Most people know that the actor/model Robert Pattinson is the son of the late film director, Bruce Pattinson, and have seen his work on the big screen. What some may not know is the fact that he has a twin sister named Mary, who is also an actress. Growing up in the spotlight as the son of a famous film director has undoubtedly given him a headstart in life. Now in his mid-twenties, Robert has accomplished a lot in his young career, but what will he do next? Let’s take a look at some of his interesting life stories and find out more about this talented man.
Early Life And Family
Robby was born on September 4, 1986, in London, England to Fiona and Bruce Pattinson. He has a twin sister named Mary who is two years his junior. Growing up in London, he attended The Dragon School and Gordon High School. He briefly attended the prestigious Le Rosey College in Switzerland, where he learnt French. After school, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. It was there that he starred in the television series, Vampire Diaries, and made many acquaintances, including a member of the infamous socialite and fashion pack, the Kardashians.
Since the very beginning of his career, Robert has been very busy, working on multiple projects and steadily building up an impressive list of credits. At such a young age, he already had his big break when he landed the role of Cedric Diggory in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which was released in 2005. Since then, he has been featured in many more high-profile projects, such as Black Swan, Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey. Many consider him to be one of the most exciting new talents in Hollywood and he certainly keeps fans entertained with his light-hearted comedy and quirky one-liners. Most recently, he starred in the biopic, Pattinson, which documented the iconic Australian artist’s life and work. The movie was named after the artist’s dog, who died in April 2019 from cancer at the age of 17.
In addition to his busy acting career, Robby has maintained a very public social life. He has dated some of the most beautiful women in the world, including the British model and actress, Suki Waterhouse, who he began dating in 2016. Since then, they have been photographed together at various events and outings. The couple were even seen dancing at a private party held at London’s Savoy Hotel in March 2019. When asked about their relationship by Vogue, Waterhouse said, “I always say that I’m one of the happiest people I know, which is true. He makes my heart happy.”
With his busy schedule and constant production of movies and television shows, it is no wonder that Robby does not have much time to rest. He has repeatedly stated that he does not regret the decisions that he has made in his career, but understands that his fame and fortune may one day fade. In an interview with The Guardian, he stated, “If I have a child one day, I will want them to make their own decisions free from the burden of my choices. I love my life, but I also kind of regret some of the decisions I’ve made.” He continues, “I could have chosen a different career path, but I didn’t and I’m incredibly grateful for it. You have to live each day as it comes and appreciate what you have.”
When asked about the secret to his enduringly upbeat attitude, Robby responded, “I think it’s a combination of things. I feel like I’ve had a really privileged life and been incredibly lucky, so I try and remember that. I also feel like I’m growing and learning so much, both professionally and personally, which is exciting. I try and keep a positive mindset as much as possible and I think that comes from within.”
In the next few years, we may see a lot more of Robby, as he continues to expand his already impressive filmography. He has several projects in the works, including a lead role in the upcoming Disney+ series, The Bravest Knight, based on the best-selling book series, The Mortal Instruments. He is also attached to star in a biopic about Canadian ice hockey superstar, Wayne Gretzky. Additionally, he has a role in the upcoming Netflix series, The One Percenters, premiering October 23rd.