Freddie Highmore
English actor
Freddie Highmore
Alfred Thomas "Freddie" Highmore is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Finding Neverland, Five Children and It, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Arthur and the Invisibles, August Rush, The Golden Compass, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and The Art of Getting By.
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1946 Acorn Drama <i>Close to the Enemy</i> Weighs Valuable Scientific Assets vs. Nazi War Criminals
Huffington Post - 3 months
Acorn TV, best known as an importer of overseas programming, has banged out a solid hit with a new original production, the period spy drama Close to the Enemy. Revolving around a James Bond-ian character named Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), Close to the Enemy captures the cautiously optimistic chaos of 1946 Britain. Callum (above) works for British intelligence, and he's tasked with convincing reluctant German engineer Dieter Koehler (August Diehl) into coming over to the British side to continue developing the all-important jet engine. Needless to say, all sorts of brilliant German minds were free agents around this time. Because staying in Germany meant marking time under an occupation, many were looking toward Britain, America and Russia as alternative teams with which to sign up. Some of the gravitation was ideological, but more often it was practical. Which country can offer the best resources, maximum professional freedom and the most comfortable personal env ...
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The Week Ahead: Freddie Highmore on ‘Bates Motel’
NYTimes - almost 2 years
As the third season of the show ends, a young Norman Bates transforms into his mother.
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Nominees for the Critics Choice Television Awards include “24: Live Another Day” and many more
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
Yesterday, the nominations for the 5th annual Critics Choice Television Awards were announced. The sister group to the Critics Choice Movie Awards, this is what could be looked at as a bit of an Emmy Awards precursor, if you will. I’m not exactly an expert when it comes to TV and this awards season (it’s mostly film or bust for me in that regard), but I watch a handful of shows and follow along with the race. Not enough to accurately do predictions, mind you, but I did think this nomination announcement was worthy of a mention. As such, today we have the list of Critics Choice nominees, which I’ll be revealing to you shortly. Among the titles that fared best this year with the nominations, we have Justified lead the way with five nominations. Following that, we have The Americans, The Good Wife, and Transparent with four apiece. Also doing quite well were 24: Live Another Day, Empire, The Leftovers, and Mom, just to name a few of the various titles that showed up here. It seems like t ...
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15 Killer Reasons Why You Should Be Watching 'Bates Motel' Right Now
Huffington Post - about 3 years
"Bates Motel," the A&amp;E "Psycho" prequel series was recently made available for streaming on Netflix, and with the second season premiering on March 3, there is no better time to catch up with the Bates family. Need a better reason to start yet another TV show? Well, we here at HuffPost TV are giving you fifteen of them to convince you to check into "Bates Motel." Vera Farmiga Kills It Farmiga's Emmy nominated performance as Norma Bates is one of the best things on television today. As Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) mother who can become unhinged at any moment, watching Farmiga is basically like watching a weekly masters acting class taught by a woman on the verge of a psychotic breakdown. It Teaches The Importance Of Family Bonding Norma and Norman have a close relationship, to say the least. Two Words: Man Candy Max Thieriot who plays Norman's half-brother, Dylan. Freddie Highmore Proves Your Teen Years Weren't So Rough Anthony Perkins shoes are big ones to fill, ...
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'Bates Motel': Freddie Highmore, Nestor Carbonell tease Season 2
Zap 2 it - over 3 years
"At that moment with Miss Watson it's not immediately obvious which conclusion to draw," Freddie Highmore tells Zap2it of "Bates Motels'" Season 1 finale cliffhanger.
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Film Review: Justin And The Knights Of Valour
Burnley Express - over 3 years
A clumsy yet kind-hearted boy on the cusp of adulthood discovers heroism comes from within, during Manuel Sicilia’s computer-animated adventure. Justin And The Knights Of Valour is a stirring tale of derring-do set in an olde worlde kingdom steeped in myth and magic that was once ravaged by dragons. A predominantly British voice cast adds lustre to the simplistic screenplay, co-written by Matthew Jacobs and Sicilia, including over-the-top comic turns from David Walliams as a demented wizard and Rupert Everett as a painfully vain evil henchman, who is a slave to sartorial daring. The setting is reminiscent of the splendid 2010 animation How To Train Your Dragon but Sicilia’s picture lacks that film’s heart and soul. A flame-throwing toothless crocodile is hurled merrily into the sweet and inoffensive mix as the narrative ambles at a gentle pace, building to the inevitable moment when fears are cast aside and gallantry struts forward to win the day. The eponymous hero is Justin (vo ...
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Where The Crazy Comes From On 'Bates Motel'
Popeater - over 3 years
Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to submit nomination ballots, EW.com will feature interviews with some of the actors and actresses whose names we hope to hear when nominations are announced on July 18. A&amp;E's freshman drama series Bates Motel by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, and Anthony Cipriano had a lot to live up to as a prequel/modern remake of Psycho. But Freddie Highmore steps out of Anthony Perkins' shadow in his humanizing portrayal of the doomed Norman Bates. It also helps that Vera Farmiga is the one to breathe life into Norman's infamous mother, Norma. Highmore spoke with EW about filming with Farmiga and what it's like for both of them to play Norman's version of "Mother."
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'Bates Motel' Renewed For Season 2 On A&E
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Bates Motel" has been renewed! A&amp;E has picked up the "Pyscho" prequel series, which stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as Norman and Norma Bates respectively, for a second season. More...
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Hannah VanderPoel: Bates Motel Season 1 Premiere: Mean People Suck
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The moment's arrived, folks. We've been waiting 50 years to understand Psycho and now -- thanks to tonight's premiere of Bates Motel -- we're finally clearing out a lot of confusing cobwebs that have been lingering. Let's see what's going on down at the ol' Bates place! First of all: Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) finds his dad KILLED to death one day while playing with wires in his family's basement. Oh no! He freaks out with grief and runs screaming for his mom, the aptly named Norma (Vera Farmiga! I always want to call her Vera Parmigiana for some reason!). She doesn't seem too upset. It's a little weird. Fast forward six months, and Normie 'n Normie are driving up the Pacific coast like Thelma and Louise, the wind whipping through their matching polyester weaves. They're alive and they don't care who knows it! They're headed for a fresh start! This new clean slate actually involves a rundown haunted shithole, er, a "hotel", that Norma Sr. has purchased. She's going to ...
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Meet Norma Bates
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
NEW YORK -- Vera Farmiga has some advice for Norma Bates, her character in the new series "Bates Motel": "Honesty is always the best policy." Honesty – or the lack of it – is a key theme in the 10-episode prequel to the classic Hitchcock film "Psycho." The A&amp;E show, which premieres Monday at 10 p.m., reveals just what drove Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) over the edge. In an interview Monday, the Oscar-nominated actress said Norman and his mother, Norma, are "harboring a dark secret which will unfold as the series continues." Along with the everyday angst most parents experience, Norma "knows something about him that I think makes her hyper-protective," Farmiga said. Farmiga didn't have a lot to go from to create her character. In "Psycho," Norman's mother was a skeletal role. (Although Farmiga did reveal that in an upcoming episode she dons the same hairstyle as Norman's mother from the original film.) Farmiga, who has two toddlers of her own, said she ...
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Headed To SXSW
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Before Midnight," "Don Jon's Addiction," "Upstream Color," Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" and news from John Sayles, Joe Swanberg, David Gordon Green and Jeff Nichols will screen at the 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival. Those films join the previously announced premieres of the Steve Carell comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and the horror reboot "Evil Dead" on the SXSW lineup. “It’s an incredible privilege to sift through so much exciting work, and every year brings new surprises. Though trends emerge after the fact, not consciously while we’re programming, much of this year’s program embraces love and the need/search/desire for connection,” Janet Pierson, SXSW Film Conference and Festival Producer, said in a statement. “Many films reflect importantly on our culture and include intimate looks at iconic figures, and we’re lucky to have a plethora of hugely entertaining and audience pleasing films. Even more thrilling is the opportunity to support so m ...
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WATCH: 'Bates Motel' Trailer
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Get ready to be creeped out ... The new promo trailers for A&amp;E's prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's iconic film "Psycho" have emerged, proving the show will be on par with -- and as creepy as -- FX's "American Horror Story." According to A&amp;E, “Bates Motel” promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. The show details Bates' dark and twisted backstory and delves deeper into the intricate relationship he has with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). And the trailers are definitely twisted. Watch them and let us know what you think. "Bates Motel" premieres on A&amp;E in 2013.
