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Martin Freeman's fashion addiction

Martin Freeman's fashion addiction

Martin Freeman "immediately trusts men" who care about fashion.

The 'Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' star is a self-confessed lover of clothes and shoes and admits it has only got worse as he's got older.

He said: "I like people who like clothes. I immediately trust men who are into clothes, even though they could turn out to be horrible people. There is an intelligence about caring about what you wear ...

"I was always into fashion and, as I've got older, it's got worse. I know there are more important things in the world. Outside my normal life, aside from music, it's where most of my energy goes. I'm not very proud of that. Some people's energy goes on saving Syrian refugees. Mine goes on shoes."

The 44-year-old actor went as far to describe his fashion addiction as a "sickness", admitting it infuriates his partner of 16 years, Amanda Abbington.

He added to The Times newspaper's Luxx menswear supplement: "I can't leave the house unless I'm happy with my appearance. It's a sickness. It's a nightmare for Amanda."