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Also Known As: Alfred Thomas Highmore Died:
Born: February 14, 1992 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: England, GB Profession: actor

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Thanks to innate talent, good timing and a talent agent mother, Freddie Highmore blossomed rather quickly into a fine actor by the time he was 12 year-old when he starred in the wildly successful remake, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005). Prior to his film-stealing turn as the lucky lad who wins a golden ticket good for one tour of Willy Wonka's wondrous chocolate factory, Highmore established himself as a young actor to watch with his pivotal performance in the Oscar-nominated "Finding Neverland" (2004). Even his co-stars were impressed with Highmore's ability: Johnny Depp later encouraged director Tim Burton to cast him in "Chocolate Factory" and Kate Winslet called him the best child actor she had ever seen. Despite early success, however, Highmore stated he had no plans to pursue a career in acting-a shame, given his enormity of talent, if such a promise were ever to come to pass.

Thanks to innate talent, good timing and a talent agent mother, Freddie Highmore blossomed rather quickly into a fine actor by the time he was 12 year-old when he starred in the wildly successful remake, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005). Prior to his film-stealing turn as the lucky lad who wins a golden ticket good for one tour of Willy Wonka's wondrous chocolate factory, Highmore established himself as a young actor to watch with his pivotal performance in the Oscar-nominated "Finding Neverland" (2004). Even his co-stars were impressed with Highmore's ability: Johnny Depp later encouraged director Tim Burton to cast him in "Chocolate Factory" and Kate Winslet called him the best child actor she had ever seen. Despite early success, however, Highmore stated he had no plans to pursue a career in acting-a shame, given his enormity of talent, if such a promise were ever to come to pass.

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 Toast (2011)
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 Astro Boy (2009)
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 Fox's Tale, A (2009)
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 August Rush (2007)
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1999:
Made acting debut as Helena Bonham Carter's Scottish son in "Women Talking Dirty"
2001:
Appeared in the CBS movie "Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story" starring Matthew Modine and Vanessa Redgrave
2001:
Played a young King Arthur in the TNT miniseries "The Mists of Avalon" opposite Anjelica Huston and Joan Allen
2004:
Played a French boy who adopts a young tiger cub in Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Two Brothers"
2004:
Cast in the critically acclaimed "Finding Neverland" as Peter Llewelyn Davies, the inspiration for J.M. Barrie's (Johnny Depp) classic tale 'Peter Pan'; received a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor
2005:
Cast in the title role for Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"; re-teamed with Johnny Depp who portrays the mad candy mogul Willy Wonka
2006:
Played a young Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's "A Good Year"
2007:
Played a musical prodigy, the result of a one-night stand between Keri Russell's concert cellist and Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Irish rocker in "August Rush"
2008:
Portrayed identical twins, Simon and Jared, in "The Spiderwick Chronicles"
2009:
Voiced the title character in the animated feature, "Astro Boy"
2011:
Played an isolated and fatalistic teenage geek in "The Art of Getting By"
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Education

Highgate School: London , England -

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