Alfred Thomas "Freddie" Highmore (born 14 February 1992) is an English actor. He made his acting debut in the comedy film Women Talking Dirty (1999), and has since starred in Finding Neverland (2004), Five Children and It (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Arthur and the Invisibles (2006), August Rush (2007), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), Toast (2010), and The Art of Getting By (2011). He won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer in two consecutive years (2004–2005).
Since 2013, Highmore has starred as Norman Bates in the A&E drama-thriller series Bates Motel, for which he was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. In 2017, he won a People's Choice Award for his work on the fourth season.