Alfred Thomas Highmore (born 14 February 1992), known professionally as Freddie Highmore, is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, August Rush, and The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Highmore was born into a show business family. His mother, Sue Latimer, is a talent agent whose clients include Daniel Radcliffe and Imelda Staunton, and his father, Edward Highmore, is an actor. He has a younger brother named Albert ("Bertie"), born in 1995. Highmore resides in Highgate, a suburb of north London, and currently attends Highgate School.
Highmore began acting with small parts on TV at the age of 7. In two movies Highmore played with members of his family. His brother Bertie played his brother in Women Talking Dirty. Also his father Edward played the father in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story.
In 2004, he had a breakthrough with his critically acclaimed performance as Peter in Finding Neverland. Highmore received several nominations and awards for the role, including a Broadcast Film Critics Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2005, he played the part of Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate