Martin Freeman looks unrecognisable as an old age pensioner in the Peacock miniseries, Angelyne, which documents the star’s rise to fame in the 1980s, and was released on Thursday.

The actor, 50, transforms into fictional part Maurice Wallach, who helps the titular character find fame by renting billboards on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

With some help from the talented prosthetics team, the Sherlock star looks worlds away from his usual self while sporting heavy wrinkles and a bald crown.

Wow! Martin Freeman looks unrecognisable as an old age pensioner in the Peacock miniseries, Angelyne, which documents the star’s rise to fame in the 1980s (pictured in-character)

Continuing his look with grey strands of side-hair, he donned a blue checkered shirt beneath a grey sweater, before putting on a pair of glasses.

Emmy Rossum, who plays the pin-up girl, was originally reported to have been involved with Angelyne in 2020, when she became attached to the project.

In addition to starring in the miniseries, the performer serves as one of its executive producers.

Other cast members include Hamish Linklater, Philip Ettinger and Alex Karpovsky. Michael Angarano and David Krumholtz also appear in recurring roles.

Wow! The actor, 50, transforms into fictional part Maurice Wallach, who helps the titular character find fame by renting billboards on famed Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles (pictured in-character)

(pictured As we know him: With some help from the talented prosthetics team, the Sherlock star looks worlds away from his usual self while sporting heavy wrinkles and a bald crown

Wow! The actor, 50, transforms into fictional part Maurice Wallach, who helps the titular character find fame by renting billboards on famed Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles (pictured in-character: left, in May 2022: right)

Elderly: Continuing his look with grey strands of side-hair, he donned a blue checkered shirt beneath a grey sweater, before putting on a pair of glasses (pictured in-character)

Elderly: Continuing his look with grey strands of side-hair, he donned a blue checkered shirt beneath a grey sweater, before putting on a pair of glasses (pictured in-character)

The show is centered on the media figure of the same name, who rose to fame after being featured on billboards installed around Los Angeles in the 1980s.

Angelyne also made a point of concealing her early life from the public, and the details about her upbringing and true identity were only revealed in an article that was published by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017.

Production on the series initially began in 2020, although shooting was quickly shut down due to the onset of the global pandemic.

Filming on the project eventually picked up again and took place over much of last year.

Spellbinding: The show is centered on the media figure of the same name, who rose to fame after being featured on billboards installed around Los Angeles in the 1980s (Angelyne is pictured in 1997, right)

Staying quiet: Angelyne also made a point of concealing her early life from the public, and the details about her upbringing and true identity were only revealed in 2017 (Angelyne is pictured in 1997)

Spellbinding: The show is centered on the media figure of the same name, who rose to fame after being featured on billboards installed around Los Angeles in the 1980s (Angelyne is pictured in 1997, right)

Rossum spoke about working on Angelyne, which was released on Hulu on Thursday, during an interview with The A.V. Club, and she pointed out that she wanted to portray the media figure in a respectful manner.

‘Playing her over so many decades and aging in both directions is very challenging, and to do it realistically but with kindness, grace, glamor, and accuracy. It was important for me to handle it tenderly,’ she said.

The actress also noted that the media personality had established herself as a figure who did not necessarily conform to a conventional lifestyle.

‘Angelyne’s version of things is pure fantasy. Her insistence on preserving the mystery and enigma and not giving it all away is kind of her driving the car, preserving that fantasy for us, so she can be whatever we need her to be.’

Rossum pointed out that the media personality likely approved the project as it portrayed her in a positive light.

‘The reason I think she gave us her blessing to do this is we were interested in returning that mystique to her and using her own words,’ she said.

The actress concluded by speaking about the program’s overarching themes.

‘I…hope we have told a story about identity, reinvention, and control over your life that is empowering and universally emotional,’ she stated.

Good watch: Production on the series initially began in 2020, although shooting was quickly shut down due to the onset of the global pandemic

Good watch: Production on the series initially began in 2020, although shooting was quickly shut down due to the onset of the global pandemic 



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