|Born||2 January 1982|
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.
Dustin grew up in Australia. He is originally from Ballina, NSW. Born at Grafton, he grew up in both Ballina and Maclean, NSW but studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in dramatic arts.
He served as a 2012 ambassador for the Warrambeen Film Festival in his home country of Australia
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.
Film and television credits
|2013||Spartacus: War of the Damned||Gannicus||TV Series (10 Episodes)|
|2012||Spartacus: Vengeance||Gannicus||TV Series (5 Episodes)|
|2011||The Eye of the Storm||Col||Film|
|2011||Spartacus: Gods of the Arena||Gannicus||TV Mini-Series (6 Episodes)|
|2010||Kanowna||Trooper Brown||Film (short) also associate producer|
|2010||Happenstance||Ex Boyfriend||Film (short)|
|2008–2010||Satisfaction||Sean (Mel's brother)||TV Series|
|2009||Early Checkout ||Dan||Film (short) also writer and producer|
|2009||Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities||Christopher Dale Flannery||TV Series (8 episodes-season 2)|
|2008||Cane Cutter||Roo||Film (short) also director, writer, and producer.|
|2006–2007||McLeod's Daughters||Riley Ward||TV Series, won the Sliver Logie award for "Most Popular New Male Talent" in 2007.|
|2007||Air Australia||Sir Charles Kingsford Smith||TV mini-series|
|2006||Iron Bird||Jonathan Paul Harmer JP||Film (short)|
|2005||Headland||Gareth Williams||TV episodes: #1.2 and #1.3|
|2005||All Saints||Rick Fallon||TV episode: "New Beginnings"|
|2004||Going Down in Flames||Donny||Film|
|Awards and achievements|
for Home and Away
Most Popular New Male Talent
2007 – 2008
for McLeod's Daughters
for Home and Away
- "Q&A with Dustin Clare". NineMSN. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Dustin Clare Makes His Mark". WAAPA Alumni Newsletter. WAAPA. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Dustin Clare Warrambeen Film Festival Ambassador". Warrambeen Film Festival. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Riley Ward (Dustin Clare)". NineMSN. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Episode List - McLeod's Daughters". IMDB. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Channel Nine - Underbelly". Channel Nine Australia. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "The Cast of Satisfaction - Sean". Showtime Networks AU. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Kiwi Keenan's keen on Rafters". The West Australian. Seven West Media. 27 Sep 2011. Retrieved 29 Sep 2011.
- "The Cast of Satisfacton - Amy". Showtime Networks AU. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- Early Checkout
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