Tobias Menzies says he has been “intrigued” by what he has discovered about Prince Philip since taking over playing the Queen’s husband in Netflix‘s The Crown.
"We decided fairly early on that part of the story would involve Frank because in talking about Brianna's journey and her going back, the fact that she's never met her birth father and was raised by another man for the first 20 years of her life and that's the only father she's ever known . . . how torn she would feel, as a character?" says Davis, adding that Brianna is wrestling with feelings of guilt over her perceived betrayal of the man who raised her.
Droughtlander is long and hard but thankfully there is an end in sight. But until there try Tobias' King Lear on Amazon Prime.
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Tobias will be taking over the role of Prince Philip on Netflix's The Crown. If you have been watching The Crown you may know that Matt Smith (former Doctor) has been playing Prince Philip (Philip, Duke of Edinburgh). However, the makers of the show want to change the actor as the character's in the show age so apparently Menzies will be the older version of Matt Smith??? Well, maybe not but either way I'm excited to see Tobias in another role!
In fact, Menzies is signed on for at least the next two years with The Crown (I'm wondering if that means the role will change again in two years).
Menzies seems to be on a roll. He has The Terror and now The Crown will options possibly for flashbacks on Outlander.
Tobias Menzies new show The Terror started on March 26. I really enjoyed it and I'm planning on watching it. I wonder how you all felt about it? Answer in the poll below and in the meantime here is that article with Tobias:
Don’t miss the series premiere of AMC’s epic suspense thriller, premiering Monday March 26 at 9/8c.
Check out this Remote Controlled podcast with Variety's executive editor of television Debra Brirnbaum and TV critic Sonia Saraiya who talk with Outlander stars Tobias Menzies and Caitriona Balfe.
This podcast was recorded before the premiere and is something of a sneak peek but worth the time even if you've watched the premiere.
Last fall I was fortunate enough to visit the set of Outlander in Scotland with a handful of other journalists. In addition to touring the production studio, we also got to tour the countryside and see the castles and other stunning locales that make up the show’s unique and unforgettable backgrounds. Another perk was that we got to interview the cast, both on camera (as you’ll see in the video below — it’s the same one as in the Sam Heughan interview, but just in case you missed it) as well as a chance to dive deeper into what we can expect from their characters in Season 3.
Tobias Menzies, it seems, knows how to pick a project. Over the last few years, the RADA-trained British actor has appeared in a string of mammouth television hits, playing Catyln Stark's hapless brother Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones, an evil MI6 suit in The Night Manager, a tactless OBY-GYN doctor in Catastrophe, and two distinct characters—a ruthless, 18th-century army captain nicknamed "Black Jack" and his rather more docile 20th-century descendent, Frank—in Starz's fantasy series Outlander, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. Then there are his film roles in both festival-friendly indies (such as Una, which premiered at TIFF last September) and blockbusters, like the recently-released Underworld: Blood Wars, in which he plays stringy-haired Lycan villain Marius.
"Underworld is, obviously, a huge genre piece with a very particular kind of aesthetic," Menzies explains over the phone from London. "In a way, [it requires] a very type of performance to make that material work," he continues. "They can be complicated things to rattle with, because there's obviously so much story to link in with prior films, and the pressure of the genre and the audience."
Next up, Menzies will star in the series The Terror about a Royal Naval expedition to the Arctic alongside Ciarán Hinds and Jared Harris. "We did five weeks before Christmas and I'm about to go back," he tells us. "It's an amazing story. I'm really, really excited for what we're making."
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