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Spartacus Actor Liam McIntyre Went From Selling Video Games To Starring In One

Australian actor Liam McIntyre had appeared in the HBO World War II mini-series, The Pacific, but until then, American audiences didn’t know his face. After tragedy struck the production of Starz’ hit TV series, Spartacus, with star Andy Whitfield losing his battle with cancer; a global search ensued to replace the titular role in the bloody and violent gladiator show.

McIntyre impressed show creator Steven DeKnight and stepped into the sandals as Spartacus last season. With the final season of the series, Spartacus: War of the Damned, set to debut January 25, McIntyre is going virtual in a new free-to-play downloadable console game from Ubisoft. The actor worked closely with developer Kung Fu Factory to create Spartacus Legends, which features his voice, likeness and actual moves. The actor explains how he went from selling games at GameStop to starring in one in this exclusive interview.

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SnakeCQC1221d ago

i miss the other Spartacus he was alot better

jeremyj29131221d ago

Agreed. I was so sad when I found out he passed away because of cancer.

x5exotic1221d ago

they look the same, stop yer bitchin'

Not that Spartacus is remotely the most interesting character on the show.

Hell, Gannicus feels like the main character now

KING851221d ago

I would have to disagree with the looking alike part, but they Gannicus I agree is a more interesting character.

sypher1221d ago

Cant wait for the final season. He had a lot to live up to after Andy died but I actually think he has done really well.