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Martin Freeman Online

Posted in martin freeman online with tags , , , , , on December 2, 2010 by britishgeek

I have added two articles to the site one about his recent appearence at a party Liam Gallagher held and another with the exciting news of Martin having been fitted for his Bilbo prosthetics! I have also added some images of Martin and his wife at the Evening standard awards in London:
deanpiper.com – Martin attends Liam Gallagher’s pretty green club night
bbc.co.uk – Martin has been fitted for his Bilbo prosthetics

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Martin Freeman Online

Posted in martin freeman online with tags , , , , on November 16, 2010 by britishgeek

I have added two great articles to the site as well as finding a little interview where Simon Pegg talks about Martin and his role as Bilbo:

todaygamenews.com – Martin talks ready to play Bilbo
thebestmoviereview.com – Martin talks about getting ready for Bilbo

In a recent interview Simon Pegg a long term friend of Martin Freeman commented on Martin and his role in the Hobbit: “He’s so the anti-nerd. He likes his Stax records, and his Sta-Prest [trousers] – he’s a Mod!…He takes the mickey out of me for my sci-fi ways, and now he’s playing one of the most iconic characters [in the fantasy genre]… But I think he’s great. Like a young Ian Holm,”
musicrooms.net – Simon Pegg talks about Martin

Martin Freeman Online

Martin Freeman Online

Posted in martin freeman online with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2010 by britishgeek

I have added a review of Sherlock and 2 new articles to the site:
topics.wsj.com – Sherlock review
nerdles.com – Sherlock not affected by the Hobbit casting
wired.com – Martin is Bilbo officially

Also Martin has been nominated for a theatre award:
‘The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, the first prize-giving of the London theatre awards season, announces its long list for categories including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Play, Best Musical, Best Director, Best Design, Most Promising Playwright and Outstanding Newcomer, before whittling the nominees down to a short list on 21 November and finally a winner, crowned at a ceremony on 28 November.
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).’
officiallondontheatre.co.uk – Evening standard theatre awards

Martin Freeman Online

Martin Freeman Online

Posted in martin freeman online with tags , , , on October 22, 2010 by britishgeek

Martin Freeman has landed the role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, producer Peter Jackson has announced. The Lord Of The Rings director, who is overseeing the film based on the book that takes place before the trilogy, praised The Office actor’s versatility. “Martin is intelligent, funny, surprising and brave, exactly like Bilbo,” he explained. “I feel incredibly proud to be able to announce that he is our Hobbit.”
nme.com – Martin is officially Bilbo
guardian.co.uk – Martin is officially Bilbo
Martin is officially announced in the Hobbit

Martin Freeman Online

Martin Freeman Online

Posted in martin freeman online with tags , , , on October 15, 2010 by britishgeek

I have updated the main site Martin Freeman Online with a great article from empire magazine:
“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.”

But with The Hobbit’s starting date still up in the air, it seems there may still be room for manoeuvre. “I’d like to think so. If there is any outside possibility, then that would be great. But I’ve learned not to think too much or hope too much about stuff. It will happen if it happens.”

Though Freeman wasn’t immersed in The Hobbit as a child, he admits to being impressed by the Lord of the Rings trilogy, where Bilbo was of course played by Alien star Ian Holm. “I wasn’t a fan of it as a kid but I did like the films,” he said. “I think Ian [McKellen] is very good, and [director Peter] Jackson’s a clever man. I thought what he did with them was interesting and entertaining.”

Freeman also agreed that it would be refreshing to see Bilbo played by a slightly older actor, rather than someone fresh out of drama school (he’s 39). “Absolutely, because Bilbo isn’t 20 at this stage of the story,’ he said, ‘and I reckon I could do a young Ian Holm. I think I could give that a go.” ”

empireonline.com – Marin Freeman talks the Hobbit

Personally Im hoping they can work it out so that he can play Bilbo but what do you think?