Hi-res pix: Amanda Abbington & Martin Freeman at the Richard James show at the London Collections: MEN AW13 on January 8, 2013 in London.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman at BBC Showcase 2010 to promote the first series of Sherlock.
(I absolutely loved reading this *_*)
‘I’d seen him in a TV sketch show and thought he was gorgeous,’ says Amanda.
‘My ideal man. As I sat watching I said to my friend: “He’s lovely, isn’t he? I’d love to meet him.” Then a couple of months later I did.’
They met on the set of TV movie Men Only in 2000.
‘I was moaning to the make-up girl that I hadn’t got a boyfriend, and she said there was a guy on the same job who’d been saying the same thing, that he was looking for a nice girl.
‘At that minute Martin walked in and I just had a thunderbolt. It dawned on me: “Oh, God it’s him!” We flirted with each other all day and when I went home he texted me, saying “You left and I wasn’t done flirting with you. That’s a bit rude”, which I thought was really smooth.
‘The next night he invited me for a drink and a couple of months later I moved in with him. That was it.’
At 37, she’s the mother of Martin’s two children, Joe, five, and three-year-old Grace.
Martin Freeman in Animals (2012; Dir: Marçal Forés)