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Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman

English actor
Martin John Christopher Freeman is an English actor. Among other accolades, he has won two Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.Wikipedia
BornSeptember 8, 1971
HometownAldershot, England
Net worth$20 million
Height5'7" (1.70m)
PartnerAmanda Abbington
ChildrenJoe Freeman, Grace Freeman
ParentsGeoffrey Freeman, Philomena Freeman
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Pub quiz becomes 'world-famous' - thanks to A-list hosts including Judi Dench, Michael Sheen, Hugh Bonneville and Bryan Cranston

A weekly pub quiz has become 'world-famous' - thanks to A-list hosts including Judi Dench, Michael Sheen, Hugh Bonneville and Bryan Cranston. The Barley Mow in Marylebone, west London, struggled to get their pub quiz back off the ground following Covid. But after Judi Dench agreed to record a quiz round last September - asking the punters of the Grade II listed boozer to name the ten longest motorways in England - word got round. A year on, 14 teams a week pack out the pub not just for the £7 pints of Guinness - but to hear a different A-list luvvie host the 'top ten' round via video link, every week. And far from the scripts they usually deliver, the segment sees them ask the room a single question with ten answers. Michael Sheen asked about ten countries that end with the word 'land' from outside the Sydney Opera House while John Lithgow delivered his questions from a hotel lobby. Martin Freeman quizzed from what looked like his bedroom while Hugh Bonneville asked quizzers to get their "pens at the ready" from his attic study. Other famous cameo quiz hosts have included Dominic West, John Lithgow, Jonathan Pryce, Ben Kingsley and Sophie Whittaker. Last night (5) Calendar Girls' Celia Imrie asked the quizzers the ten most successful tennis players by grand slam victories. Previous topics have included the ten longest motorways in Britain and underground stations starting with G. Bryan Cranston asked the packed audience for the top ten most common chemical elements in the human body. The pub has managed to get the hosts thanks to being a haven for London actors, staffed by actors and musicians who pool their contacts for hosts. So far every celeb who has taken part has been through one of the pub staff's connections. The pub's general manager and owner, Will Norris, 44, had been working there on-and-off for over a decade, before he bought it from the owners earlier this year. Rada graduate Will said: "The first guest we had was Judi Dench because one of the guys who works here knows her daughter. "Once you get Judi Dench, lots of people want to get on board - now we've done 52 weeks of it. "We have another 42 weeks' filmed and ready to go - including Martin Freeman and Jodie Whittaker. "Coming out of Covid was quite horrendous so we were lucky to have our quiz night and our darts tournaments keeping us afloat. "Now when we have our weekly quiz. It's so busy that we have to kick non-quizzers out!" The pub now has a waiting list, and the Christmas one - raising money for Shelter - is already sold out. Will said: "We don't know who yet - but we'll get someone big in for the Christmas quiz." But it's not all about big names for their quiz events - as Will says a huge part of it is creating a "community feel". He said: "The sense of community we have purposely cultivated is something pubs in London don't always have. "Even though we have a W1 postcode, we've created this special rare thing which people in London are desperate to find. "People are loyal to us and lots of our quiz teams come regularly - it creates a feeling of safety and acknowledgement, and it brings comfort."
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Cargo
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Stick Man
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Midnight of My Life
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Svengali
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The Voorman Problem
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2011
Nativity!
Nativity!
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Nightwatching
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2h 14min
2007
Confetti
Confetti
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1h 40min
2006
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0h 7min
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0h 9min
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Queen of Bones
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The Responder
The Responder
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Angelyne
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Marvel Studios: Legends
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0h 7min
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Breeders
Breeders
0h 30min
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A Confession
A Confession
0h 45min
2019
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Ode to Joy
R
1h 38min
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The Operative
The Operative
1h 56min
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Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
1h 37min
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
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1h 51min
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AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2023British Academy of Film & Television ArtsLeading ActorThe ResponderNominated
2019Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBlack Panther (film)Winner
2015Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeFargoNominated
2014Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieSherlockNominated
2014Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieFargoNominated
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