Rehearsals begin for Labour of Love

James Graham – writer of Martin’s new play Labour of Love – has announced that they are beginning rehearsals for the play today. This confirms yesterday’s sighting on Primrose Hill, so we know that he has been in London since yesterday at least.

Not only that but also we have a location thanks to Mr Newby who is in charge of set and costume, who published on his instagram that they are rehearsing on Jerwood Space.

Let’s hope we get some photos of the rehearsals!

More sightings in Glasgow

Martin is leaving his mark in Glasgow as more sightings are made and shared on social media. Only last night he was clubbing at a place called The Buff Club (known in Glasgow for being The place to go to for funk & soul dj sets). It was hip-hop night and he apparently danced the night away.

Today he was seen sans beard (just a bit of stubble), his regular cap and glasses at a restaurant.

We imagine he must be getting back to London pretty soon as rehearsals for Labour of Love should be starting.

Martin fronts Vodafone/Ogilvy integrated brand campaign

Back in May 2017 we heard that Martin flew from Puerto Rico (after filming his scenes for Cargo) to Mallorca (or Majorca if you want to be English about it), a beautiful island in Spain. There, the production team in charge, filmed on location of one of the most (if not the most) impressive mansions of Spain called “Sa Fortalesa” in Pollença (a town located to the north of the island) a couple of ads for the new campain for Vodafone/Ogilvy.

Today’s update: These last couple of days, Martin was seen filming in Glasgow a new ad for Vodafone. Reports indicate that they were filming in a chapel called Christ The King. We are speculating that this ad is probably the Christmas one they intented to shoot considering Martin will be busy with his new play starting September through December.

If you continue reading you will find more information as well as links to all the videos so far. We’ve also uploaded some of the campain photos and some from social media published by the actors that worked with Martin on this project.

Martin filming Vodafone ad Martin with co-star

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Martin Freeman to star in “Modern Family” director and Colbert writer’s comedy “Ode to Joy” aka “The Pursuit of Unhappiness”

The premise: A man suffers from a serious disease that causes acute narcolepsy whenever he is happy. The man develops a variety of techniques to deny himself pleasure and deal with the sleep issues, but they’re put to a big test when he falls in love.

Behind the film adaptation based on a segment from public radio’s This American Life Are Jason Winer, Helmer of Warner Bros’ recent Arthur remake and many episodes of ABC’s Modern Family, and to be scripted by Max Werner, a writer on The Colbert Report.

We’ve uploaded some photos taken from social media to our Gallery from filming locations:

Filming Ode to Joy

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Martin stars as Andy in Netflix’s Cargo

Based on a Tropfest short film that attracted millions of online views, the film will be the feature-length debut from Australian directors Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling, Cargo is the story of a father stranded in rural Australia who has 48 hours to find a new home for his one-year-old daughter after being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic.

Rather than a zombie thriller, writer-director Ramke describes Cargo as parallel stories of “parental love — one between a father and his baby and the other between a young Aboriginal girl and her father”.

That made the difference for Martin Freeman who said to News Corp Australia Network:

I would never have done a zombie film in a million years, I mean truly, in a million years. I said that to them. The world doesn’t need another zombie film, it really doesn’t. But I just don’t think this is one. First and foremost, it was a father-daughter thing. That’s what got me. It’s a human story and I like those … I think I’m quite good in those

We’ve added some photos to our gallery (open the link for more photos):

And some photos from the filming (open the link for more photos):

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