THE OFFICE star Martin Freeman has committed to a serious movie role opposite Jude Law in a bid to abolish his comedy reputation.

The British funnyman won a huge fanbase as prankster TIM in the RICKY GERVAIS TV sitcom, and more recently hit big screens in a movie adaptation of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.

But, while Freeman is embracing the sudden surge in movie scripts he's receiving, he's determined to prove his versatility as an actor of all genres - not just comedy.

So he's signed up for Anthony Minghella's new movie BREAKING AND ENTERING.

He says, "It's a straight role. I have played them before but I'm very much associated with comedy and that's something I'm trying to rectify."

17/05/2005 14:04