Martin Freeman

Martin John Christopher Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor and comedian, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001–2003), Dr John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010–2017), and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo (2014). His other notable film roles include the romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Nativity! (2009), Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (2004–2013), The World's End (2013), and his portrayal of Everett K. Ross in the Marvel films Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Black Panther (2018). Among other accolades, he has won an Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, an Empire Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, with nominations including two other Emmy Awards, two other BAFTA Awards, a Saturn Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Martin Freeman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Lucy Davis

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Lucy Davis

Ali G Indahouse (2002)

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Emilio Rivera  •  Michael Gambon  •  Gina La Piana

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Emilio Rivera  •  Michael Gambon  •  Gina La Piana

Breaking and Entering (2006)

Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Robin Wright

Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Robin Wright

Confetti (2006)

A mockumentary that follows three couples as they battle it out to win the coveted title of 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Isitt
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Jessica Hynes  •  Olivia Colman  •  Stephen Mangan

A mockumentary that follows three couples as they battle it out to win the coveted title of 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Isitt
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Jessica Hynes  •  Olivia Colman  •  Stephen Mangan

Hot Fuzz (2007)

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As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

Love Actually (2003)

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'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Helen Mirren

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Helen Mirren

Nightwatching (2007)

An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Emily Holmes  •  Michael Teigen  •  Christopher Britton

An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Emily Holmes  •  Michael Teigen  •  Christopher Britton

Pride (2004)

The story of Suki, a lioness cub, who rebels against her mother and her Pride to mate with an unsuitable lion from the other side of the river.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Downer
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Sean Bean  •  Robbie Coltrane  •  Helen Mirren

The story of Suki, a lioness cub, who rebels against her mother and her Pride to mate with an unsuitable lion from the other side of the river.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Downer
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Sean Bean  •  Robbie Coltrane  •  Helen Mirren

The Low Down (2001)

Frank is a restless young man in his late twenties whose life revolves around his friends and his work. When he becomes involved with Ruby, her optimistic and fresh approach to life and its problems begins to have a dramatic effect on him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Thraves
CAST:  Aidan Gillen  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Alicya Eyo  •  Tobias Menzies

Frank is a restless young man in his late twenties whose life revolves around his friends and his work. When he becomes involved with Ruby, her optimistic and fresh approach to life and its problems begins to have a dramatic effect on him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Thraves
CAST:  Aidan Gillen  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Alicya Eyo  •  Tobias Menzies

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)

The luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lord
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Brian Blessed

The luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lord
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Brian Blessed

Animals (2012)

Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life: he lives with his brother and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around and with whom he shares his best moments. Life goes on as normal until the arrival ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marçal Forés
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Augustus Prew  •  Dimitri Leonidas  •  Alba Ribas

Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life: he lives with his brother and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around and with whom he shares his best moments. Life goes on as normal until the arrival ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marçal Forés
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Augustus Prew  •  Dimitri Leonidas  •  Alba Ribas

Round About Five (2005)

Desperate to get across London to meet his girlfriend off the Eurostar, a man persuades a pretty bicycle courier to take him on the back of her bike, creating a dilemma he wasn't expecting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Guard  •  Thomas Guard
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Martin Freeman  •  Jodhi May  •  Alistair Petrie

Desperate to get across London to meet his girlfriend off the Eurostar, a man persuades a pretty bicycle courier to take him on the back of her bike, creating a dilemma he wasn't expecting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Guard  •  Thomas Guard
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Martin Freeman  •  Jodhi May  •  Alistair Petrie

Saving Santa (2013)

A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leon Joosen  •  Aaron Seelman
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Tim Curry  •  Tim Conway  •  Pam Ferris

A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leon Joosen  •  Aaron Seelman
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Tim Curry  •  Tim Conway  •  Pam Ferris

Svengali (2013)

Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts them down and offers them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hardwick
CAST:  Jonny Owen  •  Vicky McClure  •  Martin Freeman  •  Maxine Peake

Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts them down and offers them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hardwick
CAST:  Jonny Owen  •  Vicky McClure  •  Martin Freeman  •  Maxine Peake

The Voorman Problem (2013)

Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a god. The Doctor must decide on the sanity of Mr Voorman - is he a faker or a lunatic? Diagnose him insane and they can ship him off to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Gill
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Tom Hollander  •  Simon Griffiths  •  Elisabeth Gray

Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a god. The Doctor must decide on the sanity of Mr Voorman - is he a faker or a lunatic? Diagnose him insane and they can ship him off to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Gill
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Tom Hollander  •  Simon Griffiths  •  Elisabeth Gray

The Girl Is Mime (2009)

DID THE MIME COMMIT THE CRIME? CLIVE BUCKLE IS BEING QUESTIONED ABOUT THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE. THE POLICE ARE CONVINCED HE DID IT—IF THEY COULD JUST FIND THE WEAPON.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timm Bunn
CAST:  Martin Freeman

DID THE MIME COMMIT THE CRIME? CLIVE BUCKLE IS BEING QUESTIONED ABOUT THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE. THE POLICE ARE CONVINCED HE DID IT—IF THEY COULD JUST FIND THE WEAPON.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timm Bunn
CAST:  Martin Freeman
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