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07/08/2020
     You may not know who the actor Andy Whitfield from Spartacus. He became popularly known after the first season of the Spartacus series, but in addition, he had several roles in different films, check it out.

ANDY WHITFIELD CAREER:

     Andy Whitfield (Amlwch, October 17, 1971 - Sydney, September 11, 2011) was a Welsh actor and model based in Australia, best known for representing the character Spartacus in the Spartacus: Blood and Sand series. Whitfield was born in Amlwch, Anglesey. He studied engineering at the University of Sheffield, and practiced in London before moving to Sydney in 1999. He took classes at the Screenwise School of Film and TV Actors in New South Wales, Australia. Whitfield appeared in several Australian television series, including Opening Up, All Saints, The Strip, Packed to the Rafters and McLeod's Daughters. His first prominent role was given to him in the Australian supernatural film Gabriel. Whitfield also starred in the 2010 television series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, filmed in New Zealand. 

     He played Spartacus, a soldier condemned to fight as a gladiator, responsible for a rebellion against the Romans. He even appeared naked in the series, alongside Manu Bennett. Whitfield also appeared in the Australian thriller The Clinic (shot in Deniliquin), alongside Tabrett Bethell (famous for Legend of the Seeker). In August 2010, Whitfield joined Freddie Wong and created a two-minute video titled Time Crisis, based on the game of the same name. Whitfield made a quick appearance in the miniseries and prequel to Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which debuted on January 21, 2011.

DEATH:

     In March 2010, Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and started immediate treatment in New Zealand. This occurrence delayed the production of the second season of Spartacus: Vengeance. While waiting for the actor's treatment and recovery, the channel produced a six-part series of Spartacus, just waiting for his return. Although he declared himself cancer free just two months later, he suffered complications from the disease later in the year and was forced to abandon the role. On September 11, 2011, 18 months after the discovery of cancer, the actor died. Whitfield left his wife and two children. Actor Liam McIntyre, 29, was chosen as Whitfield's successor in the Spartacus series.

GABRIEL:

     Gabriel is a 2007 Australian action and horror film set in purgatory. Follow the archangel Gabriel's struggle to free purgatory from the fallen angels of evil and save the souls of its inhabitants. Gabriel is the first feature directed by Shane Abbess, who also co-wrote the script with Matt Hylton Todd. It stars Andy Whitfield as Gabriel, Dwaine Stevenson as Sammael, Samantha Noble as Amitiel and Erika Heynatz as Lilith. As an action film, Gabriel is unconventional by Australian cinema standards. Produced without government funding and on a low budget, the filmmakers intended to create a film that could compete in international markets and become financially profitable. After its release in Australia on November 15, 2007, Gabriel received mixed reviews and came in fifth at the box office of the opening week. Gabriel was released on DVD in the USA on February 19, 2008.

THE CLINIC:

     The Clinic takes place in 1978. A young future mother, Beth, is traveling with her fiance Cameron. After avoiding an accident on the road, they stop at a motel in the small (fictional) town of Montgomery. Cameron goes for a walk at midnight and returns to find his missing bride. After a quick search, Cameron calls the local police. 

     After the arrival of the police, Cameron attacks the motel owner out of frustration and the authorities arrest him. He later tries to escape and is killed in a car accident. Beth then wakes up naked in an abandoned warehouse, lying in a bathtub filled with ice and water. She discovers a caesarean scar on her abdomen and realizes that her baby has been stolen. 

     She also finds a white robe with the Roman number DCVIII written on the chest. Alone and afraid of her son, Beth wanders out of the facility, where she meets three other mothers who were also kidnapped and had their unborn children surgically removed. The group finds another woman, almost alive, with her uterus surgically open, who declares her son "blue".

ANDY'S OTHER ROLES:

  • Title: All Saints, Role: Matthew Parkes, Notes: "Opening Up" (season 2, episode 7);
  • Title: The Strip, Role: Charlie Palmer, Notes: Season 1, Episode 21st season, episode 7;
  • Title: Packed to the Rafters, Role: Nick Leigh, Notes: "All in the Planning" (season 1, episode 10);
  • Title: McLeod's Daughters, Role: Brett Samuels, Notes: "Nowhere to Hide" (season 8, episode 4).

BE HERE NOW:

     "Be Here Now" is a documentary by Lilibet Foster, which details actor Andy Whitfield's battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The film accompanies Andy throughout his journey, while exploring medical and alternative healing options in Australia, New Zealand and India. The film is being published to help and inspire others who face similar challenges and also to accelerate the pace of cancer research around the world. A release date is expected in early 2013.
     "Be Here Now" is an inspiring documentary and a love story, about the overnight sensation, actor and international sex symbol, Andy Whitfield, who put the same determination and dedication that he brought to his lead role on the show. "Spartacus" television. Blood and Sand ", to fight life-threatening cancer. This story is about Andy Whitfield - but also about having the courage to realize your dreams, face your fears and live in the present, despite the potential outcome. This film is for whom already faced a challenge in their lives ".

ANDY WHITFIELD DESCRIBED BY THE SPARTACUS PRODUCER:

     Andy Whitfield was the actor who played Spartacus in Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Whitfield was born in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales. He studied construction at the University of Sheffield Hallam, England and worked in Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia as an engineer before settling in Sydney in 1999. He appeared on several Australian television series such as Opening Up, All Saints, The Strip , Packed to the Rafters and the daughters of McLeod. 

     Whitfield won his first prominent role in the Australian supernatural film Gabriel. He also starred in the 2010 television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, which was filmed in New Zealand. He was the original actor to play Spartacus, the Gladiator who became a rebel commander and started the Third Servile War. Whitfield also appeared in the Australian thriller The Clinic, starring Tabrett Bethell (of Legend of the Seeker fame), which was filmed in Deniliquin. In August 2010, Whitfield teamed up with Freddie Wong and created a 2-minute YouTube video called "Time Crisis", based on the Time Crisis game. Whitefield made a brief, uncredited appearance in the miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which premiered on January 21, 2011.
     Whitfield met Vashti in London. The couple moved to Sydney and married in 2001. They had two children together. In March 2010, Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and started being treated immediately in New Zealand. This delayed the production of the second season of Spartacus: Vengeance. While awaiting Whitfield's treatment and expected recovery, the chain produced a six-part prequel, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, with only a brief uncredited voice from the actor. Although declared cancer free in June 2010, a medical routine in September 2010 revealed a relapse and Whitfield was forced to abandon the role. Starz recast Australian actor Liam McIntyre as Whitfield's successor. 

     Whitfield was still alive when McIntyre was chosen, and he gave his blessing, despite McIntyre being ten years younger than him, and underweight for the role. Whitfield died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Sydney, Australia, on September 11, 2011, 18 months after his initial cancer diagnosis.

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