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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Monday, December 27, 2010

Andy Whitfield's role as a true fighter * From: The Daily Telegraph * December 28, 2010 12:00AM

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/andy-whitfields-role-as-a-true-fighter/story-e6frf96o-1225976801250

Fight of his life ... actor Andy Whitfield / Pic: Icon Source: The Daily Telegraph
 Interceding prayer for you.

16 comments:

  1. I will miss u Andy

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  2. What a Shame. Andy did a great job portraying Spartacus. I looked forward to many season with him as the lead. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    MJT

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  3. How very sad. He had so much talent, and he had a spark. This was his time, and the illness robbed him of it. I'm so very sorry for his wife and children.

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  4. andy,inesquecivel,ficara para sempre nos nossos coraçoes,lutou bravamente contra essa doença terrivel,mas deus assim quis,e ele partiu para um plano melhor que esse,agora descansa nos braços do pai,l missing you,forever.

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  5. So very very sad to hear this news. There was something real in his expression that touched my heart. You see actors every day, but his soul shined thru and his soul was special. Good bye Andy the world was truly cheated of a great gift (gone too early). Many special prayers to his wife and family. Nothing is harder than these moments and I wish for much support for them. All my prayers and blessings are being sent tonight.

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  6. Beautiful man, so sad to see you leave. God bless your family and may he comfort them in this time of sorrow.

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  7. Rest in peace Andy, you seemed like a really great man full of great talent. God bless your family particularly your kids and your wife who will miss you more than anyone.

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  8. Hi, I´m from Czech republic. We are all very sad. We will still be Andy´s funs. Even in this small country far away.
    I can´t help your family but i´m so deeply sad and I hope they are strong and i wish them the best :(. I´m very sorry....Andy will be my spartacus for ever. No one can replace him !

    Sorry for my bad english :(

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  9. It hurts so much to know that he is gone..I looked forward to seeing him play spatacus again he did such a great job..My heart and prayers go out to his family...May he rest in peace...Gone but never forgotten

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  10. My condolonces, I can see the love and it pains me I just learn that he pass away, such a beautiful man, great actor. I am just in shock, keep looking to my husband and value his company even more.

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  12. Hi! I come from Italy. I discovered this amazing actor/ man only few weeks ago as I started to watch Spartacus so late. There are no words to express the pain that I've heard when I discovered that he was dead so young...it isn't fair! he will always be a gladiator to me! he will be Spartacus forever! I really loved the show but without him it will never be the same. Rest in peace dear Andy! condolences to his family.

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  13. hey i am from chile! it is terrible! just terrible! what a talented actor. spartacus would never be the same without him ....

    he showed the world he is a real fighter .. he fought for his life. for his family... hoy se cumple un año de su muerte.

    Matíasr

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  14. I just got to know Today & i m so Bloody sad to know that he isnt among us, & I was searching for his Spartacus Season 2 when i didnt find his Video i was Curios how come andy aint in it & i had searched in wikipedia & got know & i m dam really sad i had tears in my eyes to know that, i sat alone for a while & thought of him.is there any cure for that sort of cancer at this Modren world.Damm scientist cnat find a Cure for this .

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  15. Hi there I'm Copperfaery from Monterrey, Mexico. such a sad loss. still cannot get over how we lost a magnificent man and actor. May his family be blessed and may he be an angel in heaven watching over his children and wife. Love to all and remember that although we could have survived without another angel we now have one more. an angel Called Andy.

    Just found this site. thanks for creating it. Hugs.

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  16. Last episode war of the damned amazing and sad ,ending credits with ANDY ,absolutly couldint complete it any better ,(I AM SPARTICUS),awesome show since season one Liam McIntyre pulled off an awsome performance,..,ill greatly miss this show DAMMIT ): R.I.P ANDY WHITFIELD .sure u r up above in yur throne looking at the succes and closing of a series you started.........

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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...

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