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Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman 2019
Portrays Lester Nygaard
Age 52
Birthdate September 8, 1971
Birthplace Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Years active 1997-present

Martin Freeman is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Tim Canterbury in The Office, Dr. John Watson in BBC's Sherlock, and Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy.

His other notable film roles include Love Actually as Jack, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Arthur Dent, and Black Panther as Everett Ross.

Freeman stars as Lester Nygaard in the first season of Fargo, as well as providing narration for the season two episode The Castle as Barton Brixby, author of The History of True Crime in the Mid West. For his performance in this first season of the series, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Critics' Choice Television Award.

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