Lymphoma

'Be Here Now' is a moving look at actor Andy Whitfield's cancer battle

'Be Here Now' is a moving look at actor Andy Whitfield's cancer battle

It might sound like the title of a schmaltzy TV movie, but "Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story)" is an extraordinarily moving, deeply personal, filmed diary of late "Spartacus" star Andy Whitfield's battle with cancer.

The Welsh actor had been in remission from early stage non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but just prior to starting the second season of the Starz sword-and-sandal series, a routine insurance scan revealed a subset of cancerous cells that forced him to put his career on hold as he underwent an aggressive but ultimately unsuccessful new round of treatments.

That resulting physical and emotional journey undertaken by the soft-spoken Whitfield and his...

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