Great news for all of us Martin fans. BAFTA has announced through their twitter account that Martin Freeman will be joining them next June 22nd at BAFTA Piccadilly for their now iconic “A Life in Pictures” to talk about his longstanding career across film and television, with credits including Sherlock, The Office and Black Panther.
Martin will be hosting his very own BBC Radio 6 Music show in the slot that is usually covered by Guy Garvey and that has been covered by Cillian Murphy since March this year.
Martin will be presenting from July 14th until August 4th in the 2pm – 4pm slot (UK Time).
We will post more information when it becomes available, so far this is the press release from the BBC.
Not much is known about this film yet. One of the things is that the title could be “We Interrupt This Program”. The second one, according to the website picking up this news is that only Martin Freeman has signed up for the project yet as the studio is still courting other cast members.
The film is said to “explore the chaos of creative genius that results in the infamous Orson Welles’s radio broadcast of WAR OF THE WORLDS” and “digs into the stormy relationship between Welles and his producer, John Houseman, and how they nearly derail what would become the most influential radio broadcast in history.”
Martin Freeman is said to be cast as the famous producer John Houseman.
Fingers crossed that we get more news soon.
Following the success of the feature film Ghost Stories (based on the play with the same name), creators and playwrights Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson decided to put the play up again. This time at Lyric Hammersmith.
Martin attended press night that happened yesterday May 5th. We’ve uploaded some photos to our gallery from this event.
Martin’s upcoming FX tv series “Breeders” – which he is the co-creator of – has begun filming in London.
A spring principal photography was announced some months ago and it’s finally happening!
We’ve uploaded a new gallery of Martin filming in London which you can check out by accessing the album here.
Also, some tweet reports:
The still mysterious Ode to Joy – that is being shown in many indie festivals around the US – ahead of its opening in RiverRun Festival is giving us further information about the characters and the film itself.
RiverRun kicks off with this charming romantic comedy-drama. Martin Freeman (“Sherlock,” the “Hobbit” movies) stars as Charlie, a nebbishy librarian. His life is unrelentingly dull because he has to live that way — he has a condition that causes him to pass out when he experiences too much happiness.Journal Now article
As odd as that sounds, it’s a real condition known as cataplexy, a form of narcolepsy triggered by strong emotions, and was the subject of a segment on the radio show “This American Life.” That interview, titled “I’ve Fallen in Love and I Can’t Get Up,” aired in June 2010.
Charlie’s coworkers and his family — particularly his endearing if lunk-headed kid brother, played Jake Lacy, an alumnus of the UNC School of the Arts — try to help him get through his days pleasantly but without too much joy. But one day a dysfunctional, funny and gorgeous woman named Francesca (Morena Baccarin of “Firefly” and “Homeland”) catches his eye. Comedic mishaps follow as the characters get to know each other and complications arise.
The film manages, mostly, to have fun with the implications of his condition without making fun of his condition, resulting in a genial, bittersweet, but often laugh-out-loud tale.
It’s been announced (or more like found) that Martin is expected to appear next Sunday (March 31st) on the podcast/radio show from BBC Radio 4 “Desert Island Discs”.
The roughtly 40 minutes’ show’s premise is: “Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? A castaway guest shares the soundtrack of their lives.” So expect to get some more of Martin’s favourite tracks some are probably going to be included in the upcoming “Soul on the Corner” compilation that’s going to come out on May.
How can you listen to it? Several ways: