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Martin Freeman (born 08.09.1971) Martin Freeman is an English actor best known for his role in the BBC comedy 'The Office', the Christmas rom com 'Love Actually', sci-fi comedy 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and Peter Jackson's Tolkien trilogy 'The Hobbit'.

Childhood: Martin Freeman was born in Aldershot, Hampshire. Geoffrey, a naval officer, and Philomena, are his parents but they separated when he was young and his father passed away when he was 10. He was raised a Roman Catholic and attended a Catholic comprehensive for getting a place at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

Acting Career: His first notable role was in 2001 as Tim Canterbury in 'The Office'. Whilst on that show, he also appeared in Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Ali G Indahouse' and 'Love Actually'. In 2003, he took on the role as Lord Shaftesbury in BBC mini series 'Charles II: The Power and The Passion' and, following that, appeared in the sitcom 'Hardware'. He was in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's zombie comedy 'Shaun of the Dead' in 2004 as well as their cop slasher flick 'Hot Fuzz' in 2007 and will appear in another of their movies, 'The World's End', in 2013. In 2005 he starred in the BBC series 'The Robinsons' and also appeared in sci-fi comedy 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.

In 2007 he was in the film 'The All Together' and appeared in the TV comedy 'Boy Meets Girl' and Christmas comedy 'Nativity!' in 2009. Most recently, he was Dr. John Watson in TV series 'Sherlock' and Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's Tolkien trilogy 'The Hobbit' in 2012.

Personal Life: Martin Freeman lives in Hertfordshire with his actress wife Amanda Abbington and his son and daughter. He loves Motown music and is a lifelong vegetarian.



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Martin Freeman at the Hamlet press night held at The Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 15th June 2017

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Martin Freeman Interrogates Andy Serkis In 'Black Panther' Teaser Trailer


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There have been whispers of a live action 'Black Panther' adaptation since the 90s, and now it's finally on its way with Chadwick Boseman in the lead role of T'Challa the leader of the fictitious and mysterious African nation Wakanda. It's the Marvel Cinematic Universe's eighteenth film.

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In the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming Marvel film we get our first glimpse of Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis in their respective roles of the Joint Counter Terrorism Center's Everett K. Ross and South African gangster (and the Black Panther's nemesis) Ulysses Klaue or Klaw.

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Nose Nearly Cost Him 'Sherlock' Role


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‘Sherlock’ writer and co-creator Mark Gatiss has revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch almost missed out on playing the detective, because he didn't have the right look.

Speaking to The Sunday People, Gatiss said Cumberbatch was originally thought of as “a sort of ginger weird person” and not sexy enough for the role.

Sherlock season 4Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, with co-star Martin Freeman

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Martin Freeman seen at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th December 2016

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Martin Freeman on the red carpet for the UK Premiere of Starfish held at Curzon, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 27th October 2016

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Martin Freeman - Celebrities arrive at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards at the Savoy Hotel in London at The Savoy Hotel, South Bank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th June 2016

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What You Need To Know About Sherlock Special 'The Abominable Bride'


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By now, fans are used to being drip fed episodes of 'Sherlock' - what more can you expect with two award-winning Hollywood actors in the lead roles? - but ever since Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss revealed the Victorian theme of the next Christmas special, fans have been gasping with thirst.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in 'Sherlock'Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return to the 1800s in 'The Abominable Bride'

Now, the official title has been announced! Alongside a launch date (alas, AFTER Christmas). And yet, we're still rather in the dark about what to expect. Here's what we know so far:

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Benedict Cumberbatch Reportedly Calls Police Over Stalker Fears


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Benedict Cumberbatch has reportedly called the police over ‘an obsessed fan’ who is said to have made several trips to the ‘Sherlock’ actor’s house, leaving red ribbons outside. The actor is said to have become concerned over the woman’s behaviour and she has now been issued with an official Police Information Notice (PIN) over harassment.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie HunterBenedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter.

The Mirror reports that the woman left red ribbons outside Cumberbatch’s home on at least two occasions, leaving one tied to the star’s car and the other fastened to a window of the house. Cumberbatch lives in North London with his wife Sophie Hunter and the couple’s baby son.

