New Sherlock box set comes with slightly creepy Holmes and Watson busts

Sherlock fans, ever looked at your mantlepiece and thought 'Hmmm, it's nice, but it could really do with some faux-bronze busts of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.'? If you have, imagine no longer - the BBC intend to make such thoughts reality with a new box set of all 3 series of the show. » 9/08/14 5:00pm 9/08/14 5:00pm

Sherlock Will Return In 2015

Martin Freeman has spilled the beans about the triumphant return of Sherlock, and thank goodness. Too long have we gone without our Benedict Cumberbatch snark. And in even better news it sounds like the series will be making their first Christmas special as well. » 7/02/14 8:40am 7/02/14 8:40am

Martin Freeman on how The Hobbit was really made: "Cocaine."

Martin Freeman: Talented actor, serial middle-finger flipper, and awesome interviewee answered a few questions for Showbiz 411, and his answers may surprise you. Unless, of course, you already know that Martin Freeman answers most interview questions as ridiculously as possible. » 12/11/13 9:40am 12/11/13 9:40am

Watch Bilbo face off with a giant, invisible dragon on the Hobbit set

The latest behind-the-scenes Hobbit video blog is out, showcasing just how difficult it must have been for Martin Freeman to act against the giant nothingness that was Smaug. Plus, check out five clips from the actual film itself. » 12/05/13 9:30am 12/05/13 9:30am

Bilbo Baggins Is a Serial Middle-Finger Flipper

Bilbo Baggins might be as pleasant a Hobbit as ever lived, but the clearly same can't be said of the actor who plays him, Martin Freeman. The evidence is in the above video, which reveals the many, many times Freeman constantly flipped the bird on The Hobbit set. » 11/27/13 9:40am 11/27/13 9:40am

Benedict Cumberbatch explains how Sherlock survived his season 2 fall

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman couldn't attend the Sherlock panel at Comic-Con, but they were able to send a video message in their place. Freeman just gives a pleasant hello, but Cumberbatch decides to reveal the secret of how Sherlock survived his seemingly deadly fall in the season 2 finale... kind of. » 7/19/13 6:40am 7/19/13 6:40am

The Hobbit's Martin Freeman on dwarves, Gollum and Leonard Nimoy

Martin Freeman had some hairy prosthetic feet to fill as Bilbo in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, but the acclaimed actor was up to the challenge. We sat down in an exclusive interview and quizzed Freeman about filming the much-anticipated trilogy, his life in Middle-Earth, and, most importantly, his thoughts on… » 12/12/12 3:20pm 12/12/12 3:20pm

Martin Freeman OWNS the role of Bilbo in the first Hobbit clips!

We saw about a dozen and a half minutes of clips from the Hobbit, both the first and second movies. Plus a lengthy new behind-the-scenes featurette. Most of it was just as excellent as you'd expect from seeing the Lord of the Rings trilogy — but the new elements, like Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves,… » 7/14/12 5:49pm 7/14/12 5:49pm

First Official Picture of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins

Here it is at last — your first look at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. What do you think? Does this seem like a hero worth having Leonard Nimoy sing about? » 6/23/11 12:28pm 6/23/11 12:28pm

Two new Hobbit set pics take us inside Bilbo Baggins' home

It's time to return to the Shire! Peter Jackson has just released a couple of behind-the-scenes Hobbit images, showcasing one of the completed sets. Could this be the inside of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman)'s home? » 3/21/11 6:30am 3/21/11 6:30am

Peter Jackson announces The Hobbit's cast, including Martin Freeman as…

Martin Freeman has officially landed the part of Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's Hobbit movie. But wait — there's more good news. David Tennant may still have a part in this fantasy epic after all. » 10/22/10 6:30am 10/22/10 6:30am

The rebooted "Sherlock" world where Dr. Watson blogs and Holmes prefers…

The sharp Sherlock adaptation from Dr. Who producers is a Holmes for a very new century: set in modern-day London, the consulting detective has an iPhone to enhance his deductive reasoning, and Watson keeps a blog. » 10/10/10 9:30am 10/10/10 9:30am

Martin Freeman turned down the role of Bilbo Baggins?

We're not sure whether to believe this rumor — because, honestly, who in their right mind would turn down The Hobbit? Martin Freeman would have been a particularly inspired casting decision as Bilbo Baggins, too. » 9/07/10 4:30pm 9/07/10 4:30pm