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 Galaxy.
Since leaving the Central School of Speech and Drama, Martin has appeared in at least 18 TV shows, 14 theatre productions, and several radio productions. Most notably, he starred in the sitcom Hardware. Martin has also appeared in several films, including Sacha Baron Cohen's Ali G Indahouse (2002) and Richard Curtis's Love Actually (2003). As well as his various comic roles, Martin has also appeared in serious dramatic parts. His most prominent dramatic role to date has been as Lord Shaftesbury in the historical drama Charles II: The Power and The Passion. He can also be seen making a brief appearance in the first episode of the second series of This Life, helping himself to ï¿½30 from Milly and Egg's bedside table before swigging a mouthful of Egg's urine from a lager can.
In 2007 Martin starred in Hot Fuzz, a film written by Shaun of the Dead writers Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright and The All Together written & directed by Gavin Claxton.