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.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Release of "The Clinic" Movie: Starring our Andy

Trailer for the new feature film, The Clinic.

While traveling across country with her fiance, Beth wakes along in an isolated clinic to a mother's worst nightmare. Her child has been abducted. Trapped and facing an unknown enemy, Beth struggles to piece together the clinic's deadly secret. Just how far will a mother go to save her child? Inspired by true events.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thank you!

Again, to all those fans that have been ever-vigilant in prayers--thank you. I am sure that Andy and his family are very grateful for the constant concern and love!

Remember to preserve the thoughts that will give Andy and his family strength along their difficult journey. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Moment of Prayer, Thoughts & Wishes For Those With Cancer

Luna Duvall from the Andy Whitfield Facebook Fan Page sent me a note that I would like to pass on:

Andy's fan page is organizing a moment of prayer, thoughts and wishes for Andy and all those with cancer. It'll be Sunday 13 February at 9pm GMT (early Monday morning in Australia) - times for other countries are including in the event info.

Spartacus / Andy Whitfield Tribute Video - Feeling Good

From: dotty25aug1981 | February 06, 2011

"This is my 100th video and I have dedicated it to in opinion one of the sexiest men alive, Andy Whitfield - who until recently due to his cancer coming back which I was gutted about played tv's Spartacus. OMG ladies if you love Andy you will love this video. The song is feeling good by nina simone and hal mooney(version off the advert) Enjoy and feel free to leave comments saying how hot he is! If you like it you can press the thumbs up button and check out my other videos!"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

From a fan...

The information below is from a fan who wanted
 to make sure that Andy got it. 
Disclaimer: In NO way does 'Andy Whitfield's Unofficial Fan site'
endorse this natural health treatment or the information
detailed below. This post is only intended as informative and nothing
I'm writing you because I feel you might have a better chance to get
this info to the actor Andy Whitefield or someone close to him, than I
     I'm a recent fan of the Spartacus and was moved by the actors
performance. When I heard of his cancer I had the same reaction I get
whenever I hear anyone is sicken with the illness. I do whatever I can
to tell them about these natural health treatments that completely rid
the person of cancer, I was also excited by the thought that if this
news gets to him in time it will be a huge vehicle to spread this life
saving news to the world.
I'm not a health practitioner or salesman of any sort i'm just a fan
of his who has struggled half of my life with health problems and have
became aware of an entire world of alternative health concept that
much of the world is kept in the dark about.
I will tell you of these phenomena and if you are convinced of their
efficacy please pass the message along, although I would like remain
anonymous, because my health issues havn't been solved yet and putting
drawing too much attention to myself in the united states right now
would put my own treatment at risk.
There is a currently a cancer protocol spreading around the world,
albeit slowly involving a concentrated marijuana extract. I may have
been skeptical of this had I not heard about it by my neighbor who
happens to be an Israeli surgeon, who is currently working along with
the american college of physicians, a group of over 100,000 american
medical Dr's. to help this treatment gain legitimacy.
     I was told to watch this video which explains the protocol and
how it came about.
In watching the video and realizing the people in it are neither
hippies or the average marijuana proponents rather farmers who have
just been stricken with cancer but now cured. I was even more less
    After watching 10 people in my own community try the and have
their cancer taken under complete control and cured I no longer have
any more skepticism and do what I can to spread the message.
The second treatment protocol involves a supplement much easier to
obtain. Please watch this video as an explanation to it. It mostly
touches on vitamin C treatments however the most important part of the
protocol is the delivery method involving liposomes. He doesn't touch
on it until the end video livon labs is the leader in the field if
your interested
Please write me back if you have any questions, I hope the info takes
hold if not for the actors benefit maybe this info will come in handy
at some point in your life."
~Fan of Andy Whitfield

Friday, February 4, 2011

A thought for the day

Prayers from around the world filter up to the heavens for intercessory. We mustn't forget as individuals, we are here to do for others, to bring them laughter or just to make them smile. Giving of oneself is the greatest gift one can give.

Andy, stay strong, and determined.

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

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