Freddie Highmore

Actor
Thanks to innate talent, good timing and a talent agent mother, Freddie Highmore blossomed rather quickly into a fine actor by the time he was 12 year-old when he starred in the wildly successful remake, "Charlie and ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1992 in England, GB

Filmography

Actor (24)

Bates Motel 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fox's Tale 2014 (Movie)

Voice of Little Jack (Actor)

Bates Motel: After Hours 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 (Movie)

(Voice)

Master Harold...and the Boys 2011 (Movie)

Hally (Actor)

The Art of Getting By 2011 (Movie)

George Zinavoy (Actor)

Toast 2011 (Movie)

NIgel Slater (Actor)

Arthur and The War Of Two Worlds 2009 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard 2009 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Astro Boy 2009 (Movie)

Astro Boy/Toby (Voice)

The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 (Movie)

Jared/Simon Grace (Actor)

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

August Rush (Actor)

The Golden Compass 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Pantalaimon (Actor)

A Good Year 2006 (Movie)

Young Max (Actor)

Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

Charlie Bucket (Actor)

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Finding Neverland 2004 (Movie)

Peter Llewelyn Davies (Actor)

Five Children and It 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Two Brothers 2004 (Movie)

Raoul (Actor)

Happy Birthday Shakespeare 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Talking Dirty 1999 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The Mists Of Avalon (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Thanks to innate talent, good timing and a talent agent mother, Freddie Highmore blossomed rather quickly into a fine actor by the time he was 12 year-old when he starred in the wildly successful remake, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005). Prior to his film-stealing turn as the lucky lad who wins a golden ticket good for one tour of Willy Wonka's wondrous chocolate factory, Highmore established himself as a young actor to watch with his pivotal performance in the Oscar-nominated "Finding Neverland" (2004). Even his co-stars were impressed with Highmore's ability: Johnny Depp later encouraged director Tim Burton to cast him in "Chocolate Factory" and Kate Winslet called him the best child actor she had ever seen. Despite early success, however, Highmore stated he had no plans to pursue a career in acting-a shame, given his enormity of talent, if such a promise were ever to come to pass.

Relationships

Bertie Highmore Actor

Brother
Born in 1995

Edward Highmore Actor

Father

Sue Latimer

Mother

EDUCATION

Highgate School

London , England

Milestones

2011

Played an isolated and fatalistic teenage geek in "The Art of Getting By"

2009

Voiced the title character in the animated feature, "Astro Boy"

2008

Portrayed identical twins, Simon and Jared, in "The Spiderwick Chronicles"

2007

Played a musical prodigy, the result of a one-night stand between Keri Russell's concert cellist and Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Irish rocker in "August Rush"

2006

Played a young Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's "A Good Year"

2005

Cast in the title role for Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"; re-teamed with Johnny Depp who portrays the mad candy mogul Willy Wonka

2004

Cast in the critically acclaimed "Finding Neverland" as Peter Llewelyn Davies, the inspiration for J.M. Barrie's (Johnny Depp) classic tale 'Peter Pan'; received a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor

2004

Played a French boy who adopts a young tiger cub in Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Two Brothers"

2001

Played a young King Arthur in the TNT miniseries "The Mists of Avalon" opposite Anjelica Huston and Joan Allen

2001

Appeared in the CBS movie "Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story" starring Matthew Modine and Vanessa Redgrave

1999

Made acting debut as Helena Bonham Carter's Scottish son in "Women Talking Dirty"

Bonus Trivia

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"He's very grown up," says Depp. "His brain works well beyond his years. He's really a sharp guy and a sweet, pure soul. He's a real inspiration, a very well-balanced kid, got the right priorities, not wrapped up in himself, not wrapped up in ambition or showbiz, all the trappings of this industry. He's interested in doing his work, connecting with people, watching football and playing football." - Johnny Depp on his co-star in "Finding Neverland" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" to The Los Angeles Times, Nov. 4, 2007

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