SHERLOCK star Martin Freeman has bought a £5million home close to his on-screen partner Benedict Cumberbatch.
The property has five bedrooms, a wine cellar and extensive landscaped gardens.
Labour supporter Martin, 47, took out a mortgage with royal bankers Coutts & Co to buy it.
A source said: “Martin is a major star and his new home is an A-list property. It is an area beloved by film and TV stars and he loves it there.”
But despite living near his co-star in North-West London, the pair do not always get on. Last year Benedict, 42, called Martin “pathetic” for saying the expectations of critics and fans made the show “not fun any more”.
Martin, Dr Watson in the show, has been looking for a new pad since splitting from actress Amanda Abbington, 44, in 2017 after 16 years together.
They have two children and lived together in a £1.4million house in Hertfordshire.
Martin rose to fame as hapless worker Tim in BBC comedy The Office.
As well as Sherlock he has starred in The Hobbit and Black Panther and is now one of Britain’s best-paid actors, worth an estimated £20million. He is also the face of Vodafone’s mobile phone adverts.
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