Sunday, 13 February 2011

John Hannah Talks About the Past and Future of His 'Spartacus' Character

If you think 'Spartacus' is all about muscle-bound guys hacking each other's limbs off in the gladiator arena, think again.

One of the most compelling things about the Starz drama, which returned Jan. 21 with a 6-episode prequel season, is John Hannah's fierce portrayal of Quintus Lentulus Batiatus, the owner of a ludus, or gladiator academy.

He is an ambitious, cunning, self-serving man, but thanks to Hannah's subtle performance, you end up rooting for Batiatus, who loves his wife dearly and just wants to succeed in a brutal, bloody world.

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