Who is Gael Anderson?
Gael Anderson was born in London, England in the ‘70s; while she’s kept her exact date of birth hidden from the media’s attention – her zodiac sign is believed to be Aries, and she holds British nationality. She is a former floor runner and a housewife, but who might be known best as the wife of British actor Andrew Lincoln, as well as for being the daughter of Ian Anderson, a noted Scottish musician who was a member of British rock group Jethro Tull.
Childhood and education
Gael was raised alongside her brother James Duncan Anderson, a musician, by their father and their mother Shona Learoyd who was a housewife – Shona is Ian’s second wife.
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Gael wanted to follow in her father’s and brother’s footsteps and become a singer, but eventually accepted that she wasn’t talented enough. She studied at Downe House School located in Thatcham, Berkshire in England, and there became interested in acting, appearing in nearly all the plays performed at the school. Upon matriculation, she decided not to enroll at a college, but to pursue a career in the film industry.
Career as an actress
Some sources claim that Gael has appeared in movies “Gone Up North for a While”, “Landfall” and “The God Boy” in 1972, 1975 and 1976, respectively, but it is widely known that this is another Gael Anderson who is around 20 years older than our Gael – our Gale only worked as a floor runner on several 2001 episodes of the comedy series “Teachers” which starred her husband, Ursula Holden Gill and Gillian Bevan, and is about the lives of several school teachers.
Floor runner is in charge of aiding the shoot in whatever way possible, including running errands, providing food and drinks for the cast and conveying messages.
Gael hasn’t launched her career in any particular field, but has rather been focused on staying at home as a housewife (homemaker).
Love life and marriage with Andrew Lincoln
Gael and Andrew met in 2001 while he was shooting for the series “Teachers” – Andrew noticed Gael while she was serving tea, and being instantly attracted to her, he made a move and asked her out on a date.
The two dated for over four years before marrying in a private ceremony on 10 June 2006 – they welcomed their daughter Matilda Clutterbuck in 2007, while their son Arthur Clutterbuck followed in 2010.
Neither Gael nor Andrew have talked about anyone they might have dated prior to meeting one another, so as of November 2020, Gael is married to Andrew Lincoln and shares a son and a daughter with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Gael likes to read in her spare time – her favorite genres are romance and comedy, while a couple of her favorite books are “The Notebook”, “The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden”, and “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”.
She is a lover of animals and has two pet dogs, while she’s against zoos and supports the non-governmental organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Gael likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite movies are “I, Robot”, “Seven Pounds” and “V for Vendetta”.
Age, height and net worth
Gael is believed to be around 45 years old. She has spiky brown hair and green eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs). As of November 2020, her and Andrew’s shared net worth has been estimated at over $16 million.
Who is Andrew Lincoln?
Andrew James ‘Lincoln’ Clutterbuck was born in London, England on 14 September 1973 – his zodiac sign is Virgo and he holds British nationality. He has been credited with appearing in roughly 45 movies and TV series, while he might be known best for his portrayal of Edgar ‘Egg’ Cook in the critically acclaimed drama series “This Life”, created by Amy Jenkins in 1996, and which also starred Jack Davenport and Amita Dhiri – it follows the lives of five best friends. The series aired for around a year counting two seasons, and won four awards while it was nominated for two others.
Andrew was raised in Kingston-upon-Hull, England by his South African mother who was a nurse and his British father who was a civil engineer – the family moved there from London when Andrew was a year and a half old.
They moved again when he eight, this time to Bath in Somerset, and Andrew went on to attend Beechen Cliff School, at which he became interested in acting – during his final year there, he appeared in his first school play – “Oliver!” – in which he portrayed The Artful Dodger. He next practiced acting for a summer at the National Youth Theatre, then upon matriculation in 1991, Andrew enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Drama School, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1995.
He launched his career with an appearance in a single episode of the comedy series “Drop the Dead Donkey” in 1994, and then became famous after his role in “This Life”.
The following years saw him appear in many series, such as “The Canterbury Tales”, “Wuthering Heights” and “The Woman in White”, while he was praised for his portrayal of the teacher Simon Casey in the comedy series “Teachers”. Andrew also starred as Robert Bridge in the mystery drama series “Afterlife” and played the lead character in the action adventure spy series “Strike Back”.
In April 2010, he was cast to play Rick Grimes, the lead character in the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic series “The Walking Dead”, and portrayed the character for the following eight years with his final appearance being on 4 November 2018 – it was later reported that Andrew will reprise his role in the upcoming film trilogy based on the series.
His most recent role has been in the 2020 drama movie “Penguin Bloom”.
Andrew has been nominated for 28 awards, winning six – a Golden Nymph for Outstanding Actor – Drama series for “Afterlife” in 2007; in 2010 an IGN Summer Movie Award for Best TV Hero for “The Walking Dead”, and for the same series a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Anti-Hero in 2014, and a Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television in 2015. He won his most recent award in 2017 – a Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television also for “The Walking Dead”.