Younger brother of Anna Popplewell and Lulu Popplewell
Father Andrew Popplewell is a barrister. Mother Debra Lomas is a doctor.
Attended casual drama classes with "Allsorts Drama for Children".
His big sister Anna Popplewell is friends with his co-star from Peter Pan (2003), Jeremy Sumpter.
Lost a tooth during the filming of Peter Pan (2003).
He got his role in Peter Pan (2003) by accident. His sister Anna Popplewell was auditioning for the part of Wendy, but there was nobody present to read with her, so Freddie was asked to step in. He read so well that he was actually picked for the part!.