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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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Trailer: “Spartacus: Vengeance“ at the The HipHop Consultant


"Will you watch the new Spartacus season without Andy Whitfield?"

11 comments:

  1. How the hell can we watch the new series without Andy Whitfield? They can't even refer to half the old scenes cause they have his face plastered all over them. He may 'do the job' but the loss of charisma that Andy just explodes will be felt by the other actors and by the audience. It will not live up to the first series and I dare say i'll even watch it.

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  2. His gone:(too soon:((its not fair:(

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  3. Him is dead yesterday and i'm very sad. R.I.P.

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  4. What a hard question. To wake up this morning to such sorrowful news.

    I think it would be hard not seeing him in the role he made his own but how can his fans not watch this out of respect for him?

    I was so looking forward to this new series and watching him reliving his role of Spartacus. No one will ever portray Spartacus again - like Kirk Douglas was Spartacus so now is Andy Whitfield.

    I for one will watch the new series as I`ve waited so long. Although Andy will be absent and will struggle to adjust to the new Spartacus I hope that ALL Andys` fans will watch the series and remember the man who made the series truly GREAT.

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  5. I will watch because, and ONLY because, I would like to honor my memory of him. No one will play this role like him. Peace.

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  6. Rip Andy, You were incredible in Spartacus, great actor, Spartacus will not be the same without you, very, very sad day :(

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  7. Yes!!...the more popular the show becomes, the more we talk about the series the more people will want to watch the first season.Then they will see what a brilliant actor andy was. It will also bring residuals for his family. It would be selfish for us not to watch.

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  8. This is so sad!! I loved his portrayal of Spartacus, I was waiting for more but he wasn't in the second season. I'm glad that we had a chance to see him in this role. He was awesome and memorable.

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  9. Of course I will watch the next season. I think it matters how you look at it. I mean look at the legacy that he created with Spartacus. I will watch the next season in his honor, because he planned to see it through till the end. Yeah they could of canceled the show, but he did such an amazing job in the first season it would be wrong to not complete when he and the cast intended. Also makes you think about why they did the 6 episode mini season Gods of the arena. Maybe it was to delay the second season in hopes that he would recover. RIP Andy Whitfield you will be surely missed.

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  10. Of course I will watch, Andy would want us too. He is a great man and would want us to respect the new actor also. Lets honor Andy and watch the show he made so great!!

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  11. Such a good actor he was. The intensity he brang to the screen set the bar for Sparticus! We will miss you, God bless your family.. I will continue to watch Sparticus, out of the respect for the man that started and exploded the show to life! RIP 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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