Andrew Lincoln

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Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Lincoln 2012.jpg
Lincoln in 2012
Born Andrew James Clutterbuck
(1973-09-14) 14 September 1973 (age 41)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Gael Anderson
(2006–present)
Children 2

Andrew James Clutterbuck (born 14 September 1973),[1] better known by the stage name Andrew Lincoln, is an English actor. He first became known for his role in the BBC drama This Life, followed by roles in the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers and the romantic comedy film Love Actually. He is best known for his role as Rick Grimes in the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead.

Early life[edit]

Lincoln was born in London, England;[1] his father is a civil engineer and his mother is a nurse.[2] He grew up in Kingston upon Hull and moved to Bath, Somerset at the age of 10. He attended Beechen Cliff School where, at the age of 14, he had his first acting role as the Artful Dodger in a school production of Oliver Twist.[3][4] He spent a summer at the National Youth Theatre in London and became interested in acting as a career.[5] After leaving school, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and began to use "Lincoln" as the surname of his stage name.[6]

Career[edit]

Lincoln made his first on-screen appearance in "Births and Deaths", a 1994 episode of Channel 4 sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey.[7] Soon after finishing drama school in 1995, he was offered his first major role playing Edgar "Egg" Cook, one of the leading characters in the acclaimed BBC drama This Life.[8][9] He went on to star in a number of British television series and dramas such as The Woman in White,[9] most notably as probationary teacher Simon Casey in the successful Channel 4 sitcom Teachers. He also had a lead role as university lecturer and psychologist Robert Bridge in Afterlife, and starred in the 2010 Sky One series Strike Back with Richard Armitage.[10]

Lincoln appeared in several films such as Human Traffic and Gangster No. 1, and starred alongside Vanessa Paradis in Pascal Chaumeil's Heartbreaker.[11] In particular, his role as Mark in the 2003 film Love Actually gained him wider recognition.[12]

In addition to film and television, Lincoln also performed in the theatre. He appeared in a number of plays, including the stage production of Hushabye Mountain in 1999,[13] the widely-praised Blue/Orange in 2000 and 2001,[14][15] The Late Henry Moss in 2006,[16] the Parlour Song in 2009,[3] as well as radio productions.[17] He also worked as a voice-over artist,[18] and has directed two episodes in the third series of Teachers for which he won a BAFTA nomination for Best New Director (Fiction) in 2004.[6][19]

In April 2010, Lincoln was cast as Rick Grimes,[20] affecting a Southern USA accent in the live-action adaptation of the comic The Walking Dead,[21] and narrated the project at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.[22] He is signed up for the show for a potential six years.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Lincoln's older brother, Richard Clutterbuck, heads the Bristol Free School.[24]

On 10 June 2006, Lincoln married Gael Anderson, daughter of Jethro Tull vocalist Ian Anderson. They have two children, Matilda and Arthur.[25] Apple Martin (daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin) was the flower girl at their wedding.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Boston Kickout Ted
1998 Understanding Jane Party Stoner
1999 A Man's Best Friend Man Short film
1999 Human Traffic Felix
2000 Gangster No. 1 Maxie King
2000 Offending Angels Sam
2003 Love Actually Mark Nominated – PFCS Award Best Ensemble Acting
Nominated – Empire Award Best Newcomer
2004 Enduring Love TV Producer
2006 These Foolish Things Christopher Lovell
2006 Hey Good Looking! Pauly
2006 Scenes of a Sexual Nature Jamie
2009 Moonshot Michael Collins Television film
2010 Heartbreaker Jonathan
2010 Made in Dagenham Mr. Clarke

