Freddie Highmore, full name Alfred Thomas Highmore was born on February 14, 1992, in Camden Town, London, England. Highmore was educated at a primary school in Hampstead Garden Suburb in Hampstead in North London, followed by Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge. His father, Edward Highmore is an actor, and his mother is one of the country’s top talent agents. Therefore it was not surprising that he entered show business.
He began his acting career at the age of 7 and gave his first audition “Back Stage”, started off doing small parts on TV, and then the movies came along. The twelve-year-old Highmore was nominated for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and several others. Highmore’s first film role was in the British comedy Women Talking Dirty (1999), in which he played the son of an outspoken single mother. He then took part in several television productions.
His first real break came in 2004 when he was cast in the family drama Two Brothers, the story of two tiger cubs separated at birth. It was the first time the audience could see the fledging actor at work. In fact Bertie(his brother) and Highmore made a debut together in Women Talking Dirty but from then on it was Highmore all the way. Highmore’s dream for future is a little less clear. He is vague about whether or not he wants to act as an adult. Highmore sometimes appears mature beyond his age, but also displays enthusiasm of a twelve-year-old.
Freddie Highmore is currently single. He previously dated Sarah Bolger from 2006 to 2009. He is also rumoured to have hooked up with
Dakota Fanning in 2009.
Highmore never sulked or threw his toys out of the pram, and he has worked steadily through puberty and adolescence. Highmore seems so unfazed by celebrity and the whole business of movie-making; it might have something to do with his heritage.