Andy Whitfield as "Spartacus" may be made into Madame Tussauds waxwork

Andy Whitfield (right) as Spartacus on screen. 

Andy Whitfield (right) as Spartacus on screen. 

Andy Whitfield, who died of cancer two years ago - has been suggested by a German film fan to be immortalised in a hall of fame.

The father of Spartacus actor Andy Whitfield has backed calls for his son to be honoured as a waxwork figure in Madame Tussauds.

The 39-year-old actor from Amlwch, Anglesey died two years ago in Sydney, Australia where he lived, after losing an 18-month fight with cancer.

Now film fan Norbert Suess, from Schwardorf, Germany has started an online petition to ask Madame Tussauds in Sydney to fashion a waxwork figure in his memory.

In the petition, Suess opines,  

"Actor Andy Whitfield's extraordinary and intense portrayal of SPARTACUS, the ancient freedom fighter, Gladiator and former slave in the STARZ hit series 'Spartacus: "Blood and Sand" brought on a profound recognition to the series.

With his stardom quickly on the rise, Mr Whitfield was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer. He was forced to step aside from his dream role in the TV series losing his own personal battle September 11, 2011.

Andy Whitfield mesmerized the viewers with his exceptional performance as Spartacus. There was something he brought to the character that jumped off the screen and straight into the viewers heart. Andy Whitfield's enormous passion for the role and inspirational man he was, on and off the big screen, has inspired a worldwide fan base that believes he should be immortalized at the museum. Furthermore, his courageous real life inspirational battle touching the lives of so many to live in the moment with his core values of love, hard work, passion and following ones dreams both personally and professionally leaving a powerful legacy makes him the perfect candidate to be honored with a wax figure at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

With your help we can make this happen! Please join us in celebration and tribute to both Andy Whitfield and the historical great "Spartacus"."

The petition has already attracted around 9,000 signatures and 12,000 facebook likes. For those interested, the petition can be signed here