Freeman Hates Being Average Joe
Freeman portrayed lovesick stationary employee TIM in BBC comedy The Office, before assuming a similarly lacklustre character in romantic comedy Love Actually, but declares he is fed up of playing bland personalities.
He says, "When people call me an everyman they think it's a compliment. I want to rip their f**king eyeballs out.
"I don't want to be the cosiest man in Britain; it's not the way I feel about the world or the job I do."