Arthur Clutterbuck is recognized as the son of the British actor Andrew Lincoln. His father is mostly known as Rick Grimes from the AMC post-apocalyptic zombie horror series The Walking Dead. Furthermore, the actor has appeared in several hit TV shows including, Love Actually, Teachers, Afterlife, and many others.
Besides, his parents have been happily married for over 16 years. Not only that but, his father even left his show The Walking Dead for him and his sister. So, who is his sister? Is she elder or younger than Arthur?
You can know all about Arthur’s personal life here in this article including his age, Instagram, and many more.
When And Where Was Arthur Clutterbuck Born? Details On His Parents
The star kid is 12 years old as of 2023. He was born in 2010, in England to Andrew Lincoln (father) and Gael Anderson (mother). Arthur Clutterbuck, reportedly, spent most of his childhood in Bath, Somerset with his entire family members.
Besides, talking about his paternal grandparents, Arthur’s granddad was was an English civil engineer and his grandmother was a South African nurse. But, their names and identity are yet to be revealed.
On the other hand, his maternal grandparents are Shona Learoyd and Jethro Tull’s leader Ian Anderson. Aside from that, he also has an elder sister Matilda Clutterbuck (B.2007).
Reason Why Arthur Has His Last Name ‘Clutterbuck’
Many people out there are still in confusion, as to why Arthur’s last name doesn’t match his father Andrew’s. Even though Arthur and his sister Matilda are Andrew’s biological kids, their last name isn’t Lincoln. So why is that?
Well, the truth of the matter is, Arthur’s dad is professionally recognized as Andrew Lincoln. However, his real name is Andrew James Clutterbuck. The actor started using the stage name while being a student at the illustrious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Arthur Clutterbuck’s Mother Was Andrew’s P.A.; When They First Met: Beginning Of Their Love Story
Arthur’s parents met for the first time back in the early 2000s. His father Andrew had a directorial gig in the Teachers‘ two episodes. While Gael (Arthur’s mother) was a production assistant for the same TV project Channel 4 sitcom.
Throughout the project, Gael didn’t even give a single cup of tea to anyone, according to Andrew. He told Rolling stone,
“She was a P.A. and was supposed to make a cup of tea. That was her job. She didn’t make me a f**king cup of tea that whole job.”
Andrew further said,
“But I just saw her silhouette — she had this crazy mullet with spiky — she looked like Sonic the Hedgehog. I saw this crazy-looking girl with these beautiful green eyes, and I just went, ‘Who the hell is that?’ I was spellbound.”
The lovebirds started dating soon after their first meet, and sometimes later Gael even asked her future hubby to visit her parents. However, at that time, Andrew didn’t know her father was a member of a rock band.
Well, after meeting Gael’s dad he said, “I didn’t know who Jethro Tull was. That’s when I realized he was a rock star. He’s an amazing guy.”
Arthur’s Parents Are Leading A Healthy Marital Relationship
After dating for some time, they decided to walk down the aisle in June 2006. Their wedding was attended by their close friends and family and wasn’t held in front of a huge audience. Similarly, the actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin’s daughter Apple Martin was chosen as their flower girls.
Furthermore, at the time of their wedding, his mother was pregnant with his elder sister. Besides, his parents have been married for 16 years as of 2023. Similarly, the pair are leading a healthy marital relationship.
Arthur Clutterbuck Has A Good Memory In Georgia, US
As per his mega-famous father Andrew, the beautiful scenario of Georgia has caught his eye. Similarly, he would be stubborn whenever his father leave England.
“I mean, the connection that we have to the land, to the place, to the people. Arthur — my 10-year-old son — won’t let me take a job unless it’s in Georgia now. He just misses it.
He further said,
“He goes, ‘Take me back there!’ I came back home for the kids, and now they’re sick of me, and I wish I’d never left. It was a terrible decision.”
Why Did Arthur Clutterbuck Dad Andrew Lincoln Leave The Walking Dead Show?
Back in 2018, Arthur’s father left the TV series for his family and mainly for his kids. The news about his departure from The Walking Dead came out of the blue for all of his fans.
Well, to be more simple, his shoots for the series would take half of the year in Georgia and he was unable to spend more time with his children and wife. Similarly, one of the episodes titled Afterlife of The Walking Dead was completed in around eight months.
So, because of his busy schedule, he couldn’t spend much of his time with his family. However, after finishing filming, he traveled back to the Cotswolds and said that he would be present for his wife and children even if it costs him his job. Likewise, he said,
“I have two young children, and I live in a different country, and they become less portable as they get older. It was that simple. It was time for me to come home,”
His Decision To Part Ways From The Show In 2018
Eventually, in early 2018, Lincoln made up his mind that he would leave the AMC series anyhow. And after the release of Season 9, he decided it was the best time for him to part ways with the show.
As said before, he was an absent father and a husband due to his work. Similarly, he also thought it would be better to leave the show for everyone’s happiness. After the ninth season of The Walking Dead, Arthur’s father left the show.
Although he first disclosed leaving the show at San Diego Comic-Con, it wasn’t revealed to the public until mid-2018.
Arthur And His Sister Wanted Their Father To Be Back Working As Rick Grimes
Well, not long after leaving the show, Arthur and his elder sister Matilda wished for their dad to be back on the track and play the role of Rick Grimes. In 2021, Andrew said,
“I’ve never missed America more than last year, actually — it’s quite interesting. And my children… I came back for my children and they’re like, ‘What are you doing?
He further said,
We want to go back to America, get your boots on, and start getting into the zombies!’ So there’s a certain sense that I’ve missed the character — I think he’s a magnificent character and I loved being Rick.”
Is Andrew Lincoln Returning To The Walking Dead Series?
While The Walking Dead is still running, Arthur’s dad Andrew said he would return as Rick Grimes. Similarly, he has also spoken about similar matters with “Never say never.”
Likewise, while deciding to part ways, he was careful with his words and said he was leaving “the TV show”, not departing the world of “The Walking Dead.”
Even some of his show fans hoped they were going to see him again in the TV series although it would take a long time for Andrew to return to the entertainment industry. However, Arthur’s father said he wished that the Walking Dead spin-off series would begin filming in the spring of 2021.
Andrew Lincoln Often Tried The Role Of Rick Grimes in Infront Of His Kids: How Was Their Reaction?
When Andrew tried his character Rick Grimes of The Walking Dead in front of Arthur and his sister, they thought their father has gone crazy. While in an interview with Gangstar No 1, he said,
“My wife and children think I’m bananas. It’s very unsettling for them because they don’t know who they’re talking to.”
Similarly, whenever there would be a new season of “The Walking Dead,” Andrew always spoke with some of his character’s southern accent lines in his home, simultaneously, the children always reacted confusingly.
Arthur Clutterbuck’s Father Is A Multi-Millionaire
Arthur’s father has been actively present in the film industry for almost three decades. He has earned a mass amount of money. His appearance in The Walking Dead has helped him increase his income. Similarly, he was considered to receive a $650,000 salary per episode.
Well, before that Andrew was set to make only $90,000 per episode. Even though, his name and identity were big in the UK before moving to the US and before his success in The Walking dead.
Aside from this, the actor is estimated to have a net worth of over $16 million as of 2023.