Top 10 Facts about Andrew Lincoln - The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes

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Oct 22, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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Top 10 Facts about Andrew Lincoln - The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes

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10. For starters, his name is not really Andrew Lincoln. He was born Andrew James Clutterbuck. He chose the stage name while attending college. He thought the last name Clutterbuck sounded like a poor character in a Charles Dickens novel.

9. Lincoln made his first appearance on-screen in the 1994 episode, “Births and Deaths,” of the sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. Never heard of it? It is a show set at a fictional TV news company. The show ran for six seasons and aired in the United Kingdom.

8. Lincoln first major exposure in the United States came when he starred in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually.

7. Although Andrew had made a succesful career in the UK and was staple in british television starring in shows like Teachers and afterlife as well as narration roles, he became most well known when he starred in the pilot series of the walking dead.

6. Lincoln has been the lead character in the walking dead since 2010 starring as Rick Grimes a cop in an dystopian zombie future.

5. To help mask his British accent three weeks before they started recording
TWD, Lincoln went out and practiced his accent by ordering Thangs Worth
Knowing About coffees and fried chicken!

4. Jon Bernthal, who plays Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead is actually one of Lincoln's closest friends (in real life). They auditioned for the pilot together and were the first regulars cast for the show.

3. Although the walking dead has some horrific scenes Lincoln said he had difficulties sleeping after the scene where he had to take Hershal (Scott Wilson) leg off with an axe.

2. Lincoln can also call actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin close pals. Paltrow and Martin’ daughter Apple was the flower girl in Lincoln’s wedding to Gael Anderson on June 10, 2006. The couple now have two children: Arthur and Matilda.

1. Andrew said that if an actual zombie apocalypse happened, cappuccino would be one of the things he misses the most. Well Andrew we would miss you!

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