Martin Freeman

British actor Martin Freeman

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.
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'Black Panther': Martin Freeman on Whether Everett Ross Is an Ally or Enemy of Wakanda - Comicbook.com
Google News - 23 days
Comicbook.com 'Black Panther': Martin Freeman on Whether Everett Ross Is an Ally or Enemy of Wakanda Comicbook.com Marvel's Black Panther movie continues the story of Martin Freeman's Everett Ross, the superhero registration task force operative we met in Captain America: Civil War. Ross has been a prominent character in modern Black Panther comic books, but his ... It's a regal night of fashion and stars at the 'Black Panther' premiereLos Angeles Times Coates hopes 'Black Panther' hype transfers to comic bookABC News 'Black Panther': Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter on the Marvel Movie's Signature StylesCollider.com Bloomberg -IGN -Jezebel -MovieWeb all 459 news articles »
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Why you can't trust dangerous, dodgy Corbyn, by Steven Berkoff: Actor launches furious attack on the Labour leader - Daily Mail
Google News - 7 months
Daily Mail Why you can't trust dangerous, dodgy Corbyn, by Steven Berkoff: Actor launches furious attack on the Labour leader Daily Mail The unlikely rise of Jeremy Corbyn has, since the day he became Labour leader in 2015, been bolstered by the support of luvvies including Sherlock star Martin Freeman, comedian Steve Coogan and Hollywood actress Emma Thompson. But has the ... No, Jeremy Corbyn's Euroscepticism won't put his supporters offNew Statesman Our politics may look unpredictable but these four signals can tell us a lotPolitics.co.uk Tom Watson eats humble pieSpectator.co.uk (blog) Business Insider -HuffPost UK -Bloomberg -City A.M. all 48 news articles »
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The 'Black Panther' Trailer Just Dropped With A Star-Studded Cast
Huffington Post - 9 months
The trailer for “Black Panther” has finally arrived and, by the looks of it, this Marvel world will take us on one helluva ride. In the nearly two-minute teaser, Chadwick Boseman reprises his role as T’Challa (aka the Black Panther) and returns home as king of Wakanda ― a mysterious, powerful and vividly colorful African world. There, we meet a star-studded cast with Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye and, T’Challa’s nemesis, Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan. The teaser, which dropped during Game 4 of the NBA finals, opens with Klaw (Andy Serkis) chained to a chair asking Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) what he knows about Wakanda. When Ross says that it’s a third world country with “cool outfits,” Klaw reveals Wakanda’s true secret, claiming that he is the only person to have ever seen the country and make it out alive.  “Explorers have searched for it, called it El Dorado,” Klaw growls. “They looked for it in South America, but it wa...
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Happy Endings Abound In The 'Love Actually' Mini-Sequel
Huffington Post - 9 months
“Love Actually” is still all around us, thanks to the mini-sequel that aired Thursday during NBC’s Red Nose Day charity special. We are now blessed with an update on most of the characters from the 2003 Christmas hit that continues to inspire obsession and vitriol around the world.  It’s happy endings (mostly) all around. The couples formed in the film ― Natalie (Martine McCutcheon) and the prime minister (Hugh Grant), Jamie (Colin Firth) and Aurelia (Lucia Moniz), even Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Joanna (Olivia Olson) ― are still together. Mark (Andrew Lincoln) is still showing up at Juliet’s (Keira Knightley) door while Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) awaits her return, but now Mark is married to Kate Moss. Billy Mack’s (Bill Nighy) manager has died, but Billy is still recording half-baked publicity singles and giving cantankerous radio interviews. Rufus (Rowan Atkinson) is methodically packaging gifts at Walgreens, because product placement is real, and Daniel is i...
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Get Ready For A 'Love Actually' Mini-Sequel
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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'Sherlock' Just Schooled Us On The Value Of 'Emotional Context'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Warning: “Sherlock” spoilers ahead, duh. Shrewd, deliberate, unsentimental. These are, apparently, the qualities we value in a fictional detective, as evidenced by the fan communities devoted to Sherlock Holmes, which seem only ever to be growing.  Clear-eyed, but not full-hearted, Holmes is the antithesis of all things post-truth, which might be why his stories are still celebrated today in spite of being over a century old. There’s an appetite for blunt, truth-telling iconoclasm.  But in the BBC’s adaptation of the detective stories, another factor is at play. Over the course of the series’ four seasons, Sherlock has grown from charmingly priggish and work-obsessed into someone who actually cares about the people he surrounds himself with, a relatable human with a superhuman mind.  And last week, his character arc culminated in an episode that trumpeted the value of “emotional context” as an important component of crime-solving, a complement to fact collecting....
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TV This Week, Jan. 15-21: 'Victoria' on 'Masterpiece' and more
LATimes - about 1 year
  SUNDAY Another blink-and-you-missed-it season of “Sherlock” concludes on “Masterpiece.” With Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. 7 p.m. KOCE An oceanographer and others work to protect and preserve undersea habitats in the new special “Sea of Hope — America’s Underwater Treasures.” 7 p.m....
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Sherlock' And The Entertainers We've Lost
NPR - about 1 year
We dive into the hit show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, then celebrate Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, George Michael and others. And, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week. (Image credit: Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films 2016 and Masterpiece)
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'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch 'Directly Related' To Sherlock Holmes Author
Huffington Post - about 1 year
“Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch is “directly related” to the man who created his onscreen character around 130 years ago, according to Ancestry.com researchers.  Elementary, though, this discovery is not. The actor and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of a series of detective stories featuring the fictional Sherlock Holmes, are 16th cousins twice removed, the site claims. Their common ancestor is John of Gaunt, Earl of Lancaster and son of the 14th-century King Edward III of England. That makes Gaunt Cumberbatch’s 17th great-grandfather and Doyle’s 15th great-grandfather. Living between 1340 and 1399, he became a patron and close friend of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales.  “Every family history project begins the same way: you start with what you know. From there, you work back one generation at a time, proving each step as you go,” Ancestry.com historian Michelle Ercanbrack said in a statement. “In this case, that proof came from documents...
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First Look: Martin Freeman in Australian Zombie Thriller ‘Cargo’
Yahoo News - over 1 year
'Cargo' is based on the 2013 short film of the same name, which was a finalist at the Tropfest Film Festival.
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Edi Gathegi From <i>The Blacklist</i> Returns to Flash-Freeze Your Blood Again in Crackle's <i>StartUp</i>
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In person, Edi Gathegi seems easy-going and charming. That wouldn't describe him in NBC's The Blacklist, where he played Cabal enforcer Matias Solomon last season, and starting Tuesday it won't describe him in StartUp, a Crackle web series in which he plays Haitian-American gang boss Ronald Dacey. Something in Gathegi's manner, or maybe mostly in his eyes, enables him to turn colder than the polar ice caps. He morphs into a very bad guy - not just one of the most menacing on television these days, but one of the most distinctive. Gathegi's fine with that. "I love playing villains," he says. "They're the most fun. When I read for these parts, I think maybe I do a better job than if it's for something lightweight." He adds, though, that not all villains are created equal. Matias Solomon on The Blacklist (above) is a ruthless cog in the criminal machine known as The Cabal, and accordingly, he shows no sign of human connections. "What's interesting about M...
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The Game Is Definitely On In This Hilarious 'Sherlock' Spoof
Huffington Post - over 1 year
“Sherlock” is back, but as you’ve never seen it before. YouTube parody masters “The Hillywood Show” is treating the crime-fighting sleuth’s fans to a special, rap-inspired spoof episode. Set to the tune of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” vlogging sisters Hilly and Hannah Hindi dress up like Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes and Martin Freeman’s Dr. John Watson and crack a case.  The clip was filmed in some of the actual locations used in the hit show, and there’s even a cameo from “Sherlock” co-creator Steven Moffat toward the end. Check it out in the clip above and watch the extended behind-the-scenes footage below. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=57302fcce4b0bc9cb0473a06,579e6b89e4b08a8e8b5e6f5d,57445fbfe4b0613b512b37d5 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on...
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From silver screen to tablet: The best movies on HBO Go and HBO Now
Yahoo News - about 2 years
This list is continually updated to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on HBO’s premium services, HBO Go and HBO Now. True to its name, HBO has always aimed to bring the box office into people’s homes. That is easier than ever thanks to their streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now. There are many movies on HBO’s platform, however, not all of them necessarily qualify as “great.” If you feel like streaming a movie and don’t want to waste your time on dreck, check out our list of the very best HBO has to offer. Related: Here’s what’s coming to HBO in February and what’s going away Choose a genre: Comedy Drama Action/Sci-fi Next Page: Comedy… Choose a genre: Comedy Drama Action/Sci-fi Comedy Beetlejuice Please enable Javascript to watch this video Tim Burton’s best films often center around a clever premise. In Beetlejuice , married ghosts Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara Maitland (Geena Davis), having died in a car accident, are distressed to find that th...
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Take a Trip to Victorian London in ‘Sherlock: The Abominable Bride’ Sneak Peek
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and co-creator Steven Moffat discuss the challenges of bringing "Sherlock" back home to a 19th-century setting.
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Christmas Day’s best TV: Stick Man; Doctor Who; Gogglesprogs; Downton Abbey – The Final
Guardian (UK) - about 2 years
Martin Freeman brings Julia Donaldson’s lovable character to life; children review the year’s TV; and the Doctor is reunited with River Song. Plus, Downton is all wrapped up Following adaptations of The Gruffalo books and Room On The Broom, animators Magic Light Pictures turn again to the work of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and the tale of a wooden chap “who lives in the family tree”. Until, that is, he takes a jog around the park, and meets first a bouncy dog and then a girl with Poohsticks in mind. Will lost and lonely Stick Man ever get home? A charming tale voiced by a top cast, including Martin Freeman and Jennifer Saunders. Jonathan Wright Continue reading...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Freeman
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    He also played Everett Ross in Captain America: Civil War, which released in May 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 43
    In 2015 Freeman appeared in a party election broadcast for the Labour Party, endorsing the party ahead of the UK general election in May.
    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    He opened in the title role in Shakespeare’s play Richard III in July 2014 at Trafalgar Studios.
    In April 2014, Freeman began playing insurance salesman Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama series Fargo.
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  • 2013
    Age 41
    On 5 October 2013, he was presented with a fellowship bearing his name by the members of University College Dublin's Literary & Historical Society.
    He was a main cast member in the 2013 finale to the trilogy, The World's End.
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    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.
  • 2009
    Age 37
    In an edition of Who Do You Think You Are? aired on 19 August 2009, Freeman discovered that his grandfather, Leonard Freeman, was a medic who was killed a couple of days before the Dunkirk evacuation at the beginning of World War II.
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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.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 32
    He is notable for his role as Tim Canterbury in The Office, a role which, he said in 2004, "cast a very long shadow" for him as an actor.
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  • 2003
    Age 31
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on September 8, 1971.
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