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23 Reasons Why Martin Freeman Is A Wonderful English Gift To Humanity

There’s a little more to him than his adorableness.

1. He was the original Jim in The Office.

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I love you Tim.

2. Which means he invented the “Jim stare.”

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3. In fact, he’s mastered it.

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4. Not to mention, HE’S JOHN FREAKING WATSON.

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YES.

5. He’s an old soul.

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He revealed to the Daily Mail he has a passion for old British Cinema. “The Carry On films are a part of this country’s cultural DNA; some are awful, but others are superb,” he said.

6. Anyone remember the wonderfully awkward guy in Love Actually that you couldn’t help but fall in love with?

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IT WAS HIM.

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7. He actually loves Christmas too.

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In an interview with BBC, Freeman mentioned, I’ve always loved Christmas and that’s not really gone away from me from being a child to now. It’s always a magical time and I’m unashamed in my love for Christmas.”

8. He looks so damn good in a suit.

He looks good in a suit. #martinfreeman #WatsonSpam #MartinsAngels #ilovejohnwatson

— Lucy_M88 (@Mrs Fandom❤️)

9. His style stems from a passion for 1950’s pre-mod culture.

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In 2008, he mentioned to The Daily Mail, “I love that pre-mod jazz look of the late Fifties, the Steve McQueen style that influenced the British modernists. I love all kinds of loafers – penny, tassel, fringed.”

10. He knows how to pull off the salt n’ pepper hair look.

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11. Speaking of hair, it always manages to go perfectly to the side.

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So perfect.

12. He loves a nice cup of tea.

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13. He can be super sassy.

14. He even knows how to make the most corrupt characters likable.

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Fargo’s Lester Nygaard is awful, but so dang forgivable.

15. He doesn’t let the pressure of fame get to him.

After being asked if he’s experienced the partying pressures of fame he replied, “I don’t do any of that – I’d rather be at home stroking the dog,’ he says. ‘My idea of a good night out is staying in.”

16. His middle finger game is unreal.

#middlefingersformiddleearth

17. He owns at squash. He played on the British National Squash team from nine years old to fourteen.

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18. He doesn’t take anyone’s shit.

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19. He has the best reactions of any actor out there.

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20. He loves music, and has an awesome vinyl record collection.

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He told The Guardian, “Music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I’m concerned.”

21. Look at those dance moves.

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22. He’s a homebody.

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He told BBC, “I love home. I’d rather be at home than anywhere else.”

23. He enjoys the simple things in life.

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He told the Guardian, “I hate the fact that so much of our life is computerized rather than mechanized….be simple and know what it is that you want out of whatever it is you’re going to use.”

Thank you, Mr. Freeman.

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