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Martin Freeman is a Actor British born on 8 september 1971 at Aldershot (United-kingdom)

Martin Freeman

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Birth name Martin John Christopher Freeman
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 8 september 1971 (47 years) at Aldershot (United-kingdom)

Martin John Christopher Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor, best known for portraying Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, and 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), and the comedic Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, most prominently in the sci-fi comedy The World's End (2013). Among other accolades, he has won an Emmy Award, BAFTA Award and an Empire Award, with other nominations including two other Emmy Awards, two other BAFTA Awards, a Saturn Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

Biography

Freeman lives in Hertfordshire with his partner, actress Amanda Abbington, whom he met on the set of Channel 4's Men Only in 2000. The couple have two children together: Joe (born 2006) and Grace (born 2008). They have appeared in other productions together, including Sherlock, Swinging with the Finkels, The Debt, The Robinsons, and The All Together.

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 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.

Freeman is a vegetarian. He has struggled with religion, stating that "my relationship with my belief has never been easy." Despite these struggles, he has said his Catholic faith remains intact. In 2011, Freeman took part in a charity cricket match to raise money for victims of the Christchurch earthquake. In 2015 Freeman appeared in a party election broadcast for the Labour Party, endorsing the party ahead of the UK general election in May.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Martin Freeman (34 films)

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Actor

Black Panther, 2h15
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya
Roles Everett K. Ross
Rating73% 3.698883.698883.698883.698883.69888
Après avoir participé à l'affrontement entre Iron Man et Captain America, le roi T'Challa retourne chez lui dans la nation africaine reculée et technologiquement avancée du Wakanda, pour servir son pays en tant que nouveau roi. Cependant, le pouvoir de T'Challa va bientôt être défié par des factions de son propre pays. Quand deux ennemis conspirent pour détruire le Wakanda, la Panthère noire doit s'allier à l'agent de la CIA Everett K. Ross et aux membres du Dora Milaje, les forces spéciales du Wakanda, pour éviter que le pays ne soit emporté dans un conflit mondial.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Everett K. Ross
Rating84% 4.2481254.2481254.2481254.2481254.248125
Alors que les Avengers et leurs alliés ont continué de protéger le monde face à des menaces bien trop grandes pour être combattues par un héros seul, un nouveau danger est venu de l'espace : Thanos. Despote craint dans tout l'univers, Thanos a pour objectif de recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité, des artefacts parmi les plus puissants de l'univers, et de les utiliser afin d’imposer sa volonté sur toute la réalité. Tous les combats que les Avengers ont menés culminent dans cette bataille, qui décidera du destin de la Terre et du reste de l'univers, et qui impliquera tous les héros déjà connus, dont les Gardiens de la Galaxie.
Captain America: Civil War, 2h27
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Everett K. Ross
Rating77% 3.894423.894423.894423.894423.89442
Le Soldat de l'Hiver (alias Bucky Barnes) a autrefois été reconditionné dans une base militaire soviétique sibérienne et hypnotisé à l'aide de certains mots. Quiconque prononce ces mots en russe plonge le Soldat de l'Hiver en transe et peut lui donner n'importe quel ordre sans qu'il puisse désobéir. C'est ainsi qu'en 1991, le Soldat de l'Hiver a provoqué l'arrêt brutal d'une voiture pour s'emparer dans son coffre d'une valise avec un étrange contenu.
The Taliban Shuffle
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy
Actors Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Tina Fey, Alfred Molina, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicholas Braun
Roles Iain MacKelpie
Rating65% 3.2975353.2975353.2975353.2975353.297535
While working as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, Kim Barker (Tina Fey) develops a crazy relationship with a fellow journalist from Scotland (Martin Freeman).
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 1h52
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Josh Charles, Billy Bob Thornton
Roles Iain MacKelpie
Rating65% 3.2975253.2975253.2975253.2975253.297525
Chargée de rédiger les bulletins de nouvelles pour une chaîne de télévision américaine, Kim Baker décide d'accepter l'offre de ses patrons et s'envole vers l'Afghanistan afin de devenir journaliste en zone de guerre. Croyant d'abord qu'elle n'est pas faite pour ce type de vie angoissante, elle prend vite goût à l'adrénaline des zones de combat et à la quête jamais assouvie de la bonne histoire.
Stick Man
Stick Man (2016)
, 27minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Animation
Actors Russell Tovey, Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon
Roles Stick Man (voice)
Rating70% 3.5450053.5450053.5450053.5450053.545005
Monsieur Bout de Bois mène une existence paisible dans son arbre familial avec Madame Bout de Bois et leurs enfants. Un matin, il part pour son footing matinal. Il se fait attraper par un chien qui le prend pour un vulgaire bâton. Commence alors pour Monsieur Bout de Bois une série d’aventures qui l’entraîneront bien loin de chez lui.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 2h24
Directed by Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom
Roles Bilbo Baggins
Rating73% 3.698253.698253.698253.698253.69825
Bilbo and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug sets Laketown ablaze, and its people flee. Bard the Bowman breaks out of prison, and eventually kills Smaug with the black arrow brought to him by his son Bain. Smaug's falling body crushes the fleeing Master of Laketown, who was escaping Laketown on a boat laden with the town's gold. Bard reluctantly becomes the new leader of the Laketown people as they seek refuge in the ruins of Dale, while Legolas travels to investigate Mount Gundabad with Tauriel. Thorin, now struck with "dragon sickness" over the vast treasure in the mountain, searches obsessively for the Arkenstone, which Bilbo had previously found but kept hidden. Thorin, hearing that people have come to Dale, orders the entrance of the Lonely Mountain sealed off.
The World's End, 1h49
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about alcoholism, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan
Roles Oliver Chamberlain
Rating69% 3.498233.498233.498233.498233.49823
Gary King (Simon Pegg), a middle-aged alcoholic, tracks down his estranged schoolfriends and persuades them to complete "the Golden Mile", a pub crawl encompassing the 12 pubs of their hometown of Newton Haven. The group attempted the crawl as teenagers, but failed to reach the final pub, The World's End.
Saving Santa
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films
Actors Martin Freeman, Tim Curry, Tim Conway, Craig Fairbrass, Noel Clarke, Ashley Tisdale
Roles Bernard D. Elf
Rating55% 2.7505352.7505352.7505352.7505352.750535
A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.
Svengali
Svengali (2013)

