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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Thursday, September 29, 2011

A final note from the moderator of “Andy Whitfield’s Unofficial Fan Site”


Hello Fans, Friends and family of Andy,

Well this will likely be my final post for “Andy Whitfield’s Unofficial Fan Site” but I won’t make that a for-sure. If I come across another smiling, determined and spirited image of our boy then, yes, I’m definitely posting as long as God blesses me with the task.

I briefly want to tell how Andy has personally touched my life. There are but a handful of individuals I have never met but have impacted my life in some odd way. Even if Andy is gone from this realm and onto another, to me he will always symbolize courage, honor, integrity and pain—wrapped in portrayed theatrical roles, family and a real life. He’s given me a faith to trust, reverence and never doubt because in the end—no matter who or what we believe in—it will be revealed in that final breathe. Focus on life and what is most important. Live simple, but fun-loving. 

He taught me that no matter when our time comes to be received in that greater place--where peace and love has no face but a aura of each soul burning with a brightness that never dies—it will not be feared if our focus is in a greater being---as one takes that step to a much greater plateau, let go with little regret, grace and dignity of who we are whenever called.

God Bless,
Carol Gambill

P.S. Don't worry, I will always re-post tributes left here for Andy of his Tribute Page.

5 comments:

  1. Well, what else to say?
    Thank you for introducing me to AndyWhitfield. Something in his gaze touched my soul as well as his courage to face life ... and you helped me to know that.

    The pictures of the people I love are on my piano and Andy too, because if I did not know him in this life, I should have known him in another. It's my only explanation for the empathy I feel for him. I want to remember him every day.

    Carol, you're cool .... just need to speak Portuguese!

    Abraços
    Morena

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  2. andy u have left ur mark in my heart, since the 11 of the 9 2011 i have'nt been my self, every signal day i come on ur website with tears in my eyes asking my self why, why you, but i dont get no answer, so began to pary for u n ur family. hope you are in a better place. i will always remember you as my young and beautiful hero dat ever live... i love u andy and i will never forget you not ever..xxxxxRIP

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  3. Thank you both for your kind and sincere words.

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  4. Hi Carol. Thank you so much for your time in putting this site together. Kind regards. John in the UK

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  5. John,
    Simply, my pleasure and extreme honor. And thank you for spending some time here with Andy.

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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


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