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A 'Lost' Reunion On 'Persion Of Interest'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's a "Lost" reunion! Mark Pellegrino, who played Jacob on the ABC drama, is heading to "Person of Interest," which stars fellow "Lost" alum Michael Emerson, who played Ben Linus on "Lost." "Person of Interest" creator Jonathan Nolan revealed the news during the show’s panel at New York Comic-Con, according to Entertainment Weekly, noting that Pellegrino will play the head of a publishing empire. Fellow "Lost" alumni Alan Dale and Ken Leung have previously appeared with Emerson on "Person of Interest." In other casting news... Another "Lost" alum is heading to "Parenthood." Emily Evan Rae, who played a young Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly), has landed a multi-episode arc on "Parenthood." The young actress, whose little sister Savannah Paige Rae plas Sydney on the series, will have some interaction with Max (Max Burkholder) as a member of the student council. [TVLine] Denise Richards has a new gig. The actress will appear in the ABC Family drama pilot "Socio" as ...
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Max Thieriot On 'Bates Motel': It Will Be 'Fascinating And Different'
MTV News - over 4 years
While Max Thieriot will be creeping people out on the big screen this weekend in "House At The End of the Street," on the small screen, he'll be playing the brother of one of cinema's ultimate creepsters, Norman Bates, in the A&amp;E TV series, "Bates Motel." The show is meant to be a prequel to the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film, "Psycho." The series has also nabbed Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga will play mamma Norma. It will run for ten episodes, and Thieriot explains to MTV News that he's looking forward to introducing the world to Norman's big brother Dylan. "I think it'll be really awesome. It's really great people behind the camera, in front of the camera," he said. "I think it's some great actors and a great producing team. And, I'm excited to work for A&amp;E. I think what's cool is it's also ten episodes so it's kind of limited you know but you know you're going to be getting a lot of good stuff in those ten episodes," he explained, before breaking down hi ...
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THE NEW SEASON | MOVIES; September Release Schedule
NYTimes - over 5 years
All dates are subject to change. SEPTEMBER Opened Friday BACK DOOR CHANNELS: THE PRICE OF PEACE The Camp David Peace Accords of 1979, recounted in a documentary by Harry Hunkele. BERLIN 36 Kasper Heidelbach’s film is based on the true story of Gretel Bergmann, a Jewish high-jumper drafted for political purposes by the Nazis to compete in the
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Television movies for the week of Aug. 28 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Voices of Freddie Highmore. Animated. Learning that his friends and family are in danger, a robotic child marshals his incredible powers and returns home to Metro City. (PG) (1:45) STZ: Wed. 4:30 PM, Thu. 6:50 AM (CC) • Austin Powers in Goldmember &#39;02
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Actress Emma Roberts on stepping out of her famous aunt Julia's shadow - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Her new film, The Art of Getting By, in which she stars alongside 19-year-old British actor Freddie Highmore (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), will be out in the UK later this week. At 20, Emma (daughter of Julia&#39;s brother Eric) could easily
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Freddie Highmore
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 21
    In 2016, Highmore will star in Stephen Poliakoff's BBC Two six-part miniseries Close to the Enemy, the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Holding Patterns, and Nick Hamm's political comedy-drama film The Journey.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2015
    Age 20
    In November 2015, it was reported that Highmore was set to star as 2nd Lieutenant Jimmy Raleigh in the upcoming film adaptation of R. C. Sherriff's classic war drama Journey's End, alongside Sam Claflin and Paul Bettany.
    More Details Hide Details The film will be directed by Mike Newell.
    In 2015, he starred in The Libertines' music video for their single "You're My Waterloo", alongside actress Marama Corlett.
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  • 2014
    Age 19
    In August 2014, it was reported that Highmore and Bates executive producer Kerry Ehrin had written a comedy pilot script that was purchased by NBC.
    More Details Hide Details However, the project was not picked up to series.
  • 2013
    Age 18
    The series premiered on 18 March 2013, and Highmore has received nominations for the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (2013), Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (2013), People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Anti-Hero (2014), and Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series (2014–15) for his performance.
    More Details Hide Details He also wrote the fourth season episode titled "Unfaithful".
    In 2013, Highmore voiced the title character in the animated adventure film Justin and the Knights of Valour, released on 13 September 2013 in the UK and Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2013, he has portrayed the iconic role of Norman Bates, alongside Vera Farmiga as his mother Norma, in the A&E drama-thriller series Bates Motel, a prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho that restarts the storyline in the present day.
  • 2010
    Age 15
    Also in 2010, he starred as Hally Ballard, opposite Ving Rhames, in the drama film Master Harold and the Boys, based on the play of the same name by Athol Fugard.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he co-starred alongside Emma Roberts in the romantic comedy-drama The Art of Getting By (2011).
