Updated: 02/14/2017 11:45 AM | First Published: 02/14/2017 08:05 AM

Game of Thrones famed Tobias Menzies is a theater star

A still of Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully

Outlander and Game of Thrones are actor Tobias Menzies' most popular roles in television. He is spectacular in both of his television roles but it should also be mentioned that Tobias is an excellent theater actor.

He made his theater debut in 1999 in The Colonel Bird at The Gate Theatre in London. Till date, the actor has been a part of eighteen plays. In 2003, he portrayed the role of Tusenbach in director Michael Blakemore's Three Sisters, for which he was nominated at the Ian Charleson Awards. 

Besides awards and nominations, his acting skills were always appreciated by the critics. Appreciating his role in the 2005 play, The History Boys, Charles Spencer of The Telegraph wrote, “There is a remarkable performance, too, from Tobias Menzies as the slick supply-teacher historian, who believed academic success is merely a matter of tricks and spin..."

Two years later, he appeared in The Cherry Orchard at the Crucible Theatre as Peter Trifimov. A Yorkshire Post review pointed out,"The one who burns the brightest is Tobias Menzies as the idealistic perpetual student Trofimov. His performance is breathtaking."

Tobias' theater credits include Cloud Nine, King Lear, The Children's Hour, The Recruiting Officer, and The Hush. In February 2016, he portrayed Dr. Michael Astrov in Robert Icke's Uncle Vanya at the Almeida Theatre in London. On his performance, Variety wrote, "Menzies finds the underlying oddity of Astrov, a darkness that surfaces like a long-range submarine."