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After last night’s outstanding and outright terrifying The Walking Dead season premiere, we’ve got a little news about the show’s star Andrew Lincoln. Lincoln has knocked the lead role of Rick Grimes as far out of the park as humanly possible, and has grabbed the attention of Hollywood in the process.
The Englishman spent a lot of time on British TV before doing Love Actually, but that wasn’t quite the push into film he was looking for. The Walking Dead is a different story. Lincoln recently spoke with Total Film about his present and future and had this to say about his career and where he’d like to see it go:
There were three films that were very interesting, but unfortunately they clashed with filming dates for The Walking Dead. In one sense the runaway success of the show has been a double-edged sword because I also found myself doing a lot of publicity around the world before starting this new 13-part second season, so I wasn’t able to do any other work.
Not that the actor doesn’t want to work in film, he just hasn’t had the right timing to make it happen. But with AMC sparing no expense on the production of The Walking Dead, it seems that Lincoln’s itch for Hollywood film making is being sufficiently scratched.
We are making 13 hours of film, that was always the proviso – to shoot on film, to produce it filmically. Three days ago I was on set and there were eight cameras – five film ones and three mini cameras that they dig into the ground in weird places. I’ve never been on a movie set, let alone a TV set, that has had that amount. Then there’s the cranes and rigs, it’s phenomenal the ambition of how we’re shooting this – particularly as it’s all on location as well. I have to commend the crew, this crew is the best I’ve ever worked with.
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The second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead premieres on October 16th. And by all accounts it promises to be bigger, bolder and more badass than season 1. I recently chatted with star Andrew Lincoln (a.k.a. Rick Grimes); and since he told me he was quite a horror fan when he was a teenager, I asked Lincoln to name his top 5 horror films. Check out the list of faves he shared with me after the jump.
“1.) The Omen had a profound effect and terrified me. I remember watching that when I was only about ten or eleven years old with my brother, who was eighteen years older than me, and two other friends. And I remember just watching it and being absolutely mortified by it. My brother walked up to me and said, “And it’s all real. It’s all in the Bible!” I remember being absolutely terrified about Revelations and The Omen. 2.) Don’t Look Now was a terrifying movie which I loved, which I saw much later. 3.) I only saw The Exorcist when I was in my early ‘20s. I always avoided it. Just the soundscape in that movie was extraordinary. I remember the sound being just as terrifying as the image. 4.) The Shining is a beautifully made movie. 5.) Jaws has gotta be there. It’s one of the great movies of all time.”
Source: Fear Net.
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To many people he is still best known as rebellious barrister Egg in hit show This Life.
But Andrew Lincoln is making a name for himself in the U.S. as sheriff deputy Rick Grimes in hit horror show The Walking Dead.
And his character is certainly more hard boiled than the lawyer turned cook he played in the iconic 90s BBC cult favourite.
In the first series London-born Andrew’s character woke up alone from a coma in Atlanta, Georgia to find himself in a post zombie apocalypse world.
The hunk was eventually reunited with his family and other survivors, but that was only the start of the challenges he will be facing.The everyman character will have his leadership tested in the new series, where his strict moral code could see him isolated from his fellow companions.Much of the show revolves around his character’s relationship with his wife Lori and his best friend Shane, who had a fling as they did not realise he was alive.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) — AMC says it plans to air “Talking Dead,” the U.S. cable network’s first live after-show, to serve as a platform for discussion about “The Walking Dead.”
The half-hour episodes are produced by Michael Davies’ Embassy Row. Chris Hardwick is to serve as host of the show, which will premiere immediately following the encore presentation of “The Walking Dead” Oct. 16.
“As an enormous fan of both ‘The Walking Dead’ comic and television show, I pretty much begged for this job. I’m fairly certain I slobbered on the phone while doing it. Dissecting the moves of Rick Grimes and the remaining survivors after every episode is something I would be doing with my friends anyway, so the fact that AMC is actually paying to do so is a bonus,” Hardwick said in a statement Thursday. “This half-hour after-show gives fans the opportunity to nerd out about the story in a very public forum: what they like, what they don’t like, or what questions they may have. Additionally, it will better inform viewers on making intelligent decisions when faced with the zombie apocalypse, which will probably happen sooner or later.”
“Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ are incredibly engaged with every aspect of the show. They tweet, blog, and post comments in very large numbers, and we wanted to give them an opportunity to interact with the show in a way that they don’t currently have — a kind of live water cooler,” added Joel Stillerman, AMC’s senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content. “And, we knew we needed a great host, and are thrilled to have Chris Hardwick on board. He is genuinely knowledgeable about the genre, and truly entertaining.”
This is Part I of AMCtv.com’s two-part report from the set of The Walking Dead. Check back tomorrow to see the conclusion. New Dispatches From the Set are released every week throughout the production.
On a misty morning 40 miles outside of Atlanta, actor Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, stands beneath a tent on set. Behind him lies a Victorian farmhouse that will constitute a major setting within the show’s second season, but today the action will be taking place in a valley below, where the show’s production designer Greg Melton has built a menacing structure of splintered wood and rusted metal that looks like it’s been sitting in that spot for 100 years. (In fact, the barn was constructed for the series out of brand-new material.)
Lincoln and the rest of the cast are psyching themselves up for what’s to come: A major action scene that will be the culmination of Season 2′s first main story arc. Standing in a distant field, Jon Bernthal, who plays Rick’s partner Shane, listens to his iPod, bouncing back and forth on his feet and jabbing his fists in the air, Rocky-style.
Lincoln too is listening to his iPod — a “Rick Grimes Mix” filled with country artists like Waylan Jennings to whom, he imagines, his character would enjoy listening. He speaks with a Southern drawl even when the cameras aren’t rolling, and his voice is hoarse from yesterday’s rehearsals, in which both he and Jon Bernthal had to scream at each other again and again. “I told Jon if we haven’t lost our voices by the end of the day, we haven’t done our jobs,” he tells me. “So we’re having a contest.”
Voting for this year’s Scream Awards opens up today. Vote for Andrew and The Walking Dead.
THE ULTIMATE SCREAM
Captain America: The First Avenger
Game of Thrones
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Walking Dead
X-Men: First Class
BEST TV SHOW
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
BEST HORROR ACTRESS
Sarah Wayne Callies
Chloe Grace Moretz
BEST HORROR ACTOR
Michael C. Hall
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE – MALE
BEST COMIC BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL
Locke & Key
The Walking Dead
BEST COMIC BOOK ARTIST
John Romita, JR
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