Directed by John Hardwick
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Martin Freeman, Vicky McClure, Matt Berry, Michael Socha, Maxine Peake, Michael Smiley
Roles Don
Rating57% 2.852842.852842.852842.852842.85284
Svengali tells the story of Dixie (Jonny Owen), a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he's dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them... 'The Premature Congratulations'. He hunts them down and offers them his management services. They are young, arrogant, sexy and utterly magnificent. Putting their demo on a cassette tape, Dixie heads out onto the streets of London...
The Voorman Problem, 13minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Tom Hollander, Martin Freeman
Roles Doctor Williams
Rating72% 3.638593.638593.638593.638593.63859
Dr. Williams is hired by Governor Bentley to work as a prison psychiatrist after "The War in the East" has produced a doctor shortage. Williams is informed about the Voorman problem; a prisoner named Voorman is convinced that he is a god and has convinced the rest of the prisoners who spend all day chanting in worship. It is unclear what Voorman's crime is due to a computer malfunction.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2h41
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace
Roles Bilbo Baggins
Rating77% 3.8987453.8987453.8987453.8987453.898745
Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a centipede-like creature to retrieve it.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2h49
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott
Roles Bilbo
Rating78% 3.944563.944563.944563.944563.94456
Approaching his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the full story of his adventure 60 years earlier for the benefit of his nephew Frodo. This connects The Hobbit with The Lord of the Rings movie 10 years earlier which had a similar scene. Long before Bilbo's involvement, the Dwarf king Thrór brings an era of prosperity for his kin under the Lonely Mountain, far to the East, until the arrival of the dragon Smaug. Destroying the nearby town of Dale, Smaug drives the Dwarves out of their mountain and takes their hoard of gold. Thrór's grandson Thorin sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside, and is dismayed when they take their leave rather than aid his people, resulting in Thorin's everlasting hatred of Elves.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, 1h28
Directed by Peter Lord
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven
Roles The Pirate with a Scarf (voice)
Rating66% 3.3480453.3480453.3480453.3480453.348045
In 1837, the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant), inexpert in the ways of pirates, leads a close-knit, rag-tag group of amateur pirates who are trying to make a name for themselves on the high seas. To prove himself and his crew, the Pirate Captain enters the Pirate of the Year competition, with the winner being whoever can plunder the most. After several failed attempts to plunder mundane ships, the Pirate Captain talks with his best friend and first mate, the Pirate with a Scarf (Martin Freeman), about giving up and selling baby clothes as a living, but is convinced to try boarding the next ship they find, which happens to be the Beagle. They find no treasure but succeed in capturing Charles Darwin (David Tennant). Darwin recognizes the crew's pet Polly as the last living dodo, and implores the Pirate Captain to enter it into the Scientist of the Year competition at the Royal Society in London for a valuable prize. The Pirate Captain directs his ship to London. The Pirates disguise themselves as Girl Scouts, so that they don't get caught and executed, as Queen Victoria has a strong hatred of Pirates.
What's Your Number?, 1h46
Directed by Mark Mylod
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Dave Annable, Joel McHale, Ed Begley Jr.
Roles Simon Forester
Rating61% 3.0524353.0524353.0524353.0524353.052435
Ally Darling (Anna Faris) is a thirty-something woman who is struggling to make better decisions with her life. Her boyfriend Rick (Zachary Quinto) breaks up with her when she asks him to attend her sister Daisy's (Ari Graynor) upcoming wedding, and she then gets laid off from her job. While taking the subway home, Ally comes across a Marie Claire magazine article entitled "What's Your Number?", which says that women who have more than twenty lovers in their lifetime have difficulty finding a husband. After making a list of all the men she slept with, she realizes that her number is nineteen, making her decide not to have sex with anyone else until she finds "the one". She then wakes up after Daisy's bachelorette party and discovers that she hooked up with her ex-boss Roger (Joel McHale). Hoping to miss an awkward confrontation, Ally lets her musician neighbor Colin Shea (Chris Evans) into her apartment so that way Roger will leave. It turns out that Colin was only over to avoid a girl that he slept with, because he doesn't want to give the women he sees any expectations.