20 Facts About Andrew Lincoln


Andrew Lincoln departed the cast of The Walking Dead in 2018, but reprised his role as Rick in 2022 as a cameo appearance in the series finale.


Andrew Lincoln is set to appear as Rick Grimes in an upcoming spinoff of The Walking Dead television series that is set to be released in 2024.


Andrew Lincoln was born on 14 September 1973 in London, the son of an English civil engineer and a South African nurse.


Andrew Lincoln's family moved to Hull when he was 18 months old, and then to Bath, Somerset when he was eight or nine.


Andrew Lincoln named John Scrine and Tony Lawdham as two teachers that encouraged him the most.


In 1994, Andrew Lincoln made his TV debut in "Births and Deaths", an episode of the Channel 4 sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey.


Andrew Lincoln went on to star in British television series and dramas such as The Woman in White, The Canterbury Tales, and Wuthering Heights, including probationary teacher Simon Casey in the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers.


Andrew Lincoln had a lead role as university lecturer and psychologist Robert Bridge in Afterlife, and starred in the Sky 1 series Strike Back with Richard Armitage in 2010.


Andrew Lincoln appeared in several films such as Human Traffic and Gangster No 1 and starred alongside Vanessa Paradis in Pascal Chaumeil's Heartbreaker.


Andrew Lincoln has done voice-overs for documentaries, advertisements, and government campaigns.


Andrew Lincoln directed two episodes in the third series of Teachers for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best New Director in 2004.


Andrew Lincoln becomes the leader of a group of family and friends who are forced to relentlessly fight off flesh-eating zombies and hostile humans.


In 2010, Andrew Lincoln signed up for the show for a potential six years and renegotiated a deal for two further seasons.


Andrew Lincoln appeared on the show for the final time on 4 November 2018, having previously stated that he wished to spend more time with his children.


Andrew Lincoln has received various awards and nominations for his portrayal of Rick Grimes; he won the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television in 2015 and again in 2017.


Jacob Stolworthy of The Independent said that Lincoln's performance in the first episode of season seven is "a moment where Andrew Lincoln excels, his character coming full circle".


In 2019, Andrew Lincoln was cast in and filmed in the drama Penguin Bloom, his first non-The Walking Dead role since 2010.


On 10 June 2006, Andrew Lincoln married Gael Anderson, daughter of Ian Anderson, flautist and vocalist of Jethro Tull.


Andrew Lincoln was educated in Bath, where he was childhood friends with former Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale.


Andrew Lincoln has appeared in a video in support of the Robin Hood tax in 2014.