Manu Bennett
Manu bennett
Date of Birth
October 10, 1969
Place of Birth
Rotorua, New Zealand
Date of Death
New Zealand

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Manu Bennett is an actor, director, and producer from New Zealand who provided the voice and performance capture[1] for Azog in the film adaptations of The Hobbit.[2]


Bennett is best known for his roles as Mark Antony (to Karl Urban's Julius Caesar) in the series Xena: Warrior Princess, Crixus in the Starz television franchise Spartacus, and as Slade Wilson in the CW series Arrow.[3] His film roles include Deputy Billy Kitka in 30 Days of Night, Paco in The Condemned, and Sinbad in Sinbad and The Minotaur.


  1. "THE HOBBIT - The Making Of Azog."
  2. "Manu Bennett: More Than Hollywood Muscle." ET Online, 25 January, 2013.
  3. "'Arrow's' Manu Bennett Upped to Series Regular for Season 2." Hollywood Reporter, 20 March, 2013.

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