Martin Freeman Biography

BornSeptember 8, 1971
Age52 years
Early Life
Martin John Christopher Freeman was born upon September 8, 1971 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He is the youngest of 5 youngsters born to Geoffrey and also Philomena Freeman. His father worked as a naval officer, while his mom was a nurse. His parents divorced when he was a youngster, leaving him and his brother or sisters to be primarily increased by their mother.

Freeman attended Salesian College, a Catholic boarding college in Farnborough, Hampshire. He then participated in a detailed college, Brooklands College, in Weybridge, Surrey. While maturing, he hung out with the different dramatization groups as well as took place to research at the Central School of Speech and also Drama in London.

Profession Beginnings
Freeman started his acting job by appearing in different phase productions in London's West End. His initial major tv appearance remained in the 1997 British sketch program "Bruiser", where he worked together with comics David Mitchell as well as Robert Webb.

In 2000, Freeman starred in a short movie entitled "The Low Down" guided by Jamie Thraves, which obtained praise at the Sundance Film Festival. This exposure led to Freeman landing a famous function in the BBC television collection "The Office", playing the character Tim Canterbury. His efficiency in "The Office" made him a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance in 2003.

Innovation and International Success
Freeman's success in "The Office" assisted him land a lot more prominent functions in television as well as movie. In 2005, he starred in the romantic comedy "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" as Arthur Dent, together with actors Sam Rockwell as well as Zooey Deschanel.

In 2007, Freeman starred in the British comedy film "Hot Fuzz", directed by Edgar Wright and co-starring Simon Pegg and also Nick Frost. The film was an important and commercial success.

In 2010, Freeman obtained global acknowledgment for his function as Dr. John Watson in the BBC TV collection "Sherlock", along with Benedict Cumberbatch as the iconic investigator Sherlock Holmes. Freeman's efficiency gained him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie in 2014.

Freeman's job took another considerable leap when he was cast as the lead character Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy, based on the unique by J.R.R. Tolkien. The movies were substantial around the world successes, gaining over $2.9 billion internationally and also better establishing Freeman as a leading actor in the market.

Recent Work
Because completing "The Hobbit" trilogy, Martin Freeman has actually remained to work in both movie and television projects. Several of his notable efficiencies consist of the function of Everett K. Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly in "Captain America: Civil War" (2016) and also "Black Panther" (2018). In 2017, Freeman starred opposite Tina Fey in the dark comedy "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot". He appeared in the scary zombie horror movie, "Cargo" (2017), and the British police procedural "StartUp" (2016-2018).

In 2018, Freeman went back to his stage origins, starring as the titular character in a contemporary adjustment of Shakespeare's "Richard III" at the Trafalgar Studios in London.

Personal Life
Martin Freeman had actually been in a long-lasting partnership with actress Amanda Abbington, whom he satisfied on the collection of the UK tv series "Men Only" in 2000. The couple has 2 children, a son called Joe and also a little girl named Grace. Freeman and Abbington apart amicably in 2016.

Throughout his career, Freeman has actually been an a supporter of various charities, consisting of Oxfam as well as the Movember Foundation. As a well-established and versatile actor, Martin Freeman has ended up being a house name for his capability to portray an array of different characters on phase and display, gaining the affection of both movie critics and also followers worldwide.

Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Martin.

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3 Famous quotes by Martin Freeman

Small: Why does everyone have to pretend to be stupid and not know long words?
"Why does everyone have to pretend to be stupid and not know long words?"
Small: Ive got a stag weekend coming up and Ive said Im not doing anything more than a few drinks. I wont have
"I've got a stag weekend coming up and I've said I'm not doing anything more than a few drinks. I won't have it. I'll go home and watch Antiques Roadshow"
Small: Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first co
"Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I'm concerned"