ImageLucy Lawless returned home to New Zealand to film her latest minisenes Spartacus: Blood And Sond. The show, which features plenty of sex and nudity, focuses on the historical figure of Spartacus (Andy Whitfield), a Thracian gladiator who from 73 BC to 71 BC led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic..John Hannah (Four Weddings And A Funeral) plays Lentulus Batiatus. The owner of a gladiator-training school; who buys Spartacus when he is brought into Rome as a slave. Lucy plays his manipulative wife, Lucretia.

The 42-year-old actress. who rose to stardom in Xena:Warrior Princess has been married for 12 years to Xena and Spartacus producer Robert Tapert. They have two sons - Julius, 10, and Judah, eight, and Lucy also has a 22 year old daughter, Daisy from a previous marriage

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