Love Actually's Breakout Stars: Then & Now

On the 10th anniversary of the rom-com's release, take a look back at the stars who shot to fame

  • MARTIN FREEMAN photo | Martin Freeman

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Updated: Wednesday Nov 06, 2013 | 05:00 PM EST By: Nate Jones


In Love Actually, Freeman's brief role as an ultra-naked, ultra-adorable stand-in introduced him to American viewers who hadn't yet caught his stint on the U.K. version of The Office. After years of small parts at home, Freeman nabbed not one but two iconic literary roles: Watson in BBC's Sherlock and Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit series. His understated charm has gained Freeman a legion of fans on both sides of the Atlantic.