Tobias Menzies is a stage, television and film actor. He is best known for his role as Brutus in HBO's Rome, Edmure Tully in HBO's Game of Thrones, and the dual roles of Frank and Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall in STARZ's Outlander, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination.
So much of the portraiture commissioned in the press and print industry is reluctant to take risks. I want to challenge that safety and introduce moments of spontaneity and awkwardness. Too often portraits of people, famous or even notorious, are aggrandising and sycophantic. I want to strip back the artifice and enforce strangeness and quietness in its place.
Working at the London Studio with Tobias gave me the chance to experiment with a series of interesting expressions and characters. The session lasting just over an hour, I was able to capture a portfolio of truly spontaneous and unique portraits.