Let’s talk about famous siblings a bit, we have the Williams sisters in the world of tennis, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters and their reality television series, the Hemsworth brothers who have acting to thank for their fame and fortune, and many other famous celebrity siblings you didn’t know were related; possibly, Freddie and Bertie Highmore. While the former is famous for playing Peter Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland (2004), Robert in Five Children and It (2004) and Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), among other various roles in video games, television, and film, the latter is yet to scratch the surface of his acting career.
In view of that, it is only normal that a lot of things are not known about Bertie Highmore. But considering the kind of family he hails from, there is no denying the fact that the future holds great promises for him if he decides to intensify his pursuit of a career in acting. More than just the basic facts related to his biography, the following are the things worth knowing about this Highmore, including details of his family life and what have you.
Bertie Highmore’s Biography
Somewhere in London, England, UK and on the 8th of February 1995, Bertie Highmore was born to Edward Highmore and his wife Sue Latimer. Even though he is now known as Bertie Highmore, records have it that the name he was given after he was birthed was Albert Samuel Highmore.
As his brother Freddie was a student of Hampstead Garden Suburb where he received his earliest education, it has been assumed that this was the primary school that Bertie equally attended. Freddie schooled at the British co-educational independent day school (Highgate School) before moving on to Cambridge’s Emmanuel College. While it is possible that Bertie was compelled to attend these schools, the details of his education are best known to him.
True, you will easily find that Bertie Highmore is an actor but unlike his brother who has been part of many television works and even more films, with dozens of prestigious awards and nominations to show for his efforts, Bertie is only known for his role as Col in Women Talking Dirty, the 1999 British comedy film where he played the brother of his brother’s character.
Since then, Bertie has not been part of any work, at least to the best of our knowledge. In fact, hardly can anyone tell if he intends to make acting his lifetime profession. But one thing is certain, his family has all it takes to help him thrive in the industry anytime he’s ready.
His Family (Siblings and Parents)
Thus far, we have been able to establish that Freddie Highmore is Bertie Highmore’s brother. Freddie was born in 1992 on the 14th of February and is the only sibling of Bertie; you can read more about him here. Apart from Freddie who has been able to set himself apart as one of the fine English actors, other members of Bertie’s family are known for their endeavors in the entertainment industry.
While his dad, Edward Highmore has been active as an actor since 1984, it is no secret that Bertie’s mom, Sue Latimer is a talent agent and producer who has famous actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Philip Glenister, Lisa McGrillis, Adam Godley, and Stephanie Gil as her clients. Meanwhile, Edward gained fame for playing roles like Malkon in BBC’s Doctor Who (1984), Leo Howard in Howards’ Way (1985-1990) and most recently, Cabinet MP in the British comedy film, Ali G Indahouse.
Taking into account the involvement of Bertie Highmore’s family in the acting industry, it is not naive to believe he would fare well thereof if he decides to settle for acting as his chosen profession.
Other Facts to Know About Bertie Highmore
1. His father and brother have had the opportunity to work together. They were cast as father and son in the American TV miniseries, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story.
2. As a producer, his mother has films like Ahead of the Class (2005) and Patrick (2018) to her credit. The latter earned her the UK’s National Film Awards nomination in 2019.
3. In 2018, his brother got nominated for the Golden Globe Awards. He was nominated under the Best Actor category for Television Series Drama; this was for his role in The Good Doctor.