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Martin John Christopher Freeman[2] (born 8 September 1971)[3] is an English actor, who became known for portraying Tim Canterbury
Tim Canterbury
in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins
Bilbo Baggins
in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit
The Hobbit
film trilogy, and Lester Nygaard
Lester Nygaard
in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo. His other notable film roles include the romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), the comic science fiction film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), the semi-improvised comedy Nativity! (2009), the comedic Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, most prominently in the sci-fi comedy The World's End (2013), and his portrayal of Everett K. Ross in the Marvel films Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Black Panther (2018).[4] Among other accolades, he has won an Emmy Award, BAFTA Award and an Empire Award, with nominations including two other Emmy Awards, two other BAFTA Awards, a Saturn Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life Freeman was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, the youngest of five children. His parents, Philomena (née Norris) and Geoffrey Freeman, a naval officer, separated when Freeman was a child. When Freeman was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack.[5][6] Freeman attended the Salesian School, Chertsey
Salesian School, Chertsey
before attending Brooklands College
Brooklands College
for media studies.[7] His older brother Tim became a musician with the group Frazier Chorus. Career Freeman attended the Central School of Speech and Drama[7] and has appeared in at least 18 TV shows, 14 theatre productions, and several radio productions. He is notable for his role as Tim Canterbury
Tim Canterbury
in The Office, a role which, he said in 2004, "cast a very long shadow" for him as an actor.[8] He appeared in the sitcom Hardware. He also appeared in several films, including Ali G Indahouse
Ali G Indahouse
(2002) and Love Actually (2003).[7] 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. He can also be seen making a brief appearance in the first episode of the second series of This Life. Freeman also starred in the BBC television series The Robinsons and had a cameo in episode 1 of Black Books. In 2007, he appeared in The All Together
The All Together
written and directed by Gavin Claxton, as well as the Bill Kenwright theatre production of The Last Laugh. He is featured in the video for Faith No More's cover of "I Started a Joke".[9] 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.[10] He currently plays Dr. John Watson in Sherlock, the BBC contemporary adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
detective stories. The first episode of Sherlock, "A Study in Pink", was broadcast on 25 July 2010 to critical acclaim. For his performance in the role he won the BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor, 2011 and the Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. He played Bilbo Baggins, the main character, in the three-part Peter Jackson film series The Hobbit.[11][12] Accolades that his performance in the first part, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, garnered him include Best Hero at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards[13] and Best Actor at the 18th Empire Awards.[14] Freeman appeared in all three of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's comedic Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, commencing with a brief non-speaking role in Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
as Yvonne's boyfriend, Declan, followed by a brief cameo in Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz
as a police officer. He was a main cast member in the 2013 finale to the trilogy, The World's End. On 5 October 2013, he was presented with a fellowship bearing his name by the members of University College Dublin's Literary & Historical Society. In April 2014, Freeman began playing insurance salesman Lester Nygaard
Lester Nygaard
in the dark comedy-crime drama series Fargo.[15] For his performance in this series, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award,[16] a Golden Globe Award,[17] and a Critics' Choice Television Award.[18] He opened in the title role in Shakespeare’s play Richard III in July 2014 at Trafalgar Studios.[19] 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. The film intercut dramatic scenes with historical footage from the trial. The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph
described the film as "absolutely enthralling".[20][21] He also played Everett Ross in Captain America: Civil War, which released in May 2016.[22] In 2017, Freeman starred in Cargo, which premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival on 6 August 2017.[23] The film is a feature length remake of a 2013 short film of the same name.[24] Later in the year he appeared opposite Tamsin Greig
Tamsin Greig
in Labour of Love, a political comedy by James Graham, at the Noel Coward Theatre.[25] Labour of Love charts both the evolution of the UK Labour Party in recent decades, and its presence in a tight-knit Nottinghamshire community. Freeman portrays fictional Labour MP David Lyons, whose modernising ideas pit him against the traditional left-wing constituency agent Jean Whittaker (Greig).[25] Personal life

