Born in Aldershot, a city in Hampshire in England on September 8/1971, Martin Freeman is an eminent British actor. He had five siblings and was the son of Geoffrey Freeman and Philomena. Martin's father was an officer in the Navy. His parents parted their ways when he was very young. Martin did his schooling from the Salesian School in Chertsey and graduated from the Brooklands College in Weybridge, England. Martin's father passed away due to the severe heart condition when he was ten years old.
He describes himself as a Roman Catholic. Martin became a part of a teen theater when he was fifteen years old. At the age of seventeen, he opted to make a career out of this profession. Martin then went ahead to join the Central School of Speech and Drama to hone his acting skills. Freeman embarked his acting career by acting in a short film; I Just Want to Kiss You (1998). Then he went on to do some small roles in the films like
, The Low Down and Round About Five. Martin first gained recognition with the movies like Love Actually and Ali G Indahouse in which he had significant roles. Martin rose to prominence with the TV show, The Office (2001), where he essayed Tim Canterbury.
He also acted in the comedy series, Hardware, which aired for a year or so. Martin had also done some intense roles including the role of Lord Shaftesbury in the show, Charles II: The Power and The Passion Directed by
. He is famous for his acting in movies and TV series including The Hobbit trilogy, Cornetto trilogy, The All Together, and
Boy Meets Girl
. Martin has also played brief roles in series like This Life, Black Books, Casualty and Lock, Stock… Freeman also appeared in a music video of the song; I Started a Joke. He is associated with the Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin. In the year 2014, Martin also starred in the series, Fargo, in which he portrayed Lester Nygaard.
Since 2010 he is essaying the role of Dr. Watson in the famous BBC series, Sherlock. For his performance, Martin won the BAFTA award under the category of Best Supporting Actor. He captured accolade after accolade including 18th Empire Awards for Best Actor and 2013 MTV Movie Awards for Best Hero. Recently, he starred in the film Captain America: Civil War (2016). Martin tied the knots with a famous actress,
, in the year 2000. Martin and Amanda have acted together in a few films and shows. They are the proud parents of Joe Freeman and Grace Freeman.