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Freddie Highmore On Growing Up in Front of the Camera

June 22, 2011

Freddie Highmore has spent the better part of the last several years growing up – in many ways literally – on camera. After breaking into the public consciousness with “Finding Neverland,” he reinvented candy-loving Charlie in Tim Burton’s Willy Wonka remake, and subsequently gave dimensions to a variety of young adult characters. In his latest, “The Art of Getting By,” Highmore plays George, a teenager defined by an utter lack of identity, and yet who begins to find himself as he attracts the attention of a cute classmate played by Emma Roberts. Speakeasy caught up with Highmore late last week via telephone to talk about “The Art of Getting By,” a film in which the young actor not only plays a character coming of age, but one which helped him come of age himself. Read More