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 actor was asked what he might be doing if he didn't play Rick Grimes on 'The Walking Dead'.
Now in its eighth season, 'The Walking Dead' has become one of the most beloved shows on television. Telling the story of Rick Grimes and a group of survivors in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, the series is based on Robert Kirkman's comic book series of the same name, but has showrunners that aren't afraid to stray from the original material whenever they deem necessary.
Andrew Lincoln can see himself in the 'Star Wars' universe
Those changes have often been met with a mixture of criticism and praise; it is true that when you have such a wide-ranging audience made up of millions from across the globe, you cannot please everybody. One thing we all know for certain however is that Rick will, at some point in the series, meet his maker. It's something Kirkman has promised for some time, but not a twist we can see happening any time soon.
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The series makes its return for its eighth season this October.
For many, 'The Walking Dead' provides the perfect autumnal and winter viewing each year, delivering twists and turns that shock the millions of viewers that tune in as well as the faithful readers of the original comic book series. Robert Kirkman's story may still be going in the world of comic book fiction, but that doesn't mean his work wasn't given a new lease of life when AMC decided to adapt the story for the small screen.
Will Morgan (Lennie James) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) survivor season 8?
Now rolling into its eighth season this October, and after losing quite a large portion of viewers through the seventh season, loyal fans could be about to see the biggest shift in tone, character development and storytelling that the series has ever gone through.
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The series' creator opens up a number of avenues the show could go down.
Though there were many questions surrounding the San Diego Comic Con 2017-released trailer for 'The Walking Dead' season 8, nothing was quite as highly discussed as the glimpse of 'Old Man Rick' we saw at the trailer's end. Assumedly a man who has to use a cane to walk and somebody who has a bushy, big, grey beard, comic book readers were left scratching their heads as to how big of a time jump would have to take place following the events of 'All Out War'.
Rick Grimes has been through a lot of changes in 'The Walking Dead'
Generating enough chatter to break records, the trailer took in 31 million views in just four days, breaking its own record back with its SDCC trailer for season 7. So, is all as it seems? It might not actually be the case...
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Fans should enjoy what the new season has to offer.
Throughout the seventh season of 'The Walking Dead', viewers complained about the pace of storytelling, the grim and depressing plotlines that were being followed and the amount of action that took place. Introducing new 'Big Bad', Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his fellow survivors have had to go to extreme lengths to ensure they keep a head on their shoulders, bending over backwards to keep Negan and his group of 'Saviors' happy.
Andrew Lincoln leads the charge as Rick in 'The Walking Dead'
Now though, Rick has rallied a group to go up against Negan in a war that was widely chronicled in the 'Walking Dead' comic books from which the zombie series is based. In that forthcoming 'All Out War', plenty of casualties and chaos are set to take place, and now we've learned just a tiny bit more about what to expect.
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The series won't follow in the footsteps of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones'.
As many now know, 'The Walking Dead' TV series is based on the comic book series of the same name, written by Robert Kirkman and with hundreds of issues under its belt. Because of this, the show has a huge wealth of material to draw upon, which those working on 'The Walking Dead' often do, as well as adding their own surprises around nearly every corner.
Danai Gurira as Michonne in 'The Walking Dead'
The series is not dissimilar to the likes of 'Game of Thrones' - which is based on George R.R. Martin's book series 'A Song Of Ice And Fire' - in that the material it's being drawn from hasn't hit a definitive end yet. What is different however is that 'Game Of Thrones' has now progressed past the events that have taken place in the novel series, whilst 'The Walking Dead' remains behind the comics.
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He promises there are better things to come.
For seven seasons now, 'The Walking Dead' has entertained audiences across the globe, telling a zombie apocalypse story like no other with an all-star leading cast consisting of Andrew Lincoln, Lennie James and Norman Reedus, amongst others.
Lennie James and Andrew Lincoln as Morgan and Rick in 'The Walking Dead'
Towards the end of 2016, the series delivered one of its most hard-hitting episodes with the season 7 premiere when fan-favourite characters Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) were killed off by the series' new Big Bad, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). [Spoiler Alert!] Fast-forward to today, and last night's finale saw yet another great character killed off, as Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) took her fate into her own hands and we saw her morph into a Walker right in front of our eyes.
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Robert Kirkman, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and Charlie Collier seen at a special edition of 'The Walking Dead's Talking Dead' presented by AMC - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 24th October 2016
Why couldn't it have been Father Gabriel?
Wow. So the creators of 'The Walking Dead' really know how to break our hearts. Regular viewers of the never-ending zombie series will be used to grieving by now, but the latest death has proved to be way too much for some fans.
Rick faces ever more difficult hurdles in this season's 'The Walking Dead'
We're only three episodes into 'The Walking Dead' season six, and already one of the best characters has seemingly been killed off. While everyone was hoping that the reckless and seriously dodgy Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) would be the next to bite the dust, producers have taken the story completely the other way and wiped off one of the only remaining members of the original cast. We can only hope that we haven't seen the last of him.
'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.
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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.
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.
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Date of birth
14th September, 1973
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