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PERSONAL DATA OF MARTIN FREEMAN
Age: 49 years old
Height: 169 cm
Born in: Aldershot, Great Britain
Born on: 08/09/1971
Sons: Grace Freeman, Joe Freeman
BIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN FREEMAN
Martin Freeman, born Martin John Christopher Freeman, is born in Aldershot, Hampshire, theSeptember 8, 1971. When Martin was still a child, his parents divorced and he went to live with his father, who died of a heart attack and so at ten he moved to his mother and stepfather’s home. After attending the Salesian school in Chertsey, he enrolled at Brooklands College, where he took a course in media studies. Attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, she starts her acting career on the stage and on TV. Although it is the small screen on which he takes his first numerous steps, it is the cinema that begins to place him under the gaze of the international public, starting with the role of rapper Ricky C in Ali G (2002), as a member of the crew and a great friend of the protagonist. A totally light-hearted role followed by a more romantic one, that of Love Actually – Love really (2003) of Richard Curtis. Edgar Wright it will then direct it ne Shaun of the dead insane (2004), first chapter of the Cornetto Trilogy, which will follow Hot Fuzz (2007) and The end of the world (2013), all with a reconfirmed cast, including Freeman himself.
After a long apprenticeship on TV, he lands on the set of the sitcom The Office (2001) in the role of Tim Canterbury, finally putting himself in the spotlight, which from here on will illuminate his career. In 2005, in fact, he is the protagonist of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, sci-fi comedy based on the novel of the same name by Douglas Adams. This is where Hollywood stars seem to be smiling at him, receiving his second lead role on the big screen with The Good Night (2007), directorial debut Jake Paltrow, in which he shares the set with stars of the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Penélope Cruz is Danny DeVito. In the same year is the Dutch painter Rembrandt in the bio-pic focusing on him, Nightwatching (2007), by Peter Greenaway.
Known in recent years, especially to the English public who has had the opportunity to appreciate him more on TV with Hardware (2003) and Micro Men (2009), breaks through the door of success with Sherlock (2010), TV series in which he plays the role of Dr. John Watson next to Benedict Cumberbatch, a role that also earned him a BAFTA in 2012 and an Emmy Award in 2014. With Watson he achieves that fame that until then he had only circumnavigated and that in 2012 earned him an even more important role in cinema, that of Bilbo Baggins in the trilogy de The Hobbit of Peter Jackson.
Riding the wave of success, Freeman joins the cast of the first season of Fargo (2014) as the provincial insurer Lester Nygaard, a role with which he receives several nominations, including one at the Golden Globe. 2016 sees him busy on the small screen next to Adam Brody with StartUp, while the big one is the CIA agent Everett Ross in Captain America: Civil War, a role that he will then also cover in Black Panther (2018). Later he collects a wave of horror – which has long been missing from his resume – with Ghost Stories (2017) at the cinema e Cargo (2017), zombie movie distributed by Netflix. In 2018 the XXIII edition of Romics, an international exhibition on comics, animation, cinema and games in Rome, celebrates him, assigning him the Golden Romics for his career and for having contributed to playing the role of many characters of the collective imagination of the last generation.
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY MARTIN FREEMAN
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THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF MARTIN FREEMAN
Drama: 19% Action: 15% Comedy: 15% Fantasy: 10%
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