A well-decorated actor, Martin Freeman has won the hearts of millions of people all over the world through his remarkable showmanship. He has earned recognition through outstanding performances in notable movies like The Hobbit, The World’s End, Stick Man and a slew of others.
Moreover, he has won numerous awards which are all well deserved considering his prowess. Some of the awards he has been decorated with include Emmy, BAFTA, Empire, Saturn, Golden Globe; won through his diligence and perseverance. Additionally, he has also been nominated for several prestigious awards
Martin John Christopher Freeman popularly known as Martin Freeman for short is an English actor, born on September 8, 1971, in Hampshire, England. He is currently 47 years and is the last child of Geoff Freeman (a naval officer) and Philomena R. Norris. He was raised alongside his four siblings. Freeman is a very religious person and his food choice is strictly Vegetarian.
His family is Catholic by religious inclination and he holds a British nationality. Although his family did not impose any religious practice on them, Freeman maintains that his Catholic faith remains intact. Freeman’s, family was a close-knit one until his parents got separated when he was a toddler. Because of the divorce, he had to stay with his father who died in 1981 from cardiac arrest and consequently, he moved back to live with his mother and step-father James.
His academic pursuit took him to Salesian School Chertsey where he was a member of the British National Squash Squad until he was fourteen years old. From Salesian School, he went to Brookland’s College in pursuit of a degree in Media Studies. Just like his elder siblings, Freeman soon developed an interest in the entertainment industry and had to enroll in the Central School of Speech and Drama when he was fifteen years.
We can comfortably say that entertainment is one talent that runs in the Freeman blood because most of his family members later established careers in the industry. His brother Tim Freeman became a Pop Artiste and another of his brother Jamie Freeman is now a popular musician.
Although Freeman showed interest in acting at the age of fifteen, he waited till he was seventeen before deciding to pursue a career in acting. He studied in a performing arts school where he honed his acting skills and since then, he has worked in numerous TV shows and films. Subsequently, he has appeared in 18 TV shows, 14 theatre productions, and several radio productions and still counting.
Some of his commendable performances manifested in the British drama series The Office and the dark-comedy and crime TV show Fargo. He has acted in many blockbuster movies which have made a great collection at the box office, films such as Love Actually, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Nativity and The World’s End are just to mention a few of endeavors.
Freeman has been in the acting career for more than two decades and has been nominated and won several awards including the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award in 2014.
Martin Freeman – Wife, Children and Divorce
Martin Freeman met Amanda Abbington in 2000 on the set of channel’s Men Only and the couple started dating. After the movie, the celebrity couple have appeared in several other productions as co-stars. Some of their film collaborations include Sherlock, Swinging with the Finkels, The Debt, The Robinsons, and The All Together.
The actor tied the knot with Amanda Abbington in 2000 and the couple have two kids together – Joseph Freeman born in 2006 and Grace Freeman born in 2008. Freeman’s friend Simon Pegg is a godfather to his son Joe.
The couple lived in Potters Bar in Hertfordshire until trouble hit their paradise. Although Freeman liked spending all his free time with his family, they still got divorced after living together for sixteen years. The sudden announcement of their separation was made by the actor through the financial Time in 2016
Freeman’s height is 1. 69 m with a body weight of 62 kg. However, his other body measurements are not disclosed to the public but it’s safe to say that the actor has one of those bodies to die for.
The actor has starred in several films and television series through which he has earned a handsome amount of money. The earnings from his professional acting career are currently estimated at $26 million. His annual income stands at about $7 million.