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Casting: Brit Actor Lincoln Lands ‘Walking Dead’ Lead

Miniseries set for October debut

British actor Andrew Lincoln ("Teachers") has landed the lead role in AMC’s upcoming miniseries "The Walking Dead."

Lincoln will play Rick Grimes, a small-town cop who takes charge of a small town following its zombie-fication. The project, from writer/director Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), and producer Gale Anne Hurd will shoot in June for a Halloween premiere.

While he’s done several British TV series, Lincoln is probably best known to U.S. audiences for his role as Mark in 2003’s "Love, Actually."