December 16, 2012 9:13 PM

Actor Martin Freeman’s life reflects his ‘Hobbit’ role

For an actor to play the timid Bilbo Baggins takes some nerve. Millions of Tolkien readers have their own image of “The Hobbit’s” protagonist. Stepping into his oversized footprints is not a casual lark. Little wonder, then, that Peter Jackson wanted Martin Freeman to star in his “Hobbit” trilogy.

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