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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6 comments:

  1. It seems that fate crashed its fist into Andy Whitfield! Someone who just entered the path of personal and financial success, suddenly discovers that carries a serious illness that requires aggressive treatment, requires the work be stopped, drying up their source of income. How can he support his family, how can he maintain their standard of life, and provide your treatment? How will he pull through? Are just some practical issue ...

    After all, he was rising and he certainly has not earned one million dollars per episode. And yet he has a reservation if it is not supplied, it is over. What is the current routine of someone so physically fit, who suddenly finds himself examined, touched, perforated, penetrated, physically frail, dependent of drugs and hospitals, without the certainty of being able to win this battle!

    There should be no easy fight this kind of situation, when it is a repeat offender, having to slow the pace of life when it began to take off. Must be a huge ordeal, he must have a number of questions in your conscious that should let him stunned, because, besides the practical issues still are emotional issues, after all he is human, he is full of desires, dreams, loves.

    In fact, who has not gone so can not imagine what he must feel, like to be difficult to smile even that hope be present. We can only hope that he be strong and the fate open your hand to do him a kindness.

    I feel so sorry for him, and I want him recover his fully life.

    Apologies for the dark thoughts, perhaps because of the lack of news. I hope to be completely wrong. Apologies because English is not my native language.

    Morena

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  2. would be important to understand what the current state of health of Andy, I hope you are well in all aspects. I believe in his return, no other possibility occurs to me and I think for the fans either.
    An enormous anxiety occurs every day in search of information, but I believe that when it comes, will delight many fans.
    Positive energy and hope you're well. I want some quick improvements and a much desired return.

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  3. Congratulations for the work, the blog is very cool...

    Morena
    São Paulo
    Brasil

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  4. Thanks so much for appreciating "the work". Also thanks for the interest and intercessory prayer for Andy and his family!

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  5. Well wishes to Andy. I am a fan and a dietitian. Have some ideas on how Andy could have gotten sick. Don't know all of the history, and maybe I am wrong, but can share with you if interested. If I am right, worried could happen to others. Write me.

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  6. Andy noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! He was an amazing actor...

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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