Sunday, March 17, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON THE BOYS OF "SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED" EPIC SHOW: LIAM MCINTYRE, DAN FEUERRIEGEL, DUSTIN CLARE, MANU BENNETT, PANA HEMA TAYLOR, SIMON MERRELLS, CHRISTIAN ANTIDORMI

One of the most popular historical series ever SPARTACUS is nearing its final end with the ending episode of WAR OF THE DAMNED scheduled to air in a few weeks. Unlike the previous season VENGEANCE, the final run of the show has been exciting, well written
and more focused, and the show will end gloriously, so let us honour the boys of SPARTACUS who have brought us fun and joy from the small screens for years. From the brave leader of the rebels to his courageous generals Agron, Gannicus and Crixus to the actors who portrayed the legendary gladiators and slaves!

  LIAM MCINTYRE
It is true that Liam McIntyre had some big sandals to fill when he was chosen to take over the lead role in the show after Andy Whitfield's shocking death (he actually got the blessing from Andy to take over the role since he auditioned after Andy discovered that he will have to undergo the cancer treatment). He did not quite succeed, lacking the  magnetic charisma, but he was not bad at all. There was warmth and trustworthy vibe he emitted while portraying the character of Spartacus in the last two seasons! The tall Australian didn't have a lot of projects in his CV before SPARTACUS but he did play in another famous epic series - THE PACIFIC! He currently doesn't have any upcoming projects in his sleeve.

  DAN FEUERRIEGEL
The right hand of Spartacus and his most faithful friend and assistant, German gladiator Agron has never left the side of the rebellion leader whether in life or in battle. He also soothed and cured his battle wounds in the loving arms of his kindhearted lover Nasir with whom he shared tender love which gave the show a sparkle of warmth in the dark world filled with bloodshed and war. Written with deep care their relationship really is one of the highlights of the whole show. Like many other Australian actors, dashing and deeply delightful Dan Feuerriegel who portrays Agron, had played previously in "McLeod's Daughters" and in "Home and Away" series. He also has a huge army of fans called The Furys! We hope to see brilliant Dan in some future projects!

  DUSTIN CLARE
Gannicus is the only of the rebellion leaders who wasn't present in the show from the beginning arriving to the scene in the GODS OF THE ARENA prequel season as the first gladiator star of the House of Batiatus who will later on become a trusted helper of Spartacus with an independent spirit and a love for pretty ladies. Hunky Dustin Clare who plays Gannicus also starred in "McLeod's Daughters" and unlike most other cast members, he has two other projects this year - romantic drama SUNDAY and musical comedy GODDESS with Ronan Keating!

  MANU BENNETT
It seems that Manu Bennett who plays impulsive Crixus is the only one currently from the cast who has managed to get into Hollywood since you've also seen him as evil Azog in HOBBIT THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and as Slade Wilson in ARROW show. He also starred in epic adventure SINBAD AND THE MINOTAUR and it is interesting that he played Marc Anthony in cult epic series XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS. His Crixus grows from Spartacus' main rival in the arena to one of his generals in the rebellion who often has to choose sides between the wise Spartacus and his arrogant, bitchy and neurotic girlfriend flimsy Naevia.

  PANA HEMA TAYLOR
Appearing in the show as a slave whom the rebels free from his master's villa, Nasir later on developed from a home slave with a tender body to a formidable warrior who stands side by side with other rebels  in battles and even teaches new rebels fighting skills. Even though he has a wife and two kids in his private life, Pana Hema Taylor depicted the undeniable deep chemistry with Dan Feuerriegel in such a believable way in the profound love scenes between Nasir and Agron, that he easily managed to justify the popularity of their characters among the fans of the show.

  SIMON MERRELLS
When you see his fight scenes in the show and his amazingly flawless body and muscles, I bet you wouldn't believe that Simon Merrells is close to 50 in his real life! He came to WAR OF THE DAMNED to replace hauntingly brilliant Craig Parker as the Roman villain and he did the job spotlessly as Roman general Marcus Crassus. Wise, refined, in love tender and romantic, but in his legions firm and strict, Crassus comes to the series to do what others failed to do - to destroy Spartacus and his rebellion. You've seen Merrells in THE WOLFMAN and a number of British shows and he has been prolific on theatre stage too! 

