Lincoln in October 2012
|Born||Andrew James Clutterbuck
14 September 1973
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Spouse(s)||Gael Anderson (m. 2006)|
Andrew Lincoln (born Andrew James Clutterbuck, 14 September 1973) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Egg in the BBC drama This Life, Simon in the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers, and Rick Grimes in the AMC television series The Walking Dead.
Early life 
Born Andrew James Clutterbuck in London, he is the younger son of a South African mother, a nurse, and an English father, a civil engineer. He grew up in Hull and moved to Bath at the age of 10. After leaving Beechen Cliff School, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), where he changed his surname to Lincoln.
Lincoln made his first on-screen appearance in "Births and Deaths", a 1994 episode of Channel 4 sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. His first major role was Edgar "Egg" Cook, one of the lead characters in the highly successful BBC drama This Life. He went on to star as probationary teacher Simon Casey in the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers, and had a lead role as university lecturer and psychologist Robert Bridge in Afterlife. Lincoln appeared in several films, including Human Traffic and Love Actually, and directed two episodes in the third series of Teachers.
In 2009, he appeared in the stage production of Parlour Song. He starred in the Sky One series Strike Back with Richard Armitage, and starred alongside Vanessa Paradis in Pascal Chaumeil's Heartbreaker. In April 2010, Lincoln was cast as Rick Grimes, affecting a Southern USA accent in the live-action adaptation of the comic The Walking Dead, and narrated the project at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Personal life 
On 10 June 2006, he married Gael Anderson, the daughter of musician Ian Anderson. At the wedding, Apple Martin (daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin) was the flower girl. He has two children. His older brother, Richard Clutterbuck, heads the Bristol Free School.
|1998||Understanding Jane||Party stonehead 1|
|1999||A Man's Best Friend||Man||Short film|
|2000||Gangster No. 1||Maxie King|
|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|
|Hey Good Looking!||Paul|
|Scenes of a Sexual Nature||Jamie|
|Made in Dagenham||Mr. Clarke|
|1994||Drop the Dead Donkey||Terry||Episode: "Births and Deaths"|
|1995||N7||Andy||Spin-off of The Nick Revell Show|
|Bramwell||Martin Fredericks||Episode 2.3|
|1996–1997||This Life||Edgar "Egg" Cook||32 episodes|
|1997||The Woman in White||Walter Hartright|
|2000||Bomber||Captain Willy Byrne|
|A Likeness in Stone||Richard Kirschman|
|2001–2003||Teachers||Simon Casey||20 episodes
Nominated - BAFTA TV Award Best New Director (Fiction)
|2003||Trevor's World of Sport||Mark Boden||Episode 1.1|
|State of Mind||Julian Latimer|
|The Canterbury Tales||Alan King||Episode: "The Man of Law's Tale"|
|2004||Holby City||Boyfriend of Hepatitis C patient||Episode: "Letting Go"|
|Whose Baby?||Barry Flint|
|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|
|Wuthering Heights||Edgar Linton|
|Moon Shot||Michael Collins|
|2010||Strike Back||Hugh Collinson||6 episodes|
|2010–present||The Walking Dead||Rick Grimes||Main Role
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012)
IGN Award Best Hero (2010)
Nominated - Saturn Award Best Actor on Television (2011, 2013)
Nominated - Scream Award for Best Horror Actor (2011)
- BFI Film & TV Database – Andrew Lincoln. Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved on 25 August 2011.
- "Andrew Lincoln bio". AndrewLincoln.net.
- "This actor's life: Andrew Lincoln is an altogether different animal in his latest stage role". The Independent. 26 March 2009.
- "'This Lifes Andrew Lincoln to star in Sky1 adaptation of Strike Back", The Guardian. 24 August 2009
- 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.
- TV: Rick Grimes Officially Cast in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'. Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved on 25 August 2011.