ByJess O'Kane, writer at
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Jess O'Kane

This week marks 41 years of Andrew Lincoln's existence. We are thankful for his coiffed hair, his eyes and his adorableness on The Walking Dead. And so is his co-star Norman Reedus!

British-born Lincoln has been wooing our hearts over the past decade with supporting roles in Teachers and Afterlife. And then there was his role as love-struck Mark who fancies Keira Knightley in Love Actually:

That movie came out when I was 10 - but trust me, I was old enough to know that Mark was an angel of Enrique Iglesias calibre. Lincoln loved it too:

It sort of sent shivers because I just loved it. It’s always nice, being in a romantic film, but playing the only guy who doesn’t get the girl — not getting the girl in that manner is absolutely beautiful.

Lincoln has starred as Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead since 2010.

His everyman greatness as a small-town Sheriff who awakens from a coma to find the world overrun with zombies totally charmed us. Season 5 will premiere on October 29.

Happy Birthday to our favourite zombie slayer!

(Source: Comic Book/Entertainment Weekly)


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