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.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another link for Andy: this one states "Official" Fan site....

I believe the link and info below are one and the same. If not, someone please let me know if they're two different entities. Nevertheless, you can leave Andy a message there.

"The Spartacus Fan Chat UStream is now live on the Official Spartacus site. Okay Louise from the Andy Whitfield Fan Facebook page has sent in the following info:(aka Spartacus: Play School Version) Reviewed by MaryD. I'm the first one to admit I have Andy Whitfield does NOT have an official Facebook page as of this time.Andy Whitfield, who plays the lead character in the series Spartacus: Andy Whitfield (AKA Spartacus) Official Fan Page! . Facebook fan page dedicated to AndyLesleyAnn has posted the following on her Official Facebook Fan Page lead on the cult hit after star Andy Whitfield had to depart the show to resume treatment for cancer.Of course, different to Andy, but to compare the two would be fruitless. LesleyAnn has posted the following on her Official Facebook Fan Page"

Behind the Scenes - Time Crisis with Andy Whitfield

New Artwork found - Artist: Danielle Visser

Ebay money makers?

Are these selling sites legit? Does Andy actually get any money from them? I sure hope so--after all, it's all him.

Monday, May 23, 2011

This video (link above) may help explain a little more about Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Also the links below goes into more so one can be familiarized with this destructive cancer.

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"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made." ~Robert Browning

"If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach." 
~Margaret Cho

Remember to be generous and intercede with prayer...may that germinate to an fathomable love for Andy and his family...and for you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quotes to remember

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.

Be afraid of nothing. You have within you all wisdom, all power, all strength, all understanding.
~Eileen Caddy 1917-2006

Andy Whitfield SMSDrop

Disclaimer: 'Andy Whitfield's Unofficial Fan Site' is not promoting/endorsing this app. This link is solely intended for informational/interest purposes.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spot the di**fference

Two "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" Poster with a tad different background with the artwork, but still all Andy. Prayin' for ya, Buddy.

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