Apparently when Martin Freeman's family visited him in New Zealand during the filming of The Hobbit, Sir Ian would babysit so they could have an evening out. Imagine him reading The Hobbit to them in his Gandalf voice! - Dear God!
"Everyone's been asking us if we're going any further with the relationship between John and Sherlock, and I'm thinking, well, why not? I really don't see the problem with it, and Mark (Gatiss) has already asked us if it would be an issue if we were to kiss on screen. Of course he was joking, but I wouldn't mind at all." - Martin Freeman
My ideal man. As I sat watching I said to my friend: “He’s lovely, isn’t he? I’d love to meet him.” Then a couple of months later I did. - Amanda Abbington about Martin Freeman For years I’ve always known I wasn’t the best actor in my house. So I think the fact that the industry is kind of catching up with that, I couldn’t be more pleased for her. I’m her number one fan. - Martin Freeman about Amanda Abbington