Andrew Lincoln

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Birth Name: Andrew James Clutterbuck

Place of Birth: St. Pancras, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 14 September, 1973

Ethnicity: English, smaller amounts of Afrikaner [Dutch, German, French Huguenot], Scottish, and Irish

Andrew Lincoln is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the film Love Actually and on the show The Walking Dead.

His father is an English civil engineer and his mother is a South African nurse. He grew up in Hull and moved to Bath at the age of ten. Andrew attended Beechen Cliff School where, at the age of fourteen, he had his first acting role, playing the Artful Dodger in a school production of Oliver Twist. He spent a summer at the National Youth Theatre in London and became interested in acting as a career. After leaving school, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), and began to use the stage name Andrew Lincoln.

His birth name, Clutterbuck, can be English.

Andrew is married to Gael Anderson, with whom he has two children. Gael is the daughter of flautist and vocalist Ian Anderson.

Andrew’s maternal grandfather was Charles “Jas” Bekker (the son of Simon Potgieter/Potgeiter Bekker and Charlotte Bailie/Bailey Lucas). Charles was born in Ermelo, Transvaal, South Africa, and was of three quarters Afrikaner descent. Simon was the son of Pieter Jacobus Bekker and Aletta Cecilia Bosch. Charlotte was the daughter of Charles Bailie Lucas, who was of English and Scottish ancestry, and of Isabella Elizabeth Vogel.

Andrew’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Ann/Anne Lester “Betty” Smith (the daughter of Harry Lester Smith and Mary Frances Lincoln). Elizabeth was born in Pretoria, South Africa, and was of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Harry born in Samford, Suffolk, England, the son of John Alfred Smith and Louisa Graves. Mary was born in Tarkastad, South Africa, the daughter of Thomas Lincoln and Amy Jane Reilly.

Source: Genealogy of Andrew Lincoln (focusing on his mother’s side) –

5 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Charles Bailie Lucas was half English and half Scottish, meaning Andrew has less than 1/4 Afrikaner ancestry.

  2. andrew says:

    genealogy of Andrew’s mother –

    As an Afrikaner, he has the same non European ancestors of any Afrikaner person (but over the 1/1024 limit). He descends multiple times from these slaves:

  3. Mixed Kidd says:

    “Correction” : His surname Clutterbuck is Flemish or Dutch also. So it should say English, Flemish, and possibly Dutch or English, possibly Flemish and/or Dutch.

  4. visokozen says:

    Maybe Italian or Greek?

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