Elpais.com Interview: "Ready to be Bilbo"

Interview translated by Empedocles (from The One Ring.net)
Here’s some snippets from the translated interview:
“I know my work plan” says Freeman. “I start in January, then I’ll have a break in the summer so I can shoot the second season of Sherlock, the BBC show where I portray Watson, and then I’ll be back in New Zealand in September in order to finish the movie by the end of the year”. The Englishman says summer because he’s thinking about the northern hemisphere seasons, but it will be winter in New Zealand.

“I really didn’t care much about whether the film was going to be shot or not [sic]. I worry about my family (he has two small children) and whether they will have to move in with me. They will, of course, but that’s why I was most interested in knowing if we were going to be shooting in Eastern Europe or New Zealand.”

“I wasn’t a fan of Tolkien before, I am now. A couple of weeks ago, I tried Bilbo’s hairy feet for the first time, and also the ears, although mine are big enough already, and the hair too. Moreover, they made molds out of those parts of my body since I’m going to be using prosthetics for many months. How did I look? Really different… but I’m ready to be Bilbo.”

Source: http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010/11/11/40339-martin-freeman-is-ready-to-be-bilbo/

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Martin made the Evening Standard long list

Sarah Goldberg (Lindsey) and Martin Freeman (Steve) in Clybourne Park at the Royal Court (Photo: Johan Persson)

A plethora of London’s theatre stars will be celebrating today as awards season gets underway with the announcement of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards nominations long list.

Among those to have made the first cut are Sherlock co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch (for After The Dance) and Martin Freeman (for Clybourne Park), film stars turned stage sirens Gemma Arterton (The Little Dog Laughed) and Keira Knightley (The Misanthrope), and London theatre regulars Roger Allam (Henry IV Parts 1 and 2), Simon Russell Beale (London Assurance and Deathtrap), Judi Dench (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Zoë Wanamaker (All My Sons).

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Source: http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/latest/view/item112570/Evening-Standard-announces-awards-long-list/
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This isn't meant to sound creepy in any way (although it probably will),..

Just a quick question about Martin Freeman's children?
I read that he had a son, Joe, and a daughter Grace.

yet the photo on this site with its caption makes it out to be he has two daughters...

and this site

Its just bothering me, a trivial piece of information, yes, but if anyone knows if the websites are right or wrong, I would appreciate it :)

(The two kids in the photo I thought were child actors in the movie Nativity!, the premiere of which he's attending in the photo..but the little girl whose shoulders he has his hands on looks an awful lot like him... either way the pictures are adorable!)