  TODD LASANCE
It is quite unusual watching Caesar as an impulsive, aggressive, rash and arrogant young warrior in SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED, but if some of the rumours that we might get a possible CAESAR spin-off series, prove to be true, then we might see him becoming more mature and rising to the power in Rome. In the show, he is played by super dashing Australian star Todd Lasance who, believe it or not, also comes from HOME AND AWAY and MCLEOD'S DAUGHTERS. Privately, Todd is obviously a naughty boy who has even been arrested for the possession of cocaine in the past!

  CHRISTIAN ANTIDORMI
Young charmer Christian Antidormi also came from HOME AND AWAY. He is rather convincing in portraying the character of rash and immature Tiberius who, pampered as the son of a Roman general, has to grow up quickly and prove himself worthy in the legions, a task he sadly fails in. His character was also there to excite the younger female audience with his tight buttocks often exposed in the show to the delight of the crowd :)

35 comments:

  1. Amazing and beautuful post. Thanks so much for this. I know yet SPARTY boys are going to miss me so much!!!

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    1. Thanks, Lily, glad you liked it! We shall miss Sparty boys terribly :(

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  2. Now that was a drool-worthy post, Dezzy!

    I will miss seeing all those gorgeous men in one place. Still haven't got caught up on all the episodes, but that just leaves me something to look forward to in the future.

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    1. Offering droolworthiness is our main mission, milady :)
      The last season is rather good. I didn't like VENGEANCE, probably because it didn't have a setting, but this one is exciting and dynamic and the characters are good.

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  3. Jesus Christ, can we please stop calling Naevia a bitch? She's obviously got a shit ton of issues to work out, but can you really blame her after what she went through? Please stop. It's getting old.

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    1. funny how in the ocean of positive things written in the post you notice a single drop of negativity and chose to focus on it.

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  4. These pics make me wanna rip off my shirt and strike a pose in full armor. You heard me. ;)

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    1. Can I at least keep my gold tie and socks on? ;) How are you feeling, Dezz? I mean after the last operation and all?

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    2. imperial permission denied, you must take if off all :P

      Could be better but I must live with the situation. Hope I will be less zombified in a week or two or three :) They just took 20cm long drainage tubes out of my body raw :) It was a delightful experience :)

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    3. horror is the genre of my life LOL

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  5. Yummy, yummy, yummy. You do know what your ladies like darling. I still haven't seen this, I have to check Netflix to see if it's on there yet. 'Twill give me much pleasure when it does.

    You've a troll darling and I'm feeling protective right now. Dezzie's ladies don't like it when people pick on our angel.

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    1. Yeah, I'm not a fan of trolls, either.

      And my my, there's a dude holding is wanker on this post. How 'bout that?

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    2. @Annzie
      but you must watch the show from the first season, Anne!
      Yep, it's one of them trolls that pick on good people.

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    3. @Ivy
      that our fave dude :) Dan, isn't he magnificent? He actually tweeted about this post earlier today :) Lovely lad, we do love him heaps!

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  6. I suppose that all the girls love them?

    Like Anne, I've never seen this tv show!
    I don't know if it will be on our frenchies-screens ...

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    1. Too bad the show doesn't air in France, Sam, I'm surprised that it doesn't since it airs in more than 150 countries around the world for years :(

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    2. ... I've missed it! December 2012 to February 2013 !!! (season 1)
      grrrrr....

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    3. Torrent it, SamWise, Torrent it :)

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  7. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

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  8. I love this post~ You did a great job showcasing each actor, so fun to read and stare, lol ;D

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    1. thanks, Ella, glad you liked today's treat :) I did put much love into it!

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  9. Dezzy Im really curious about THIS Spartacus only I know the old:)

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  10. Hot, hot, hot, hot, hot! And I would not kick one of these lovely morsels out of my bed! ;)

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  11. Say What.... a lot of meat in this post, this is one for the ladies.

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    1. i just got an advance of the score to spartacus... it's a great score.

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    2. oooh, would love to hear it, the music in Spartacus is really lovely! How do you get those scores, Zombie Master?

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  12. I'm embarrassed at the number of actors you mentioned that I don't know. Hanging head in shame.

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    1. well, they did mostly play in this show, so if you missed it....

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  13. Wow, it took me forever to get past all these hotties. Spartacus sure has its plethora of sexiness. Too bad its winding up. I hope all of these guys are in new projects asap.

    Awesome spotlight sweetie and thank you for brightening my night. ;)

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    1. glad you liked the spotlight and my day was brightened when Feuerriegel tweeted this post :) Swoon..... :)

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