Dustin Clare: from Spartacus to CEO of new streaming service Shelter

The well-known actor and filmmaker has long been passionate about design and architecture. Now he's launching a content platform devoted to it.

A confession: I used to be obsessed with Spartacus, the gore and glam of that ultra-violent super-stylish Starz series about gladiators. Shot in New Zealand, it  featured a host of buffed and beautiful local actors including Lucy Lawless, the late Andy Whitfield, Jai Courtney and Dustin Clare.

So when a press release came through about ‘Shelter’, a new streaming platform of curated content about Design, Architecture and Lifestyle, created by Dustin Clare. I had to wonder, was it that Dustin Clare?

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk