Martin John C. Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor.
He is known for his roles as John in Love Actually, Tim Canterbury in the BBC's Golden Globe-winning comedy The Office, Arthur Dent in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
, Dr. John Watson in Sherlock and Mr. Madden in Nativity!
. He has been cast in the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of The Hobbit.