Lucy Lawless on ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Xena’ and ‘Agents of SHIELD’

Lucy Lawless is happy to spend the next few weeks getting booed nightly at the Pasadena Playhouse. Through Jan. 4 she’ll be playing the evil queen Carabosse in the Lythgoe Family Production of Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight. Performed in the traditional British Panto style, the new show encourages audiences to cheer the good guys and, in Lawless’ case, boo the bad.

Produced by Kris and Becky Lythgoe and directed by his mother, Bonnie, the new production mixes magic, comedy, song and dance, including alumni from So You Think You Can Dance. Playing alongside Lawless are Ben Giroux (Hart of Dixie), Tamyra Gray (American Idol) and Olivia Holt. “Disney kids are 40 before they hit puberty,” Lawless tells The Hollywood Reporter of Holt, who stars in Disney’s I Didn’t Do It.

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Lucy Lawless to make an appearance at the last official Xena convention in 2015

If you’re a Xena fan, it’s going to be a sad year next year. 2015 will mark the final Official Xena Convention. Not only that, but it will also mark the 20th anniversary of Xena: Warrior Princess.

Today, it has been announced that actress Lucy Lawless, who played the titular character, will be headlining the event that’s taking place from February 20th to the 22nd at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center.

Lawless will be appearing on Saturday to sign autographs and take photo-ops with fans.

This will be the final convention, so if you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss it.

For more info, visit the Official Xena Convention site.


Lucy Lawless is coming to #NYCC!

Appearing: Friday and Saturday

Location: In Booth Signing

In 1995 Lucy landed the role of Xena: Warrior Princess in the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in a three story arc that led to her own spin-off show Xena: Warrior Princess for six seasons.

Whilst she has been primarily known for her role on Xena: Warrior Princess, Lucy has also appeared in the classic TV series Battlestar Galactica in the semi-regular role of D’anna Biers amongst her other many and varied roles including the hit Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories. Lucy was also in several made-for-TV movies including: Locusts and Vampire Bats. She also lent her voice to the straight-to-video movies: Justice League: The New Frontier and Dragonlance: Dragons of the Autumn Twilight. During 2011 Lucy appeared in the No Ordinary Family as the mysterious Mrs X and also appeared in the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Spartacus Vengeance as Lucretia.

Her most recent role was Caroline Platt in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake, a BBC Mini-Series in New Zealand with Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.

She plays the recurring character of Diane Lewis in NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

She will play Velma Kelly in the Auckland Theatre Company’s adaptation of Chicago The Musical from 1-24 November 2013.

Will appear in season 2 of Agents of Shield


Can S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Brilliance Trump HYDRA’s Magnificence? Lucy Lawless Previews the Season 2 Opener

When last we tuned into Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the titular organization had crumbled, its name disgraced, assets depleted. In the wake of a HYDRA-fueled onslaught, Nick Fury (guest star Samuel L. Jackson) resurfaced to appoint Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) as Director, so that he might rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D..

To do that, Coulson and his bruised team of agents will need the occasional helping hand — the first of which, as Season 2 opens this Tuesday (ABC, 9/8c), belongs to genre-TV queen Lucy Lawless.

Here, Lawless previews her S.H.I.E.L.D. visit, reveals a crush on Coulson and ponders the outcome of a clash between Agent Hartley and a certain Warrior Queen.

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Lucy Lawless grabs The Code before “Cate bloody Blanchett!”

It’s only taken her 27 years -but Lucy Lawless has finally made her first production in Australia, in ABC’s upcoming drama series, The Code.

Lawless is best known for her six years as Xena: Warrior Princess, now a project well down the list of resume credits, after it wrapped in 2001. With roles in Battlestar Galactica, Parks and Recreation, Spartacus, Veronica Mars, Burn Notice, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI: Miami, The L Word, Top of the Lake, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD -it’s clear Xena‘s global success was never at any risk of seeing her stereotyped.

“I should be so lucky to be stereotyped, because it means you were part of something successful. Xena was so good to me in terms of the fanbase, the house that it bought me and the husband and children that came with it. It was certainly a worthwhile trade-off and I’m not sorry,” she told TV Tonight.

“I’ve never been someone who controls their image at all. I don’t even look at photo approvals much or any of that sort of stuff. I don’t have much ‘control’ over my career. Or the times I did it failed because it’s not a natural part of who I am, so I just drift from what seems like the next cool, fun thing to do. And it’s worked out ok!”

That next cool thing was the six-hour political thriller by Playmaker Media, starring Ashley Zukerman and Dan Spielman. Set in Sydney, Canberra and Broken Hill it tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret.

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