I'm a big believer that life changes as much as you want it to.
My idea of a good night out is staying in.
If you are a plumber, you can work on a shed, or you can work on a mansion. It's just scale.
I'm geek royalty now.
I'm not posh or common, I'm in between.
I've always been attracted to darkness.
I don't want to sound like a grumpy old man, but nothing winds me up more than people saying, 'Chill out' to me when I'm irritated!
I think what 'The Hobbit' and Middle-earth deal in are quite universal and timeless themes of honour and love and friendship... so they're things that do resonate with people.
I don't get cast as the guy who steps off a yacht in a white linen suit with a martini.
When people bully us, we are complicit in it in some way. We do allow it to happen to some extent.
Name anything - high-definition TV, computer obsolescence - and I'm pretty much annoyed by it.
You absorb 2,000 years of history just by being near the Thames.
If you're alive for more than five minutes, you're going to be disappointed.
When I wear jeans I want to look like a man, not a child.
I think the world needs to see more of my face.
I think people just like seeing friendship. I think people like seeing people who just drive each other up the wall, but at same time, can't live without each other.
I'm one of the few people I know who believes in God.
I was probably cool around the end of 2002.
I did a play once where a reviewer said, 'Martin Freeman's too nice to play a bad guy.' And I thought: 'Well, bad guys aren't always bad guys, you know?' When I see someone play the obvious villain, I know it's false.
I don't think it was a surprise that I ended up as an actor, and it was anything but a disappointment.
There is nothing far-fetched about disappointment as a subject for comedy. It's something we are all too familiar with.
There are lots of things that keep me awake at night, but work isn't one of them. I mean, no-one's going to die if someone doesn't like what I do. So I don't feel a great pressure.
Americans assume all British people have at least one servant.
I'm very proud of 'The Office' - it was one of the best things I'll ever do. But you do become a slight victim of your own success in the sense that people think that's you, that's what you are, and that's what you'll play forever.