Andrew Lincoln is an English actor. He was born as Andrew James Clutterback on September 14, 1973 in London, England. When he was 18-months old, they shifted to Kingston Upon Hall and later moved to Somerset. He studied at Beechan Cliff School when he was 14-years old. He acted as Artful Dodger on his first role in a school production of the musical, Oliver! One summer, Andrew attended the National Youth Theatre where he developed his passion for acting. When he finished his studies, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and started using his stage name, Andrew Lincoln.
His first on-screen performance was from the situation comedy, Drop the Dead Monkey in the episode, Births and Deaths on Channel 4. When he graduated in the drama school, he was starred as Edgar ‘Egg’ Cooke in the television drama, This Life on BBC channel. He was starred in a variety of British television series and drama shows. He played as Walter Hartright, a tutor in the 1997 series, The Woman in White; an adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ novel of the same name. He was also seen in The Canterbury Tales and the two-part television serial,
. One of his notable role was from the comedy drama series, Teachers where he played the role of Simon Casey, a probationary teacher. He was also starred as Dr. Robert Bridge in the British drama series, Afterlife and as Hugh Collinson in Strike Back.
He also appeared as Felix in the British-Irish independent film, Human Traffic in 1999. In year 2000, he portrayed the role of Maxie King in the British crime film, Gangster No. 1. He played as Jonathan in the French romantic comedy film, Heartbreaker in 2010. He gained more popularity after portraying the role of Mark in the box-office hit film, Love Actually along with many other personalities like , ,
and more. He received nominations for Best Ensemble Acting in Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards and Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards in 2004.
Andrew was also starred in the very popular American post-apocalyptic horror television series, The Walking Dead from year 2010 up to the present. He bagged the role of Rick Grimes, a sheriff deputy who revived from a coma and found out that the world was invaded by zombies. He received nomination for Best Actor in Television at the Saturn Award.
Besides film and television, Andrew also acted in theater since 1998. He appeared in Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange in year 2000 and 2001. He was also seen in The Late Henry Moss, and more. He is also the voiced behind the films, How Sherlock Changed the World in 2013 and My Last Summer in 2014. The actor also directed two episodes in the 3rd series of the British series, Teachers, where he earned nominations for Best New Director at the BAFTA in year 2004.
He got married to Gael Anderson in 2006 and they have two children namely, Matilda and Arthur.