Andrew Lincoln

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Andrew Lincoln
Lincoln in October 2014.
Andrew James Clutterbuck

(1973-09-14) 14 September 1973 (age 50)
Years active1994–present
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Spouse(s)Gael Anderson

Andrew James Clutterbuck (born 14 September 1973),[1] better known by his stage name Andrew Lincoln, is an English actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Rick Grimes in the AMC drama series The Walking Dead. He first came to public attention as Egg in the BBC drama This Life, followed by roles such as Simon in the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers and Mark in the romantic comedy movie Love Actually.

Early life[change | change source]

Lincoln was born in London.[2] He is the son of a civil engineer father and a nurse mother.[3] His family moved to Kingston upon Hull when he was 18 months old. Then they moved to Bath, Somerset when he was eight or nine.[2] He attended Beechen Cliff School. He had his first acting role at the age of 14 as the Artful Dodger in a school production of Oliver!.[4] He spent a summer at the National Youth Theatre in London. He became interested in acting as a career.[5] After leaving school, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). He began to use "Andrew Lincoln" as his stage name.[6]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Boston Kickout Ted
1998 Understanding Jane Party Stoner
1999 A Man's Best Friend Man Short film
Human Traffic Felix
2000 Gangster No. 1 Maxie King
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
Hey Good Looking! Pauly
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Jamie
Comme t'y es belle ! Paul
2009 Moonshot Michael Collins Television film
2010 Heartbreaker Jonathan
Made in Dagenham Mr. Clarke

Television[change | change source]

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
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
Directed 2 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 Patient's Boyfriend 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
2010 Strike Back Hugh Collinson 6 episodes
2010–2018,2022 The Walking Dead Rick Grimes 57 episodes
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)
2017 Red Nose Day Actually Mark Television movie
2017 Robot Chicken Rick Grimes Episode: "The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking"
2018 Fear the Walking Dead Rick Grimes Episode: "What's Your Story?"

Stage[change | change source]

Year Title Role Location Playwright
1998 Sugar Sugar Joe Bush Theatre Simon Bent
1999 Hushabye Mountain Danny Hampstead Theatre Jonathan Harvey
2000/2001 Blue/Orange Bruce Cottesloe Theatre, Duchess Theatre Joe Penhall
2002 Free Alex Loft (Lyttelton Theatre) Simon Bowen
2006 The Late Henry Moss Ray Almeida Theatre Sam Shepard
2009 Parlour Song Dale Almeida Theatre Jez Butterworth

References[change | change source]

  1. BFI Film & TV Database – Andrew Lincoln Archived 2012-10-19 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 25 August 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roz Lewis (26 September 2014). "Andrew Lincoln: My family values". The Guardian.
  3. "Andrew Lincoln Biography". Starpulse. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  4. Steve Fennessy. "The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln Lives Up to A Challenge". Men's Health. Archived from the original on 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  5. Caroline Bishop (8 April 2009). "Andrew Lincoln". Official London Theatre.
  6. "Andrew Lincoln". The Scotsman. 20 October 2004.

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