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Martin Freeman

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Martin Freeman
Character Dr. John Watson
Birthday 8th September, 1971
Birth Place Aldershot, Hapshire, England
Appearances Sherlock (2010) Series 1-3

Martin John Christopher Freeman is the English actor who plays Dr. John Watson in Sherlock. In 2011 he won a BAFTA TV for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sherlock[1].

He is best known for his roles as John in Love Actually[2], Tim Canterbury in the BBC's Golden Globe-winning comedy The Office[3], Arthur Dent in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy[4], and Mr. Maddens in Nativity![5].

Martin stars as Bilbo Baggins - the lead role in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of The Hobbit[6] - with Benedict Cumberbatch, who will lend his voice to both Smaug the Dragon and the Necromancer[7].


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  1. BBC's Sherlock wins best drama award at Baftas John Plunkett and Josh Halliday,, Sunday 22 May 2011 23.32 BST.
  2. Love Actually, at
  3. Tim Canterbury, The Office,
  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, IMBd
  5. Nativity!, BBC Films,
  6. Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit,
  7. Benedict Cumberbatch joins The Hobbit as Smaug, Ben Child,, Monday 20th June, 2011, 10.42 BST.
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