Martin will be celebrated at Italy’s Romics with an award next April

Great news as we learn today that in the following edition of Italy’s Festival of animation, comics, cartoons and games: Romics, Martin Freeman will be the first actor to receive the Golden Award as well as take part in a special meeting in the Pala Romics. This festival takes place in Rome and will be held from April 5 to April 8 and according to their facebook Martin will be present to receive this award.



New interview for The Times

As part of the Black Panther press tour, in this new interview Martin talks about his concerns over the privacy of his kids:

Last night, for instance, my kids came to the Black Panther premiere,” he says. “And it was a big deal for me and Amanda, to work out how we get them in and experience some of the excitement of it without having to pose for pictures with them. Look, there are worse things in the world. But it’s a pain in the arse and I don’t like it.

His new family dinamics now that he’s some sort of a single parent:

it’s lovely to be part of a family, of course it is. It’s lovely. But then the parents . . .” He trails off, regroups and adds: “We have a fine old time, me and my kids, and I know they do with Amanda. And fortunately, me and Amanda get on like a house on fire. We’re very close.

His future projects:

There’s a comedy series that he’s developing for TV called “Breeders” (“I can’t say any more than that!”), a documentary on 2 Tone Records and possibly another Marvel movie. Which can only mean one thing. “I’m successful,” he says, grinning, tongue only slightly in cheek. “I’m not saying that I deserve it. Or that I am any good at it. But you would have to acknowledge that I am successful.”

And his choices for a perfect weekend:

Pub or red carpet?
Pub. And I don’t even like the pub

Suit or tracksuit?

Street food or Michelin-starred meal?
Neither, but street food is more likely

Team sports or go for a run?
Again, neither. But team sports

Wine or water?
I’m Catholic. I can do both at the same time.

How many unread emails in your inbox?

I couldn’t get through the weekend without . . .
A bath

Martin among Old Vic ambassadors for 200th birthday celebrations

Martin will be one of the many ambassadors for the 200th birthday celebration of the Old Vic. The ambassadors will appear at various events and performances across the year’s birthday celebrations. Some may appear on stage or curate monologues, while others will help raise awareness of the venue’s education and community programmes.