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British actor Martin Freeman has been appearing on our screens, in the theatre and in high-profile films for the past fifteen years. In this time he has managed to garner critical acclaim for his roles as well as remaining hugely popular at all times with his audience. On account of his recurring star turn as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy, he has has found himself re-cast as a globally acclaimed star. Despite his abundant talent, it's an unlikely scenario for a home loving, unassuming family.
One of five children, he decided to become an actor at the age of 17. He developed his acting talent working his way through theatre and small TV parts, before landing his breakout role as Tim Canterbury in the acclaimed BBC comedy, The Office.
With the success of The Office, came further breaks including roles in Love Actually, Shaun of The Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Sherlock.
This fascinating biography tracks the career of one of Britain's best-loved actors, taking readers behind the scenes of the life and work of a supremely talented, albeit unlikely movie star.