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Animals interview with Martin in Barcelona [ 11.27.10 @ 8:10PM ]

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http://www.tv3.cat/pprogrames/coproduccions/copSeccio.jsp?item=destacat&idint=9870&ref=nf

Martin's interview and scenes start at 2:47
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Harry Borden Photoshoot [ 11.17.10 @ 12:02PM ]

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Date: April 2005
Photographer: Harry Borden/Corbis Outline
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Harry Borden Photoshoot [ 11.17.10 @ 11:53AM ]

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Date: April 2005
Photographer: Harry Borden/Corbis Outline
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Elpais.com Interview: "Ready to be Bilbo" [ 11.11.10 @ 9:58AM ]

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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/

Complete Interview (translated):
The complete translated interview

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New Photoshoot [ 11.11.10 @ 9:57AM ]

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Caption: Martin Freeman yesterday in Barcelona, where it rolls under the direction of Animals Marcal Fores.
Photography by Consuelo Bautista | 10/11/2010
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Source: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/tipo/sera/nuevo/hobbit/elpepicul/20101110elpepicul_2/Tes
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Martin made the Evening Standard long list [ 10.25.10 @ 8:11AM ]

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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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Andy Hall Photoshoot [ 10.23.10 @ 1:42AM ]

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Source: Gettyimages
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This isn't meant to sound creepy in any way (although it probably will),.. [ 10.23.10 @ 6:46AM ]

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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...
www.nowmagazine.co.uk/gallery/celebrity-spy/24976/2/3/celebrity-spy-26-november-2009/1/

and this site
www.contactmusic.com/photos.nsf/main/martin_freeman_with_wife_2670968

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!)
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Swinging with the Finkels on set pictures [ 10.22.10 @ 11:25PM ]

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The Sun posted a picture of what Martin could look like as Bilbo [ 10.22.10 @ 11:06PM ]

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Source: The Sun
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New York Magazine interview [ 10.22.10 @ 10:55PM ]

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The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman on the Show That Nearly Kept Him From Middle Earth, Sherlock

It was announced today that Martin Freeman will be your next Bilbo Baggins, in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. The Office co-star was originally wanted for the part, but couldn't do it because of scheduling conflicts with the second season of BBC's Sherlock, a modern-day update of the Arthur Conan Doyle character. Fortunately for him, the schedules were worked out so he can do both, and as a result, on Sunday night you can watch season one of Sherlock (on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery) without any residual Tolkien bitterness. We spoke to Freeman before his Hobbit deal was secure (he has since gone into lockdown), and chatted about Sherlock versus Bilbo, missing out on Stateside fame, and why he won’t appear on the U.S. Office.

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Source: New York magazine
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Benedict mentions Martin in a Wall Street Journal interview [ 10.22.10 @ 12:21PM ]

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Given how busy you and Martin are, I’m sure it’s going to be challenging to find a time when everyone is free to shoot the next several installments of the series.
It’s great simply knowing that we’re going to do more episodes. I get peeved when people say that the show’s being pushed back because of Martin’s work on “The Hobbit.” We would both happily return to working on “Sherlock,” and Martin actually initially said no to doing “The Hobbit” because he thought it would conflict with shooting “Sherlock.” Now, they’re working around his schedule. I obviously want him to have the experience of being the hairy-footed one.

How was it working with Martin?
He’s extraordinary. During auditions, the minute he stepped into the room I said to the producers, I don’t know if you want my opinion, but I want to work with him, because he makes my game better. I honestly felt myself get better as an actor playing scenes opposite him — he has brilliant level of humanity. We all know how funny he can be from his work of “The Office,” but he can also play so much pathos — it’s an unsung talent of his that’s often clouded by his “Office” fame.

Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs
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Martin Freeman officially confirmed for The Hobbit [ 10.21.10 @ 9:07PM ]

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Warner Bros. just released the following press release, confirming Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and revealing a slew of other actors:

Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow and Peter Hambleton have joined the ensemble cast of the The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema; Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.; Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., and Peter Jackson.