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Drop the Dead Donkey Terry Episode: "Births and Deaths"
1995 N7 Andy Spin-off of The Nick Revell Show
1996 Over Here Caddy
1996 Bramwell Martin Fredericks Episode 2.3
1996–1997 This Life Edgar "Egg" Cook 32 episodes
1997 The Woman in White Walter Hartright
1999 Mersey Blues Narrator Voice
2000 Bomber Captain Willy Byrne
2000 A Likeness in Stone Richard Kirschman
2001–2003 Teachers Simon Casey 20 episodes
Directed 2 episodes
Nominated – BAFTA TV Award Best New Director (Fiction)
2003 Trevor's World of Sport Mark Boden Episode 1.1
2003 State of Mind Julian Latimer
2003 The Canterbury Tales Alan King Episode: "The Man of Law's Tale"
2004 Holby City Patient's Boyfriend Episode: "Letting Go"
2004 Whose Baby? Barry Flint
2004 Lie with Me DI Will Tomlinson
2005–2006 Afterlife Robert Bridge 14 episodes
Golden Nymph Outstanding Actor – Drama Series
2007 This Life + 10 Edgar "Egg" Cook
2009 The Things I Haven't Told You DC Rae
2009 Wuthering Heights Edgar Linton
2010 Strike Back Hugh Collinson 6 episodes
2010–present The Walking Dead Rick Grimes Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012)
IGN Award Best Hero (2010)
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Actor (2013)
Nominated – Saturn Award Best Actor on Television (2011, 2013)
Nominated – Scream Award for Best Horror Actor (2011)
2013 How Sherlock Changed the World Narrator Voice
2014 My Last Summer Narrator Voice

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Sugar Sugar Joe Bush Theatre
1999 Hushabye Mountain Danny Hampstead Theatre
2000–2001 Blue/Orange Bruce Cottesloe Theatre
Duchess Theatre
2002 Free Alex Loft (Lyttelton Theatre)
2006 The Late Henry Moss Ray Almeida Theatre
2009 Parlour Song Dale Almeida Theatre

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BFI Film & TV Database – Andrew Lincoln. Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved on 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Andrew Lincoln Biography". Starpulse. 
  3. ^ a b c "This actor's life: Andrew Lincoln is an altogether different animal in his latest stage role". The Independent. 26 March 2009. 
  4. ^ Steve Fennessy. "The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln Lives Up to A Challenge". Men's Health. 
  5. ^ Caroline Bishop (8 April 2009). "Andrew Lincoln". Official London Theatre. 
  6. ^ a b "Andrew Lincoln". The Scotsman. 20 October 2004. 
  7. ^ "Andrew Lincoln bio". AndrewLincoln.net. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bloodied Andrew cuts finger off". Metro. 7 April 2008. 
  9. ^ a b Tina Ogle (10 September 2000). "Andrew Lincoln: The Egg who hatched into a rising star". The Observer. 
  10. ^ "'This Lifes Andrew Lincoln to star in Sky1 adaptation of Strike Back", The Guardian. 24 August 2009
  11. ^ Heartbreaker
  12. ^ Shirley Li (13 November 2013). "'Love Actually,' to Andrew Lincoln, is perfect: The actor looks back, 10 years later". Entertainment Weekly. 
  13. ^ Matt Wolf (9 May 1999). "Review: ‘Hushabye Mountain’". Variety. 
  14. ^ Michael Billington (15 April 2000). "Blue/Orange". The Guardian. 
  15. ^ Philip Fisher. "Blue/Orange review". British Theatre Guide. 
  16. ^ Michael Billington (20 January 2006). "The Late Henry Moss". Guardian. 
  17. ^ "Stoppard Radio Season". The British Theatre Guide. 
  18. ^ Ciar Byrne (2 February 2006). "The actors behind voice-overs". 
  19. ^ "BAFTA Awards 2004". Who's Dated Who?. 
  20. ^ Creepy, Uncle. (15 June 2010) The Walking Dead: A Look at Andrew Lincoln as Police Officer Rick Grimes. Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved on 25 August 2011.
  21. ^ TV: Rick Grimes Officially Cast in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'. Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved on 25 August 2011.
  22. ^ "SDCC '10: The Horrors of the San Diego Comic Con: Friday July 23". Bloody Disgusting. 10 July 2010. 
  23. ^ Benji Wilson (28 October 2010). "Andrew Lincoln on starring in the TV adaptation of Walking Dead". Daily Telegraph. 
  24. ^ "TV teacher's brother is head of Bristol's pioneering free school". Bristol Post. 23 April 2011. 
  25. ^ "Interview: Andrew Lincoln, actor". The Scotsman. 26 June 2010. 

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