Martin John Christopher Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor. His most notable roles are that of Tim Canterbury in the mockumentary series "The Office" (2001–2003), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama series "Sherlock" (2010–2017), Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit" film trilogy (2012–2014), and Lester Nygaard in the first season of the dark comedy-crime drama series "Fargo" (2014).

The book "Stick Man" was adapted into a short animated film by Jeroen Jaspaert and Daniel Snaddon in 2015, featuring the voice talents of Martin Freeman as the main character Stick Man, Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Saunders, Hugh Bonneville and Rob Brydon and produced by Magic Light Pictures, the production team responsible for the Oscar-nominated short films "The Gruffalo" and "Room on the Broom". The film premiered on BBC 1 on 25 December 2015 and was watched by 9.27 million viewers.

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