Actors Amanda Abbington & Martin Freeman have separated after 16 years together. They are parents of two children Joe, 10 and Grace, 8. The former couple have worked on several productions together, including the upcoming 4th season of Sherlock (BBC) in which they play husband and wife John and Mary Watson. They have also worked together in The Robinsons, The All Together, The Debt, The Good Night and Swinging With The Finkels.
Mr Freeman has been taken abroad increasingly with an amount of work in Hollywood and Ms Abbington has cited his frequent long distances is one reason for their split. The separation is said to be completely amicable. Ms Abbington is quoted to have stated in interview with The Daily Telegraph;
“You can’t be away from people for too long, because you start to function on your own, and you get used to being separate [from] the person you’re supposed to be with. You lose that connection and lose sight of it, in the end.”