Dustin Clare

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Dustin Clare
Dustin Clare.jpg
Born(1982-01-02) 2 January 1982 (age 32)
ResidenceAustralia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
 
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Dustin Clare
Dustin Clare.jpg
Born(1982-01-02) 2 January 1982 (age 32)
ResidenceAustralia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present

Dustin Clare is an Australian actor. He is best known for his starring role as Gannicus in the Starz series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned, and as Riley Ward on the series McLeod's Daughters.

Biography[edit]

Dustin grew up in Australia. He is originally from Ballina, NSW. Born at Grafton, he grew up in both Ballina and Maclean, NSW[1] but studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in dramatic arts.[2]

He served as a 2012 ambassador for the Warrambeen Film Festival in his home country of Australia[3]

Career[edit]

From 2006-2007, Dustin starred as Riley Ward, in 48 episodes of the series McLeod's Daughters[4][5]

In 2009 he played Sydney hitman and gangland figure Christopher Dale Flannery in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities[6] and also as Sean in the Showtime Network (Australia) series Satisfaction.[7]

Dustin's global fame occurred when he starred as Gannicus, the champion gladiator of the House of Batiatus, in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. This is the prequel to the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. He returned to his role as Gannicus in the two sequel seasons to Spartacus: Blood and Sand entitled Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned.

Personal life[edit]

He is dating New Zealand actress Camille Keenan,[8] with whom he co-starred in Showtime Australia's series, Satisfaction.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television credits[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013GoddessRoryFilm
2013Spartacus: War of the DamnedGannicusTV Series (10 Episodes)
2012Spartacus: VengeanceGannicusTV Series (5 Episodes)
2011The Eye of the StormColFilm
2011Spartacus: Gods of the ArenaGannicusTV Mini-Series (6 Episodes)
2010KanownaTrooper BrownFilm (short) also associate producer
2010HappenstanceEx BoyfriendFilm (short)
2008–2010SatisfactionSean (Mel's brother)TV Series
2009Early Checkout [10]DanFilm (short) also writer and producer
2009Underbelly: A Tale of Two CitiesChristopher Dale FlanneryTV Series (8 episodes-season 2)
2008Cane CutterRooFilm (short) also director, writer, and producer.
2006–2007McLeod's DaughtersRiley WardTV Series, won the Sliver Logie award for "Most Popular New Male Talent" in 2007.
2007Air AustraliaSir Charles Kingsford SmithTV mini-series
2006Iron BirdJonathan Paul Harmer JPFilm (short)
2005HeadlandGareth WilliamsTV episodes: #1.2 and #1.3
2005All SaintsRick FallonTV episode: "New Beginnings"
2004Going Down in FlamesDonnyFilm
2003BrothersEthanFilm (short)

Awards[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Paul O'Brien
for Home and Away
Logie award
Most Popular New Male Talent

20072008
for McLeod's Daughters
Succeeded by
Lincoln Lewis
for Home and Away

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Q&A with Dustin Clare". NineMSN. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dustin Clare Makes His Mark". WAAPA Alumni Newsletter. WAAPA. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dustin Clare Warrambeen Film Festival Ambassador". Warrambeen Film Festival. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Riley Ward (Dustin Clare)". NineMSN. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Episode List - McLeod's Daughters". IMDB. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Channel Nine - Underbelly". Channel Nine Australia. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Cast of Satisfaction - Sean". Showtime Networks AU. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kiwi Keenan's keen on Rafters". The West Australian. Seven West Media. 27 Sep 2011. Retrieved 29 Sep 2011. 
  9. ^ "The Cast of Satisfacton - Amy". Showtime Networks AU. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Early Checkout

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