Andrew Lincoln is an English actor. In 1996, he got his first major role as the Egg character in the BBC drama This Life. Later, from 2001-2003, he portrayed Simon Casey in the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers. In 2003, Andrew also featured as Mark in the Christmas-themed romantic comedy film Love Actually and from 2005-2006, as Dr. Robert Bridge in the ITV television series Afterlife.
In 2010, Andrew gained popularity for his lead character Rick Grimes, on the AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead. For his portrayal of Rick Grimes, in 2015 and 2017, he won the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television. In 2018, he departed the cast of The Walking Dead but reprised his role as Rick as a cameo appearance in 2022 for the series finale. Andrew is also set to appear as Rick in The Walking Dead, a television series planning to be released in 2024.
Andrew Lincoln Early Life:
Andrew was born on 14th September 1973 in London. His birth name is Andrew James Clutterbuck. During his time in the art academy, Andrew changed his last name and started using “Andrew Lincoln” as his stage name.
When Andrew was 18 months old, his family moved to Hull; when he was around eight or nine, the family moved to Bath, Somerset. He has English descent from his father’s side and South African ancestry from his mother’s.
Andrew used to play rugby and cricket. During his secondary school days, he was a player on the rugby team.
Andrew Lincoln Family Background:
Andrew’s parents’ names are still unavailable in the media. However, his father was an English civil engineer, and his mother was a South African nurse.
Siblings, he has an elder brother named Richard Clutterbuck.
Andrew Lincoln Education:
Andrew Lincoln studied at Beechen Cliff School in Bath. After becoming interested in acting, he studied drama at the National Youth Theatre in London for one summer.
After completing his education, he joined the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to hone his acting skills.
Andrew attended Beechen Cliff School, and at 14, he got his first acting role in a school production of Oliver! as The Artful Dodger. He named Tony Lawdham and John Scrine the teachers most encouraged him. After completing his studies, Andrew enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Andrew Lincoln Physical stats:
Andrew stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 80kg. He has an athletic and fit body build. Further, he has curly dark brown natural hair and hazel-greyish eyes. Andrew usually keeps a beard, enhancing his attractive facial features and amazing personality.
Andrew hired a personal trainer for the 1st time while preparing for his role in the zombie action series, The Walking Dead.
Andrew Lincoln Birth Signs:
According to Andrew’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Virgo. Currently, he is 49 years old. Further, the sun sign is Virgo, and his birth flower is Aster. Virgo’s are ruled by Mercury, and their birth element is Earth.
Andrew Lincoln Net Worth:
Andrew’s estimated net worth is around $30 million. In his career, he has won several awards and accolades for his achievement. At the peak of his career for the Walking Dead, he earned around $650,000 per episode. When calculated, it’s more than $15 million per season.
Andrew Lincoln Relationship Status:
On 10th June 2006, Andrew married Gael Anderson, the daughter of Ian Anderson, a well-known flutist and vocalist of Jethro Tull. The couple has two children, Matilda (born in 2007) and Arthur (born in 2010).
Andrew Lincoln Career:
In 1994, Andrew made his TV debut in “Births and Deaths” through an episode of the Channel 4 sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. Further, soon after finishing drama school, in 1995, he was cast in his 1st major role-playing Edgar “Egg” Cook, in the BBC drama This Life. Andrew then starred in several British television series and dramas, which include The Woman in White, Wuthering Heights, Teachers, and The Canterbury Tales. He was also featured in a lead role in Afterlife as a university lecturer and psychologist Robert Bridge. In 2010, Andrew starred in the Sky 1 series Strike Back along with Richard Armitage.
Further, Andrew appeared in several films, such as Gangster No. 1, Human Traffic, and Heartbreaker. Particularly, his role in the 2003 film Loves Actually as Mark gained him wider recognition.
Andrew has performed in plays like Hushabye Mountain (1999), Blue/Orange (2000 and 2001), The Late Henry Moss (2006), and the Parlour Song (2009), as well as radio productions. He has done voice-overs for advertisements, documentaries, and government campaigns. Additionally, Andrew directed 2 episodes in the 3rd series of Teachers, for which he received a BAFTA nomination in 2004 for Best New Director (Fiction).
In April 2010, Andrew was cast as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead. Rick is a sheriff’s deputy who awakens from a coma during a zombie apocalypse. He becomes the leader of a group of family and friends forced to relentlessly fight off flesh-eating zombies and hostile humans. In 2010, Andrew signed up for the show for 6 potential years and renegotiated a deal for 2 more seasons. On 4th November 2018, he appeared on the show for the final time.
Andrew has received several awards and nominations for his portrayal of Rick; in 2015, he won the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television, and again in 2017. In 2012 and 2015, TVLine spotlighted him as “Performer of the Week” for his performance in the 4th episode of Walking dead season 3 and the 15th episode of season 5.
In 2019, Andrew, since 2010, was cast in and filmed his 1st non-The Walking Dead role in the drama Penguin Bloom.
In 2014, Andrew appeared in a video supporting the Robin Hood tax.
Andrew Lincoln Social Appearance:
Andrew has an active profile only on Instagram with around 168K followers. Here he has a beautiful and vast collection of posts from his personal and professional life shared on this profile.
Andrew Lincoln is one of the finest English actors. Over years of hard work, patience, and polished skills, he has achieved success worldwide. We wish him all the best for his upcoming projects.