Freddie Highmore BiographyFreddie Highmore is an actor, screenwriter, and director. He is famous for his early roles in children's films such as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Finding Neverland," as well as the feature film "August Rush," where the 15-year-old actor played the lead role. He also starred in the series "The Good Doctor," portraying a young savant doctor.
ChildhoodAlfred Thomas Highmore was born on February 14, 1992, in London. Three years later, his younger brother Bertie was born. Their parents have always worked in show business: father Edward is a successful British actor, and mother, talent manager Sue Latimer, has introduced many British stars to the stage. Essentially, it was thanks to his mother's help that Freddie got his first auditions.
Acting CareerFreddie Highmore first appeared on set in 1999 at the age of seven. He debuted with his brother in the British comedy series "Women Talking Dirty," playing a minor role. He later appeared in several small roles in other British series, such as "Happy Birthday Shakespeare" (2000) and "I Saw You" (2002).
A major breakthrough for Freddie was the family drama "Finding Neverland" (2004), based on the popular play about writer J.M. Barrie, the author of the legendary story of Peter Pan. The main roles were played by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, and Highmore portrayed their son. This film greatly strengthened his bond with the actors.
In 2018, Highmore founded the production company Alfresco Pictures, wanting a broader presence in the film industry. In March 2021, his company released the series "Leonardo," a fictional account of the life of the brilliant Florentine inventor. Aidan Turner played Leonardo da Vinci, and Highmore appeared as Stefano Giraldi, an ambitious Milanese lawman. In addition, Highmore played the lead role in the 2021 action movie "The Vault," but it was unsuccessful at the box office.
Freddie Highmore's Personal LifeCurrently, Highmore lives in London. He is close friends with Vera Farmiga and is the godfather of her son Finn.
Highmore is quite private about his personal life. It is known that in 2009, he dated Dakota Fanning, and in 2016, he was in a relationship with Abigail Breslin.
Freddie Highmore's marriage to Klarissa Munz in 2021 was a surprise to his fans, as he had kept the relationship secret. Highmore shared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!