just signed with WME for representation in all areas.
Menzies received a Golden Globe nomination for playing Prince Philip in the royal drama, and will reprise the role in Season 4 of the Left Bank Picture show, which has been in production in the UK.
The British actor’s other television roles have included turns in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, Starz’s Outlander and Amazon’s Catastrophe, while he also appeared in Channel 4/Hulu comedy This Way Up.
On the film side, Menzies has starred in Carmilla for director Emily Harris and Underworld: Blood Wars, opposite Kate Beckinsale, while his theatre work has included Uncle Vanya at London’s Almeida Theatre.
Menzies will continue to be represented by his UK agent Conway van Gelder Grant.
Other notable WME signings this year include actor Robert Downey Jr, his producer wife Susan Downey and their Team Downey banner, and Planet Of The Apes helmer Wes Ball and his Oddball Entertainment partner Joe Hartwick.
“Outlander” – E1X16 To Ransom a Man’s Soul HD Screencaps
Like I did with WENTWORTH PRISON, I’ve included Sam Heughan’s work along with Tobias’. I really do feel it was both Tobias and Sam who made those two episodes what they are. Tobias was positively horrendous as Black Jack Randall, and Sam was heartbreaking as Black Jack brought Jamie down to zero with his torture and rape. This episode also marks a watershed moment in television where male on male rape was so graphically depicted. Full disclosure here: I am a rape victim. I was raped when I was 13 and always felt confused about why my body did what it did during the assault. It wasn’t until years later I heard the body’s response is autonomous of the brain and makes no sense in how it is reacting to rape or sexual gratification. The journey Jamie takes in trying to understand what happened to him was my journey. Trying to figure out was it rape or did I misunderstand what happened and why. Sam Heughan’s bravery in allowing himself to be dragged back to that place for as long as the shoot took is something I’ll always thank him for. His willingness to to it right, not take a cheap shot like Tobias’ other show GAME OF THRONES did so often when the question of rape came up. OUTLANDER has not shied away from the uncomfortable. It shines just as much a glaring eye on the darkness as well as the light with Jamie and Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) romance and their love making. I want to thank Ron D. Moore and Ira Steven Behr for not pulling any punches with either Wentworth Prison or To Ransom A Man’s Soul. For those of us (I’m a woman by the way) who have gone through sexual assault, it was finally good to have it shown for what it is. I would mention the source material in the book written by Diana Gabaldon, but knowing in the book it’s told via first person in that Jamie only relays to Claire what happened it’s not like Jamie having his own agency and actually seeing what happened to Jamie. The only gripe I think I have with the creators is the lack of deleted scenes on the home video release or extended episodes. I’ve listened to the podcast and heard what Ron D. Moore said about what his limit was, however, given what both Tobias and in particular Sam gave to his performance, I think it would have been exceptional to see more of his work.
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“Outlander” – E1X15 Wentworth Prison HD Screencaps & Stills
Here is the first of OUTLANDER‘s season one finale. This as well as To Ransom A Man’s Soul I feel are a complete film of sorts. Both are gut wrenching to watch and harrowing to think of what Jamie played so brilliantly by Sam Heughan went through under Black Jack’s darkness. I’m including as much of Sam’s work as possible from both episodes as I feel both Tobias and Sam functioned as a unit to make these episodes without a doubt some of the most amazing work on the small screen. In their dark cat and mouse game Black Jack and Jamie were under Tobias and Sam’s able hands riveting to watch. I hope you agree.
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“Outlander” – E1X12 Lallybroch HD Screencaps
So we’re getting down to the wire on season one. Here we have Lallybroch, where Jamie (Sam Heughan) tells Claire (Caitriona Balfe) the tale of how he came to the attention of Captain Jonathan Wolverton “Black Jack” Randall. Jack and the Redcoats came to Lallybroch, the Fraser family homestead, and attempted to steal horses and food. There they found Jamie’s sister Jenny (Laura Donnelly) who Jack attmpted to rape after switching Jamie. This episode was fraught with drama and story. Great acting all the way around. This is the last for today. I’ll be getting to the last two episodes of season one in the next couple of days. And we all know which two those are…. No stills for this episode. Sorry.
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“Outlander” – E1X09 The Reckoning HD Screencaps & Stills
Getting closer to the end of season one’s postings. Here are the screencaps for The Reckoning where Jamie (Sam Heughan) rescues Claire (Caitriona Balfe) from the smarmy clutches of Black Jack Randall. Poor Jack gets no respect.
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