MCM: Tobias Menzies


I’ve already written a Man Candy Monday dedicated to Tobias Menzies’ character on Outlander, Frank Randall, but I figured I could extend the love a little bit more and give Menzies his own post.


Rome (2005-2007) – Marcus Junius Brutus

Rome (2005-07)


Persuasion (2007) – William Elliot

Persuasion (2007)


The Relief of Belsen (2007) – Derrick Sington

The Relief of Belsen (2007)


Anton Checkhov’s The Duel (2010) – Von Koren

Anton Checkhov's The Duel (2010)


Any Human Heart (2010) – Ian Fleming

Any Human Heart (2010)


Outlander (2014-) – Frank Randall/Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall


Have you noticed Tobias Menzies in historical costume roles outside of Outlander?


About the author

Sarah Lorraine

Sarah has an undergraduate degree in Clothing & Textile Design and a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture, with an emphasis on fashion history. When she’s not caught in paralyzing existential dread, she's drinking craft cocktails and writing about historical costume in film and television. She's been pissing people off on the internet since 1995.

16 Responses

  1. Author Jennifer Quail

    So how many of these does he live through? (I know he presumably survives Persuasion.) I was watching “Star Wars Rebels” this season and thinking hm, that voice sounds familiar…oh, hi, Tobias Menzies, I just watched you die TWICE in Outlander this season, are we going for the hat trick? Yes we are!”

  2. Adina

    He was also in an episode of Foyle’s War where his dad murdered his mom.

  3. ladylavinia1932

    That man has one of the sexiest voices I have ever heard.

    By the way, he had a small roles in 2007’s “Atonement” and 2011’s “Hysteria”. He’ll also be appearing in an upcoming film called “Carmilla”.

  4. Janet Stoker

    He was in “Longitude” a TV movie from 2000. And he’ll be in “The Terror” 2018.

  5. LadySlippers

    He’s one of those actors that’s Sneakedly Sexy… or Stealthily Sexy. You don’t suspect it until you’ve been ensnared! 😉

  6. karena333

    He’s also in AMCs upcoming series “The Terror”; that’s historical but horror/fantasy, so not sure it counts.

  7. Kathy

    Doctor Who episode Cold War. Russian submarine officer. Tremendously talented man.

  8. Susanna

    He looks a bit like Stewart Granger – perfect for caddish roles.

  9. SarahV

    I fell in love with him when I saw him in Rome, particularly his “re-birth” swimming scene ;)

  10. Guest

    I’m currently watching the second episode of Foyle’s War, and he has a small part there. It’s set during WWII, and he’s wearing a pair of cute classes (the round wire rim kind)

  11. Susan Pola Staples

    Besides Outlander, I’m choosing Rome and Persuasion. His Brutus made me forget the Colleen McCullough portrayal in her books on Rome and the political struggles of Marius, Sulla, Pompey and Caesar.

  12. Lady Murasaki

    Update: He is absolutely dashing in his 1840’s Navy uniform in The Terror as Captain James Fitzjames. It made me want to write nonsense fanfics like I have not done in 10 years (this is especially terrible since it’s about a horrifying true story and it has zero romance on it).