The British actor became famous for his roles in the TV series "Rome" and "Outlander". Originally from England, Tobias Menzies received a good acting education, and worked not only in television projects, but also at the Hollywood Film Studio, and also participated in various London theater productions.
Tobias Menzies was born on March 7, 1974 in north London, England. There are Scots in the actor's pedigree, so in fact the surname sounds like "Mingis".
The future actor's mother, Gillian, was a teacher, and his father, Peter, was a producer on BBC radio. When the boy was 6 years old, his parents divorced. Tobias has a younger sibling, Luke, who has become a lawyer.
Tobias grew up quite an active child, he loved sports, especially tennis and fencing, in which he was noticeably successful. Menzies' love for theatrical art appeared later, after frequent visits with his mother to interesting performances.
The young man was sent first to the Rudolf Steiner School in Canterbury, and then to the Frensham Heights Private School in Surrey. Later, Tobias went to college in Stratford-on-Avon, where he studied drama according to the Steiner system. It includes the continuous development and improvement of their skills in singing and playing musical instruments. Tobias did not stop there and joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he studied with the future actress Sally Hawkins. Menzies graduated from a prestigious educational institution in 1998 with a bachelor's degree, after which he got on British television.
British actor career
Tobias Menzies gradually gained popularity and fame, starting work in various television projects. His early work included cameo roles in the detective series Foyle's War (2002) and Pure English Murder (2000), the drama series Lost (1998-2000), and, finally, a supporting role in the low-budget drama Nowhere Below”(2000) about the life and relationships of young people Frank and Ruby.
In 2005-2007, Tobias Menzies played his first prominent role in the historical series Rome, where he embodied the image of Marcus Junius Brutus. The actor did a great job, thanks to which he became famous outside the UK. This was followed by the role of Villiers in the grossing James Bond movie Casino Royale (2006), and William Elliot in the film adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen (2007).
In 2013, the British actor got the chance to appear as Edmur Tully in the most acclaimed TV series of recent years, Game of Thrones.
From 2014 to 2017, Tobias Menzies starred in the successful TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's time travel novel Outlander, where he played a double role: loving and caring husband Frank Randall, the main character on the one hand, and ruthless captain Jonathan Randall, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award.
Among the latest films of the British actor are the historical series The Crown, the mystical series Terror, the fantasy Underworld: Blood Wars and the historical drama King Lear.
Personal life of the actor
During a theatrical performance, Tobias Menzies met actress Kristen Scott. Despite the fact that she was not only married with three children, but also 14 years older, a romantic relationship began between them. The couple hid from the cameras of the paparazzi in every possible way. The relationship ended with the divorce of the actress, and then the breakup between Menzies and Scott. After that, Tobias was not seen with anyone else.