Edward Highmore

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Edward Highmore
Edward Thomas Highmore

(1961-04-03) 3 April 1961 (age 60)
Years active1984–2002
Spouse(s)Sue Latimer
Children2 including Freddie Highmore

Edward Thomas Highmore (born 3 April 1961) is an English actor. He was born in Kingston upon Thames, London.


Life and career

Best known for playing Leo Howard in the 1980s BBC drama Howards' Way . He also appeared in Doctor Who , playing Malkon in the 1984 serial Planet of Fire . Highmore attended Guildford School of Acting. [1]

He is the father of actor Freddie Highmore, who played Charlie Bucket in the 2005 film version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , and Bertie. Edward and Freddie starred together in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story as father and son. Edward's wife, Sue Latimer, is a talent agent whose clients include Daniel Radcliffe. [2]


1984 Doctor Who MalkonEpisode: Planet of Fire
1984–1985 Lame Ducks Freddie4 episodes
1985 The Tripods Boll5 episodes
1985–1990 Howards' Way Leo HowardTV
1993 Heidi Herr KandidatMiniseries
1994 Willie's War Dad
Love Hurts Dr. WoodEpisode: Cards on the Table
Doomsday Gun ClaudeTV Movie
1995 The Politician's Wife Club Waiter3 episodes
Annie: A Royal Adventure! Hotel ClerkTV Movie
1996 The Detectives DoctorEpisode: Sacked
Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives ChefEpisode: Restauranteurs
1997 No Child of Mine RayTV Movie
See You Friday Keith1 episode
1998 Mosley Derek JohnsonTV Serial
Elizabeth Lord Harewood
1999 The Blonde Bombshell ReporterMiniseries
2000 The 10th Kingdom Queen's ServantMiniseries
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Dad at PlaygroundMiniseries
2002 Ali G Indahouse Cabinet MP

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  1. Edward Highmore – Biography
  2. Salisbury, Mark (4 November 2007). "Freddie Highmore keeps it real in music-filled 'August Rush'". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 6 November 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2007.