Martin Freeman

Born Sep 8, 1971
Age 44
Hometown Aldershot
Religion Roman Catholicism
Height 5' 6½" (16...
Nationality British
Alma Mater The Royal Central...
Other Names Freeman, Martin J...

Martin John C. Freeman is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Tim Canterbury in the BBC's Golden Globe-winning comedy The Office, John in Love Actually, Arthur Dent in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dr. Watson in Sherlock and Paul Maddens in Nativity! He has been cast in the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of The Hobbit.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Freeman.


1971 Birth Born on September 8, 1971.


2003 31 Years Old He began to move into more serious dramatic roles on television with his appearance as Lord Shaftesbury in the 2003 BBC historical drama Charles II: The Power and The Passion. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old In 2007, he appeared in The All Together written and directed by Gavin Claxton, as well as the Bill Kenwright theatre production of The Last Laugh. … Read More
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In May 2009 he starred in Boy Meets Girl, a four-part drama that charts the progress of characters Veronica and Danny after an accident which causes them to swap bodies. … Read More
2011 39 Years Old For his performance in the role he won the BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor, 2011 and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.


He played Bilbo Baggins, the main character, in the three-part Peter Jackson film series The Hobbit. Accolades that his performance in the first part, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, garnered him include Best Hero at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and Best Actor at the 18th Empire Awards. … Read More
2014 42 Years Old He opened in the title role in Shakespeare’s play Richard III in July 2014 at Trafalgar Studios.
2015 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015 Freeman starred as producer Milton Fruchtman in the television film The Eichmann Show, based on the filming, by blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz, of the 1961 trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. … Read More
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