Freddie Highmore

 

Date Of Birth

February 14, 1992
 

Biography

Born February 14, 1992 in London, England, Freddie Highmore is best known for his role in Finding Neverland and the big-budget Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Born to a so-called show business family, Highmore’s mother is the talent agent behind Daniel Radcliffe and Imelda Staunton, while his father is an actor.

Highmore began his acting career with small parts on television when he was 7, such as in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story.  In 2004, he had a breakthrough performance as Peter in Finding Neverland.  His critically acclaimed performance earned him a Screen Actors’ Guild Award nomination.  In 2005, he played the part of Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factor.  Johnny Depp, who worked with him in Finding Neverland, supposedly recommended him for the role, after being impressed with his performance.  Depp played the lead in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  What followed was a string of appearances in several moderately successful films, such as August Rush with Robin Williams, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and lending his voice in Arthur and the Minimoys.  He also did the voice of Pantalaimon in The Golden Compass in 2007.  He was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 2008 for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Young Actor for August Rush, while he won the 2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Young Actor for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

A huge soccer fan, Highmore previously said that he does not plan to continue acting as an adult. He also plays the clarinet and enjoys video games.  He was originally cast in December Boys but had to pull out because he couldn’t go to Australia to film because of his sick grandmother.  The part eventually went to Daniel Radcliffe.  He is fluent in French.

Most recently, Highmore starred on as Victor Ferguson on Close to the Enemy and as Norman Bates on Bates Motel-- his biggest TV role thus far. In 2017, he was cast as Dr. Shaun Murphy on The Good Doctor.
 

Place of Birth

Camden Town, London, England, UK
 

Birth Name

Freddie Highmore
 

Gender

Male
 

Filmography

2017 The Good Doctor (TV Series)
2017 Tour de Pharmacy (TV Movie)
2013-2017 Bates Motel (TV Series)
2016 Close to the Enemy (TV Mini-Series)
2016 Almost Friends
2016/III The Journey
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
2011 The Art of Getting By
2010 Toast (TV Movie)
2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
2010 'Master Harold' ... And the Boys
2010 Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates (Video short)
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
2009 Astro Boy: The Video Game (Video Game)
2009 Astro Boy
2008 A Fox's Tale
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (Video Game)
2007 The Golden Compass (Video Game)
2007 The Golden Compass
2007 August Rush
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
2006 A Good Year
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Video Game)
2004 Five Children and It
2004 Finding Neverland
2004 Two Brothers
2002 I Saw You (TV Series)
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Mini-Series)
2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Mini-Series)
2000 Happy Birthday Shakespeare (TV Movie)
1999 Walking on the Moon (TV Movie)
1999 Women Talking Dirty
 

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