Rarely do you see a twelve-year-old with a movie CV as robust as Freddie. At age seven, he was already a movie star. Even though he once said as a kid that he does not see himself as an actor, it appears he was just being a kid.
In this article, we would answer a lot of questions like, is Freddie Highmore gay? Is he in a relationship? How old is he? And other several questions too.
The calibre of movies Freddie has appeared in shows a lot about not just his range, but his immense talent which he shows over and over again.
Freddie is known for his roles in Finding Neverland (2004), a movie that reviewed Emmys nomination, Chocolate Factory (2005), Getting By (2011), Bates Motel, where he played the mysterious Norman Bates.
He also played the role of Simon Grace in the Spiderwick Chronicles (2008).
The British actor has several accolades to his name, and we would be examining all of these and even better, his rise to fame as a movie star.
Early Life of Freddie Highmore
Freddie was born on Valentine’s day, February 14, 1992, in the quiet town of Camden, London, England to Sue Latimer, a popular talent agent, and Edward Highmore, an actor himself.
He has a younger brother named Bertie Highmore. Freddie grew up in North London supporting the famous Arsenal Football Club. Maybe he is not your die-hard fan, but he is quite passionate about the club.
Freddie caught the buzz of acting from a tender age. You cannot blame him too, because his father is an actor. It is safe to say, the acting was innate and seeing his movies as a child, there is no question about the talent there.
Freddie’s Highmore Education
Right there in London, Freddie attended schools in Hampstead Garden Suburb. He also attended Highgate School. Before Highgate, he was a preschooler at LSE Summer School and Brookland Junior and Infant School.
His first taste of college was Emmanuel College, an affiliate of the prestigious Cambridge University. Freddie was a brilliant student. He graduated with first class honours in his Spanish and Arabic majors.
In addition, he also has 10 A grades in Mathematics, Latin, Geography, French, Literature, English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Spanish.
Early Acting Career
Freddie’s first taste of acting came in small roles when he was seven. He played the role of a woman (Helena Bonham) who has just become distant from her commitment-phobic lover in Coky Giedroyc’s comedy Women Talking Dirty (1999).
In 2001, barely ten years, Freddie played a young King Arthur in the TNT miniseries The Mists of Avalon. A movie that showed the women of Camelot as the real power behind the throne.
On his feature on Finding Neverland (2004), the director, Marc Forster scheduled the toughest scene of Freddie’s role on the second day. According to him, this was to inspire other actors. This shows how talented the young Freddie is.
That same year, he played the role of a French administrator who was hellbent that his friend, a tiger cub could be dangerous in the movie Two Brothers. He also played a sizzling role alongside Zoe Wanamaker, Eddie Izzard, Kenneth Branagh in the fantasy movie Five Children and It (2004).
Freddie Highmore’s breakthrough came in a widely accepted performance in Marc Forster’s biographical movie, Finding Neverland. This role announced his talent.
He received several nominations for his starring role including; Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer, and nominations for the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
He also received another nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. It was the beginning of a glorious career for Freddie.
Apart from being an actor, Freddie is also a screenwriter. He also does voice acting, one of the notable ones is his voicing of Justin in the animated adventure Justin and the Knights of Valour in 2013.
Between 2013 to 3017, Freddie played the role of Norman Bates in the critically acclaimed drama-thriller series Bates Motel, a prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock-produced movie, Psycho. His performance in this series was described by many as sterling. Some even labeled it as an outstanding performance.
For his performance, he won a People’s Choice Award in 2016. He also received several nominations for the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (2013).
He also bagged nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series (2014-2015 and 2017).
Fun Fact, after his role as Norman Bates in the Bates Motel movie, his mother, Sue Latimer, forbade him from calling her mother. Such was his performance that it had a real life effect on people around him.
Is Freddie Highmore Gay?
We do not think he is gay. Having said that, Highmore is such a private person, and information about his private life is hard to come by.
He was in relationships with Sarah Bolger for three years October 2006- June 2009; Irish actress. We do not know what ended their relationship. He also dated Dakota Fanning, an actress as well in July 2009. Again, there is no history of what happened, for them to go their separate ways.
We also found out he is with Abigail Breslin. A relationship they started in 2016. If they are still together is a question we do not have an answer to. We hope this answers the Freddie Highmore gay question.
There are no Freddie Highmore gay antecedents on the internet, rather, we know of his exquisite talent as an actor. His talent is indisputable and has landed him several nominations and awards.