Written by Admin on July 21 2013
Written by Admin on June 13 2013
As lean, haunted lawman Rick Grimes, the character at the center of the apocalyptic horrors that unspool on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Andrew Lincoln has been tasked with embodying the tormented hero, the wounded husband, the emotionally unavailable father aspiring to do better by his young son, sometimes in the course of a single episode.
In the show’s third season, grief brought Rick to his knees. The character who had made grave sacrifices to protect and lead a small band of survivors ultimately failed to save his wife, Lori, and when he learns of her death, he collapses in agony.
“When she went, I said, ‘He has to fall,'” Lincoln explained. “You’ve got to see the man that’s been so strong for three years fall, gone. It was just too much for him to bear.”
Lincoln has been doing great work on “The Walking Dead” since the show premiered in 2010, but it was his performance in that specific scene that immediately sparked serious talk of an Emmy nomination. (One might argue that, given the critical acclaim routinely heaped on the series, which also happens to be the most-watched prime-time drama on television, award recognition is overdue.)
In its three years, “The Walking Dead” has earned two Emmys, both of them for the series’ extreme zombie makeup effects; none of its actors, writers or directors have received nominations. But sitting down over a late morning coffee at a West Hollywood hotel, Lincoln politely declined to speculate over awards fortunes.
“I fear that if I start getting into that debate, then it will lose the magic or my enjoyment of just doing the acting side of it,” he said.
Lincoln, born Andrew Clutterbuck, had been acting professionally for nearly two decades in Britain before he arrived at his star-making turn at the end of the world. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Lincoln was cast in the British drama “This Life” and went on to various roles in TV and film, including a part in the 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually.”
He came to “The Walking Dead” with a certain amount of trepidation. He’d never been especially interested in genre storytelling, and starring in a series adapted from a comic book seemed like an unusual career move. The involvement of the show’s creator, Frank Darabont, and his affection for such AMC series as “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” prompted him to take a second look.
Written by Admin on May 04 2013
TV star Andrew Lincoln praised the work of Barnardo’s visitor centre at HMP Erlestoke, near Westbury, in a recent visit as the charity’s ambassador.
The visitor centre aims to reduce the impact of the ‘hidden sentence’ suffered by children when their father is imprisoned.
It also aims to improve the rehabilitation of offenders by maintaining links with their families.
Mr Lincoln, who stars in zombie series The Walking Dead, said: “This project benefits society as well as offenders, because they are far less likely to reoffend if they’re released to a family who still love them.”
Written by Admin on March 26 2013
Sunday night will bring the season 3 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and just in case you were not already pumped enough, we’ve got a few exclusive behind the scenes images from the episode to whet your appetite…FOR BLOOD! Sorry, got a bit carried away there. In any event, feel free to feast on this.
The gang’s all here! And armed! And dangerous! But that doesn’t mean they can’t take a second out from battling the Governor to pose for a behind-the-scenes pic. Way to stay in character, Andrew Lincoln! And way to not stay in character, Lauren Cohan! But we’re sure Caryl fans (that’s Carol and Daryl) will be most enthused to see Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride engaging in a friendly embrace. Danai Gurira and Steven Yeun round out our prison protectors. WAIT, WHERE’S HERSHEL, BETH AND CARL?!? Does that mean…gulp!