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.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Our letter to Andy

Our letter to Andy,

What I'm posting comes from the heart and I'm sure many others feel the same way, so I will refer to me as we.

Lately, there hasn't been much word on how you're doing but we respect your privacy and the respite with which you are taking and experiencing anew.

Our thoughts are with you in your daily journey. Take time to enjoy the smaller things in life that usually are overlooked and most times become the most important and precious to us. We pray that you keep up that great spirit of yours; for it is in our fight that we all become stronger, wiser and more resilient in order to triumph over adversity. Remember to take each day in easy pleasure and contentment. Again, know that our prayers and wishes go out to you and your family. And please, find comfort, love and happiness in all you do. 

Lastly, we thank you for your inspiration given to us on-screen but more so off-screen.

God Bless you and your family!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Juliet Adams: 4Play Friday is Andy Whitfield

Juliet Adams: 4Play Friday is Andy Whitfield: "Hi everybody, I hope your week has gone well. I thought I would spice it up a bit for the weekend with this weeks man. Andy is relative..."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

'Spartacus' Creator Talks About Replacing Whitfield, Nudity, the Finite Ways to Kill a Man

I usually don't focus on Andy's phenomenal fame with the show "Spartacus" but this article has a couple of good comments about him which says what a cool and very unselfish person he seems to be.

Monday, June 13, 2011

"Andy Whitfield for the next James Bond, 007!" Facebook Page

"If you believe Andy Whitfield would be the PERFECT actor for the next James Bond 007, click "like" on this Facebook page and support the campaign!" ~Esra, moderator of "Andy Whitfield for the next James Bond, 007!" Facebook page

Also on the Groups on the "Andy Whitfield for the next James Bond, 007!" Facebook page, Esra has posted

Friday, June 3, 2011


Can someone let me know if this is full-length movie is actually legal (copyright thing, and all). I don't think that Andy is likely getting any type of income from it if accessed for free. Call me a prude, but just watching out for our boy!

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