Martin Freeman

Bilbo Baggins


Full Name: Martin John C. Freeman

Birthplace: Aldershot, Hampshire, England

Birth Date: 8th September, 1971

Marital Status: His partner is Amanda Abbington






  • Father Geoffrey was a naval officer in the British Royal Navy

  • Doesn't drive

  • Is the youngest of five children

  • Between the ages of 9 and 14, he was on the British National Squash Squad

  • Is a vegetarian

  • His parents Geoffrey and Philomena separated when he was a child

  • At age 15, he joined a youth centre group

  • Met his partner Amanda, an actress, in 2000 while they were filming a TV programme and have appeared together in several projects since

  • Is a lifelong fan of Mowtown

  • As a child he suffered from asthma

  • He was raised as a Roman Catholic and was educated at Cardinal Newman Primary School in Hersham and Salesian Roman Catholic Comprehensive Secondary School in Surrey

  • When he was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack

  • The first single he ever bought was Ghost Train by The Specials

  • Resides in Hertfordshire

  • With Amanda, he has two children. Joe, born in 2005 and Grace born in 2009

  • Attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London

  • While filming an episode of the BBC programme Who Do You Think You Are?, he discovered that his grandfather Leonard Freeman, was a medic in the Royal Army Medical Corps, who was killed a few days before the evacuation of Dunkirk took place in France, 1941

  • Underwent a hip operation when a child, due to a problem with his leg

    Notable Projects:

  • The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists! (2012)
  • Sherlock (TV Series) (2010-)
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • The Office (TV Series) (2001-03)
  • Love Actually (2003)

    Current Projects:

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • Saving Santa (2013)
  • Svengali (2013)
  • The World's End (2013)
  • The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014)

    Selected Awards:

  • 2011: BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series (Sherlock)


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