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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 January 1982Australia
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dustin Clare is an award winning Australian actor.

Dustin Clare made his feature debut opposite Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis in Fred Schepisi's The Eye of the Storm, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and screened in Special Presentation at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Dustin played 'Gannicus' alongside John Hannah and Lucy Lawless in the hit US action-adventure series Spartacus: War of the Damned for the Starz network. He also starred in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and in Spartacus: Vengeance.

Dustin began his career with guest roles in leading Australian television series before becoming a series regular in the popular television drama McLeod's Daughters, for which he won a Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent. Dustin went on to star in the Showtime series Satisfaction for which he received a second Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actor and a Golden Nymph Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actor at the 49th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco. Dustin also played Chris Flannery in the critically acclaimed second series of Underbelly.

In 2013 he appeared in Mark Lamprell's musical feature, Goddess, opposite Ronan Keating, Laura Michelle Kelly and Magda Szubanski. In 2014 he played Lt. Harry Moffitt on the ABC's mini-series ANZAC Girls, for which he received an equity ensemble award, and in the Australian feature film Love Is Now, directed by Jim Lounsbury. In 2015 he appeared on the final season of the Cinemax series Strikeback and the feature film Sunday, of which he was also a producer and writer on.

Dustin graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2004.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Fighting Chance

Trivia (6)

Is an ambassador for the 2011 Warrambeen Film Festival in his home country of Australia.
Welcomed first child, Darcy in 2012 with partner Camille Keenan.
Wanted to be an agriculturist instead of an actor.
Is an ambassador for the White Ribbon Foundation.
Born at Grafton, he grew up in both Ballina, NSW and Maclean, NSW.
Studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, he graduated in 2004.

Personal Quotes (10)

I'm passionate about being an actor, but I'm definitely not passionate about being a sex symbol.
New Zealand is a pretty no-nonsense place to work, like Australia. I mean it doesn't falter to anyone.
You always draw inspiration from your family or your parents if they've proven to be inspirational. My mother is someone who's always been inspirational to me.
When I'm not working, I weight train three times a week and swim and surf as much as I can - in the summer, you usually find me in the water.
I think there's always pieces of yourself that bleed into your character. That's inevitable.
Often too many expectations are put on by society as to what we're supposed to look like and it's fed to people at an age that's too young.
On his character Gannicus: He's a bit of the anti-hero in a way I guess. He riles against authority. A big part of the character is playing the differences between him and Spartacus. I didn't want to create a character that would be similar to Spartacus because I thought that would be boring. Essentially I think I have the same moral core, which is the thing that they see in each other that attracts them to each other eventually.
'McLeod's Daughters' was my first regular job out of drama school, and my first full-time role. That was great because I learned a lot, in terms of working in front of the camera.
I had wanted to be a fish farmer, to be honest with you. I wanted to be an agriculturist. I wanted to have my own fish farm. I was also contemplating surfboard building.
I think I was about 18 before I decided I wanted to pursue acting. I went to drama school in Western Australia when I was 19.

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