Martin Freeman enjoys outing with female friend in London
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He announced he had split from partner Amanda Abbington in December last year, after fifteen years of romance.
And Martin Freeman was seen heading out with a mystery woman on Tuesday – ten months on from the shock separation.
The Sherlock actor, 46, kept things low-key in a bomber jacket and baker boy cap as he embarked on a relaxing stroll around North London, with his female companion.
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Stepping out: Martin Freeman was seen heading out in North London with a mystery woman on Tuesday
In the past: The outing comes after Martin ‘quietly’ split from his ex Amanda Abbington, after 15 years together, in December (pictured together in 2014)
The actor appeared to be in good spirits as he embarked on a busy day in the capital with the glamorous brunette.
Keeping things casual but cool for the trip in a crisp spotted shirt and jeans, layered beneath a trendy bomber jacket.
Proving his quirky sense of style, the Fargo star then added a vintage baker boy cap and his trademark geek-chic spectacles, as he chatted to the mystery woman on their way into town.
Casual: The Sherlock actor, 46, kept things low-key in a bomber jacket and baker boy cap as he embarked on a relaxing stroll around North London, with his female companion
Meanwhile his companion was effortlessly stylish in a baggy grey jumper and thigh-skimming black skirt, jazzed up by a vibrant purple scarf.
Adding oversized sunglasses and letting her hair fall loose, the brunette appeared completely relaxed as she joined Martin for a day out in the city.
The pair’s relationship is not yet known. MailOnline has contacted representatives of Martin for comment.
Trendy: Proving his quirky sense of style, the Fargo star added a vintage baker boy cap and his trademark geek-chic spectacles, as he chatted to the mystery woman on their way into town
Chic: Meanwhile his companion was effortlessly stylish in a baggy grey jumper and thigh-skimming black skirt, jazzed up by a vibrant purple scarf
The outing comes after Martin ‘quietly’ split from his ex Amanda, after 15 years together, back in December.
In an interview published by the Radio Times – which took place before news of the split broke – the 45-year-old actor revealed that he and his Sherlock co-star had separated ‘in the early part’ of 2016, but that things were amicable.
‘We split up a while ago,’ he told the publication. ‘I mean, we’re very friendly and it’s all lovely and cool. Yes, we’ve not been together for a while. I mean, we did the series not together.’
Amicable exes: The outing comes after Martin ‘quietly’ split from his ex Amanda Abbington (above), after 15 year
s together, back in December
During the interview, Martin, who shares two children with Amanda, was careful not to spill too many details about the shocking split, but he appeared to be taking things in his stride.
‘I’m all right, yes,’ he said. ‘I mean, we’re honest to God doing it [separating] in about as civilised a manner as I’ve ever heard of, you know.
‘I love Amanda’s work. I think she’s brilliant as an actor and she’s brilliant as a woman and, yes, I love her. I will always love Amanda, but, yes, we’re… you know, that’s what’s happened.’
Over: The actor revealed the end of the couple’s 15-year relationship late last month
He had shocked fans a month prior to the interview, when he revealed to the Financial Times: ‘I’m not with Amanda any more. It’s very, very amicable — I’ll always love Amanda.’
When pushed further on whether he thought his huge success in recent years on films such as The Hobbit played a part in the break up, he replied: ‘To a certain extent, yes. Not as much as it might have done, and not as much as maybe I would have hoped it had.’
Martin first met Amanda, 42, on the set of 2000 movie Men Only and they went on to have a son, Joe, 10, and a daughter, Grace, eight.
Moving on: The couple have been together since 2001 and share two children
They went on to work together on separate occasions, including 2003’s The Debt, Swinging with the Finkels, The Robinsons and The All Together.
His shocking admission came on the eve of the couple returning to screens as husband and wife in the BBC hit crime drama Sherlock, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s eccentric detective.
The split is especially surprising as last year, Martin suggested that they had finally walked down the aisle, quipping: ‘We might have married already…
‘I’m just saying – mind your own business. My job is public, why should my private life be public as well? We live in an age where you have to know everything and that’s tedious.
Change of direction: Martin hinted that the huge boost to his fame and fortune in recent years – including his lucrative lead role in The Hobbit – could have played a part in the break up
Co-stars: The shocking admission came on the eve of the couple returning to screens as married couple Dr. Watson and Mary Morstan in Sherlock
‘If people make a fuss over me I think “Get out more”’.
It appears that his other half was just as blasé about tying the knot – she joked that there was ‘no point’ as she already had snaps of them in wedding attire from Sherlock.
She told The Guardian in 2015: ‘There’s no point [in marrying]. I’ve got photographs of me in three different wedding dresses with him.’
Young love: They first met in 2000 on film Men Only and have worked on several projects together, including The Debt (above in 2003)
Like her partner, Amanda was also keen to focus on keeping the attention on their professional, rather than their private, lives.
Heaping praise on her partner’s achievements, she said: ‘I think Martin and I bounce off each other very well. He is one of my favourite actors.
‘He’s so easy to work with and so creative. He brings something different to every single take. He is so on top of his lines that he can dig down and find a different angle every time. That really keeps you on your toes. Both characters go on a wonderful journey, and to do that with Martin was such fun.’
‘Amicable’: Martin, who let the secret out in a low-key interview, said that the pair remain friendly, adding: ‘I’ll always love Amanda’