Freeman Thrilled With Rembrandt Role

British actor MARTIN FREEMAN was thrilled to be asked to play Dutch painter REMBRANDT HARMENSZOON VAN RIJN - because he previously feared he would always be typecast as average losers. THE OFFICE star is currently working on NIGHTWATCHING, in which he will portray the troubled 17th century artist. But he admits it is not a role he ever thought would come his way. He says, "It's not the kind of thing people always offer me - Dutch masters as opposed to lovelorn 30-year-olds from Surrey. I'm very pleased."


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