Quick Facts of

  • First NameMartin Freeman
  • Net Worth$ 20 million
  • CareerActor, Comedian

Martin Freeman is an English actor and comedian who is most known for his role as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy and for playing Tim Canterbury in The Office (UK) series created by Ricky Gervais.

Over a 23-year career, Freeman has appeared in numerous British and American TV shows and movies including Love Actually, Hardware, Sherlock, Black Panther, A Confession, and StartUp.  

How Rich Is Martin Freeman?   

The actor portraying Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit trilogy has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2020. Martin, who has also worked as a voice actor, has earned more than 85 credits in TV shows and movies.

He has had much significant leading and supporting roles in popular TV shows such as Jim Canterbury in The Office UK in both seasons, Dr John Watson in Sherlock Holmes alongside Benedict Cumberbatch for four seasons (2010-2017) and the narrator Lester Nygaard in the American crime drama Fargo in the first two seasons.

Freeman has also acted in many movies that have done really well at the box office with three of his movies crossing the billion-dollar mark.

From Love Actually To The Hobbit Trilogy: His Movie Appearances

Martin Freeman’s role as John in Love Actually was the first major role in movies for him. The English actor worked alongside a top-tier cast containing Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, and Rowan Atkinson. 

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit Trilogy   Source: BBC America

Later, Freeman was cast as the leading character Bilbo Baggins alongside Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Richard Armitage in the epic fantasy adventure film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which was released in 2012.

A sequel to An Unexpected Journey was released a year after called The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013 with the previous cast reprising their roles and introducing new characters played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Evangeline Lilly. The movie earned $958 million at the box office collection throughout the world.

The third and final part of the trilogy was released in 2014 once again featuring the cast members of the first two movies. The movie was called The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Freeman was introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Everett K. Ross in 2016, first making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War and later in Black Panther in 2017.

Here is a list of Freeman’s highest grossing movies and their box office collection.

YearMovieBox Office Collection
2003Love Actually$248 million
2012The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1.021 billion
2013The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$958 million
2014The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies$956 million
2016Captain America: Civil War$1.153 billion
2017Black Panther$1.344 billion

Trivia: He has also provided his voice in the 2012 animated movie The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Radio Show

The comedian also hosted a show on BBC Radio 6 called Decades where he guides the listeners through a series of his favourite music from each decade since the 1960s.  

Martin Freeman hosting the BBC radio show Decades   Source: Instagram@martinfuckingfreeman

The radio show features six episodes with each show dedicated to a particular decade between the 1960s and 2010s.

Endorsement Deals And Social Media Earnings

Freeman has been hired as a brand ambassador for a couple of multinational companies. In between 2017 and 2019, he appeared in a series of advertisements by Vodafone.

The 48-year-old star is currently representing Topman Suits based in the UK, and the sunglasses brand Ray-Ban. With a total of 29.1k followers on Instagram, the versatile actor also earn an estimated $258 per sponsored post.

Real Estate

Martin Freeman owns a $1.8 million worth of house in Hertfordshire, England where he lives with his family. In 2019, he purchased a home for $6.5 million near the property of his co-cast of Sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch.     

Inside Look of Freeman’s House   Source: The Sun UK

The new London residence of the actor boasts five bedrooms, a wine cellar, and an extensive landscape garden. Apparently, Freeman took out a mortgage from royal bankers Coutts and Co. to buy the property.

Charity Works

The actor/comedian has supported various charities after gaining popularity. He has advocated for charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, PETA, Cancer Research UK, Water Aid, Red Cross and Comic Relief.

Short Bio: Martin Freeman

Martin John Christopher Freeman was born on 8 September 1971, to Philomena and Geoffrey Freeman in Aldershot, Hampshire. He was the youngest of ten children of the naval officer Geoffrey who died when Freeman was only five years old.

Martin attended Brooklands College to study media studies after graduating high school from Salesian School in Surrey.      

Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman   Source: DNA India

Freeman married English actor Amanda Abbington in 2000, in the exact year he met her on the set of the British movie Men Only. The couple gave birth to two children during their relationship of 16 years before finally getting divorced in 2016.

After the separation, the 48-year-old actor moved from the Hertfordshire home to a new pad in London.

Freeman is close friends with fellow British comedian and actor Simon Pegg. The two-actor appear in the comedy zombie-apocalypse movie Shaun of the Dead.