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When Martin Freeman was cast as Bilbo Baggins for the Hobbit films, it seemed so perfect, maybe even too easy, as if the English actor was actually born to play the character (his beloved roles in The Office, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Love Actually and now Sherlock have just been bonuses). And at the same time born to play a younger version of Ian Holm, which might give you hope for a Fifth Element prequel focused on the priest or reason to push for him to play an android in a Prometheus sequel. Even while reviews for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have been mixed, Freeman has been praised almost unanimously as being a delight in the part.  That's great news for both Freeman and the Lord of the Rings fanbase which has had Holm iconically situated in...

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