Freddie Highmore biographyFreddie Highmore is an English actor, screenwriter, and director. He is most known for his early roles in kids movies Charlie and Chocolate Factory and Finding Neverland as well as him starring in August Rush and TV series The Good Doctor, where he appeared as a young doctor with savant syndrome.
Early life and childhoodAlfred Thomas Highmore was born on February 14, 1992, in London, England. His parents are heavily involved in show business: his father Edward is a successful English actor and his mother Sue Latimer is a talent advice agent, who brought many famous young actors to the spotlight. He also has younger brother Bertie. With the help of his mother, Freddie got into the acting and was able to attend his first castings.
Acting careerHighmore first appeared on a movie set in 1999 at the age of 7. Together with his younger brother, he performed in the British comedy film Women Talking Dirty in a small episodic role. Later on, he was cast for small roles in various TV series such as Happy Birthday Shakespeare (2000) and I Saw You (2002).
However, the first real breakthrough happened a bit later, in 2004, when Freddie got a role in another family movie Finding Neverland. The movie was based on an immensely popular play about J.M. Barrie, an creator of legendary Peter Pen character. Film starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet with Highmore portraying their son. While working on this project, actors formed very close personal relations.
In 2006 Highmore appeared in the romantic comedy A Good Year and voiced over the main character in Arthur and the Invisibles. Later on, he received the main role in the drama film August Rush, accompanied by incredible Robin Williams and Keri Russell.
Personal lifeCurrently, Highmore lives in London. He is a friend of Vera Farmiga and a godfather of her son Fynn.
It is unknown if Freddie has a girlfriend; he tends to hide his personal relationships from the public. Mass media reported about his affair with Emma Roberts, but actors disproven these rumors.