MARTIN FREEMAN (Bilbo Baggins) earned an Emmy nomination in
the category of
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Dr. John Watson on
BBC television series "Sherlock." Freeman also won a BAFTA TV Award and received
nomination for his work on the program, which debuted in 2010 and is now
entering its third
Freeman was already familiar to television audiences for the role of Tim
Ricky Gervais's original hit comedy series "The Office." He starred for three
seasons on the hugely
acclaimed show, earning a BAFTA TV Award nomination and two British Comedy Award
nominations for his performance.
In "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," Freeman reprises the role he first
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." He will conclude his portrayal of Bilbo in
next year's "The
Hobbit: There and Back Again." Freeman's recent film credits also include the
sci-fi comedy "The
World's End," written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, and directed by Wright,
independent film "Svengali." He also lends his voice to the animated feature
Freeman has been seen in a wide range of film roles, but is perhaps best
known for his
comedic roles. He starred opposite Joanna Page in the 2003 box office success
followed by the horror spoof "Shaun of the Dead," from Wright and Pegg. He later
the writing duo on the 2007 cult hit "Hot Fuzz." He also starred as Arthur Dent
in Garth Jennings'
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the screen version of Douglas Adams'
also starring Zooey Deschanel and Sam Rockwell. His other credits include the
"Confetti," "Nativity!," and the Aardman animated feature "The Pirates! Band of
On stage, Freeman's latest project was the successful West End production of
Park" at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Dominic Cooke. His other theatre
Kathy Burke's "Kosher Harry," at the Royal Court, and "Blue Eyes and Heels," by
presented at the Soho Theatre, under the direction of Jonathan Lloyd.