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Arthur Clutterbuckis famous as the son of Andrew Lincoln one of the most talented actors of this generation. Arthur’s dad is popular for starring in various hit TV shows and movies like The Walking Dead and Love Actually (2003). He has wowed audiences with his performances so far.

Despite Lincoln’s huge stature as an actor, it has not stopped him from being with his family. His children were the reason that he quit a highly-rated TV show. Let’s talk in-depth about Andrew’s relationship with kids and some interesting facts about Arthur.

Arthur Clutterbuck Was Born Into A Star-Studded Family

Andrew Lincoln’s second child Arthur was born on August 23, 2010. People are well aware of his actor father, but his mother, Gael Anderson is a different story. She has one credit, Teachers (2001) where she worked as a director’s right hand. The young lad’s parents reportedly met on the set of the Teachers.

Andrew was the lead actor, while Gael was the director’s right hand. It was love at first sight for the star, and he wasted no time to shoot his shot when she was serving coffee to the staff. Eventually, the pair dated and got married on June 10, 2006.

Arthur Clutterbuck's parents, Andrew and Gael Anderson
Arthur’s parents: Andrew Lincoln, and Gael Anderson.

Arthur is the youngest one in his family and has a sister, Matilda Clutterbuck. Meanwhile, his maternal Grandparents include Shona Learoyd and Jethro Tull’s frontman, Ian Anderson.

Arthur’s ethnicity is a fascinating topic. He gets his English and South African roots from his father and is also part Irish and Scottish from his mother’s side of the family.

Arthur Clutterbuck Is Being Raised Away From The Limelight

Arthur, who is currently 13-year-old, has been kept out of the spotlight by his parents. The star couple has no social media presence themselves and is doing a great job keeping the details private.

As a matter of fact, the media company Just Jared also had blurred photos of the pair’s children when covering their family trip to the Caribbean. Nevertheless, some pictures have been leaked through Andrew’s fan pages on different social media platforms.

Arthur and his Siblings Doesn’t Like Their Dad’s Accent

The famous actor’s stage name, Andrew Lincoln, was given to him because his manager thought that Andrew Clutterbuck sounded like a hobbit. Using this moniker, he would portray the role of Rick Grimes, the titular protagonist of the hit post-apocalyptic TV show The Walking Dead. His character has an American-Southern accent and uses that while he is off-set, too.

But, Andrew stated in an interview with the Guardian that his children don’t like the accent at all.

“My wife and children think I’m bananas. They’re like: ‘Please stop doing that.’ It’s very unsettling for them because they don’t know who they’re talking to.”

So, just like zombies, he too transformed his TV persona to his real-life image, Andrew Clutterbuck, when he was together at home with his little ones.

Andrew Stated His Kids Are Teaching Him

Parents are their children’s first and best teachers. But it does not seem to be the case in the Clutterbuck family. Andrew revealed that Arthur and Matilda were the ones educating him, not the other way around. He mentioned that he now understood what unconditional love was and the responsibilities of a parent.

Arthur Clutterbuck playing with Andrew Lincoln.
Andrew stated that his kids were educating him.

The actor said that having children was like a revelation, a gateway that changes your life forever after you enter it. He was also able to relate with his parents and understood the sacrifices that they had made for him. Andrew also recalled his time with his parents, his father, who was a civil engineer, and his mother, a South African psychiatrist nurse.

They gave birth to Andrew in London but moved to Hull for his old man’s job and ultimately settled in Bath, Somerset.

The actor was thankful for his dad, who worked in Lancaster away from his family to provide for them. He could now relate to his father thanks to his own experiences with his kids.

Arthur Clutterbuck’s Father Left The Walking Dead For Him And His Sister

Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead

Arthur’s dad starred in The Walking Dead from the very start in 2010. So, it came as a surprise to everyone when his character died in an emphatic scene during Season 9 of the show. However, this was not at all shocking to the director of the show, who had plans to kill Andrew’s character in Season 4.

Apparently, Andrew’s desire to spend more time with his children was very much known. 

The shooting for the show took place in Georgia, America, but his little ones lived in England at the time. So, the show came at a huge cost. He couldn’t be fully present in their important moments. As such, he called it quits in 2018. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, he said:

It was that simple. It was time for me to come home.

Family was the most important thing in his eyes, and he sensed it was time to be with his offspring as they got older. 

Andrew Lincoln Is Raising His Son Well

Andrew is a great dad in all rights. His on-screen counterpart Rick Grimes was also a great father figure to Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Judith ( Cailey Fleming) in the show. Both of his on-screen kids had a great time filming with 50-year-old over the decade. Cailey even took home Rick’s iconic sheriff hat.

Andrew Lincoln's kids in the Walking dead.
Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes)’s kids, Carl and Judith in The Walking Dead.

Taking time off playing a well-renowned character for one’s children is already a testament to Andrew’s values. 

Ironically, the comical thing is that his children wanted him to return as Rick Grimes. In May 2021, the TV star mentioned that his kids wanted him to go back to America and fight zombies. This would not take long as Andrew is set to return in the spinoff of The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live in 2024.

Arthur is also a big fan of Georgia as he is fascinated by the place where his father had worked. According to Andrew, he often tells his father that if they were ever to leave England for a job, it would have to be for Georgia. He also bickers his dad about taking him there.