There are a lot of very talented and impressive British stars in Hollywood at the moment, with many of them landing some very big roles in some very exciting projects. British actor Martin Freeman has become a household name around the world, after landing the role as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy but he has also impressed many people with his performances in the hit television series Sherlock.
Martin Freeman plays the role of Sherlock Holmes sidekick John Watson in the hit series and the actor has been reminiscing about signing up to star in the series. Martin has admitted that he had his reservations about taking on the role of John Watson in Sherlock, claiming that he almost actually turned down the role, finding the project too risky.
Freeman told Britain's Woman magazine, "Originally I thought it was very risky to try to update Sherlock Holmes. The problem was that the day I met people who were doing it I was stressed and left the impression that I wasn't that anxious to do it. I read some scenes with Benedict and that's when I saw that our rhythms were naturally suited to each other. I wouldn't have done it if I hadn't felt we were doing something unique."
Sherlock has become a hugely popular television series in the UK and the US, leading to the US to give their own spin on the project with the series Elementary. Fans of Sherlock are eager to see more from the series and they will get a one-off special in 2015, before a new season comes to the small screen in 2016. We cannot wait.