Small Screen Shenanigans

Actress Lucy Lawless, 41, who stars as gladiator camp owner Lucretia in the American network Starz’s epic series Spartacus, told the crowd at Los Angeles convention Comic-Con that it was “big fun back on the small screen.” The premium channel unveiled the trailer during a Comic-Con panel, and indeed the series looks gory. And full of naked bodies! Imagine the nudity of HBO’s Rome, the violence of Gladiator and the look of 300, and you’ll have a good idea of what Spartacus is like. The nudity, meanwhile, forced Lawless to hit the gym. “I do have to work out,” she said. “Being naked on-screen is no fun.” Craig Parker also stars in the series as Glaber, a Roman legate, who blames Spartacus for his failed military campaign. In May 2009 Lucy Lawless became a ‘climate ambassador’ for the Greenpeace ‘Sign On’ campaign.


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Hairy Maclary a New Zealander with Scottish Roots

Hairy Maclary a New Zealander with Scottish Roots

Despite being one of Scotland’s most iconic children’s books, it has been revealed to the Scots that Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is actually from New Zealand, Lisa Hodge reports for…