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On 08 September, City Connect celebrates the birthday of English actor Martin Freeman who was born on this day in 1971. Martin Freeman is known for his roles as Tim Canterbury in the BBC’s Golden Globe-winning comedy The Office and more recently as Dr. Watson in Sherlock starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.
Martin Freeman has appeared in at least 18 TV shows, 14 theatre productions, and several radio productions. He is notable for his role as Tim Canterbury in The Office. Martin Freeman has appeared in several films, including Sacha Baron Cohen’s Ali G Indahouse (2002) and Richard Curtis’ Love Actually (2003). He began to move into more serious dramatic roles on television with his appearance as Lord Shaftesbury in the 2003 BBC historical drama Charles II: The Power and The Passion.
He had a cameo in Hot Fuzz (2007), a film written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, and had a brief non-speaking role in Shaun of the Dead as Yvonne’s boyfriend, Declan. He is in the 2007 film The All Together written & directed by Gavin Claxton. He also appeared alongside Roger Lloyd Pack, Jamie Hogarth and Christopher Mellows in the 2007 Bill Kenwright theatre production of The Last Laugh.
In May 2009 he starred in the comedy, Boy Meets Girl – a four part drama that charts the progress of characters Veronica and Danny after an accident which causes them to swap bodies.
Martin Freeman plays Dr. John Watson in Sherlock, the BBC contemporary adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes detective stories. The first episode, “A Study in Pink”, was broadcast on 25 July 2010 to critical acclaim. For his performance in the role he won the 2011 BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor and nominated the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
Martin Freeman will play Bilbo Baggins, the main character in the three-part Peter Jackson film series The Hobbit.
He is a lifelong fan of Motown music and is a vegetarian.
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