Freddie Highmore

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Freddie Highmore
Real name:
Alfred Thomas Highmore
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(32 y.o.)
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5'10 ft ()
154 lb (70 kg)
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Freddie Highmore Biography

Freddie 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.
Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore


Alfred 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.
Freddie Highmore as a child
Freddie Highmore as a child
Freddie Highmore spent his entire childhood in Highgate, an elite district of London. His well-off parents sent him to a local private school. After finishing secondary education, the already famous actor enrolled at the University of Cambridge. Highmore chose the faculty of foreign languages, where he studied Arabic and Spanish. Later, he began to study French independently.
Freddie Highmore with his mother, Sue Latimer
Freddie Highmore with his mother, Sue Latimer

Acting Career

Freddie 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).
Freddie Highmore in «Women Talking Dirty» (1999)
Highmore also worked in American television. In 2001, he was cast in the mini-series "The Mists of Avalon," playing a young King Arthur. His first major film role came in 2004 in the family movie "Two Brothers." This film, shown worldwide, greatly boosted his career.

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.
Freddie Highmore and Johnny Depp
Freddie Highmore and Johnny Depp
Impressed by Highmore's talent, Depp invited him the following year to play the lead character in Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." After its 2005 release, Freddie became one of Hollywood's most popular child actors.
Freddie Highmore Reflects On Filming «Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
In 2006, Highmore starred in the romantic film "A Good Year" and voiced the main character in "Arthur and the Invisibles." He later landed a leading role in the drama "August Rush," sharing the screen with Robin Williams and Keri Russell.
Frieddie in August Rush
In 2013, Highmore began starring in the series "Bates Motel" — a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic film "Psycho." He played the key character, Norman Bates, a schizophrenic serial killer. Some viewers found his portrayal more frightening than Anthony Perkins' original performance. Vera Farmiga, playing his mother Norma, was his main co-star for all four seasons. Critics worldwide praised his performance, leading to several nominations for the Saturn and Satellite Awards. The series concluded in 2017.
Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates
Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates
Critics believe that with this role, Highmore successfully shed the "child actor" label, and established himself as a rising film star. Highmore, who closely followed the career of family friend Daniel Radcliffe (his mother was Radcliffe's agent), still admires how Radcliffe managed to move beyond his Harry Potter image.
Freddie Highmore Found Killing People On Bates Motel Cathartic
In 2017, Highmore starred in the medical series "The Good Doctor," created by the maker of "House M.D." He played Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young savant ad autistic surgeon with a remarkable gift for healing. Despite his genius, his disease often triggers internal fears, and his social development remains childlike.
The Good Doctor – Official Trailer
The series received high ratings and was renewed for several seasons. Highmore was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Drama Series.

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 Life

Currently, 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!
Freddie Highmore on Getting Married
Highmore didn't reveal the name of his wife – journalists identified her based on indirect evidence. Klarissa is known to be British, a Cambridge University theology graduate, and works as a web designer.
Freddie Highmore and Klarissa Munz
Freddie Highmore and Klarissa Munz
In his free time, Highmore enjoys playing football and the clarinet.

Freddie Highmore Now

Freddie Highmore continues to focus on filming "The Good Doctor." In April 2023, it was announced that the series was renewed for a seventh season.

  • Somehow I didn`t like the series «The Good Doctor», or maybe the medical topic is not close to me..
    2021-05-13 21:14:32
  • Several years ago I watched a film with him, «Fairyland». Depp and Winslet also play there by the way, so the actors are awesome and Highmore at such a young age played with a bang.
    2021-05-04 19:26:52
  • I love The Good Doctor, starring Highmore. The plot is unusual, and Freddie Highmore`s play is simply mesmerizing!
    2021-03-29 16:43:03
  • I remember very well the early roles of Freddie Highmore, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, August Rush, Arthur and the Miniputes. Even as a child I had such a book. What a book, what a movie - incredible!
    2021-03-11 19:16:16
  • This is the boy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. So he got used to the role, despite the fact that he was a child, but even then he showed his professionalism.
    2021-03-10 22:23:52