ANDY Whitfield, the 39-year-old star of the cable series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died in Sydney. Spartacus is an American television series produced in New Zealand that premiered on Starz on January 22, 2010, and concluded on April 12, 2013. [11] It was later released on Netflix as Be Here Now: The Andy Whitfield Story[12]. [3] He moved to Australia in 1999 to work as an engineer in Lidcombe, before later settling in Sydney. [8] Whitfield made a brief, uncredited voice-only appearance in the prequel mini-series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which premiered on 21 January 2011. Douglas was injured in a midair collision with voice artist Noel Blanc, and Michael Carra, a Beverly Hills police officer, when their helicopter collided with a stunt plane over Santa Paula Airport's runway. She portrayed the role of Sura, the wife of Spartacus. 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Daughter in law and Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones payed tribute to the actor on her Instagram page. [13] This delayed production of season two of Spartacus: Vengeance. Spartacus: Laurence Olivier ... Crassus: Jean Simmons ... Varinia: Charles Laughton ... Gracchus: Peter Ustinov ... Batiatus: John Gavin ... Julius Caesar: Nina Foch ... Helena Glabrus: John Ireland ... Crixus: … In March 2010, Whitfield was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and began undergoing treatment immediately in New Zealand. Whitfield gained his first prominent role in the Australian supernatural film Gabriel. Andy Whitfield, the British star of US TV drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died at the age of 39. The muscled actor succumbed to … Whitfield was born in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales. She has had minor roles in TV shows such as Charmed, Passions and Star Trek: Enterprise. February 5, 2020, 6:45 PM ... and to his wife, Anne, a wonderful husband. Her beauty was such that she caught the eye of Spartacus, who at that point in time had been a womaniser, and after lying with her, he fell in love with her. He was the father of actor Michael Douglas and paterfamilias of a Hollyw… Although declared cancer-free in June 2010, a routine medical check in September 2010 revealed a relapse[14] and Whitfield was compelled to abandon the role. Whitfield died on Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after being diagnosed with non … The Hollywood legend had a staggering 92 acting credits to his name. Hollywood is mourning veteran actor Kirk Douglas, the dimple-chinned star with the larger-than-life persona, who has passed away at 103. He was an actor, and if you know him it’s probably from the “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” TV series in which he had the main role. Born in 1916 as Issur Danielovitch to Russian-Jewish immigrants, he had married twice- to Diana Dill, Anne Buydens - has two sons from each wife- actor Michael Douglas, producer Joel Douglas, producer Peter Douglas, and late actor Eric Douglas. The star, who was born in … University of Sheffield Alumni Office & Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Office in England. ‘Spartacus’ actor Kirk Douglas dead at 103, son Michael Douglas says. WATCH:Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas in iconic film 'Spartacus' The Hollywood legend and Spartacus star is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anne, and his sons Michael, Joel, and Peter. 32. Whitfield's wife, Vashti, called her husband a "beautiful young warrior" who died on a "sunny Sydney morning" in the "arms of his loving wife". They had two children together. Erin Cummings as Sura. Kirk Douglas who starred in films like Spartacus has died aged 103. [1] He was best known for his leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.[2]. 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