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28 December 2010

Andy Whitfield's Role As A True Fighter - The Daily Telegraph 28 Dec 2010

ImageThe Sydney Daily Telegraph has an article on Andy with a photo of him and the family in the online version and another photo of him and his daughter in the printed version.

Andy Whitfield's role as a true fighter
28 December 2010

HE was forced to step down from the title role in New Zealand-made TV drama Spartacus this year to prepare for the battle of his life.

But as the year ends, it appears Australian actor Andy Whitfield has pulled ahead of his great adversary and is winning his fight against cancer.

The actor, best known to Australian TV audiences for his work in All Saints and Packed To The Rafters, was photographed with his family at Watsons Bay looking as though a diet saturated in healthy food, positive thought and the ample love of two young children is hastening his recovery.

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Contributed by: Loretta / Scan by MaryD



27 December 2010

Television Ups and Downs in 2010 - Spartacus Blood and Sand

Television logged its share of ups and downs in 2010. But television also had ascendant moments dur ing the past year. Here, in alphabetical order, are cases of when the medium soared:

Spartacus: Blood and Sand ( Starz): With all the bloody violence, you felt the urge to take a shower after watching this new series. With all the hard bodies and hankypanky, you wanted to take a cold shower. An orgiastic blend of hyperrealism and epic fantasy, with an outstanding cast, including Lucy Lawless ( Xena: Warrior Princess ), the show has been a wicked treat unlike anything else on television.

Source: Associated Press



24 December 2010

Spartacus Toons Now On AUSXIP

ImageI'm quite stoked about this; Ricardo has sent in his gorgeous little Sparty toon characters for the AUSXIP Spartacus Art Galleries. You will find toons for:

- Lucretia
- Spartacus
- Batiatus
- Crixus
- Naevia
- Doctore
- Varro
- Barca
- Mira


Click here to view the gallery



15 December 2010

Spartacus Merchandise 15% Off Sale

ImageGold Label, the officially licenced Spartacus online store, has announced a 15% off sale on all items in the Spartacus store!

15% Off* Spartacus Merchandise

From December 13th through December 19th
Use Promo Code: IAMFROSTY

Click on any design below to view all Spartacus t-shirts and merchandise for that image. Shop now!

Click here for the goodies



13 December 2010

Spartacus: Blood and Sand Promo Pics

Quite a few of these images have been posted already in the Episode Stills and Character Galleries but Barbara found the Official UK Sparty FB page that had some pics I haven't seen before as promo pics (and they were published in magazines etc)











and a few more. Check them all out here

News submitted by Barbara Davies



10 December 2010

Spartacus Back To Back - Blood and Sand Replay on Starz

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - Replay - Back to back episodes each Friday beginning Dec 10 10pm e/p on Starz and on Starz on Demand.



9 December 2010

Update on Andy via Dan Feuerriegel

Dan went to see Andy and sent through the following on his facebook page:


Dan Feuerriegel Saw Andy today ..... He's doing well & staying strong :)



5 December 2010

A Moment of Prayer, Thoughts And Wishes for Andy Whitfield


Luna from the Andy Whitfield Facebook Fan Page has sent me the following note:

Moment of prayer/thoughts/wishes to support Andy Whitfield that we're organising worldwide on Monday 6 December at 9pm GMT.

For more info please go to the fan page



5 December 2010

Herald on Sunday 05 Dec 2010 - Sex and Sandals Sequel Looks For New Lead

The following article appeared in the Herald on Sunday (New Zealand) 05 December 2010 newspaper about the recasting of Spartacus. No new news and stuff we already know about but it does have pretty pictures.

Herald on Sunday - 5 December 2010
Sex and Sandals Sequel looks for new lead


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3 December 2010

Spartacus on DVD Competition from NZ Women's Weekly

ImageSPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND, the monumental series that premiered on The Box during October and November and rated as their No.1 show in all multi channel homes, comes to DVD & Blu-Ray when Madman Entertainment release all 13 episodes of the violent, provocative and unedited version as a heroic four-disc set on 2 December 2010.

With a renowned international cast including John Hannah (the Mummy films), Peter Mensah (300), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Nick E. Tarabay (Crash) and Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), and a star-making turn by Welsh-born, Australia-based Andy Whitfield in the title role, SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND will get the “thumbs up” from the casual Thracian to the die-hard Roman!

We have five copies of Spartacus: Blood and Sand on dvd to give away. Enter your details below by the 23-12-10 to be in to win.
Conditions of Entry

Competitions are open to New Zealand residents, except for employees of NZ Magazines. The competition prizes are as specified. Further conditions apply, please see Promotion Terms and Conditions.

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