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Andrew Lincoln, world renowned for his portrayal of Rick Grimes, the lead character in "The Walking Dead" series, is quite familiar in the United Kingdom, with his voice-overs for various television and radio advertisings. Here are a few facts about the English actor:

  1.  In preparation for his role as Rick Grimes in "The Walking Dead," he, being a British, went out to practice his southern accent by ordering coffees & fried chicken, three weeks before the filming started.
  2.  He also took a voice coach to help him with his dialect. It was also reported that Lincoln would keep his Georgia dialect for the full day to keep in character, during the shooting.
  3.  Following the filming of "The Walking Dead" season three premiere scene, in which Scott Wilson's character gets axed, Lincoln was not able to sleep for two and a half hours, as in his mind, he had an axe.
  4.  Just like his character of Rick Grimes, he also loves the Colt Python gun and claims that the Colt Python is like a Rolex, never failing you. He even claims that it's more like a part of his body now.
  5.  In an effort to understand Rick Grimes' pain of being separated from his wife and children, he asked his family to stay in England for a few weeks. He claims that this helped him understand Rick's motivation when he wakes up in the hospital.
  6.  He claims that he got the role of Rick Grimes, just because he looked like he has survived a zombie apocalypse, with his second child being born just before the audition and he hadn't slept for three days.
  7.  Though he is known for his character of Rick Grimes, Lincoln was not the first choice for the role, as Frank Darabont initially wanted Thomas Jane to do the role. Since Jane was busy with HBO's "Hung," the role went to Lincoln.
  8.  In the finale of season four in "The Walking Dead," where his character says "They're screwing with the wrong people," was actually a iconic line in the comics as "They're f**king with the wrong people."
  9.  It is reported that Lincoln would only give one take of the screwing line, and though the line was changed, it still worked as Lincoln's delivery could gives the required chills.
  10.  Andrew James Clutterbuck was born on September 14, 1973 in London, England, but was raised in Bath, Somerset.
  11.  It was reported that he said his last name "Clutterbuck" sounded like a poor character in a Charles Dickens novel, and that is the reason he decided to use the stage name of Lincoln.
  12.  His father was an English civil engineer, while his mother was a South African nurse. He also had a brother named Richard.
  13.  He went to Beechen Cliff School in Bath, Somerset, where he got his first taste of acting role through the school production.
  14.  During his high school days, he is known to have played rugby and was also good at it. However, his teachers encouraged him to take up acting, and dropped rugby and took up acting seriously, thinking he would get more girls.
  15.  He reportedly played the role of the Artful Dodger in the school production of "Oliver!, a British musical based on the most popular novel of the same name by Charles Dickens.
  16.  The next summer, he enrolled at the National Youth Theatre in London and started developing full interest in acting as a career.
  17.  Following his school education, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) drama school. It was RADA where he started using his stage name "Andrew Lincoln.”
  18.  He received a BAFTA nomination for Best New Director (Fiction), for directing two episodes in the third season of Channel 4 sitcom "Teachers."
  19.  He narrates the fictional textbook "Quidditch Through the Ages," written by fictional writer Kennilworthy Whisp, created by JK Rowling.
  20.  His breakthrough role was as Edgar "Egg" Cook, one of the leading characters in the acclaimed BBC drama "This Life," which garnered him worldwide recognition.
  21.  His first on-screen appearance was in an episode titled "Births and Deaths" from the Channel 4 sitcom "Drop the Dead Donkey."
  22.  He is still uses a flip phone and claims that he doesn't do technology by choice. On account of social media, he reportedly said that he has got nothing to say and that he is just too busy.
  23.  In the year 2012 and 2015, TVLine spotlighted Lincoln as "Performer of the Week" for his performance in the fourth episode of season 3 "Killer Within" and fifteenth episode of season 5 "Try."
  24.  Before becoming famous with "The Walking Dead," he was known for his character of Mark in "Love Actually," which was actually a stalker.
  25.  It was reported that he expressed concerns to the director Richard Curtis, about the character being borderline stalker.
  26.  In the year 2004, Empire Magazine nominated Lincoln for a Best Newcomer award for his performance as Mark in Richard Curtis's film "Love Actually."
  27.  Apart from his acting skills, he is also known to be an amazing cook with his famous spaghetti Bolognese. He, in between shoots in Atlanta, is known to invite the cast of "The Walking Dead" over to his home for dinner.
  28.  He is very good friends with Jon Bernthal, and the Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow. In fact, Martin's daughter Apple Martin was the flower girl at Lincoln’s wedding.
  29.  Just like the characters of Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon, he and Norman Reedus are also as close in real life too, with the two being engaged in a prank war. Once Reedus reportedly filled Lincoln's air conditioner with glitter, resulting in a very sparkly Lincoln.
  30.  He got married to Gael Anderson on June 10, 2006. She is the daughter of the lead vocalist Ian Anderson of the band Jethro Tull. He has two children - Matilda and Arthur with Anderson.
  31.  Andrew Lincoln Net Worth: $16 Million

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