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Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again." Also upcoming, Freeman stars in "The World's End," written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, and directed by Wright. In addition, he will be seen in the independent film "Svengali," and lends his voice to the animated feature "Saving Santa."

Freeman recently earned an Emmy nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Dr. John Watson on the award-winning BBC television series "Sherlock," which debuted in 2010 and has been renewed for a third season. Freeman also won a BAFTA TV Award and received a second nomination for his work on the program.

British actor Martin Freeman trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He made his television acting debut, like so many of his contemporaries, in the long-running police drama serial "The Bill" in 1997. Following a variety of performances in drama and, more often, in comedy shows, he made his first appearance in 2002 as Tim Canterbury, the unlikely romantic lead in the award-winning international hit comedy series "The Office," which earned him a BAFTA TV award nomination in 2004.

One of his early feature film appearances was a small role in Mark Mylod's "Ali G Indahouse," starring Sacha Baron Cohen. Freeman then performed in two more award-winning international hit comedies: Richard Curtis's "Love, Actually," as a stand-in porn actor, and Edgar Wright's zom-rom-com "Shaun of the Dead," both films also featuring Bill Nighy.

In 2005 Freeman played the leading role of Arthur Dent in the long-awaited big-screen version of Douglas Adams' science fiction comedy "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and then rejoined Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Bill Nighy in the police farce "Hot Fuzz." Freeman was cast by Peter Greenway as the 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn in "Nightwatching," and he recently was seen as the lead in Debbie Isitt's improvised comedy "Nativity." Other recent credits include "What's Your Number?," starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans, the mockumentary "Confetti," "Nativity!," the Aardman animated feature "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," "Wild Target" and "Swinging with the Finkels."

On stage, Freeman's latest credit was the successful West End production of "Clybourne Park" at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Dominic Cooke. His other stage credits include Kathy Burke's "Kosher Harry," at the Royal Court, and "Blue Eyes and Heels," by Toby Whithouse, presented at the Soho Theatre, under the direction of Jonathan Lloyd.

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Age: 45 years old
Birthday: September 8, 1971
Height: 5' 7"
Birthplace: Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK

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