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J.R.R. Tolkien's Annotated Map Of Middle-Earth Goes On Sale


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A map of Middle-Earth annotated by author J.R.R. Tolkien has gone up for sale, after being discovered in a copy of The Lord of the Rings, owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes. The map show that Hobbiton is on the same latitude as Oxford and also hints that the city of Minas Tirith was inspired by the Italian city of Ravenna.

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The map was discovered loose in a copy of The Lord of the Rings, owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes. The illustrator is said to have had removed the map from another edition of the novel as she began work on her own colour Map of Middle-Earth for Tolkien.

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'Sherlock' Christmas Special Becomes Global Event, As BBC Plans Cinema Screenings Around The World


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This year’s Sherlock Christmas special is set to become a global event like never before, with the episode set to be screened in cinemas around the world. According to the Radio Times, the special episode will be shown in a number of countries including China, where the show has a massive fanbase.

SherlockBenedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in ‘Sherlock’.

While the full list of countries is not yet confirmed, the 90 minutes special will be shown in China, where over 98 million viewers reportedly watch the show illegal on platforms such as Youku.

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Martin Freeman Reports 'Sherlock' Based Death Threats To The Police


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A fanatic Benedict Cumberbatch devotee has been reported to the police by ‘Sherlock’ co-stars Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington after directing death threats against them online, claiming that they “giving him [Cumberbatch] a bad name”.

Abbington and Freeman, who appear in the BBC mystery drama together, contacted authorities after the anonymous fan posted a picture of a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, saying “Shall we start prepping for a possible funeral?”

The anonymous blogger also wrote: “Both Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington are starting to give Benedict and all his fans a bad name! They seriously just need to shut up and f****** die already!”

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'Sherlock' Will Be More 'Polished' In Victorian Era, Says Steven Moffat


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‘Sherlock’ showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character will be a little different once he’s transported back to the Victorian era in the show’s upcoming Christmas special. Speaking during the TCA press tour on Saturday, the writer gave away precious few details about the episode which sees Sherlock and Watson back in Victorian London.

SherlockSherlock and Dr Watson in the upcoming Victorian special.

When asked how the new setting might change Sherlock’s character Moffat said, “Sherlock is a little more polished. He operates like a Victorian gentleman instead of a posh, rude man. He’s a lot less brattish.” But as for Dr Watson, being back in Victorian Britain will cause Martin Freeman’s character to be ‘more uptight’, according to Moffat.

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Image From New 'Sherlock' Victorian Special Released


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The BBC has given ‘Sherlock’ fans a little taster of the series’ upcoming Victorian special, releasing a picture of its two stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman dressed in period costume.

The picture shows Cumberbatch in a pretty severe and smart-looking waistcoat and suit reclining in a leather armchair, while a moustachioed Freeman is leaning against the chair and standing up.

Sherlock Victorian Special imageThe BBC released this image from the forthcoming 'Sherlock' Victorian special

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Martin Freeman - Guests attend exhibition celebrating iconic music trio, showcasing their collections of lyrics, stage outfits, photos, footage, instruments and unreleased music videos at Somerset House, Strand, London at Somerset House - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th June 2015

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Who Will Martin Freeman Play In Captain America: Civil War?


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Martin Freeman, the star of The Hobbit, Sherlock and The Office, joined the cast of Captain America: Civil War in an unknown role, according to a statement from studio Marvel. But now it seems there are a few hints floating about the internet.

Martin Freeman at The Hobbit premiereMartin Freeman is joining Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr in Captain America: Civil War

It's not much, but the writer of the original comic Mark Millar has revealed that he knows exactly who he's playing - and it's not a superhero. Or a supervillain. 'I know who he's playing in the film, but I guess it's still a secret', he teased to Radio Times. 'The character is not a super-person, it's somebody who's... well, I don't want to spoil it for anybody but he's not going to be in costume.' We're intrigued, but we still have no fresh ideas.

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Martin Freeman

Date of birth

8th September, 1971

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.69




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