The Physician is now on Netflicks.  This is a really epic film and I played the young Rob Cole.  The older Rob Cole was played by Tom Payne.  The story is set in the 1th century when I young boy is  reluctantly adopted by a ‘healer’ after the death of his mother.   The boy has a gift and becomes a healer and travels to Persia disguised as a Jew at a medical school that will not admit Christians.   It is an epic story with a stellar cast and although it was shown all over the world, for some reason it was not picked up by America or the UK.  In Germany it stole the top film against The Desolation of Smaug!  The original book was written by Noah Gordon and it has also recently been made into a musical and has toured around various theatres in Spain and Germany, to great acclaim.  Catch it if you can.

The Physician (German: Der Medicus) is a 2013 German historical drama film based on the novel of the same name by Noah Gordon. The film focuses on an orphan from an 11th-century English town whose mother died of a mysterious illness. The boy vows to study medicine and decides to travel to Persia.


The Physician, the musical – Germany

The Physician, the musical – Spain –  Twitter @Elmedicomusical