Andrew Lincoln is a television and film actor born on 14 September 1973 in London. His father was a civil engineer and his mother was a nurse. Andrew Lincoln grew up in Hull before shifting to Bath when he was 10. This British actor, known for his performances in television series such as This Life and Teachers, studied at Beechen Cliff School. His brother Richard Clutterbuck is the deputy head teacher at St. Laurence School in Bradford on Avon. On 10 June 2006, Andrew Lincoln tied the knot with Gael Anderson, the daughter of musician Ian Anderson, who leads the British rock band Jethro Tull. The couple has a daughter who was born on 10 September 2007.
Andrew Lincoln joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Bloomsbury, London to hone his acting skills. It is not only one of the oldest drama schools in England but is also one of the most prestigious drama schools in the world. It was here that he changed his name from Clutterbuck to Lincoln.
Andrew Lincoln made his television debut as Terry, in the episode "Births and Deaths," on Drop the Dead Donkey, a situation comedy that ran on Channel 4 in the UK between 1990 and 1998. His first important break came in 1996, when he was offered the role of Edgar "Egg" Cook in the BBC television drama This Life. This series, which delves into the life of five young law graduates who share a house in south London, was his ticket to fame.
Andrew Lincoln is also well-known for his portrayal of Simon Casey, in Teachers, which was aired on Channel 4. He even directed two episodes in the third series. Andrew Lincoln went to a school for a couple of weeks along with his brother, who is a teacher by profession, to do research that would help him do justice to the role. Andrew Lincoln also played the lead role as university lecturer and psychologist Robert Bridge in the British television drama series afterlife. First broadcast in 2005 on ITV Network, the series centres around a psychic medium, who communicates with the spirits of the dead.
In addition to television, Andrew Lincoln has played some memorable roles in films, such as his appearance as Felix, in Human Traffic, written and directed by Justin Kerrigan in 1999. He played Maxie King in Gangster No.1, a British crime film directed by Paul McGuigan.
In 2003 came Love Actually, a British romantic comedy that made him popular among American audience. He played the role of Mark in this film, which deals with the different aspects of love through stories involving several individuals.
The following year Andrew Lincoln starred in Enduring Love, a British film based on a novel by Booker Prize-winning writer Ian McEwan about two strangers who become dangerously close after witnessing an accident.
Two years later he played the role of Jamie in Ed Blum’s Scenes of a Sexual Nature, a comedy-drama film based on a series of seven related stories of couples living on Hampstead Heath in north London. Besides these, Andrew Lincoln has also starred in a French movie titled Comme t'y es belle in 2006.