Johnny Depp loves him, but Freddie Highmore still isn't sure about acting. With a BBC blockbuster on the way, he tells Gerard Gilbert how he's avoided becoming another child-star casualty
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Show business is infamously littered with child stars gone bad. The transition from cute little popsy to spotty teenager and beyond is rarely easy, but for the Macaulay Culkins and Lindsay Lohans of this world, their cuteness enlarged and projected on to countless multiplex screens, growing pains can lead to some equally public off-the-rails behaviour.