Who is Freddie Highmore’s brother Bertie Highmore? Wiki Bio
Albert Samuel ‘Bertie’ Highmore was born in London, England, on 8 February 1995 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds British nationality. He is an actor, but perhaps best known for being the brother of Freddie Highmore, a more famous British actor.
Early life and education
Bertie was raised alongside Freddie in London by their father, Edward Highmore who was a British actor probably still best known for his roles in “Doctor Who” and “Howards’ Way”, and their mother Sue Latimer, who was working as a talent agent.
Bertie attended Highgate School where he first became interested in acting, mostly because he was motivated by his father and his brother.
He joined the school’s drama club and appeared in nearly all the plays performed there, while he also appeared in plays performed at a local theatre. Bertie was also sporting, as he played soccer and tennis at school. He matriculated in 2013, then didn’t enroll at college but rather focused on his career as an actor.
Career as an actor
Bertie actually launched his acting career in 2004, when he appeared in the biographical family drama movie “Finding Neverland”, which starred Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet and Julie Christie, and which is about the writer (Sir) J. M. Barrie’s friendship with a family that served as an inspiration for his book “Peter Pan”. The movie was a huge success, winning 20 awards including an Oscar, while it was nominated for 80 others.
In 2005, Bertie played a small role in the family adventure comedy film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, which starred Johnny Depp, Bertie’s brother Freddie, and David Kelly, and which follows a young boy who gets to tour around the most amazing chocolate factory on the planet. The movie was another one of Johnny Depp’s successes, as it won 14 awards and was nominated for 51 others including an Oscar. Bertie was praised for his performance in the romantic drama movie “The Art of Getting By” shot in 2011, which also starred his brother Freddie, Emma Roberts and Michael Angarano, about a shy boy, George who becomes friends with Sally, one of the most popular girls in school. The movie ‘won’ Freddie an Irina Palm d’Or Award for Worst British Actor, but the film was nominated for two other awards.
Bertie’s latest role has been in the drama horror mystery series “Bates Motel”, from 2013 to 2017 in which he played a supporting character, and which starred Vera Farmiga, his brother Freddie, and Max Thieriot, and which follows one boy’s life and his relationship with his mother. The series was a hit, winning six awards while it was nominated for 67 others, including three Primetime Emmys.
Love life and relationships
Bertie has been keeping the details of his love life hidden from the media’s attention, and as he hasn’t talked about any girls he might have dated, there are rumors circulating the internet that the popular actor is gay. What has contributed to the spread of the rumors is the fact that Bertie hasn’t been seen spending time with any girls nor has he ever invited one to keep him company at one of his movie events.
However, he is also rumoured to have dated actresses Emma Roberts and Dakota Fanning, and another rumor has it that Bertie has been dating a mysterious girls for two years now and that the two were introduced through Bertie’s brother Freddie. Only a couple of Bertie’s fans have stated to have seen the two walking hand in hand in the streets of London.
Hobbies and other interests
Bertie has been physically active since his fifth grade when he started playing soccer with his friends, and by the time he reached high school, he became an avid player and played for his school’s team. He also has several training sessions at the gym each week, and is apparently following a somewhat strict diet which is important for his form and stamina.
He likes to travel, and has been to many European countries such as Spain, Italy and France, while he has also had an opportunity to visit New York City and Miami in Florida in the US.
He enjoys watching movies in his spare time, and some of his favorite actors and actresses are Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Emma Watson, while some of his favorite movies are “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, and the franchise “Harry Potter” among others.
Appearance and net worth
Bertie is 25 years old. He has medium long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $500,000, while his brother Freddie’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million.
Who is Freddie Highmore? Wiki Bio
Alfred Thomas ‘Freddie’ Highmore was born in Camden Town, London, England, on 14 February 1992 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds British nationality. He is an actor perhaps known for starring in the movie “Finding Neverland” in which his brother also appeared.
Bertie spent the first years of his life in Highgate, North London, before the family moved to Hampstead where he attended Hampstead Garden Primary School and as he was a great student, he won a scholarship to Highgate School, and upon matriculation in 2010, he enrolled at Emmanuel College, Cambridge from which he graduated in 2014, and at which he learned how to speak and write Spanish and Arabic.
Bertie started acting when he was seven – his first notable performance was in the British comedy movie “Women Talking Dirty” in 1999, which starred Helena Bonham Carter and Gina McKee.
The year 2001 saw him portray a young King Arthur in the mini-series “The Mists of Avalon”, followed by his role in the mini-series “Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story” in the same year. He gained recognition in 2004 when he starred in the adventure drama movie “Two Brothers”, followed by his lead role in the critically acclaimed comedy drama movie “Five Children and It”. For his performance in “Finding Neverland”, he won a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer, and was nominated for a Saturn award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 2006 he appeared in the comedy movie “A Good Year” which starred Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard; the French adventure comedy fantasy animated movie “Arthur and the Innvisibles” (as well as its two sequels), and the fantasy adventure movie “The Golden Compass” in 2007.
Some of his latest roles in movies have been in the drama “The Journey” and the drama “Almost Friends” both in 2016, and the German animated fantasy film “Dragon Rider” in 2020, while some of his latest roles in TV series have been in the period drama mini-series “Close to the Enemy” in 2016, the medical drama series “The Good Doctor” in which he has been starring since 2017, and the TV special “The Disney Family Singalong” in 2020.
Freddie is currently single, while he dated Irish actress Sarah Bolger from 2006 to 2009, and then the American actress Dakota Fanning for several months. His last girlfriend that the public knows about was Abigail Breslin, an American actress whom he dated from mid-2016 to late 2017. Bertie is living in London, and as he is not a fan of the social media networks, he doesn’t have accounts on any.