Albert Samuel ‘Bertie’ Highmore was born on February 8, 1995, in London, England. He is a British citizen with the zodiac sign Aquarius. He is an actor most known for being the younger brother of Freddie Highmore, a more well-known British actor, and for the movie Women Talking Dirty (1999).
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Bertie and Freddie were raised in London by their father, Edward Highmore, a British actor best known for performances in “Doctor Who” and “Howards’ Way,” and their mother, Sue Latimer, a talent agent. Bertie began his acting career at Highgate School, where he was inspired by his father and brother.
He joined the theatrical club at school and appeared in practically all of the productions there, as well as in plays at a local theatre. Bertie was also athletic, having participated in soccer and tennis at school. He matriculated in 2013 but did not attend college after that, preferring to focus on his acting career.
Bertie has been physically active since he was in fifth grade when he began playing soccer with his buddies, and by high school, he had developed into a passionate player who played for his school’s squad. He also goes to the gym several times a week and appears to have a very rigorous diet, which is vital for his form and stamina.
In his leisure time, he enjoys watching movies, and his favorite performers and actresses include Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, and Emma Watson, as well as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” and the “Harry Potter” trilogy, among others.
Bertie’s acting career began in 2004, when he acted alongside Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Julie Christie in the biographical family drama film “Finding Neverland,” which is about the playwright (Sir) J. M. Barrie’s association with a family who inspired his book “Peter Pan.” The film was a big hit, winning 20 accolades, including an Academy Award, and being nominated for another 80.
Bertie has kept the details of his personal life concealed from the public eye, and because he hasn’t mentioned any of the women he has dated, there are allegations circulating the internet that he is gay. The fact that Bertie hasn’t been spotted spending time with any girls, nor has he ever invited one to keep him company at one of his cinema events, has added to the spread of the suspicions.
He is also said to have dated Emma Roberts and Dakota Fanning, and another story claims that Bertie has been dating an unknown female for two years and that the two met through Bertie’s brother Freddie.
Bertie Highmore’s Brother: Freddie Highmore
Alfred Thomas Highmore is an English actor who was born on February 14, 1992. He is most recognized for his parts in the films Finding Neverland (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), August Rush (2007), and The Spiderwick Chronicles, which he began as a child. He was named Best Young Performer in two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in a row.
His Early Life
Alfred Thomas Highmore was born in London, England. Freddie was born into a family with significant ties to the entertainment industry and grew up in the Camden Town neighborhood. Sue Latimer, his mother, is a talent agent who represents Daniel Radcliffe and Imelda Staunton, among others. Edward Highmore, his father, is a former actor who has acted in shows such as “Doctor Who” and “Howards’ Way.”
Freddie lived in a variety of London neighborhoods, including Highgate in North London. He attended primary school in the London Borough of Barnet before receiving a scholarship to a private institution. Highmore studied Spanish and Arabic at Emmanuel College in Cambridge after graduating from secondary school.
Freddie began acting at a young age, and by the age of seven, he was participating in films such as “Women Talking Dirty.” Highmore later starred alongside his father in the TV movie “Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story,” as a youthful King Arthur in the miniseries “The Mists of Avalon.” In 2004, he had more film roles in “Two Brothers” and “Five Children and It.”
With the release of “Finding Neverland” in 2004, he made his breakthrough. He won a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer for the part, and he was nominated for several other prizes as well. In 2004, Freddie followed up by playing alongside Johnny Depp in the film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Highmore was picked out for admiration once more, and he was awarded the Satellite Award for Outstanding New Talent.
Freddie Highmore went on to star in films including “A Good Year,” “Arthur and the Invisibles,” “Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard,” and “Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds” over the next few years. Before playing in “August Rush,” he had a voice acting part in “The Golden Compass” in 2007. Highmore landed voice acting jobs in “A Fox’s Tale” and “Astro Boy” after performing in “The Spiderwick Chronicles” in 2008. Over the years, Freddie has landed additional voice-acting parts in a number of video games.
Freddie Highmore made appearances in films such as “Toast,” “Master Harold… and the Boys,” and “The Art of Getting By” at the close of the decade. After another voice acting part in “Justin and the Knights of Valour,” Freddie moved on to more mature roles in “Bates Motel,” like Norman Bates. Highmore received a People’s Choice Award for his performance, as well as multiple nominations for other accolades.
Freddie began directing for the first time around this time, beginning with a few episodes of “Bates Motel.” In recent years, he has also found success as a screenwriter. Highmore landed a major role in “The Good Doctor” after another cinematic performance in “The Journey.” In 2017, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in this series.
Freddie Highmore will co-write and executive produces Homesick, a dark comedy in development at WarnerMedia-owned cable network, which will address mental health, body image, toxic masculinity, and what it means to reject “normal” gender standards, according to reports in August 2019.
His Personal Life
Freddie Highmore is a London-based actor who avoids using social media. He made friends with co-star Vera Farmiga and became the godfather of her baby while working on Bates Motel. Highmore is also fluent in Spanish and French, as well as semi-fluent in Arabic.
He disclosed that he has gotten married in a September 2021 interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!