Martin Freeman (II)

Martin Freeman (II)


9/8/1961, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK

Birth Name

Martin John Christopher Freeman


  • Sherlock episode, The Great Game
  • Sherlock episode, The Great Game
  • Martin Freeman as John Watson in Sherlock
  • John Watson (Martin Freeman) in Sherlock
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Martin Freeman is an English actor. He is most famous for his roles as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, as Tim Canterbury in the comedy The Office, and as Arthur Dent in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the…more


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    • Martin: (on girls throwing themselves at him while his girlfriend is present) She's not very keen on that and neither am I. It is so disrespectful to the woman who is there. I haven't had it that badly, I've had it marginally. It's just so shallow. You know why people are doing it. It's not because I've discovered a cure for cancer, it's because they've seen me on the telly, which is not a particularly impressive reason for someone to be attractive. It's not even like it's a big compliment. I think if you take that kind of stuff as a compliment, you're mad. If you think they mean it, or that if you were just a f**king dustman they'd be doing it … Of course they wouldn't. Being famous in itself is not a recommendation.

    • Martin: I certainly would never ever consciously take over the fun at a wedding. I would be as quiet as a f**king church mouse. I don't particularly like being centre of attention, which is probably one of the reasons I've not got married – because that's worse than a premiere, that's worse than being on stage. I don't really fancy that and Amanda doesn't really like the idea of it all being on you. And I'm very polite because I know people sort of expect something of you that I don't want to deliver. I don't really want to comply and be the funniest man there, because I don't think I am. I happen to be an actor, but that's it.

    • Martin: My mum was Labour-voting, but wanted us to know we were important. Basically, everyone's equal, but you, my children, are a bit better.

    • Martin: Some people have that roar in their head, but I'm not sure I ever did. That live-fast-die-young thing. No one wants it really - Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin - it's not good. I want to live with Amanda till I'm 70. I was never the kid that went all the way with naughtiness, never got caned or in serious trouble. I always knew when to pull back.

    • Martin: I don't think it was a surprise that I ended up as an actor, and it was anything but a disappointment. My parents gave me the knowledge that reading isn't a bad thing, and admitting to liking a painting doesn't make you an arse-bandit. And that wouldn't have been a problem either.

    • Martin: If I could get bands to come and play in my house, I'd like that. I've never been to a festival. I'm a creature of habit, mashed-potato comfort, I like rugs. Our sofa's squishy. Maybe too squishy - it's hard to get up sometimes.

    • Martin: (on partying with celebrities) God, no. I don't do any of that sh*t. I've got a stag weekend coming up and I've said I'm not doing anything more than a few drinks. I won't have it. I'll go home and watch Antiques Roadshow.

    • Martin: I'm not a practicing Catholic or I wouldn't be living unwed with a woman, and I don't think all poofs are going to hell, and I don't think everyone who's had an abortion is damned, most of my friends are atheists and I understand atheism, I get it, but I happen to be a theist. I believe in our answerableness to something else.