Martin Freeman is best known for his role of Tim in The Office, whether he likes it or not. His official website (run by his brother) is quick to point out that he’s got around another 20 TV shows and countless stage and screen achievements to his name, including baring (almost) all for Love Actually, taking the lead role in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and most recently, starring alongside Penelope Cruz and Gwyneth Paltrow in The Good Night. But the phenomenal success of The Office means that it’s Tim that has stuck.
We caught up with Martin for a brief chat...
Name: Martin Freeman
Who are you? An actor
Music: Most music, especially old funky soul and when I was younger 2 tone.
Films: The Godfather, This is Spinal Tap, Westside Story.
TV: I love TV - The Sopranos was amazing. The American version of TheOffice is great and actually I'm really enjoying Ross Kemp in Afghanistan at the moment - once you get over him, it's very good.
Heroes: Bob Marley and Paul Weller - people who I had up on my wall as a kid.
When was the last time you embarrassed yourself? I feel like I embarrass myself all the time, forgetting people's names that I should know and stuff like that.
Favourite word: F**k. It sounds the way it should. But actually, I swear too much so no, I haven't got a favourite word.
What's the worst job you've ever had? My first job was working in a Wimpy. I'm a vegetarian and so I only managed to do about three shifts before I quit.