Bertie Highmore Wiki Bio
Bertie Highmore was born in London, England, on 8 February 1995 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds British nationality. He’s a former actor, and an investor, but perhaps known best for being the younger brother of the actor Freddie Highmore.
Early life, family and education
Bertie was born into a family of show business workers. His mother, Sue Latimer, is a successful talent agent, with clients including the likes of Daniel Radcliffe and Imelda Staunton, while his father, Edward, is a retired actor. His brother, Freddie, also acts, and is particularly known for his roles in movies such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Finding Neverland”.
Bertie grew up in Camden Town, London, but later moved to Highgate, where he attended high school. He matriculated in 2014, and then went on to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science; where he played soccer for their team.
Career as an actor
Bertie made his acting debut in the 1999 romantic comedy movie “Women Talking Dirty”, alongside his brother Freddie. The film was directed by Coky Giedroyc, based on the eponymous novel by Isla Dewar, and starred Helena Bonham Carter, Gina McKee and Eileen Atkins. It centers on two women in their thirties who strike-up an unlikely friendship, but later find out that they both have a child with the same man. Interestingly, Bertie and Freddie played siblings in the movie as well.
After their initial movie appearance however, the brothers’ careers went separate ways. While Freddie continued acting, Bertie appeared in a few commercials in the following years, but eventually gave up on a career in the entertainment industry, and focused on other things instead.
Today, he has found success as a business analyst and investor, and has worked for several renowned companies, such as Blue Wire Capital and Goldman Sachs.
Despite being the brother of a famous British actor, Bertie has mostly been keeping away from the public eye, and hasn’t revealed a lot about his personal life.
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It appears that he’s in a relationship with a non-celebrity, Allie Summers. They’ve known each other since childhood, and started dating in 2013, however, it’s not known whether the two have since become engaged or married.
Height, age and net worth
Bertie is 26 years old, withshort blonde hair and blue eyes; he’s 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 160lbs (73kgs).
As of December 2021, his net worth is estimated at more than $500,000.
Who is Bertie’s brother Freddie Highmore?
Alfred Thomas ‘Freddie’ Highmore was born in London, England on 14 February 1992 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds British nationality. He’s an actor, who became known for playing the title role in the fantasy movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
Freddie became interested in acting at an early age, appearing in his first TV commercial at the age of seven. He matriculated from Highgate School in 2010 with exceptional grades, and then enrolled at Cambridge University, from which he graduated with a double first in Spanish and Arabic in 2014.
Freddie made his film debut in 1999, in “Women Talking Dirty”. In 2004, he played one of the leads in the family fantasy adventure film “Five Children & It”, centered on a group of kids staying in their uncle’s labyrinthine mansion filled with magical creatures.
In the same year, he appeared alongside Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet in the biographical drama “Finding Neverland”, which tells the story of the “Peter Pan” author, Sir J. M. Barrie; the film won 19 awards, including an Oscar for Best Original Score, and many consider Freddie’s role in this movie to be his breakthrough.
In 2005, Freddie played the title character, Charlie Bucket, in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, reprising his role in a subsequent video game. The film was directed by Tim Burton, and also starred Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and David Kelly. It’s the second movie adaptation of the eponymous 1964 novel by Roald Dahl, which follows a group of children who won a tour at the mysterious Wonka chocolate factory.
The film was warmly received by the critics and audience alike, and Freddie was widely praised for his performance, which earned him a nomination for the 2006 Young Artist Award in the Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor category.
In the following years, he continued to star in high-budget Hollywood family movies. In 2007, he voiced Pantalaimon in the Oscar-winning fantasy adventure “The Golden Compass”, directed by Chris Weitz, and which also starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. He also played the double leading role of twin brothers, Jared and Simon Grace, in “The Spiderwick Chronicles” (2008), and had the title voiceover role in the animated action adventure “Astro Boy”.
More recently, in 2016, he played the male lead opposite Emma Roberts in the romantic drama “The Art of Getting By”. In 2021, we saw Freddie star in the Spanish thriller “The Vault”, directed by Jaume Balaguero, playing the role of an engineering prodigy, who tries to recover a treasure seized by the Spanish government.
When it comes to his TV series roles, Freddie is best known for playing the lead character, in the horror mystery drama “Bates Motel”, a contemporary prequel to Hitchcock’s legendary horror film “Psycho”, centered on its main villain, Norman Bates. The series aired on A&E Network from 2013 to 2017, and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards.
Freddie is also recognized as Dr. Shaun Murphy, from the award-winning ABC’s medical drama series “The Good Doctor”, which has been airing since September 2017.
His performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category, and he’s also been credited as a director and producer of several episodes.
Freddie has been married to the non-celebrity, Klarissa Munz, since August 2021. The two apparently met during their time in college, and soon started dating. Their marriage was only revealed by Freddie during his “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” interview from September the same year.
He is close friends with his “Bates Motel” co-star, Vera Farminga, and has even become the godfather to her son.
Unlike many other actors, Freddie avoids social media, and tries to live his life away from the public eye.
Freddie is 29 years old, with short brown hair and brown eyes; he’s 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 154lbs (70kgs).
As of December 2021, his net worth is estimated at more than $8 million.