Andy Whitfield Documentary ‘Be Here Now’ Explores Cancer And ‘Spartacus’

A documentary called Be Here Now by Academy Award-nominated Lilibet Foster (producer of Speaking In Strings) chronicling the months before Spartacus star Andy Whitfield‘s death should be coming out sometime after July 23.

The film, which follows Whitfield and his wife on a trip to India to explore alternate forms of treatment for the cancer that eventually killed him, recently reached its Kickstarter goal of $200,000. Camera crews tailed the pair for over a year, until September of 2011.  Continue reading “Andy Whitfield Documentary ‘Be Here Now’ Explores Cancer And ‘Spartacus’”

Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield (July 17, 1972 – September 11, 2011)

Andy Whitfield, 39, a fairly unknown actor before being cast on the hit Starz show Spartacus: Blood And Sandpassed away yesterday morning in Sydney, Australia.

The athletic Wales-native left the show for a hiatus after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, while the creators worked on a brief prequel to Blood And Sand called Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena, focusing on some of the core characters, sans Whitfield.

Whitfield would have come back for a second full season if he hadn’t received the terrible news in March of 2010 that his cancer had reappeared. Nobody but his family really knew the details of his health previously, so his death comes as a huge shock…  Continue reading “Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield (July 17, 1972 – September 11, 2011)”