It's surprising how many people assume that Lincoln must be an American, but he was in fact born in London to a civil engineer father and his South African nurse mother. The family moved to Kingston upon Hull when Lincoln was just a baby, before settling in Bath, Somerset, where he first took up acting, but would that news would have came as a surprise for some on the Walking Dead set. Director Frank Darabont told Lincoln to speak with his American accent at all times, even while he wasn't filming, fooling the crew into think he was a local from Atlanta.
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