Fans of starz entertainments original drama spartacus. The life of spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the romans. Original spartacus andy whitfield died in 2011 from nonhodgkins lymphoma, and australian actor liam mcintyre stepped into his sandals to take up arms as commander of. The series was inspired by the historical figure of spartacus played by liam mcintyre from second season and andy whitfield in first season, a thracian gladiator who, from 73 to 71 bc, led a major slave uprising against the.
Spartacus devises a plan to lead his army over the snowy ridge. Andy whitfield 17 october 1971 11 september 2011 was a welsh actor. Naevia is a former slave in the house of batiatus, owned by lucretia, who later becomes crixus love interest. Roman leader gaius claudius glaber has died, and former rivals become rebel generals, joining the war against. As far as overviewing the season, i have elected to stop here because the final 2 3 episodes wrap up the entire serieswell worth the watch. Andy whitfield, the british star of us tv drama spartacus. Contentsshow early life dustin clare was born on january 2, 1982 in new south wales, australia. The series was inspired by the historical figure of spartacus played by andy whitfield, a thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 bc led a major slave uprising against the roman republic. Spartacus disobeys an order by legatus gaius claudius glaber, who refused to send his men to protect spartacus village.
They had a great ensemble cast, set pieces, and special effects for a paid cable program. According to the new york times, the 39yearold passed. After the saddening news of actress lesleyann brandt leaving the show to pursue other work, we were left wondering who would now replace the second departing cast. I wish the same actor from season one could have made it to the end of the series however that was not possible. With andy whitfield, john hannah, manu bennett, erin cummings. Spartacus is an american television series produced in new zealand that premiered on starz on january 22, 2010, and concluded on april 12, 20. After a twoyear wait, starz premiered the second season of its original gladiator series, spartacus. Lesleyann brandt to leave starzs spartacus, role of. She is eventually found by the rebels, and joins their cause alongside her lover. Ashur is an exgladiator in batiatus ludus and a central antagonist in the series.
Liam mcintyre replaces andy whitfield in spartacus tv guide. In the last episode of season 3, spartacus had a child and nothing was said about the mother of the bastard child and the woman that snatched the boy and attempted to murder him in the next season season 4. The producers put production of the second season on hold, while andy whitfield underwent medical tr. She is a wealthy roman woman, the daughter of senator albinius, and the wife of praetor gaius claudius. War of the damned is the third and final season of the american television series spartacus, a starz television series, which follows spartacus. Spartacus star liam mcintyre describes what he took from. The star, who was born in amlwch, wales, but moved to sydney in 1999, lost his 18month battle with. With andy whitfield, lucy lawless, manu bennett, daniel feuerriegel. Spartacus star andy whitfield dead at 39 the marquee. Vengeance is the second season of the american television series. Blood and sand, died sunday of nonhodgkin lymphoma in sydney, his manager sam.
A thracian who becomes a gladiator in the ludus of lentulus batiatus. Spartacus will not be the only recast role on the second season of starz s flagship series spartacus. Britishborn actor andy whitfield, star of the tv series spartacus. The producers put production of the second season on hold, while andy whitfield underwent. Blood and sand, has died of nonhodgkin lymphoma, it was confirmed today. Lesleyann brandt to leave starzs spartacus, role of naevia will. Blood and sand is the first season of american television series spartacus, which premiered on starz on january 22, 2010. When it was revealed that andy whitfield had to drop out of the spartacus series due to his battle. Whitfield died on sunday in sydney, australia, 18 months after being diagnosed with non. The fiction series was inspired by the historical figure of spartacus, a thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 bc led a major slave uprising against the roman republic departing from capua. A thracian warrior, enlisted by the romans to fight, has his. The series was inspired by the historical figure of spartacus played by liam mcintyre from second season and andy whitfield in first season, a thracian gladiator who, from 73 to 71 bc, led a major slave uprising. Andy whitfield, the former star of starzs drama series spartacus.
