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Martin Freeman (born 08.09.1971) Martin Freeman is an English actor best known for his role in the BBC comedy 'The Office', the Christmas rom com 'Love Actually', sci-fi comedy 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and Peter Jackson's Tolkien trilogy 'The Hobbit'.
Childhood: Martin Freeman was born in Aldershot, Hampshire. Geoffrey, a naval officer, and Philomena, are his parents but they separated when he was young and his father passed away when he was 10. He was raised a Roman Catholic and attended a Catholic comprehensive for getting a place at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
Acting Career: His first notable role was in 2001 as Tim Canterbury in 'The Office'. Whilst on that show, he also appeared in Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Ali G Indahouse' and 'Love Actually'. In 2003, he took on the role as Lord Shaftesbury in BBC mini series 'Charles II: The Power and The Passion' and, following that, appeared in the sitcom 'Hardware'. He was in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's zombie comedy 'Shaun of the Dead' in 2004 as well as their cop slasher flick 'Hot Fuzz' in 2007 and will appear in another of their movies, 'The World's End', in 2013. In 2005 he starred in the BBC series 'The Robinsons' and also appeared in sci-fi comedy 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.
In 2007 he was in the film 'The All Together' and appeared in the TV comedy 'Boy Meets Girl' and Christmas comedy 'Nativity!' in 2009. Most recently, he was Dr. John Watson in TV series 'Sherlock' and Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's Tolkien trilogy 'The Hobbit' in 2012.
Personal Life: Martin Freeman lives in Hertfordshire with his actress wife Amanda Abbington and his son and daughter. He loves Motown music and is a lifelong vegetarian.
Martin Freeman has said that the pressure surrounding high quality episodes of 'Sherlock' has sapped the enjoyment from doing the series.
When 'Sherlock' hit screens all the way back in 2010, it became an instant success. Benedict Cumberbatch led the series in the titular role and impressed with his compelling performance, whilst Martin Freeman allowed for a little balancing of personality, bringing John Watson to life. Whilst this was a show based on the Arthur Conan Doyle novel series, it was a whole new beast in its own right.
Martin Freeman plays John Watson in the BBC's series 'Sherlock'
Despite the love for the BBC series, there have only been a total of four seasons of 'Sherlock' in the almost eight years since it began, totalling just 15 episodes. It's a move that's been lauded by millions, so that the quality of the show remains at a high, but when season 4 made its debut there was a notable dip in ratings and critical response. Since then, there's not been much news in the way of getting any new episodes in the future, no matter how fervent the fan base can be in demanding them.
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Get your first look at the upcoming Marvel flick.
There have been whispers of a live action 'Black Panther' adaptation since the 90s, and now it's finally on its way with Chadwick Boseman in the lead role of T'Challa the leader of the fictitious and mysterious African nation Wakanda. It's the Marvel Cinematic Universe's eighteenth film.
Chadwick Boseman plays the Black Panther
In the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming Marvel film we get our first glimpse of Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis in their respective roles of the Joint Counter Terrorism Center's Everett K. Ross and South African gangster (and the Black Panther's nemesis) Ulysses Klaue or Klaw.
The actor wasn’t deemed sexy enough by show bosses.
Speaking to The Sunday People, Gatiss said Cumberbatch was originally thought of as “a sort of ginger weird person” and not sexy enough for the role.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, with co-star Martin Freeman
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The first 'Sherlock' episode to be set in Victorian London.
By now, fans are used to being drip fed episodes of 'Sherlock' - what more can you expect with two award-winning Hollywood actors in the lead roles? - but ever since Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss revealed the Victorian theme of the next Christmas special, fans have been gasping with thirst.
Now, the official title has been announced! Alongside a launch date (alas, AFTER Christmas). And yet, we're still rather in the dark about what to expect. Here's what we know so far:
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A woman is said to have left red ribbons outside the ‘Sherlock’ star’s home.
Benedict Cumberbatch has reportedly called the police over ‘an obsessed fan’ who is said to have made several trips to the ‘Sherlock’ actor’s house, leaving red ribbons outside. The actor is said to have become concerned over the woman’s behaviour and she has now been issued with an official Police Information Notice (PIN) over harassment.
Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter.
The Mirror reports that the woman left red ribbons outside Cumberbatch’s home on at least two occasions, leaving one tied to the star’s car and the other fastened to a window of the house. Cumberbatch lives in North London with his wife Sophie Hunter and the couple’s baby son.
