Andrew James Lincoln, born Andrew James Clutterbuck (born 14.9.1973)
Andrew Lincoln is an English actor most notable for his portrayal as the American, Rick Grimes on the award winning television series The Walking Dead.
Childhood: Andrew was born in London to a South African, nurse mother and an English civil engineer father. He grew up in Hull and moved to Bath at the age of ten before obtaining a place at the prestigious, London Academy of Dramatic Arts where he changed his name to from Clutterbuck to Lincoln.
Acting Career: Lincoln made his first on screen performance in Channel Four's, BAFTA award Winning, Drop the Dead Donkey, featuring on the episode titled 'Births and Deaths' aired in 1994. He continued to act in small television roles and television films including: Boston Kickout and Over Here before being cast as a permanent role on successful television series, This Life. The series won the 1998 Drama of the Year at the Royal Television Society awards. This Life ended in 1997 after airing its second series whilst Lincoln continued to act in short films and television films before being cast in crime thriller, Gangster No. 1. Lincoln played Maxie King alongside Malcolm McDowell and David Thewlis. In 2003 Lincoln made his film appearance as Mark on British hit, Love Actually. The film featured an all star cast including: Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Bill Nigh, Liam Neeson, Martin Freeman and Keira Knightley. Lincoln went onto act in twenty and writes two episodes of channel four's television series, Teachers. The series was successful releasing four series between the years of 2001 - 2004. Lincoln did further television work including series and films such as: Lie with Me before co-starring in Afterlife. An award winning mystery horror series for which Lincoln won Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. Lincoln acted in more supporting and co-starring television roles before being cast in feature film Heartbreaker, a romantic comedy filmed in France. During 2010 Lincoln appeared in six episodes of the four series running Strike Back starring Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton. Lincoln played Mr. Clarke in Made in Dagenham before being cast as lead role Rick Grimes in the award winning television series, The Walking Dead. Lincoln will reprise his role as Rick during series four of the Walking Dead.
Personal Life: Andrew Lincoln married the daughter of musician Ian Anderson, Gael Anderson on June 10th 2006. He has two children.
'The Walking Dead' spin-off will air on AMC in the summer.
A 'Walking Dead' spin-off series has been given the green-light for two seasons straight off the bat. The currently untitled show, set in Los Angeles, will star Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey.
The Walking Dead spin-off will air in the summer, with season two coming in 2016
"From the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, we've been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did 'turn.' Through this new series, we're going to find out," Charlie Collier, AMC president, said in a statement.
Continue reading: 'Walking Dead' Spin-Off Gets Commissioned for Two Seasons
If you thought 'The Walking Dead' couldn't get any more shocking, you thought wrong.
It's been a gruelling season for Rick Grimes and friends so far in 'The Walking Dead', as they are forced to escape yet another so-called safe haven and finally discover where Beth has been held captive - but it seems there's yet more tragedy for this doomed group.
'Coda' saw a tragic end for Beth
Characters are disappearing faster than they are arriving in 'The Walking Dead' nowadays, with season 5 proving to be a particularly bloody affair. The midseason finale 'Coda' finally arrived yesterday (November 30th 2014), but once again left viewers with a lot more questions than answers.
The Walking Dead just took the gore level up to 11.
Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead featured one of the most gruesome scenes of the entire series so far. Twitter sparked into life after Gareth (Andrew J. West), leader of Terminus, forced Lawrence Gilliard Jr's Bob to watch as he took a bite out of his newly amputated, charred leg.
Remember The Walking Dead season 4? Well, things just got weirder
"We didn't want to hurt you before," Gareth tells Bob, who had woken up chained to a post. "We didn't want to pull you away from your group or scare you. These are not things that we wanted to do," he added.
Continue reading: The Walking Dead: Finally, Somebody Bites Into a Charred Leg
AMC has renewed 'The Walking Dead' again, but should it be thinking to the future?
AMC has unsurprisingly renewed The Walking Dead for a sixth season. The news comes just days before the fifth season premiere of the zombie show hits screens.
The Walking Dead is returning for season 6
"We could not be more excited for October 12th as we share new episodes of 'The Walking Dead' with fans around the globe," said AMC president Charlie Collier.
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' Renewed for Season Six, But Long Can It Last?
Andrew Lincoln - The cast of the hit American horror drama TV show 'The Walking Dead' were photographed as they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st October 2014
AMC has approved a pilot episode of a new Walking Dead spin-off.
Good news for zombie fans! Hit AMC show 'The Walking Dead' is getting a spin-off, and it's going to explore unchartered areas of the televison show's vast world.
Looks like more zombies are heading are way
The show stars British actor Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a sheriff's deputy who wakes up to find the world around him ravaged by a zombie outbreak, and began airing on October 31st 2010. Since then it has survived four seasons, with the fifth gearing up to start in October, and has gained legions of loyal fans across the world as well as receiving widespread critical acclaim. Other actors
Continue reading: Prepare For More Zombies! Walking Dead Spin-Off Gets Green Light
Lincoln, Reedus and Cohen are all in agreement: season 5 is big. Also, some season 4 spoilers follow
After four seasons of some pretty intense zombie action, The Walking Dead enters its fifth this October. And according to some of the stars of the show, The Walking Dead Season 5 opens with some NSFTV stuff.
For those of you who don't remember what happened at the end of The Walking Dead season 4
"This episode is so disturbing," said actress Lauren Cohan whose character Maggie Greene spent the majority of season 4 fighting to find her husband, Glen. "Some of the the stuff they shot yesterday, I don't know if it'll make it to TV,” she added.
Take a look at Rick looking all angry below. And there are major spoilers for various Walking Dead properties all over the place.
The Walking Dead season 4 ended in high-octane fashion: Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Carl found Terminus but were soon wise to eerie feeling that surrounded it. A gun fight followed, and the subsequent dance that ensued saw the gang reunited, albeit locked up in a metal box.
In the photo, it looks as though Rick might be opening said metal box with a view to following through with his end-of-season words: “They’re screwing with the wrong people.” It was a solid end to a weird season, but one can’t help but thinking the whole ‘Rick’s back’ storyline has been done before, when he recovered from the loss of his wife.
Continue reading: AMC Give Us A 'Walking Dead' Season 5 Peek [Photo]
Would 'The Walking Dead' have been such a great show if it had no zombies? One super smart TV executive seems to think it would have been.
Certain shows rely on one very specific aspect to make them what they are. Breaking Bad needed Walt to establish a meth empire, Buffy the Vampire Slayer needed a few vampires for her to slay, Orange is the New Black sort of needs to be set in a prison (a sewing club doesn't have quite the same lure), but The Walking Dead? Nah, that should be fine with no zombies. Oh, hang on.
Sure, The Walking Dead would have been just as successful if there were no zombies in it
So, it turns out that an NBC exec actually vetoed the project, well, because, he wasn’t quite sure if the show needed zombies. The Walking Dead creators Frank Darabont and Robert Kirkman explained to Jim Rash on Sundance’s The Writer’s Room: “[The Walking Dead] actually almost did almost get made at NBC. It didn’t get made when the pilot was turned in, the famous story is one of the executives said, ‘This is awesome. I really love this . Does it have to have zombies in it?’”
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' With No Zombies...What A Great Idea!
As season 4 ends on a cliffhanger, season 5 promises more action
For those of you that watched the season 4 finale of The Walking Dead on Sunday night (Sunday, March 30) will know that Rick will do almost anything to survive, and that includes biting a man’s neck off. And survival is a motif continued by the first poster for season 5, which features Rick crouching solemnly, holding a gun; the word “survive” emblazoned above him. You can view it right here on AMC's Walking Dead Facebook page.
"Where did you get the watch!?" bellows Rick as he tries to get to the bottom of what's happening at Terminus
It brings us back full circle to the pilot episode and the first season in general, when ideas on the zombie apocalypse were first forming and the walkers seemed like a genuine threat, even attacking alone or in pairs. Nowadays, a single walker doesn’t represent much of a problem for our survivors, but Rick’s goals were simple: find his family, keep them alive. Survival was key.
Continue reading: 'Walking Dead Season 5' Poster Revealed: Survive. Just Survive
Spoilers ahead. Anyone who reads this without watching S04E09: 'After', will have it ruined for them. That much should be obvious...
AMC’s ratings behemoth The Walking Dead returned to American TV screens on Sunday night (Feb 9th) and last night on FOX for British viewers. We re-join zombie dystopia after the devastating battle that left the prison decimated, our beloved survivors scattered, and a few key characters dead or missing.
Let's just kill Carl off and be done with it
The mid-season premiere focused on Rick Grimes and his son Carl as they scavenge for supplies in a dilapidated town, which, surprisingly – considering it’s walking distance from the prison - is full of nourishing goodies like a 112-ounce can of chocolate pudding. This is as good a time as any for me to list the reasons why The Walking Dead isn’t very good any more:
Continue reading: Does Anyone Else Think 'The Walking Dead' is a Bit Rubbish Now?
The episode worked to set up the season, but lacked something in the story department.
Can you hear that? It’s the sound of all the best shows coming back on TV! Also probably zombies, since The Walking Dead returned to AMC last night. The episode was mostly focused on Rick, Carl and Michonne, who, by the way, are now reunited in one mini-team. Insert obligatory spoiler warning here.
The “team” part didn’t really apply though, since Carl was faced with the decision of killing his maybe-infected father, or possibly becoming his first meal. And while we’ve seen him tough it out and actually shoot another parent in the head, he broke down and just couldn’t do it to Rick. So we know who Carl’s favorite parent is. Beyond that, he spent most of the episode crying and/or almost getting killed, but we’ll let that one slide, since he is just a teenager. Going through puberty and a zombie apocalypse at the same time must be tough.
Last season we saw Carl handle the situation better than most, but it's finally getting to him in this episode.
Continue reading: The Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere: Safety Is History
Date of birth
14th September, 1973