Robert Pattinson is an English actor and musician. He has acted in several independent films, such as the dark comedy Kill Your Friends. He has also appeared in the Harry Potter films, playing the part of Ron Weasley for five consecutive years. Additionally, he recorded the theme song for the films, which was released as a single in 2007. He has since become known for his music career, with five albums released from 2010 to 2015. In 2013, he performed at the London Summer Time Festival and in 2015, he headlined the inaugural edition of the London Grammys.

Early Life and Career

Robert Pattinson was born on 17 January 1986 in London, England. He was born to actress Vanessa Clifford and music producer Cliff Richard. His maternal grandparents were actress Kathleen Crowley and musician George Dewey. He has a younger sister named Sara. At the age of six, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, California. When he was fourteen, he began acting in minor roles in television commercials and music videos. He then attended boarding school in the U.S., followed by the University of Southern California. There, he majored in English Literature and Creative Writing.

Upon graduating, he moved back to London to pursue his acting career. Since then, he has had a steady rise to fame. He first gained recognition for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. He went on to star in the critically acclaimed independent films The Rover and The Eclipse. Additionally, he has appeared in the British series Broadchurch and the French film Monsieur Lazhar. Most recently, he starred in the comedy-drama Kill Your Friends. He plays the part of an aspiring pop star who befriends a group of struggling musicians. On television, he appeared as a guest star on the British sitcom Misfits and The Bridge, and starred in the second season of the dark comedy series Fauxcación.

Personal Life

Since 2011, the media has speculated about Robert Pattinson’s marital status. He has been in a relationship with actress and singer Kristen Stewart since early 2010. They met while filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in Iceland. They had been rumored to be an item since childhood, with the pair being referred to in the media as The Hollywood Hotties. In October 2015, they finally confirmed their relationship with a romantic kiss at the Toronto International Film Festival. The couple have since been featured on the cover of Vogue Arabia, Elle UK and Cosmo.

Pattinson also has a daughter, Matilda May, with his ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs. The couple married in a private ceremony in Italy in 2013 but ended their marriage two years later. Prior to his marriage to Twigs, Pattinson dated model and actress Stella Maxwell. They had been dating since 2006 and were engaged for a time but called off the engagement in 2011. He also had a fling with musician Tilda Swinton in 2014. She and Pattinson were photographed in bed together in January 2015. The nature of their relationship has not been publicized.

Net Worth

As of 2019, Forbes estimates Robert Pattinson’s net worth at $45 million. He gets his wealth from acting and producing and recently signed a deal with Universal Music to develop and produce his own music and lifestyle brand. The publication also reports that he is the 15th most famous person on the planet.

At the end of 2018, Celebrity Net Worth listed him as the 25th most famous person in the world, with a net worth of $44.9 million.


As a singer-songwriter, Robert Pattinson has released five studio albums, one live album and one soundtrack. While growing up, he listened to artists like The Beatles, Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones. His debut album, Good God !, was released in 2010 and peaked at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200. The album was preceded by the singles “Something Coming Over Me”, “Just Like Heaven” and “Too Good to Be True”. To promote the album, he performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Oprah Winfrey Show. The following year, he released his second album, Waterstone !, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. Its first single, “Sparks”, became his most successful solo single to date, reaching number one in the U.S. and the U.K. In addition to the album, the singer-songwriter toured the U.S. and Canada with his tour, Pattinson ! The Greatest Hits, which was released in 2015 to accompany the album. The trek consisted of over seventy shows and visited over twenty-five different cities, including Toronto, Vancouver, and Los Angeles.


Robert Pattinson has appeared in over seventy films since his acting debut in the 2003 British independent drama, Damage. He has starred in several independent films, including The Rover, The Eclipse and Kill Your Friends. Most of his recent films have been international co-productions and have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and SXSW. In 2019, he will appear in the upcoming musical film, Benny & Omar, which is based on the real-life stories of the controversial Egyptian composer and musician, Khalil El Habashy. El Habashy was known for his innovative approach to Arab music, as well as his friendship with the British pop star, Benny Goodman. In 2022, he will star in Disney’s The Art of Living, a family drama set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. The film will mark his acting debut as an executive producer.

In 2007, while still starring in Harry Potter, he recorded the theme song for the series’ seventh film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The song, “Harry Potter Theme”, was released as a single and reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Top 100. The song earned him his first Grammy in the category of Best Song Written for Visual Media. It also won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song at the 2008 ceremony, as well as the Ivor Novello Award for Best Television Theme. In 2009, he released his third album, Three Words, which peaked at number eighty-eight on the Billboard Top 100. The singer-songwriter then toured the U.S. and Canada with his first major concert tour, the Believers ! The Tour. The following year, Disney released its first installment of the Hunger Games spin-off, Catching Fire, which is based on Pattinson’s character, Ron Weasley, in the Harry Potter films. In 2017, he appeared in the comedy-drama, Friends of My Youth, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. In 2018, he starred in the crime thriller, The Guilty, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In addition to film, he has appeared in several television shows, including Broadchurch, Misfits and The Bridge.

As a producer, he has worked with director Rupert Murray on several films, including Damage and The Rover. In 2019, he will produce and appear in the upcoming horror film, The Resurrection, which is based on the Bram Stoker Award-winning novel, The Ritual. The book follows a college professor, played by Pattinson, who becomes haunted by a ghost he created in a ritual sacrifice scene in his class. The film is set for release in August 2021.