Interview with Barry Duffield

Barry Duffield was born in 1962, Billingham, UK. He immigrated to Australia with his family in 1969 and they settled in the Bauxite mining town of Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory.

 

 

Bernd Lorenz:

Thank you Barry for your time for this Interview, i hope you feel ok today?

 

Barry Duffield:

"I'm good thanks. We had a great time in Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore. Now I'm hard at work until Spartacon, Maryland, USA on the 15 & 16th of August 2015. That's going to be a blast"

 

 

Bernd Lorenz:

-Spartacus is one of my all time favourite show´s, and Lugo is certainly one of it's interesting characters. How did you get the role of Lugo?

 

Barry Duffield:

"I auditioned for the role and Steven S DeKnight liked my look and performance"

 

Bernd :

-What did you do, physically and mentally, to prepare for the fightscenes and did you ever get hurt?

 

Barry:

"We all committed to every scene. It's the only way you can do it. Some were more challenging than others. Yes, I did get hurt, but almost everybody did"

 

 

Bernd:

-What are some of your favourite memories or behind the scenes stories from your time on the show?

 

Barry:

"Dustin was the real practical joker on the show. He painted crosses on my back with fake blood-covered swords. I looked like the poster child for the Red Cross. Meeting and working with the other actors and crew was a daily blessing"

Bernd:

-For your role of Lugo you have to speak some german, did you ever know some words from this time?

 

Barry:

"Not a single word, but I don't think I'll ever forget them now"

 

 

Bernd:

-Of the whole series, looking back, which was the most difficult scene to film?

 

Barry:

"Definitely the orgy scene in the Roman bath. Try explaining that work day to your wife"

 

 

Bernd:

-How was filming the final episode and your end inside?

 

Barry:

"I was both elated and saddened when I read the final script; sad because it was all ending and elated because they gave Lugo such a glorious, fiery, death"

  

Bernd:

-When Spartacus ends many fans cheers for Spin Off´s, what do you think about an Spin Off Series about Lugo before he comes to Spartacus?

 

Barry:

"I would love to see a Lugo spinoff. Spread the word"

 

 

Bernd:

-Before you work in Spartacus you work for many other Series like Xena,Hercules or Shortland Street.what else can we expect from you in the near future?

 

Barry:

"I'm booked for a film with Ving Rhames and Luke Goss called Blood Reef. I'm playing a real bad-ass called Slayde. I'm in negotiations to do a film in Europe, but I won't jinx it until the ink is drying on the contract. I'm also a professional screenwriter with several projects in development and two five star rated graphic novels currently on Amazon and Comixology"

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Bernd:

Thank you so much for this and i hope to see you soon in Germany.