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TV addicts will recognize the prolific Tobias Menzies from a couple of extremely high profile roles. He's best known for appearing on Outlander and Game of Thrones, but the news that he will take on the part of Prince Philip in Season 3 of The Crown (opens in new tab) is huge.
Here's everything you need to know about Menzies:
1. He played two roles on Outlander.
Outlander fans don't need me to tell them that Menzies played both both Frank Randall and Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall.
Frank, of course, is Claire's long suffering husband, while Black Jack is his sadistic ancestor. On leaving Outlander behind, Menzies told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), "It's been a great journey. I worked hard on both of these characters. It was a challenge to make them different, but in a subtle way so it wasn't too obvious. "
His characters exited the show in Season 3 (opens in new tab), freeing Menzies up for his new part on The Crown.
2. His character on Game of Thrones didn't get killed off.
Menzies starred in Game of Thrones as Edmure Tully (opens in new tab), appearing in eight episodes, then leaving the show in Season 6. Amazingly, Menzies' character didn't die, at least not onscreen.
As for whether he'll return to Game of Thrones, Menzies told Digital Spy (opens in new tab), "The honest answer is, I have no idea. He's obviously somewhere in a prison, he's still around alive somewhere. They're pretty stingy with their information and I've not heard anything from them."
3. Menzies is British and trained at a prestigious acting school.
The actor was born in London. His mother was a teacher, and his father worked at the BBC as a producer. He studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (opens in new tab) (RADA), graduating in 1998.
4. He's starred alongside several A-list actors.
Menzies previously appeared onstage playing Keira Knightley's fiancé (opens in new tab) in The Children's Hour in the West End, alongside Elizabeth Moss and Ellen Burstyn. He starred opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal in the BBC miniseries, The Honorable Woman, too.
Menzies also appeared in Casino Royale (opens in new tab) with Daniel Craig.
5. Menzies is a passionate advocate for several charities.
In 2016, the actor volunteered at a Calais refugee camp (opens in new tab), and he also supports WaterAid (opens in new tab), which seeks to "transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene."
6. His Outlander co-star, Caitriona Balfe, was the first to congratulate him.
Yes!!!!!!!!! @TobiasMenzies Congratulations darling. So excited for you and so excited to see this!!! https://t.co/skelzIQLjgMarch 28, 2018
Retweeting the news, Balfe wrote, "Yes!!!!!!!!! @TobiasMenzies Congratulations darling. So excited for you and so excited to see this!!!"
Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.
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