We’ve all seen Freddie Highmore grow up on our screens since he was a child actor, admiring the roles in Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Arthur and the Invisible, and its sequels August Rush and The Spiderwick Chronicles.
In recent years, Highmore has added screenwriting and directing to his repertoire and is increasingly present on the small screen with acclaimed roles in Bates Motel and The Good Doctor. Some of his awards include 2 Critics Choice Awards. He has also been nominated for the SAG and the Golden Globe. Here is his story.
Freddie Highmore Bio (Age)
Freddie was born Alfred Thomas Highmore on February 14, Valentine’s Day of 1992. He was born in Camden Town, London, the son of a family that is active in show business. His mother, Sue Latimer, is a talent agent who boasts a clientele inundated with big names such as Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter, with whom Freddie is a close friend. His father, Edward Highmore, is an actor. His most famous works include Leo Howard in the BBC drama Howards’ Way from the 1980s and Malkon in the 1984 series Planet of Fire.
As a young boy at the age of 7, Freddie Highmore began his own career with small roles on television shows. In 2001 he starred alongside his father in the Hallmark television movie Jack and the Beanstalk alongside his father: The True Story. Freddie Highmore continued to play small roles until he made his big breakthrough with the role of Peter Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland (2004).
Although he was a child star, Freddie decided to attend a normal school. He attended an elementary school in the Hampstead Garden suburb and then an independent school, Highgate School. Freddie then proved his talent with roles in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory alongside Johnny Depp, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and many others.
At some point in his career, Freddie slowed down acting to continue his education. He enrolled at Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, where he studied French, Spanish, and Arabic. While attending school, Highmore played the highly acclaimed role of Norman Bates in the A&E drama-thriller series Bates Motel, which became a huge success. He made his directorial debut in one episode of the series. After the series ended in 2017, Highmore took on the lead role of Dr. Shaun Murphy in The Good Doctor. He is the co-producer of the ABC drama series.
Freddie has a younger brother named Albert Samuel Highmore, who is usually called Bertie Highmore. Like his brother Freddie, Bertie inherited the acting genes from his parents, as his role in the 1999 film Women Talking Dirty shows. In the film, Bertie plays Freddie’s brother. Bertie was born in 1995, making Freddie 3 years older than his little brother. Bertie pursued other interests in life besides acting.
Dating, Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Freddie Highmore is one of those initiates, so details about his love life are rare. The actor stays as far away from the limelight as possible and does not even have a social media account. But despite Freddie’s efforts to keep the subject of his love life away from the media, he is romantically involved with his fellow stars, albeit without concrete evidence.
He was associated with Dakota Fanning in 2009. Pop Sugar reported at the time that the two were spotted at dinner at Il Cielo in LA shortly after Freddie attended Comic-Con. However, no further details were released, which revealed the possibility of a relationship between the young actors. Freddie was also associated with his co-actress Sarah Bolger (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and Emma Roberts (The Art of Getting By) for whom there was no hard evidence.
Freddie Highmore was next associated with Abigal Breslin. Many websites stated that they were from around 2015 without any hard evidence. The fact that Breslin has had romantic relationships with other people since then and has even documented them in social media is important evidence that nothing is going on between her and the English actor. Freddie has made it clear that he stays away from social media to maintain a clear distinction between his career and his private life.
Because of his very private lifestyle, many have come to speculate that the young actor is gay, but just like the rumors about his relationships, there is no evidence whatsoever that Freddie Highmore is gay.
Height and Fast Facts
1. Height: 5 feet 10 inches.
2. Eye Color: Blue
3. Hair Color: Dark Brown
4. Weight: 70 Kg
5. Freddie is a supporter of the Arsenal Football Club of the English Premier League.