Are you curious about the British actor Martin Freeman and his Hollywood success? Read on to learn everything you want to know about Martin Freeman’s height, career, family and net worth.
Who Is Martin Freeman?
Martin Freeman is an Emmy and BAFTA award-winning actor. His trademarks include playing the mild-mannered everyman, deliberately making every take different and, of course, his short stature.
Throughout his career, he’s also played several roles based on literary characters.
Freeman gained worldwide success playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit (2012-2014) movies.
To British audiences, he’s also well known for his television roles as Watson on BBC’s Sherlock and Tim on The Office (UK Version).
More recently, he’s been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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In 2016, he appeared in Captain America: Civil War. He played the role of Everett K. Ross. He reprised the role in 2018’s critically acclaimed Black Panter.
He’s also no stranger to U.S. television. Martin Freeman played Lester Nygaard and voiced the narrator on FX’s Fargo (2014-2015).
Freeman is currently in post-production on the TV series Breeders. He’s also serving as a writer and producer on the series.
It’s a comedic look at the trials and tribulations of parenthood. It’s scheduled for release in 2020.
What Are Martin Freeman’s Movies?
The guy’s been in a lot of movies. Despite being best known for his work on The Hobbit franchise and Marvel films like Black Panther, Freeman’s acting career stretches back to the 1990s.
He started playing bit roles on TV shows, shorts and comedy fare like Ali G Indahouse (2002). In 2003, he starred as John in Love Actually. In 2004 he appeared in Shaun of the Dead as Declan.
And, starting his long career of playing roles based on literary characters, Martin Freeman played Arthur Dent in 2005’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
In 2012, he started work on The Hobbit franchise. Shortly after he appeared in other films like Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) and Carnage (2017). He also appeared in 2019’s The Operative and Ode to Joy.
Martin Freeman also provided voice work on A Christmas Carol. That movie is currently in post-production.
Who Did Martin Freeman Play in The Hobbit?
As we mentioned, Martin Freeman has been in several movies.
However, the British actor is best known for playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy.
How Tall Is Martin Freeman?
While various reports list Freeman’s height between 5’5″ and 5’8″, we believe he’s closer to 5’4″.
A cursory Google image search shows Freeman is often significantly shorter than his costars.
Additionally, he appears nearly the same height as his ex, Amanda Abbington, in several photos together. She’s also 5’4″.
Due to these factors, we put Martin Freeman’s height at 5’4″ or 163cm.
That makes him the same height as fellow English actor Tom Hollander. Both are six inches shorter than the U.K.’s average male.
Who Is Martin Freeman’s Wife?
Martin Freeman is not married. He was actress Amanda Abbington’s partner from 2000-2016.
They even appeared together on a few projects, including Sherlock. Martin Freeman is currently single.
According to several reports, the split was very amicable, and the two remain close. They continue to co-parent and spend time together as a family.
Does He Have Any Children?
Yes. Freeman has two children with his ex-partner, Amanda Abbington. Actor Simon Pegg is a close family friend and the Godfather to Freeman’s son, Joe.
What Is Martin Freeman’s Net Worth?
As of 2019, Freeman’s net worth is estimated at $26 million. He reportedly lives in London’s Belsize Park.
If he owns property there, his net worth could be significantly higher. Luxury flats in the area are frequently sold for £3 Million or more. That’s nearly $4 Million in U.S. dollars.
Like most of the short ctors we’ve featured on TMM, Freeman has earned the bulk of his net worth working on various film and television projects.
With another Black Panther film on the horizon and Marvel’s lucrative backend payment structure, Freeman is set to be multi-millionaire for many years to come.
Combined, his last two Marvel films, Black Panther and Captain America: Civil War grossed over $2 Billion worldwide. Yeah, that’s billion with a “b.”
What Color Is Freeman’s Hair?
Martin Freeman frequently changes his hair color. It’s believed his natural color is a distinguished salt-and-pepper grey. However, he’s been seen with red, blonde, brown and even his natural grey hair.
He’s a stellar example of an older guy who dresses well without looking like he’s trying too hard to be trendy.
A man of modest height, Martin Freeman is a great actor with a long and varied career. We can’t wait to see what he does next.