Highmore made his feature film debut at the age of seven in Women Talking Dirty, with Helena Bonham Carter. He then appeared in a number of longform television projects, including the BBC's Happy Birthday Shakespeare and TNT's The Mists of Avalon. In 2004, he had starring roles in three films, including Jean-Jacques Annaud's Two Brothers and Five Children and It, with Kenneth Branagh. However, it was his poignant performance as Peter in Finding Neverland that caught the attention of both critics and audiences, as well as his cast-mates. His Finding Neverland co-star Johnny Depp was so impressed with Highmore that he recommended the young actor to director Tim Burton for the title role in 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Highmore more recently starred alongside Russell Crowe and Albert Finney in Ridley Scott's comedy drama A Good Year, and then played the title role in Luc Besson's fantasy adventure Arthur and the Invisibles. Later this year, he will be heard as the voice of the character Pantalaimon in the fantasy film The Golden Compass, and, in 2008, will star opposite himself as twins in The Spiderwick Chronicles.
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Freddie Highmore Facts
|Birth Name||Alfred Thomas Highmore|
|Birthday||February 14, 1992 (27)|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|The Spiderwick Chronicles|
|The Golden Compass|
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory|
|Arthur & Invisibles|
|The Art of Getting By|
|Bates Motel: Season Four|
|Bates Motel: Season 1|