Since The Hobbit films received a green light on October 15, pre-production has been in full swing. Set for release in December, 2012 and December, 2013, we can confirm that Martin Freeman (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Hot Fuzz) will play Bilbo Baggins, the hero of the story. Richard Armitage (UK TV's MI-5 and soon to appear in Captain America: The First Avenger) is set to play Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon.

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EDIT: TV Guide article confirming that Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are expected to return as Gandalf and Gollum.
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Telegraph Interview: Martin Freeman on Sherlock Holmes, Hollywood – and turning down The Hobbit [ 10.15.10 @ 2:12AM ]

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It must be tiring being Martin Freeman. As we speak, he’s lining up a trip to Spain. “I’m backwards and forwards from Barcelona,” he says, with a contented sort of sigh. It’s for a feature film called Animals, he says; a half-English, half-Spanish fantasy with a mostly unknown cast, made by a young Catalan director whose best-known work is a BBC Three pilot that never became a series (The Things I Haven’t Told You). Offbeat? A bit. “It has a very beautiful script,” he adds quickly.

These days, Freeman can afford to be picky. At 39, he’s enjoying a career renaissance. He’s just been in the most talked about TV drama of the year: BBC One’s Sherlock, playing Dr Watson. His name has even been linked to the star role in what could be the most expensive movie ever made (of which more later).

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Source: The Telegraph
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Empire Magazine Interview: Martin Freeman Talks The Hobbit [ 10.11.10 @ 10:06AM ]

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Middle Earth fans, hold on to your oakenshields. Martin Freeman has been linked with the role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit for ages now, but he's said precious little about the tenacious rumours. You know what the next bit is: until now.

‘They are as yet rumours, but stranger things have happened,’ Freeman told Empire, while promoting his BBC Radio 3 play, an adaptation of B. S. Johnson’s novel The Unfortunates.

Speaking of unfortunates, Freeman confirmed what many have suspected for weeks – that he was lined up for the role, but had to turn it down. "I did have to say no to it for the second series of Sherlock," he says of the BBC 1 show in which he plays Dr. Watson. "But if something could be worked out, that would be great." But it must have been tough having to turn down such a plum part? "Oh yeah, I did it with a heavy heart, definitely."

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iTunes Festival Highlights [ 10.10.10 @ 4:04PM ]

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According to wastingyourgum at sherlockbbc, Martin will be a guest on the iTunes Festival Highlights show this Thursday (October 14th) at 11:10pm on ITV.
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Martin passes on the Hobbit [ 10.09.10 @ 7:44AM ]

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Key cast members have also dropped away. The British actor Martin Freeman (best known for The Office ) has said he won’t be playing Bilbo after all, because of other commitments. The presumption has always been that other stars, such as Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Andy Serkis (Gollum), would reprise their roles from The Lord of the Rings, but they have not been officially confirmed.

Source: Irish Times

The article is about all the problems facing the Hobbit in being made.
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Freeman attached to 'Animals' [ 10.08.10 @ 8:35AM ]

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Brit thesp Martin Freeman ("Sherlock") will co-star in "Animals," the feature debut of Catalan director Marcal Fores. Freeman, who is the subject of intense speculation over whether he will or will not play Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit" pics, plays a secondary school teacher in "Animals," a fantasy-laced coming-of-age tale that Escandalo Films producer Sergi Casamitjana dubs as " 'Donnie Darko' meets Gus Van Sant."

Freeman was in Barcelona this week for rehearsals and returns for six to seven days of the eight-week shoot, Casamitjana added.

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Martin Icons [8] [ 10.04.10 @ 7:10PM ]

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Daily Mail Photoshoot [ 08.30.10 @ 6:00AM ]

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The interview is here. Please note it's the Daily Mail.

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