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Freddie Highmore Biography

Freddie Highmore stars in The Spiderwick Chronicles.
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Birthdate: February 14, 1992
Birthplace: London, England

No Business like Show Business

Freddie was pretty much born to be an actor. His mother is Sue Latimer, a talent agent who represents Daniel Radcliffe, and Freddie's dad, Edward, is also an actor. Freddie has a younger brother named Albert and the Highmore family lives in Hampstead, a suburb of North London, England where the boys go to Highgate School.

Action!

Freddie began acting at the age of two but his big break came in 2004 when he got a lot of attention and numerous awards for playing Peter in Finding Neverland. Then, in 2005, he starred alongside Johnny Depp again, this time in the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where he played Charlie Bucket. He followed that hit flick with a lead role in Arthur and the Invisibles.

Best Birthday Ever!

Recently, Freddie starred in August Rush as a musical prodigy trying to find his parents, and then played twins, Simon and Jared Grace in The Spiderwick Chronicles. Based on the popular children's books, The Spiderwick Chronicles is about three siblings who find a field guide into a world of fairies, magic, and evil trolls and has been a box office success since its release on Valentine's Day, which is also Freddie's birthday. Very few young actors are working harder than Freddie Highmore and you're sure to see much more out of this talented young star.

Did U Know?

  • Freddie has said that he doesn't plan, to continue acting as an adult.
  • He plays the clarinet and is learning to play the guitar.
  • Freddie's favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.
  • He played the voice of Pantalaimon in The Golden Compass.

Freddie Says...

"I try to stay a normal boy as much as possible. I play soccer on the weekend with my friend. I play video games, but not as much as Mike Teavee. I quite enjoy soccer games. I support the team called Arsenal. They just won the Cup."Related Stories:

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quandra*bhadd_2021551
Charliee Andd Thee Chocolatee Factory Wass Thee Shi'dd
commented: Wed Jun 13, 2012

diamond99

diamond99 wrote:

OMG! I love him so much. I mean i don't love him as much as Thomas Sangster, but his so cute and such an amazing actor. It's sad that he's not continuing in acting as an adult. Worried
commented: Sat Jul 02, 2011

13xox13

13xox13 wrote:

awwwhh what happend to those sea blue eyes and that sweet little voice
commented: Wed Jun 15, 2011

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