Lucy Lawless played the almighty Xena, in what was an international success as a fantasy television series Xena: Warrior Princess. Now, Lawless is having fun in and out of her clothes on Starz' hit Spartacus.
No, Lucy wasn't just being needlessly "lawless" when she was arrested for boarding an oil ship drilling outside New Zealand and preventing it from leaving the docks. It turns out that Lucy Lawless, 44, the famed star of Xena: Warrior Princess and a Greenpeace activist, is seriously dedicated to stopping oil exploration in the Arctic.
It's not difficult to see how the suits at Starz settled on the subtitle Blood & Sand for their new flagship title. For if they took out the gushing arterial sprays of the former and the extended shots of the sunbaked latter, they wouldn't have enough footage left over for a series of picture postcards, to say nothing of a series.
Andy Whitfield, 39, the actor best known for the title role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died. He passed away Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.