Monday, January 28, 2013

Kelson Henderson on "Spartacus: War of the Damned" (2013)

"Spartacus" returned with its third season subtitled "War of the Damned" and Power Rangers veteran Kelson Henderson (Boom, SPD) made a guest appearance in the very first episode, titled "Enemies of Rome." As Spartacus' army continues to grow and more slaves are liberated, Spartacus discovers that a member of the rebels, Diotimos, appears to be hiding something. Henderson plays Diotimos, who reveals that he's killed a horse without permission in order to share its meat with the starving civilians. Unaware of Spartacus' identity, Diotimos has harsh words about the rebel leader and how deprived everyone is of proper food and clothes, despite liberation from slavery, which at least provided those things. When Spartacus' identity is revealed, Diotimos apologizes for his critique, fearing punishment, but Spartacus takes his words to heart and presses him to continue to speak his mind as a free man. Kelson Henderson appeared in only one, extended scene with series star Liam McIntyre. This episode was directed by Mark Beesley, no doubt familiar with Henderson, as he also directed episodes of SPD, Mystic Force, Operation Overdrive and Jungle Fury, all of which have featured Kelson Henderson.


"Spartacus: War of the Damned" currently airs on STARZ

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

David de Lautour on "Hart of Dixie" (2013)

David de Lautour (RJ, Jungle Fury) guest starred on this week's new episode of the drama "Hart of Dixie." He played the role of Oliver Kent in the second season episode titled, "Islands in the Stream." Oliver crosses paths with Bluebell, Alabama resident, Annabeth Nass, who takes an immediate interest in Oliver, thanks to his British accent. Oliver and Annabeth hit it off, but Annabeth's friend and Bluebell's mayor, Lavon Hayes is suspicious of Oliver's sincerity. He soon discovers that Oliver is an Alabama native himself, faking a worldly accent to get more female attention. When Lavon confronts Oliver, he reveals that he suffers from a real medical condition known as Foreign Accent Syndrome, due to a head injury. Lavon convinces Oliver to tell Annabeth the truth. When he does, Annabeth doesn't lose interest at all. She urges him to get the medication he needs to treat his injury, but when he does, his southern drawl returns, turning her off. Annabeth later tells Lavon that Oliver left town, deciding to truly fake a British accent after seeing how disappointed she was with his real voice. A native New Zealander, David de Lautour is no stranger to faking a British accent. He played Brit musician Ben Sheffield on "What I Like About You." A full zip of his screencaps is available to download below.


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Season 2 of "Hart of Dixie" currently airs on THE CW

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Holly Shanahan, Olivia Tennet, Damien Avery, Grant McFarland & Andrew Laing on "Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud" (2011)

Episode #5 of the New Zealand miniseries "Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud," focused on the unraveling of the masterminds behind the drug New Zealand drug trade, as their dominoes began to fall. The episode was appropriately titled "Dominos." One of those dominoes was Julie Theilman, played by Olivia Tennet (Dr. K, RPM). Tennet's character gets confronted by her boss/boyfriend, Terry Clark for getting hooked on the drugs she's supposed to be transporting. Terry cuts Julie loose, but that doesn't stop her addiction. She meets an unpleasant end, along with her new boyfriend, both of whom get shot to death in this episode. Grant McFarland (Lothor and Sensei Watanabe, Ninja Storm) reprises his role as Piak, a powerful drug lord in Bangkok, who tries to help Marty Johnstone re-establish his business as it starts to fall apart. Piak guarantees he can get things back on track, but only if Marty is willing to put forth the money required to get it done. Marty agrees. McFarland appears in one scene of the episode. On the other side of the law, the drug task force found themselves struggling, thanks to the influence of the media on the criminal activity and the fact that their attempts to get the smugglers off the street always seem to be thwarted by their avoidance of prison. Holly Shanahan (Camille, Jungle Fury) continues in her starring role as Detective Carole Derwent, who remains torn by her separation from her partner, Max, and their children. She pays them a visit and Max asks her again to leave her job behind for the safety of her familiy, so they can be together again. Carole, however, vows to finish the job. Her comrade on the task force, "Goose" Gosling takes the team's setbacks personally, as he finds frustration from not being able to close the case. Damien Avery (Corporal Hicks, RPM) plays Goose, who also has to play mediator within the team, as his pal Ben (Carole's police partner) gets into a conflict with a female member of the team that he slept with, to try to get over his crush on Carole. After a night of drinking, Carole gets a drunken Ben to bed, leading to a kiss. Carole pulls away, telling him that she can't cheat. Andrew Laing (Master Lope, Jungle Fury; voice of The Master, RPM) also continued his role as task force boss, Detective Sergeant Mackenzie who informs the team of how quickly things are slipping out of their control.

Holly Shanahan

Olivia Tennet

Damien Avery

Grant McFarland

Andrew Laing

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