Everything About English Actor, Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore’s full name is  Alfred Thomas Highmore. He is a well-known English actor and screenwriter. Freddie has been seen in countless movies and films. Today, we are taking a look at his life and some of the facts about it. We hope to provide a detailed biography as well as the pathway of Freddie’s career to all of his fans. Let us get started now!

Born in the entertainment Industry

Freddie was born into a family of entertainers. His film debut came when he was only severe. He played a role in a Scottish Comedy film titled ‘Women Talking Dirty.’ His acting skills were seen to be impressive and so after that Freddie kept getting roles in various British TV and Cinema. His most significant work on TV so far is the role of Norman Bates that he did for an American Psychological horror drama named ‘Bates Motel.’

Why does Freddie play psychotic characters?

The reason why he plays characters that are total psychopaths is because of the abuses that he suffered as a child from her mother.  He is brilliant in these roles and can play them to perfection. This can be seen in his achievements as well. He got the people’s choice award for many of his roles. Aside from psychotic roles, he has also worked for films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory alongside veteran actors like Johnny Depp. This film got him much-needed recognition. In addition to all this, Freddie also gave his voice to many animated movies like Astroboy.

Freddie’s Early life in England

Freddie was born on the 14th of Feb, 1992. His hometown is London and he was born in the Camden Town of the London District. His father was an actor named Edward Highmore and her mother is Sue Latimer who is a talent agent. Her mother is a famous agent in England. Her clients include Imelda Staunton and Daniel Radcliffe to name a few.

Anyway, Freddie grew up with his younger brother Albert. As we mentioned, he started acting from an early age. His first film in and around the UK was for a Scottish film. After this, he started to play a role in the BBC Film named ‘Happy Birthday Shakespeare.’ He was so good at acting that he got to play the Young King Arthur in a TV miniseries named ‘The Mists of Avalon.’

In terms of education, Highmore went to a school in North London and then later on to a school named Highgate School. After high school, he went to Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge.

Freddie’s Initial Hollywood Career

Freddie’s Hollywood career began when he started doing films such as Finding Neverland and Five Children and it.  In addition, he portrayed Charlie Bucket in the reboot of Charlie and the Chocolate factory. He got this role after he was noticed for Finding Neverland by directors in Hollywood. The 2005 reboot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a huge success!

He then played in the 2006 British comedy named A Good Year. This drama film was based on a novel of the same name. After this, Freddie played in many other children’s films in the late 2000s. These include The Spiderwick Chronicles, Astroboy, The Golden Compass, and a lot more!

Coming out of being a Child Actor

After the 2000s, Freddie was no longer deem fit to be cast in children’s movies. So, he got serious roles. In 2013, he was cast as a lead role in the American Psychological Horror series named ‘Bates Motel.’ This was a prequel to a Hitchcock film named Psycho that came out in the ’60s. The film received good appreciation. He portrayed Norman Bates to perfection.

He has played some other roles this past decade too. Some of his famous roles include Hiding Patterns, Close to the Enemy, Tour de Pharmacy, The Good Doctor, and more!

Best Freddie Highmore performances and movies


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His most famous performance is the Tim Burton-directed reboot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The cast was legit incredible for this movie. They had Johnny Depp, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, and Noah Tyler just to name a few, The movie was a box office success.  It earned three times more than its budget and got many positive reviews. In addition, the movie was Oscar-nominated.

His 2008 movie named ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ was another huge success. It was based on the bestselling book written by Holly Black. This movie has a really impressive story and Freddie’s acting stands out here as well. The movie had Sarah Bolger and Nick Nolte. It gained critical praise in addition to being a hit at the box office. This role led Freddie to be taken seriously in Hollywood and more films started approaching him.

Highmore’s career highlight though, came when he nailed the role of Norman Bates. It is his best work (as an actor) to date and this has made him quite a household name in America. Since the series is a prequel, there are so many layers to the Character that Freddie has so effortlessly brought to life. The series has gotten favorable reviews and won many awards.

Is Freddie Highmore married?

Freddie Highmore is single right now. We went into his Instagram page and there are no talks of being married anytime soon. So, it is safe to say that the actor likes his current single lifestyle. If he has to talk about his previous relationships, he was in one with the actress Dakota Fanning. In addition, Freddie also dates Sarah Bolger for a while.

How much is Freddie Highmore worth?

Freddie Highmore has been acting since the late 90s. He has been in this industry for more than two decades now. And he has done countless series and movies. He has been acting since he was a child. So, over the years Freddie has managed to gain a lot of money. His total net worth is around 8 million dollars, He got this with his incredibly long and varied career in the entertainment industry.

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