Andy Whitfield's Biography

In July 17, 1971, Andy Whitfield was born in Amlwch, Wales. His parents Robert and Pat Whitfield then moved to Australia in 1999 with his sibling Laura.

Moved to Sydney, Australia after graduating the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England for Engineering.


He started acting and modeling while working as an engineer and building inspector for a consulting agency.


In 1999, Andy Whitfield married Terrica Smith-Whitfield and later to Vashti Whitfield. Andy
is father of two wonderful children: Jesse Red Whitfield, born 2005 and Indigo sky Whitfield, born 2007.

He attended Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


He has appeared in several Australian television series, such as Opening Up, All Saints, The Strip, Packed to the Rafters and McLeod's Daughters. He gained his first prominent role in the Australian supernatural film Gabriel.


Still working his day job as an engineer, he sought a part as a Roman gladiator in ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ and landed the lead role.


Whitfield starred in the 2010 television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, which is filmed in New Zealand. He plays the part of Spartacus, a soldier condemned to fight as a gladiator and who ultimately leads a rebellion against the Romans.


Whitfield also appears in the upcoming Australian thriller The Clinic starring opposite Tabrett Bethell (of Legend of the Seeker fame), set for release in 2010, which was shot in Deniliquin.


In March 2010, Whitfield was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, beginning treatment immediately in New Zealand. This delayed production of season two of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Whitfield expects to return for a second season.


In June 2010 it was announced that Whitfield completely finished his treatment and was given a clean bill of health. Regretfully he was expected to be back on the set of Spartacus: Blood and Sand by October but a setback caused delay in filming.


September 2010, it was announced that Whitfield's cancer had returned and he would not be returning for the second season.


Approximately a year later on September 11, 2011 and unforgettably and sadly a day that was in tribute around the world for America’s 9/11, our warrior Andy lost his battle with Lymphoma.


"On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18 month battle with lymphoma cancer," Whitfield's wife Vashti said in a statement. "He passed peacefully surrounded by love. Thank you to all his fans whose love and support have help carry him to this point. He will be remembered as the inspiring, courageous and gentle man, father and husband he was."


"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Andy Whitfield," Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement Sunday night. "We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in `Spartacus' and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life."




(Even though Andy's has gone from us, remember to continue supplication for Andy and his family.)

Noted, June 24th 2012: Information above has been gathered by internet sources only and any liability with its entirety is not my own.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Support Andy Whitfield Send a message to Andy!


Found a great sight after Mari (fan of Andy) contacted me and asked if there was a mailing address where fans could send Andy letters or 'Get Well/Best Wishes' cards. Below is a website which from my understanding, the messages will be printed out and then taken to him. 

Also there is a physical address that I came across. Unfortunately I cannot vouch for the address being legit or whether it is current. Let me know if someone has tried and received positive feedback.

Andy Whitfield
The Collective
8383 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1050

Beverly Hills, CA 90211
USA

Send Your Support Message to Andy Whitfield



As we have all read, Andy Whitfield has been stricken once again with cancer resulting in needing treatment and bowing out of Season 2 of Spartacus.

This page has been set up to provide a way for fans to leave their support to Andy.
Lesley-Ann Brandt (Naevia) will be taking these messages with her when she goes to see Andy and his family in a week’s time. I’m quite sure Andy knows how much the fans love him but your words of encouragement will help him through the difficult times ahead.

UPDATE 26 September 2010

Thank you to everyone who submitted their message to Andy. The comment section has been closed. These messages will be a way for Andy to know how much the fans love him. He IS Spartacus but more importantly he is Andy Whitfield, husband, father, son, friend, actor.
All these messages will be given to Lesley-Ann Brandt who will take them with her when she sees Andy in the coming week.

Thank you everyone for your support.

If you would like to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Andy Whitfield’s name please use one of these links:  AustraliaUSA | Google other countries – Help them find a cure.

http://andywhitfield.ausxip.com/supportandy/?p=1#more-1

6 comments:

  1. I am devastated to know that Andy will not return to Spartacus Season 2. I will not be watching the show. I continue to pray every single day for Andy and his family during this difficult time. I know you will be back for Season 3! Stay well!

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  2. Kathy,
    Thank you for your comment and please don't forget to send Andy messages at the address and website listed above!

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  3. ove Feel:)hello andy, you're like thousands of people from all over the world; best wishes to you...

    besten Wünschen für Sie,,,
    祝福你,,,
    meilleurs voeux à vous,,,
    migliori auguri a voi,,,
    наилучшие пожелания Вам,,,
    أطيب التمنيات لكم ، ، ،
    iyi dileklerimiz seninle,,,
    Hear our voices..

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  4. And, thank you also, Yaldiz. Your words and heartfelt gesture speaks volumes!

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  5. Andy...I pray fervently everyday for your recovery. My friend Amanda and myself speak of you on a regular basis and hope and pray that u will get well!! I am going to miss u more than words can say on this season of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Hopefully..u will return for season 3. Amanda and I would BOTH love to have a signed picture of you to hang in our salon!! We love u!! If u can send us both a pic..please let me know and I will email my address. Love, Tina Huff...your most avid and hopeful fan!!

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  6. RIP ANDY.. WE LOVED YOU!!!

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Andy's Movie Poster - Gabriel

Andy's Movie Poster - Gabriel
"Many friends will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart" ~Unknown

"Friends, you and me. You brought another and then there were three. We started out group our circle of friends and like that circle there is no beginning or end." ~Unknown

Andy's Movie Posters

"To handle yourself use your head, with others use your heart" ~Unknown

Film and television credits

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Whitfield

Year Title Role Notes
2004 All Saints (TV series) Matthew Parkes TV episode: "Opening Up"
2007 Gabriel (film) Gabriel Film (Australia)
2008 The Strip (Australian TV series) Charlie Palmer TV episodes
2008 Packed to the Rafters Nick Leigh TV episode: "All in the Planning"
2008 McLeod's Daughters Brett Samuels TV episode: "Nowhere to Hide"
2010 The Clinic Cameron Film
2009-2010 Spartacus: Blood and Sand Spartacus Regular; being replaced due to his cancer
2011 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Spartacus TV prequel & spin-off;Guest star


Never accept defeat...

Gladiator's Oath