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Martin Freeman Biography

Birth Name:
Martin John Christopher Freeman
Birth Place:
Aldershot, Hampshire, England

Fast Facts

  • Dreamed of becoming a squash player and was a member of the British national squash squad as a youth
  • Is the youngest of five children; his father died when he was just 7 years old
  • Although probably best known for playing Tim Canterbury on the U
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  • version of The Office (2001), he has proven himself equally capable of serious drama in the BBC's Charles II: The Power & the Passion (2003)
  • Spent two-and-a-half years filming his role as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit


  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated