Mini-sized hero, Bilbo, created by JRR Tolkien for the book which has sold more than 100 million copies since it was published in 1937, is one of the world's best loved fantasy creatures and fans across the globe cannot wait to see Freeman’s portrayal.
To mark the release of Part One of the film adaptation of 'The Hobbit' on Thursday 13 December, LoveFilm - Europe's largest subscription service - have asked more than 1,000 fans to vote for their favourite Freeman character.
Check out which role - from the more than 60 films and TV series he has appeared in - made it into the top ten in the slideshow below. Do you agree with the list?
10. Chris: The All Together: 0.5 per cent
9. Matt: Confetti: 1 per cent
8. Simon: What's Your Number: 2 per cent
7. Paul Maddens: Nativity: 4 per cent
6. Declan: Shaun of the Dead: 5 per cent
5. John: Love Actually: 7 per cent
4. Met Police Sergeant: Hot Fuzz: 8 per cent
3. Arthur Dent: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 10 per cent
2. Tim Canterbury: The Office - 25 per cent
1. Dr John Watson: Sherlock - 37 per cent
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