Freeman at the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Freeman lived in Potters Bar
Potters Bar
in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
with his partner, actress Amanda Abbington. The couple have two children together.[26] They have appeared in other productions together, including Sherlock, Swinging with the Finkels, The Debt, The Robinsons, and The All Together. On 22 December 2016, Freeman announced in an article in the Financial Times
Financial Times
that he and Abbington had separated.[1] Freeman is a close friend of actor Simon Pegg, who is godfather to his son, Joe. [27] 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
Dunkirk evacuation
at the beginning of World War II. Leonard's father, Richard, was born blind and had been a piano tuner and organist at St Andrew's Church, West Tarring and later a music teacher in Kingston upon Hull.[5] Freeman is a pescetarian.[28] He has said his Catholic faith remains intact.[29] In 2011, Freeman umpired a charity cricket match to raise money for victims of the Christchurch earthquake.[30] Freeman's personal style follows that of British mod subculture and he cites Paul Weller
Paul Weller
as one of his heroes and influences on his style[31][32]. Freeman is a big fan of soul, motown and jazz music, presenting an episode of BBC Two's "The Culture Show" in 2009 entitled " Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
Goes To Motown"[33]. He has also selected music in the past for a motown compilation entitled "Made To Measure"[34] and has recently worked on a jazz compilation with friend Eddie Piller entitled " Jazz
Jazz
On The Corner", which was released on Acid Jazz
Jazz
Records on 23 March 2018, featuring tracks by musicians such as Kamasi Washington and The Brand New Heavies
The Brand New Heavies
[35]. Freeman has been an outspoken supporter of the Labour Party. As a teenager, he supported Britain's now-defunct Militant political group and volunteered with the Labour Party Young Socialists.[1] In 2015, Freeman appeared in a party election broadcast to endorse the Labour party ahead of the 2015 UK general election.[36] In August 2015, he endorsed Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in the Labour Party leadership election. In a session at the Edinburgh International Television Festival he said: "I happen to think that he is the most impressive one of the four. I do." He added that Corbyn was the "most impressive one as an individual".[37] Filmography Film

Year Title Role Notes

1998 I Just Want to Kiss You Frank Short film

2000 The Low Down Solomon

2001 Round About Five The Man Short film

2001 Fancy Dress Pirate

2002 Ali G Indahouse Richard Cunningham

2003 Love Actually John

2004 Blake's Junction 7 Vila Short film

2004 Call Register Kevin

2004 Shaun of the Dead Declan Cameo

2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Arthur Dent

2006 Confetti Matt Norris

2006 Breaking and Entering Sandy Hoffmann

2007 Dedication Jeremy

2007 The Good Night Gary Shaller

2007 Hot Fuzz Met. Sergeant

2007 Lonely Hearts The Pig Short film

2007 The All Together Chris Ashworth

2007 Rubbish Kevin Short film

2007 Nightwatching Rembrandt
Rembrandt
van Rijn

2008 Rembrandt's J'Accuse Rembrandt
Rembrandt
van Rijn Documentary

2009 Nativity! Paul Maddens

2009 Swinging with the Finkels Alvin Finkel

2010 Wild Target Hector Dixon

2010 The Girl is Mime Clive Buckle Short film[38]

2011 What's Your Number? Simon

2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits The Pirate with a Scarf Voice

2012 Animals Albert

2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Bilbo Baggins

2013 The World's End Oliver Chamberlain

2013 Svengali Don

2013 Saving Santa Bernard D. Elf Voice

2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Bilbo Baggins

2013 The Voorman Problem Dr. Williams Short film

2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Bilbo Baggins

2015 Midnight of My Life Steve Marriott Short film

2015 Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry Narrator Documentary

2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Iain MacKelpie

2016 Captain America: Civil War Everett K. Ross

2017 Ghost Stories Mike

2017 Cargo Andy

2018 Black Panther Everett K. Ross

Television

Year Title Role Notes

1997 The Bill Craig Parnell Episode: "Mantrap"

1997 This Life Stuart Episode: "Last Tango in Southwark"

1998 Casualty Ricky Beck Episode: "She Loved the Rain"

1998 Picking up the Pieces Brendan Episode: "1.7"

1999 Exhaust The Car Owner

2000 Bruiser Various Characters 6 episodes

2000 Lock, Stock... Jaap 2 episodes

2000 Black Books Doctor Episode: "Cooking the Books"

2001 World of Pub Various Characters 5 episodes

2001 Men Only Jamie Television film

2001–03 The Office Tim Canterbury 14 episodes

2002 Helen West DC Stone 3 episodes

2002 Linda Green Matt Episode: "Easy Come, Easy Go"

2003 Charles II: The Power and The Passion Lord Shaftesbury Miniseries

2003 The Debt Terry Ross Television film

2003 Margery and Gladys D.S. Stringer Television film

2003–04 Hardware Mike 12 episodes

2004 Pride Fleck Television film

2005 The Robinsons Ed Robinson 6 episodes

2007 Comedy Showcase Greg Wilson Episode: "Other People"

2007 The Old Curiosity Shop Mr. Codlin Television film

2008 When Were We Funniest? Himself 4 episodes

2009 Boy Meets Girl Danny Reed Miniseries

2009 Micro Men Chris Curry Television film

2010–present Sherlock Dr. John Watson 14 episodes

2014 Fargo Lester Nygaard Season 1; 10 episodes

2014 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern Young Brian Pern Episode: "Jukebox Musical"

2014 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Martin Freeman/Charli XCX"

