Director TJ Scott (Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) has turned his creative eye for sexy visuals to raise funds for breast cancer research.
Scott will soon release a coffee table photo book titled In The Tub with proceeds going to the charity. Given that Spartacus is filmed in New Zealand, a lot of his celebrity subjects are stars from the Starz show. Also appearing “in the wet” are former JAG star David James Elliott and Dallas‘ J.R. Ewing himself (Larry Hagman). Check out a few photos below.
Spartacus and his gang of gladiators will swing their swords once again when Spartacus: Vengeance debuts on STARZ Friday, January 27 at 10pm ET and a new trailer featuring many new clips from the upcoming season has been released.
From the show’s latest press release:
“On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in Spartacus: Vengeance.
“Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death, or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart.
“Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.”
Actor Andy Whitfield, the former star of TV show “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” died on Sunday of lymphoma in Sydney, Australia, at age 39, his representatives said.
Whitfield played the indomitable hero Spartacus in the Starz network show when it launched last year.
The actor, whose other credits included the 2010 film “The Clinic” and the 2007 movie “Gabriel,” had to step away from his role on “Spartacus” due to his illness, non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
“On a beautiful sunny Sydney … morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18-month battle with lymphoma cancer,” Vashti Whitfield, his wife, said in a statement.
Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said he was “deeply saddened” by Whitfield’s loss.
“We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in ‘Spartacus’ and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life,” Albrecht said in a statement. “Andy was an inspiration to all of us as he faced this very personal battle with courage, strength and grace.”
Whitfield was born in Wales and later moved to Australia.