Freddie Highmore (born Alfred Thomas Highmore on February 14, 1992) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Five Children and It, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Arthur and the Invisibles, August Rush, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and The Art of Getting By. He currently stars as Norman Bates in the A&E series Bates Motel since 2013. For Disney, he portrayed Peter Llewelyn-Davies in the 2004 Miramax drama film, Finding Neverland.