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Spartacus: The Gladiator

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Spartacus: The Gladiator

Post by parthianbow » Fri September 9th, 2011, 3:53 pm

A few of you might have heard of this chap :p

My version of his story (well at least the first half) comes out in the UK on Jan. 19, 2012.

I do hope that some of you read it. FYI, there's a huge part for Spartacus' wife, Ariadne, in it. It's not all battles! :D

PS Disregard the 5 Jan. release date. It's being changed...

PPS US release date yet to be determined. Will post it up asap.
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Post by fljustice » Fri September 9th, 2011, 4:06 pm

Congrats, Ben! Looking forward to the US release.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri September 9th, 2011, 6:53 pm

Congratulations!

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Post by Tanzanite » Sat September 10th, 2011, 3:05 am

I'm buying this for my husband (he'll be in Spartacus heaven since season 3 of the Starz series starts in January as well).

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Post by annis » Sat September 10th, 2011, 7:50 pm

Good one, Ben. Also looking forward to further developments in the Hannibal story - no pressure, mind :)

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun September 11th, 2011, 3:17 am

Ooh! Spartacus lives again! Awesome news, Ben!

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Post by parthianbow » Mon September 12th, 2011, 10:42 am

Thanks, everyone!
Feeling a bit flat about it today as Andy Whitfield died yesterday :(
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Post by EC2 » Mon September 12th, 2011, 11:04 am

Congratulations Ben. You're going to be very busy! :- )
Yes, sad about Andy Whitfield.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by fljustice » Mon September 12th, 2011, 4:41 pm

[quote=""parthianbow""]Feeling a bit flat about it today as Andy Whitfield died yesterday :( [/quote]

So sorry to hear that. I'm about half-way through the prequel they produced while he was being treated.
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Post by DianeL » Mon September 12th, 2011, 11:59 pm

Whitfield brought to undeniable LIFE a character who will go on with us. I actually had a hard time watching the one season I've Netflicked, because the violence was so intense for me - but I found his performance and a number of others even more intense. Ben, may your own treatment of the story be as affirming! Congrats, and best of success to you.
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