From The Hitchhiker's Guide to Sherlock, from The Hobbit to Fargo, from Marvel Films to the supernatural thriller of Ghost Stories
The XXIII edition of Romics will celebrate the English Martin Freeman by presenting him with the first Golden Romics ever awarded to an actor, Freeman is an amazing performer of imaginary characters who have moved from literature and comics to the cinema, from television to the theatre, providing an absolutely transmedial perspective.
Since the beginning of his career, starting with his first major role in the award-winning English series The Office (2001), Martin Freeman has experimented with different narrative genres with an elegance and accuracy that is both extremely personal and brilliant, moving from the romance of Love Actually (2003) to the ludicrous science fiction of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), from the BBC detective series Sherlock (2010) - which guaranteed him a BAFTA and an Emmy Award - in which he plays the role of a charming Dr. Watson, all the way into fantasy with the Tolkenian interpretation in trilogy form of The Hobbit (An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, and The Battle of the Five Armies, 2012, 2013, and 2014), where he plays a young Bilbo Baggins under the direction of Peter Jackson. In 2014, Freeman returned to television as the protagonist of the miniseries Fargo, and in 2015 he made his first appearance on the big screen in the Cinecomics world with Captain America: Civil War. In 2018 he returned to the Marvel home with Black Panther and on April 19 he will arrive in theaters with Ghost Stories, a supernatural thriller in which he plays a skeptical TV host struggling with so-called psychics and violent unsolved mysteries.
The XXIII edition of Romics celebrates this great British actor by awarding him the Golden Romics and a special meeting in the Pala Romics, to celebrate and discuss the great success of his long career and the collective imagination of the last generation.