Martin Freeman’s biographyMartin Freeman is an English actor. He is mostly known for playing Bilbo Baggins in the «The Hobbit» film trilogy and performances in the «Sherlock» and «Fargo» TV series. He is a winner of «Emmy Awards» and «MTV Movie Awards».
Childhood and youthMartin (Martin John Christopher Freeman) was the fifth child in the family of a naval officer in Aldershot, England. Soon after the son was born in 1971 the parents separated and Freeman stayed with his father. When the boy was 10 years old his father died of a heart attack and Martin began living with his mother.
Martin started performing in youth spectacles in the catholic school since he was 15 and received an Actor’s Diploma after graduating from the London Central School of Speech and Drama, one of the most famous educational institutions for art in Great Britain.
Acting careerFreeman is a man of low stature and ordinary features which prevented him from claiming roles of manful hero-lovers and he showed up only in episodes and secondary roles like in the «This life» TV series in 1997.
Freeman was also known to the audience for his role as a body double in the «Love Actually» film. The starting actor worked on the same set with then risen stars Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, and Liam Neeson.
Unexpected plot rotations, talented camera work, and original installation made Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch world-famous and brought the series and the actors to Emmy awards in 2014.