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5 May, 2015

Cast in Captain America: Civil War

Casting

Freeman will play an unnamed character in the follow-up to 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier alongside Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. Producer Feige:

From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in The Office, Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us. We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

30 Mar, 2015

Labour election broadcast

Political EndorsementTV Appearance

Freeman appears in an election broadcast for Labour party.

We are in the run-up to a general election and you are going to hear loads of claims from people from the left, on the right, all over the place. It’s going to drive you mad. It will probably drive me mad. It boils down to a choice between a Labour government and a Conservative one…But it isn’t just a choice between two different plans, two different ways of getting the deficit down. It’s a choice between two completely different sets of values – a choice about what kind of country we want to live in.

 

17 Dec, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit on a quest to save Middle-Earth, in this final installment of the fantasy trilogy directed by Peter Jackson from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Bilbo stands with the dwarves and elves to save Middle-Earth from Smaug. Co-starring Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.

I knew it was going to be epic! And it is epic. It’s still epic. I knew it’d be tiring and I knew it’d be exhilarating and hard sometimes. And yes, it’s been all those things, really.

10 Jul, 2014

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Freeman is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Lester Nygaard on Fargo.

Thank you, people of Emmyland. To be nominated in such company is an honor, especially for two shows that I’m immensely proud of. I’m delighted.

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Freeman is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Dr. John Watson on Sherlock: His Last Vow.

Thank you, people of Emmyland. To be nominated in such company is an honor, especially for two shows that I’m immensely proud of. I’m delighted.

12 Jun, 2014

Sherlock Season 4 premiere possible delay

The busy schedules of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman may delay Sherlock’s Season 4 premiere release. Cumberbatch is currently working on his character, Smaug the Dragon, for the Hobbit trilogy. In addition to the Hobbit, Cumberbatch may take on another character for another movie. Sherlock‘s producer is not worried about the possible schedule conflicts with his actors and tells reporters that they will do what they can without sacrificing the quality of the show.

19 Jul, 2012

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Freeman is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Dr. John Watson on Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia.

25 Nov, 2009

Martin Freeman interview

The Guardian interviews Freeman about rumors that he is just playing his self in every project he has done.

Well, no I’m not. If you mean I look a bit like him and I sound a bit like him yeah, that’s because I’m playing him and it didn’t say ‘He’s Somalian’ on the script, otherwise I would have tried an accent. If the script says, ‘Guy in his 30s, my generation, lives in England’, what am I going to do? Start acting like I’m half-lizard? There’s no point, because no one wants to see it.

8 Sep, 1971

Martin Freeman born in Aldershot, Hampshire

Birth

Born Martin John Christopher Freeman to parents Geoffrey Freeman and Philomena Norris. Martin has 3 older brothers and 1 older sister. As a child he had asthma and had to have a hip operation for a leg problem.

Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I’m concerned.

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