skip navigation
Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

The Good Night DVD Brother and sister Jake and Gwyneth Paltrow team up for this dark,... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Nightwatching DVD Director Peter Greenaway explores the life of Dutch Golden Age artist Rembrandt... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy... Hitch a ride for intergalactic lunacy and fun! Based on the international... more info $8.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Nightwatching: 2 Disc Special Edition... From preeminent painter to unlikely detective, "Nightwatching" (2007) stars... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy... Douglas Adams's uproariously funny sci-fi romp comes to the silver screen in... more info $8.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Wild Target Blu-ray MORE > $8.99 Regularly $9.99 Buy Now blu-ray



Also Known As: Martin John C. Freeman Died:
Born: September 8, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Aldershot, Hampshire, GB Profession:

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

With a knack for milking comedy gold out of awkward situations, English actor Martin Freeman became a mainstay on the BBC prior to expanding his work to international film. After a number of years spent paying his dues with minor parts, Freeman broke out as the prank-loving Tim Canterbury on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's hit sitcom "The Office" (BBC 1/BBC 2, 2001-03). The increasingly popular actor jumped to the big screen, first with a supporting role in the ensemble romance "Love Actually" (2003), followed by the lead in the inspired adaptation of the cult classic novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (2005). An exceptionally prolific period followed, during which Freeman divided his time between television work and appearances in such films as the action-comedy "Hot Fuzz" (2007). The actor garnered more acclaim than ever before when he was cast in the role of Dr. John Watson on the modernized interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic creation "Sherlock" (BBC 1, 2010- ) opposite Benedict Cumberbatch as the eccentric super-sleuth. Freeman's scored his biggest role yet as the diminutive Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012), the first in...

With a knack for milking comedy gold out of awkward situations, English actor Martin Freeman became a mainstay on the BBC prior to expanding his work to international film. After a number of years spent paying his dues with minor parts, Freeman broke out as the prank-loving Tim Canterbury on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's hit sitcom "The Office" (BBC 1/BBC 2, 2001-03). The increasingly popular actor jumped to the big screen, first with a supporting role in the ensemble romance "Love Actually" (2003), followed by the lead in the inspired adaptation of the cult classic novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (2005). An exceptionally prolific period followed, during which Freeman divided his time between television work and appearances in such films as the action-comedy "Hot Fuzz" (2007). The actor garnered more acclaim than ever before when he was cast in the role of Dr. John Watson on the modernized interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic creation "Sherlock" (BBC 1, 2010- ) opposite Benedict Cumberbatch as the eccentric super-sleuth. Freeman's scored his biggest role yet as the diminutive Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012), the first in another trilogy based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. While known for his comedic acumen, Freeman's everyman appeal and impressive range made him one of the more sought after British imports of his day.

VIEW THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 World's End, The (2013)
4.
 Svengali (2013)
5.
 Saving Santa (2012)
9.
10.
 Wild Target (2010)
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1997:
Made his television debut in a small role in the second series of "This Life"
2000:
Played a bumbling drug dealer in the television version of "Lock, Stock..."
2001:
Collaborated with comedians Kevin Eldon and Phil Cornwell on the series "World of Pub"
2001:
Breakthrough role as salesman Tim Canterbury in the original British version of "The Office" (BBC)
2002:
Appeared with Sacha Baron Cohen in "Ali G Indahouse"
2003:
Joined an ensemble cast for Richard Curtis' "Love Actually"
2003:
Starred in the British sitcom "Hardware" (ITV)
2003:
Offered a dramatic turn as Lord Shaftesbury in the BBC historical drama "Charles II: The Power and The Passion"
2004:
Made cameo in "Shaun of the Dead" as Yvonne's boyfriend Declan
2005:
Played the lead role of Arthur Dent in the feature adaptation of "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"
2005:
Starred on the British TV comedy series "The Robinsons" (BBC)
2006:
Landed supporting role in Anthony Minghella's "Breaking and Entering"
2007:
Appeared in "Hot Fuzz," a film written by "Shaun of the Dead" writers Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
2007:
Co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow and Danny DeVito in "The Good Night," written and directed by Jake Paltrow
2007:
Played a frustrated TV producer in the comedy "The All Together"
2009:
Starred in the four -part British series "Boy Meets Girl" (ITV)
2010:
Cast as Dr. John Watson in "Sherlock," the BBC contemporary adaptation of the detective stories
2012:
Voiced the Pirate with a Scarf in the animated adventure "Pirates! Band of Misfits"
2012:
Cast as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's epic fantasy "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

Salesian School: Chertsey , Surrey -
Central School of Speech and Drama: London , England -

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute