When the magic goes...

Freeman to play washed-up conjuror

Martin Freeman is to play a has-been magician in a new Channel 4 comedy.

The Office star is currently working on a pilot of Other People, in which he plays a teenage sensation now languishing in his thirties.

He told Broadcast magazine: ‘It's about this guy who used to do all the big shows like the Royal Variety Performance and Saturday Superstore when he was 18, but is now a bit washed up.

‘It's that feeling that most thirtysomethings have of feeling like they are not quite where they thought they would be.’

Published: 26 Apr 2007

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