2015 The Eichmann Show Milton Fruchtman Television film

2015 Robot Chicken Reverend Parris (voice) Season 8; Episode: "Zero Vegetables"

2015 Fargo The Narrator (voice) Season 2; Episode: "The Castle"

2015 Toast of London Himself Episode: "Global Warming"

2015 Stick Man Stick Man (voice) TV adaptation of story by Julia Donaldson, originally illustrated by Axel Scheffler

2016–present StartUp Phil Rask 20 episodes

2017 Carnage: Swallowing the Past Jeff Television film

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result

2002 The Office British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Actor Nominated

2004 The Office (for "The Office Christmas Specials") BAFTAs Best Comedy Performance Nominated

British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Actor Nominated

Love Actually Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Cast Nominated

Love Actually Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble Cast Won

Love Actually Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Acting Ensemble Nominated

Hardware Rose d'Or Best Male Comedy Performance Won

2011 Sherlock BAFTAs Best Supporting Actor Won

2012 Nominated

Sherlock (for "A Scandal in Belgravia") Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated

Gold Derby TV Awards TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor Won

Sherlock Crime Thriller Awards Best Supporting Actor Won

Online Film Critics' Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated

PAAFTJ Awards Best Cast in a Miniseries or TV Movie Won

PAAFTJ Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie Nominated

Tumblr TV Awards Hottest Male Character in a TV Show Nominated

Tumblr TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Won

Tumblr TV Awards Best Male Character in a TV Series Nominated

Tumblr TV Awards Best Cast in a TV Show Won

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Total Film Hotlist Awards Hottest Actor Nominated

2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Empire Awards Best Actor Won[14][39]

Saturn Award Best Actor Nominated

MTV Movie Awards Best Scared-as-S**t Performance Nominated[40]

MTV Movie Awards Best Hero Won[13]

SFX Awards Best Actor Nominated

Shorts Awards Visionary Actor Won

New Zealand Movie Awards Hero of the Year Nominated

Constellation Awards Best Male Performance In A 2012 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, Or Mini-Series Nominated

Tumblr Movie Awards Best Leading Actor Nominated

Tumblr Movie Awards Best Ship Nominated

Online Film Critics' Awards Most Cinematic Moment Nominated

Stella Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Won

The World's End Alternative End of Year Film Awards Best Ensemble Cast Won

2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Empire Awards Best Actor Nominated

MTV Movie Awards Best Hero Nominated

Constellation Awards Best Male Performance In A 2013 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, Or Mini-Series 2nd Place

YouReviewers Awards Best Hero Nominated

Stella Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Won

Online Film Critics' Awards Most Cinematic Moment Nominated

CinEuphoria Awards Best Ensemble Nominated

Fargo Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated

Online Film Critics' Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated

Online Film Critics' Awards Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated

Golden Globe Award Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

Crime Thriller Awards Best Actor

Nominated[41]

Sherlock

Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Won

Online Film Critics' Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated

Online Film Critics' Awards Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated

2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies MTV Movie Awards Best Hero Nominated

Favorite British Artists of the Year Favourite Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated

Fargo Favorite British Artists of the Year Favourite Actor in a Television Series Nominated

Richard III The Mousetrap Awards Best Male Performancer Won

2016 Stick Man British Animation Awards Best Voice Performance Won

2018 Labour of Love WhatsOnStage Awards Best Actor in a Play Nominated

References

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Martin Freeman
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Martin Freeman
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Martin Freeman
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Bilbo Baggins
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Martin Freeman
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Bilbo Baggins
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Martin Freeman
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Martin Freeman
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Martin Freeman
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Martin Freeman
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Awards for Martin Freeman

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor

Matthew Macfadyen
Matthew Macfadyen
(2010) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2011) Andrew Scott (2012) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2013) David Bradley (2014) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(2015) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2016) Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1975) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1976) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1977) Howard Da Silva
Howard Da Silva
(1978) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1979) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1980) David Warner (1981) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1982) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1983) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1984) Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1985) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1986) Dabney Coleman
Dabney Coleman
(1987) John Shea
John Shea
(1988) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1989) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1991) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1992) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1993) Michael A. Goorjian (1994) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1995) Tom Hulce
Tom Hulce
(1996) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1997) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1998) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1999) Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
(2000) Brian Cox (2001) Michael Moriarty (2002) Ben Gazzara
Ben Gazzara
(2003) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2007) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2008) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(2009) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(2010) Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
(2011) Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
(2012) James Cromwell
James Cromwell
(2013) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2014) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2015) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
(2017)

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Empire Award for Best Actor

Nigel Hawthorne (1996) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1999) Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
(2002) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2003) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2004) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2005) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2006) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2007) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2008) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2009) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2010) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2011) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2012) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2013) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2014) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2015) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2016) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2017) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2018)

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