Freddie Highmore Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Jul, 2019
Facts of Freddie Highmore
Name Freddie Highmore
Birth Name Alfred Thomas Highmore
Father Edward Highmore
Mother Sue Latimer
Nationality British
Birth Place/City London, United Kingdom
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For The Good Doctor
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 70
Famous for The Good Doctor, Bates Motel
Education Hampstead Garden Suburb, Highgate School, Emanuel College
Siblings 1 (brother: Bertie Highmore)
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English-born actor Freddie Highmore started his acting career from a 1999 comedy movie Women Talking Dirty, and he has never looked back. Famous for playing in Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, Highmore reached the acme of popularity after starring as Dr. Shaun Murphy in the ABC drama series The Good Doctor.

Early Life and Education

Freddie Highmore was born as Alfred Thomas Highmore on 14 February 1992 in London, England. He was born as the eldest child of father Edward Highmore and mother Sue Latimer. His father is an actor and mother is a talent agent, whose clients includes actors like Imelda Staunton and Daniel Radcliffe. Highmore has a younger brother, Bertie Highmore.

CAPTION: Actor and producer Freddie Hifhmore SOURCE: Pinterest

Highmore received his primary education from Hampstead Garden Suburb and attended Highgate School for high school. Later, he enrolled at Emanuel College, Cambridge, where he earned a first in Spanish and Arabic.


Freddie Highmore started his acting career in 1999, when he was only seven, appearing in comedy Women Talking Dirty. In 2001, he portrayed a young boy in BBC miniseries, Happy Birthday Shakespeare. He has worked with two of his family members, with brother Bertie in Women Talking Dirty, and with father Edward in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story.

In 2005, Highmore landed a portrayal role of Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a film adaptation of the eponymous book by Roald Dahl. He rose to stardom after he starred in the dual role of American twins Simon and Jared Grace in the fantasy adventure film The Spiderwick Chronicles in 2008.

The same year, he made his debut as a voice actor in A Fox's Tale in which he voiced the role of Little Jack. In 2009, he voiced the lead character in Astro Boy followed by its accompanying video game, Astro Boy: The Video Game.

Bates Motel and The Good Doctor

Highmore reached a new height of popularity after he starred as Norman Bates in the A&E drama-thriller Bates Motel in 2013. He played the role until 2017 during which he won a People's Choice Award in 2016 for his performance. He was also nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for the role.

In 2017, Highmore landed a lead role of Dr. Shaun Murphy in The Good Doctor; he is also the producer of the series. His performance in the ABC drama series received him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

CAPTION: Actor Freddie Highmore with his 'The Good Doctor' cast SOURCE: CherryLosAngeles the Geek

He has worked in the series for two seasons and has been working in the impending third season which will premiere in September 2019. Freddie Highmore works alongside Nicholas Gonzalez, Richard Schiff, Antonia Thomas, and Tamlyn Tomita among others in the series.

Net Worth

According to celebrity net worth, actor and producer Freddie Highmore's net worth is estimated to be around $4 million in 2019. He has earned the greater part of his net worth from his acting profession. He has also made a handsome sum of money from his profession as a producer, voice actor, and a screenwriter.

Highmore has been a part of several Box Office hit movies and popular television shows throughout his career. So, we can say he receives a handsome payment for his roles in such projects. But, his exact salary and income are not known yet.

Personal Life

Despite being on the spotlight for so many years, Highmore loves to stay under the media radar. As of 2019, he resides in London and avoids social media. There is an official Instagram account on The Good Doctor actor's name, which also has a massive 327k followers. However, the actor hasn't posted anything in this account yet.

Highmore is 27 years old as of 2019 and is an unmarried man. He is currently living a single life, but some online tabloids have mentioned he has been a relationship with Abigail Breslin. The rumor about their relationship started back in fall 2016, and since then, many online portals claimed Breslin as Highmore's girlfriend. But, the couple never addressed the rumors.

Meanwhile, Breslin was dating Ira Kunyansky at the time she was rumored to be dating Highmore. Moreover, in June 2019, Breslin and Kunyansky made their appearance as a couple in the Tony Awards 2019.

CAPTION: Freddie Highmore and his ex-girlfriend Dakota Fanning SOURCE: hitchlahougo

Regarding his past relationship, he is known to have dated Dakota Fanning and Sarah Bolger. As per some sources, he dated Irish actress Sarah Bolger from 2006 to 2009. After his breakup with Bolger, he reportedly started seeing actress Fanning. Though the couple never admitted being in a relationship, sources reported they were spotted together at dinner dates several times.

Other Stats

  • Height: Highmore is 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm tall.
  • Weight: He weighs around 70 kg (154 lbs).
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Age: Freddie Highmore is 27 years old.


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