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The map shows that Hobbiton is on the same latitude as Oxford.
A map of Middle-Earth annotated by author J.R.R. Tolkien has gone up for sale, after being discovered in a copy of The Lord of the Rings, owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes. The map show that Hobbiton is on the same latitude as Oxford and also hints that the city of Minas Tirith was inspired by the Italian city of Ravenna.
Martin Freeman in The Hobbit.
The map was discovered loose in a copy of The Lord of the Rings, owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes. The illustrator is said to have had removed the map from another edition of the novel as she began work on her own colour Map of Middle-Earth for Tolkien.
Continue reading: J.R.R. Tolkien's Annotated Map Of Middle-Earth Goes On Sale
The destinations which will see the Christmas special include China, thanks to a new deal between the BBC and the Shanghai Media Group.
This year’s Sherlock Christmas special is set to become a global event like never before, with the episode set to be screened in cinemas around the world. According to the Radio Times, the special episode will be shown in a number of countries including China, where the show has a massive fanbase.
While the full list of countries is not yet confirmed, the 90 minutes special will be shown in China, where over 98 million viewers reportedly watch the show illegal on platforms such as Youku.
Freeman and his partner Amanda Abbington, who both appear in 'Sherlock', reported an online death threat to the police at the weekend.
A fanatic Benedict Cumberbatch devotee has been reported to the police by ‘Sherlock’ co-stars Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington after directing death threats against them online, claiming that they “giving him [Cumberbatch] a bad name”.
Abbington and Freeman, who appear in the BBC mystery drama together, contacted authorities after the anonymous fan posted a picture of a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, saying “Shall we start prepping for a possible funeral?”
The anonymous blogger also wrote: “Both Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington are starting to give Benedict and all his fans a bad name! They seriously just need to shut up and f****** die already!”
Continue reading: Martin Freeman Reports 'Sherlock' Based Death Threats To The Police
The showrunner gave little away about the upcoming special episode during the TCA press tour.
‘Sherlock’ showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character will be a little different once he’s transported back to the Victorian era in the show’s upcoming Christmas special. Speaking during the TCA press tour on Saturday, the writer gave away precious few details about the episode which sees Sherlock and Watson back in Victorian London.
Sherlock and Dr Watson in the upcoming Victorian special.
When asked how the new setting might change Sherlock’s character Moffat said, “Sherlock is a little more polished. He operates like a Victorian gentleman instead of a posh, rude man. He’s a lot less brattish.” But as for Dr Watson, being back in Victorian Britain will cause Martin Freeman’s character to be ‘more uptight’, according to Moffat.
Continue reading: 'Sherlock' Will Be More 'Polished' In Victorian Era, Says Steven Moffat
The stand-alone episode is rumoured to be airing round the Christmas period in 2015.
The picture shows Cumberbatch in a pretty severe and smart-looking waistcoat and suit reclining in a leather armchair, while a moustachioed Freeman is leaning against the chair and standing up.
The BBC released this image from the forthcoming 'Sherlock' Victorian special
Continue reading: Image From New 'Sherlock' Victorian Special Released
Martin Freeman - Guests attend exhibition celebrating iconic music trio, showcasing their collections of lyrics, stage outfits, photos, footage, instruments and unreleased music videos at Somerset House, Strand, London at Somerset House - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th June 2015
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RT @grahammctavish: "@Lettygreenwood: @StephenJHunter1 @grahammctavish @IanMcKellen Impromptu photo shoot at Bag End. #HobbitLegos http: ...
@grahammctavish still chuckling at the present we got peter for his birthday.
RT @Hasty_Thorin: Safe to say that my most useless dwarf is Ori. Who brings a slingshot on a dangerous quest? #foolofatook
It's been a busy day filming sherlock today. A question before we all settle down. What was your favourite part of the hobbit?
People on twitter. Please stop giving negative comments on my page. I'm new on twitter and I don't expect to be put off already. Thanks.
As of this morning we have filmed the first scene of new sherlock. Surprises are in store.
Having a devine lunch with Mr Cumberbatch onset of #sherlock
RT @LMHighgate: Watched The #Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. #Woah!! Time for a Lord of the Rings #marathon.
I've been reading through a lot of the #hobbit tweets on here. Thanks for your kind words of appreciation. It's all thanks to my colleagues
Here are my links. @Marfrman #martinfreeman
I'm still trying to get in touch with the main twitter HQ to get my account varified, so bear with me.
Hello everyone. I've finally got twitter. Now how do you use this?
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