Freddie Highmore is a film and television actor who has acquired an impressive list of credits from an early age. Since playing Peter Llewelyn Davies in the family favourite Finding Neverland, Freddie has taken on lead roles in multi-award winning films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Golden Compass and August Rush. He has gained a strong reputation within the fantasy/adventure genre, having starred in The Spiderwick Chronicles, Arthur and the Minimoys and Five Children and It.
Freddie has appeared in TV movies Happy Birthday Shakespeare and Toast, as well as mini-series Mists of Avalon and Close to the Enemy. His most recent TV credit is as Norman Bates in A&E production Bates Motel, which aired its fifth series in 2017. He is also proving himself as a talented writer, holding a lead writing credit for episode 8, series 4 of Bates Motel. In 2017, he began portraying the lead role of Dr. Shaun Murphy in the ABC drama series The Good Doctor, on which he also serves as a producer. In 2017, he received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his performance.
Freddie’s gift for acting has earned him as many as 12 awards and 24 nominations, numbers which are sure to grow considerably in the future. His winning titles include ‘Best Young Actor’ in the 2005 and 2006 Critics’ Choice Awards and ‘Best Newcomer’ in the 2005 Empire Awards.
Between acting, Freddie attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he gained a Double First in Spanish and Arabic.