Career dustin clares first work was done in 2003 when he acted in a. She is banished from the ludus after their love affair is discovered. Its been a long time since weve heard anything about the forthcoming second season of spartacus, which is tentatively titled, spartacus. Shortly after completing the first season of spartacus. Due to a conflict with crixus prior to blood and sand, he was crippled and forced to wear a brace on his right leg. Spartacus actor andy whitfield has died, cnn has confirmed.
This series is set before the original season when spartacus was captured i was told it was made to fill time as the original person who played spartacus recovered from cancer. Blood and sand know whitfield as the titular gladiator. Again the actor who took this role is named liam mcintyre and he does a brilliant job from start to the last episode and the conclusion of the series. Actor liam mcintyre took over whitfields role in the tv series when he. Starz ending spartacus after third season hollywood.
From his time as an ally of the romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome. The upcoming third season of starzs spartacus will be its last the premium cable network and showrunner steven s. Whitfield, who created the lead character in that hit starz series about the roman gladiator who eventually leads a slave rebellion, had had a recurrence of. He was best known for his leading role in the starz television series spartacus. Portrayed by andy whitfield in blood and sand, liam mcintyre in vengeance and war of the damned. Since no one can really replace andy, we realized that we should instead find an actor who can truly lead spartacus forward, starz president. The fall of spartacus in season 4 did not, in my own view, reflect the victory of the war he wedged against the romans for freedom. Spartacus will not be the only recast role on the second season of starzs flagship series spartacus. Spartacus is a set of starz television series that focuses on the historical figure of. Usually when you have to change major cast members the show suffers, but for spartacus that was really not the case. Furius and cossinius cant capture the rebel slaves army, nor properly keep their plans secret. Spartacus wife sura is condemned to slavery, and spartacus is taken to rome to be executed in the games by glaber.
This is actually the third season of the series but is listed as the second because andy whitfield spartacus passed away from cancer after the first season and the second part of the series dealt with a different character, gannicus, played by dustin clare titled spartacusgods of. Spartacus tv series 201020 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Blood and sand, the titular star, andy whitfield was diagnosed with nonhodgkin lymphoma. Turns out that as the 2nd season of spartacus was coming up, the original actress who played naevia, lesleyann brandt, could not seem to come to terms for a new financial agreement with starz. Media captionandy whitfield, the british star of us tv drama spartacus.
Ilithyia is a major character in the spartacus series. Andy whitfield, star of the starz entertainment swordandsandal series spartacus, died in australia on sunday at the age of 39. Now this is where the original actor who played spartacus was replaced. Mcintyre for the role of spartacus for season 2, titled spartacus. With this final season we were able to see all the main characters throughout the seasons come together and fight. He even attended the spartacus panel at comiccon where he said he felt better than ever. The muscled actor succumbed to nonhodgkins lymphoma, a type of. Spartacus, a free man of thrace, agrees to join the romans to battle his tribes enemies.
He graduated from western australia academy of performing arts in 2004 with a degree in dramatic arts. Mcintyre, a littleknown australian actor who will soon be carrying the second season of spartacus, was necessitated after it was announced in the fall that mr. I hear lesleyann brandt, who played naevia, body slave to lucretia lucy lawless and lover of crixus manu bennett. Naevia was originally played by the actress lesleyann brandt for 11 episodes of season 1 of spartacus in 20102011. The series culminates in a direct allout battle between spartacus and crassus. Spartacus actor andy whitfields cancer battle documented in be. Andy whitfield, the breakout actor in the hit tv series, spartacus. Since then, he became batiatus errand boy, accompanying him into the city to aid in transactions or sometimes going alone for more private business. Spartacus, determined to bring down roma, now leads a rebellion swelled by thousands of freed slaves. Realizing hiding will be much harder in winter, spartacus. But recently the actor had been in remission and training hard for season 2. However, it was delayed due to lead actor andy whitfield being diagnosed with. She had long, dark brown hair that she typically wore behind her, in. Lawless did play a number of different roles on the hercules and xena.491 981 941 1295 985 110 733 812 370 53 1004 802 515 1086 295 1303 344 1609 1103 329 650 1591 385 1141 870 1156 517 994 16 347 355 206 1054 1279 37 1087 55 1353