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.
Andrew Lincoln: 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.
Andrew 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.
Andrew Lincoln: Personal Life
Andrew Lincoln married the daughter of musician Ian Anderson, Gael Anderson on June 10th 2006. He has two children.