    He then played the main role in Toast, a BBC autobiographical film about chef Nigel Slater, which was aired on 30 December 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The miniseries marked the third time Highmore has worked with Helena Bonham Carter.
  • 2009
    Age 14
    In 2009, Highmore voiced the lead character in the animated film Astro Boy, and provided his voice to its accompanying video game, Astro Boy: The Video Game.
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  • 2007
    Age 12
    In 2007, he lent his voice to the adventure fantasy film The Golden Compass (2007) and its video game of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details He then portrayed the title character in the drama film August Rush (2007), alongside Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Robin Williams. The story follows a musical prodigy as he searches for his birth parents. This film received a wide release on 21 November 2007. Highmore next starred in the dual role of American twins Simon and Jared Grace, alongside Sarah Bolger as their sister Mallory, in the fantasy adventure film The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), based on the popular children's stories of the same name by Tony DiTerlizzi. The film also had a video game, The Spiderwick Chronicles, in which Highmore reprised the characters of Simon and Jared in a voice role. That same year, he provided voice acting for the role of Little Jack in the animated film A Fox's Tale (2008).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 11
    Also in 2006, he began portraying protagonist Arthur Montgomery in the live-action/animated fantasy adventure film Arthur and the Invisibles, released on 13 December 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Two sequels followed: Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009) and Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010). For the third film and the trilogy's accompanying video game, Highmore provided voice acting.
    He next appeared as a young Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) in the comedy-drama film A Good Year, which was released in the UK on 27 October 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 10
    In 2005, he portrayed the main role of Charlie Bucket in the musical fantasy film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, adapted from the book of the same name by Roald Dahl.
    More Details Hide Details He was reportedly recommended by co-star Johnny Depp, whom Highmore had worked with in Finding Neverland; Depp had been impressed by the young actor's performance and thus put his name forward for the role. Highmore did not see the original 1971 version of the film, and decided not to see it until he was done filming so his portrayal of Charlie would not be influenced. For his role, he again won Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and was awarded the Satellite Award for Outstanding New Talent. Highmore also lent his voice to the film's accompanying video game of the same name.
  • 2004
    Age 9
    In 2004, Highmore returned to the big screen for the family adventure film Two Brothers, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
    More Details Hide Details He played the son of a French administrator who refuses to believe that his new friend, a tiger cub, might be dangerous after having tasted blood. He next had a major role alongside Kenneth Branagh, Zoë Wanamaker, and Eddie Izzard in the straight-to-video fantasy film Five Children and It (2004). That same year, Highmore made his breakthrough with a critically acclaimed performance as troubled Peter Llewelyn Davies in Marc Forster's semi-biographical film Finding Neverland. He received several awards and nominations for the role, including a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer, and nominations for the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.
  • 2001
    Age 6
    In 2001, in the BBC miniseries Happy Birthday Shakespeare, he portrayed the son of a tour bus driver (Neil Morrissey) who dreams of moving his family to Stratford-upon-Avon, while his mum (Dervla Kirwan) becomes sick and tired of her husband's money making schemes.
    More Details Hide Details Highmore has acted alongside members of his family in two separate films; his brother Bertie played his brother in Women Talking Dirty, and his father Edward played his father in Hallmark Entertainment's television film Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001).
    In 2001, Highmore played a young King Arthur in the TNT miniseries The Mists of Avalon, a revisionist take on the Arthurian legends that depicted the women of Camelot as the real power behind the throne.
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  • 1995
    Age 0
    He has a younger brother named Albert "Bertie" Highmore, born in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Highmore's home is in Highgate, an area of North London. Highmore was educated at a primary school in Hampstead Garden Suburb in Hampstead in North London, and at Highgate School, an independent school in Highgate, followed by Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge, where he earned a Double First in Spanish and Arabic. Highmore began his acting career with small roles on television at the age of 7. He made his film debut in Coky Giedroyc's comedy Women Talking Dirty (1999), playing the son of a woman (Helena Bonham Carter) who has recently become estranged from her commitment-phobic French lover.
  • OTHER
  • 1992
    Age -3
    Highmore was born on 14 February 1992 into a show business family.
    More Details Hide Details His mother, Sue Latimer, is a talent agent whose clients include actors Daniel Radcliffe and Imelda Staunton, and his father, Edward Highmore, is an actor.
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