Hugely known for his exceptional acting on the English TV series ‘The Office’ and on the film ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, Martin Freeman is a British actor. The award-winning actor is also known for the drama series Sherlock and Fargo. Here are the complete details about the career, earnings, and net worth of Martin Freeman in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The English actor was born on September 8, 1971, in Aldershot, Hampshire, to Philomena and Geoffrey Freeman. His full name is Martin John Christopher Freeman. His father was a naval officer, and his mother was probably a homemaker. He is the youngest of five children of his parents. When he was a little child, his parents separated. And when he was only ten years old, his father died. This certainly affected his childhood. He completed his high school from Salesian School, Chertsey and later moved to Brooklands College where he majored in journalism.
Martin Freeman is an unmarried man and is the father of two kids. He had the kids with his longtime ex-girlfriend Amanda Abington. The couple remained together for decades before parting their ways in 2016. Their kids’ names are Joe and Grace who were born in 2006 and 2008 respectively. At present, Martin Freeman is said to be single.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Martin was passionate about acting since his childhood. After attending his high school, he briefly attended Central School of Drama and Speech and learned the acting professionally. Initially, he performed in school plays, radio productions and even at theatre productions. After struggling for a couple of years, he finally landed a role in the British TV series ‘The Office’ in 2001. This TV series gave him much-needed popularity.
After this, he became a popular name in the industry. Another breakthrough came for him in 2003 when he appeared in the world famous historical drama ‘Charles II: The Power and The Passion’. This drama series bolstered his popularity, and he became an established actor in the industry. Thereafter, he starred in many films and TV shows, but these two still remain the biggest hits of his career.
Speaking of the awards, Martin is the recipient of many prestigious awards such as Emmy Award, Empire Award, BAFTA Award, MTV Movie Award, and Gold Derby Award. He has also got nominated for Golden Globe Award, Saturn Award, 2 BAFTA Awards, British Comedy Award, and Critic Choice Television Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Martin Freeman has been into the industry for almost two decades. During this span of time, he has earned massive popularity as well as money. Throughout his career, he has excelled his skills only as an actor. Still, he boasts an impressive net worth of $20 million. Acting has been his only source of income. Presently, he is working on the popular drama series ‘Sherlock’ along with one other TV series and a couple of films, so his net worth will certainly rise in the coming years.
Throughout his career, Martin has appeared in more than 50 films and TV shows. His most popular works include ‘Toast of London’, ‘Fargo’, ‘Sherlock’, The Office’, ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, and ‘Cargo’.