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Check Out 'The Walking Dead' Star Andrew Lincoln in His First Big TV Role

Date October 14, 2011
Andrew Lincoln Before Andrew Lincoln hit the big time in the U.S. starring in 'The Walking Dead' as zombie apocalypse survivor and committed family guy Rick Grimes, he was famous to a generation of British fans who knew him simply as "Egg."

Lincoln played the sensitive and conflicted Edgar Cooke, a.k.a. "Egg," in the critically acclaimed mid-'90s BBC drama,

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Andrew Lincoln Before Andrew Lincoln hit the big time in the U.S. starring in 'The Walking Dead' as zombie apocalypse survivor and committed family guy Rick Grimes, he was famous to a generation of British fans who knew him simply as "Egg."

Lincoln played the sensitive and conflicted Edgar Cooke, a.k.a. "Egg," in the critically acclaimed mid-'90s BBC drama, 'This Life.' Set in South London, the series followed the trials and tribulations of a houseful of 20-something college graduates as they embarked on their fledgling legal careers.

'This Life' became notorious for its portrayal of hard-working, hard-partying young professionals and its liberal heapings of sex, drugs and booze, all played out against a Portishead soundtrack.

After the jump, check out Lincoln in 'This Life.' (And yes, there is some Portishead.)

Although 'This Life' only ran for two seasons, it was a breeding ground for future TV talent. The writers and directors have gone on to work on series like 'Doctor Who,' 'MI-5' and 'Life on Mars.'

Lincoln's co-stars included Jack Davenport ('Pirates of the Caribbean,' 'FlashForward') who'll soon be hitting TV screens in the upcoming new NBC show 'Smash.' Davenport played the ambitious, libidinous trainee lawyer Miles, and featured in many of the show's most infamous sex scenes.

Tony Curran, who burned up the screen as Vincent Van Gogh in 'Doctor Who,' had a recurring role on 'This Life' as gay construction worker Lenny. Other cast members included Jason Hughes, who now stars in PBS drama 'Midsomer Murders,' and Natasha Little, who'll be on PBS this weekend starring alongside Jason Isaacs in Masterpiece drama, 'Case Histories.'

Here's the scene when Egg tells Anna (Daniela Nardini) he suspects his girlfriend's been cheating on him with her boss.

'The Walking Dead' Season 2 premieres Sunday, Oct. 16 at 10PM ET on AMC.

'Case Histories' premieres Sunday, Oct. 16 (check local listings) on PBS Masterpiece.

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