Martin Freeman’s friends have nicknamed his The Hobbit character ‘The Moddit’ due to his attire.
The British actor is renowned for his love of Mod culture and is often seen out in snappy suits and well-tailored jackets. He portrays Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Hobbit movies and as soon as he got the part his friends began teasing him about the old-fashioned costume he’d need to don.
“Me and my friends call it The Moddit. A little paisley scarf, a little bit of brocade. A wine coloured corduroy jacket…,” he laughed to Esquire magazine.
“You would see bits of it [in the movies if you looked closely]. I would say for those who would know what to look for there are tiny glimpses, I did what I could.”
The 41-year-old realises he is close to becoming better known for his Mod aesthetic than he is for his acting. “I may as well just wear a pork pie hat with a Union Jack on it,” he joked