Gael Anderson biography- Daughter of Ian Scott Anderson

Who is Gael Anderson?

Gael Anderson is a famous British celebrity. She is married to Andrew Lincoln. Andrew is a famous British actor best known for “Love Actually” and “The Walking Dead.” They married on June 10, 2006.

In addition, Gael is the daughter of a musician named Ian Anderson of the renowned British band Jethro Tull. Ian is also famous as one of the world’s most unique flute players.

Besides marriage, there are a lot of fascinating facts about Gael.

Gael Anderson biography
Gael Anderson biography

Quick facts

Full nameGael Anderson
Age53 years old
Sun signNo information
BirthplaceThatcham, England, United Kingdom
Currently residingLondon, United Kingdom
ParentsIan Anderson (father)
Shona Learoyd (mother)
GrandparentsJames Anderson (grandfather)
SiblingsJames Duncan Anderson (brother)
Marital statusMarried
SpouseAndrew Lincoln (Husband)
ChildrenMatilda Clutterbuck (Daughter)
Artur Clutterbuck (Son)
EducationDowne House School
Net WorthUSD 1 million
Social mediaNone

Gael Anderson Childhood

Gael Anderson and Andrew Lincoln
Gael Anderson and Andrew Lincoln

She was born to Ian Scott Anderson and Shona Learoyd in 1970. 

Her mother was the second wife of Ian Anderson. Ian married Shona Learoyd in 1976, and they are still together. 

Gael studied at Downe House School. Gael has short blonde hair. She mainly styles it in spiky form.

She is slightly shorter than her husband, Andrew Lincoln, whose height is 5’10. So, she is approximately 5’8 tall. 

Anderson is of white ethnicity and English nationality. Her brother’s name is James Duncan Anderson.


Gael first met Andrew Lincoln on the TV show ‘Teachers’ set in 2001. She was the series supporting crew member (floor runner).

Andrew often visited the set as a guest director. Gael was serving tea to the crew members when Andrew noticed her and was attracted to her.

They began dating soon after. After dating for four years, Gael and Andrew married on 10 June 2006.

The flower girl at their wedding was Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter, Apple Martin.

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Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln with his wife on wedding day
Andrew Lincoln and Gael Anderson’s wedding photo

He was born on 14 September 1973 in London, England. His full name is Andrew James Clutterbuck.

His father was an English civil engineer and a South African nurse. Andrew’s parents moved to Hull when he was 18 months old.

When he was eight or nine, they moved to Bath, Somerset. Andrew attended Beechen Cliff High.

When Andrew was 14, he played The Artful Dodger in Oliver’s school production. After that, he spent a summer at London’s National Youth Theater and got interested in acting.

After leaving school, Andrew studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Then, he began using “Andrew Lincoln” as his stage name.

Andrew played his first significant role in the BBC drama ‘This Life’ (1996–1997). Afterward, he played Simon Casey in the Channel 4 sitcom ‘Teachers’ (2001–2003).

He has won several awards. One of them was the best actor award at the Academy of Science Fiction for ‘The Walking Dead’ in 2015. In 2015 and 2017, Lincoln won the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for ‘The Walking Dead.’

Andrew supports several charitable causes. He has been supporting ‘Shelter,’ a charity that helps the homeless. He is also working on the wildlife front.

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The couple has two children. Matilda Clutterbuck, the first child, was born in 2007

Gael Anderson taking a photo with her daughter Matilda Clutterbuck
Gael Anderson taking a photo with her daughter Matilda Clutterbuck

and Artur Clutterbuck was born in 2010.

Actor Andrew Lincoln with his son Arthur clutterbuck
Actor Andrew Lincoln with his son Arthur Clutterbuck

The couple has always kept their kids away from the limelight. 


Ian Scott Anderson was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, on 10 August 1947. Gael’s grandfather, James Anderson, was a big influencer in Ian’s career choice.

James was a businessman and musician. He was a part of big bands and jazz records.

Ian was a multi-instrumentalist and a lead vocalist for the famous British band Jethro Tull. He started his solo career in 1983.

Shona met Ian while working as a press officer at Chrysalis Records for Jethro Tull.

Ian married Shona Learoyd in 1976. As per the Rolling Magazine, Shona was a beautiful, convent-educated daughter of a wealthy wool manufacturer.

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Career of Gael Anderson

Gael made her acting debut back in 1972. She played a minor role in Gone Up North for a while. After that, in 1974, she appeared as Elizabeth in the movie Landfall.

Gael was a crew member on the famous comedy-drama series Teachers on Channel 4. The other actors were Andrew Lincoln, Adrian Bower, Raquel Cassidy, and Navin Chowdhry.

Teachers TV series (2001)
Teachers TV series (2001)

Gael first met her husband, Andrew Lincoln, on the sets of a comedy TV series ‘Teachers’ in 2001.

Gael has also worked as an assistant for Gwyneth Paltrow.

Unfortunately, Gael’s career didn’t span that long.

Net worth

Gael Anderson has been part of movies and TV shows in her entire career.

The couple is often spotted having a lavish lifestyle. It shows the decent amount of money the couple is making. Andrew Lincoln, with his wife, had a net income of $16 million by 2017.

Most of Andrew’s earnings come from his appearance in ‘The Walking Dead.’ Since Halloween 2010, Andrew made ninety thousand per episode.

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Social media of Gael Anderson

Gael’s husband, Andrew Lincoln, is not fond of social media. He reasons that technology isn’t perfect. So, he leaves everything essential about social media to Gael. Instead, he prioritizes his family and refrains from putting them in the spotlight.

Gael Anderson may be using a private account on Instagram, as there is no official page under her name. However, some photos of the couple with their children are on social media. They look like a happy family from the pictures.


How old is Gael Anderson?

According to sources, Gael was born in 1970, making her 53 years old.

How did Andrew Lincoln meet Gael Anderson?

Andrew Lincoln met his wife, Gael, on the sets of a comedy TV series ‘Teachers’ in 2001. Lincoln saw her while serving tea to the crew members for the first time. It was love at first sight.

Gael was working as a crew member while Andrew was a guest director.

Is Gael Anderson Catholic?

There is no information on what religion Gael Anderson follows. Her husband also has not disclosed anything about his religion and instead keeps family values in high regard.

However, Gael’s father, Ian Anderson, is somewhere between a deist and a pantheist.

Is Gael Anderson in The Walking Dead?

No, Gael Anderson is not in ‘The Walking Dead.’ Instead, her husband plays the role of Rick Grimes in that series. 

In an interview, Andrew said his wife was thrilled to see the first episode of The Walking Dead.

Who is Gael Anderson’s father?

Gael Anderson’s father is a famous musician named Ian Anderson. He is a member of the British band Jethro Tull. 

Ian is also one of the unique flute players in the world.

Ian’s works are featured in many songs and movies, such as ‘Jumanji,’ ‘Almost Famous,’ and ‘The Boondock Saints.’

He also wrote an acoustic soundtrack for his son-in-law’s The Walking Dead series.

When was Gael born?

The exact date of Gael’s birth is unknown. However, sources say that she was born in 1970.

Is Andrew Lincoln’s wife an actress?

Andrew Lincoln’s wife, Gael, was a supporting actress back in the day. She has played in small movies such as ‘Gone Up North for a While,’ ‘God Boy’ and ‘Landfall.’
She later worked as a crew member for the TV series Teachers and Gwyneth Paltrow’s assistant.

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