Alexander Lincoln, best known for playing Jamie Tate in the British soap opera Emmerdale Farm and his portrayal of Mark Newton in the gay film In From the Side, has opened up about his sexuality on social media.
In a recent post, Lincoln celebrated his long-list nomination for "Breakthrough Performance" at the 2022 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) from his appearance on In From the Side. In the comments section, a fan praised the movie but asked if the actors in it were just "posing as gay."
"Thanks so much - really appreciate it!!!!" Lincoln replied on Instagram. "And no, I'm not straight [heart emoji]."
This is a significant update to Lincoln's previous statement that "70% of the cast were of the community" during an interview with Attitude to promote In From the Side. Due to the ongoing concern surrounding straight actors taking up LGBTQ+ parts, this statement was embraced by viewers and critics alike.
Looking ahead, Lincoln is set to play Thor in Gods Among Us. He has also been cast as Jacob in an upcoming sci-fi project titled Aurora.
It seems like we have a new LGBTQ+ actor to show support and root for!