Most people know him as the hunchback from that one vampire movie, but have you ever seen Rob Pattinson’s other work? He’s been in a lot of TV shows and films, but mostly you’ve seen his work with Twilight and the Harry Potter films. But it’s not only about the movies, he’s also been in a few songs as well.
You might know one or two songs by Rob, but probably don’t know what albums he was featured on. He even had a song on an opera! So, let’s learn more about this talented artist so you can appreciate his work better.
Early Life, Family & Career
Rob Pattinson was born on November 22, 1986 in Epsom, Surrey, England. He has an older brother, Charlie, and a younger sister, Emily. He was raised in the United Kingdom and started acting at a very young age, landing a role in a school play when he was just eight years old. He quickly moved up the ranks and started getting praise for his acting at a young age. In fact, he was so good that when he was 10 years old, he gained a place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. By the time he was 14, he had already appeared in two plays and was awarded the Sallie Cole Prize for Most Promising Newcomer, as well as the Young Vic Award for Best Performance by a Teen Actor. He graduated from the academy in 2009 with a Bachelors in Drama. He then moved to New York City to continue his career in films and TV shows. He guest starred in a few series, like The Vampire Diaries and Penny Dreadful, before landing the role of Quentin Tarantulinu in the TV drama series The Handmaid’s Tale. In 2018, he starred in the movie adaptation of Dolly Wells’ novel, The Glass Town, and will be seen in the upcoming movie, The Outer Banks.
While he was still in school, Rob began taking vocal workshops and performing in front of audiences, which is something he still does today. He has showcased his voice range in various musicals including Sweeney Todd and Hamilton, where he originated the role of ‘King George’. He has also recorded dozens of albums, mainly covers of popular songs, with artists like Hozier and Paloma Faith, and appeared on the latter’s album, Supernatural.
In 2014, he released his debut solo album, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, which reached number 10 on the US Billboard Top Albums chart. His next solo album, ‘Ripcord’, reached number two in 2018. He has also released a few albums with his band, Lost in the Wood, which you can listen to and purchase here. They cover songs by artists like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Beethoven.
Besides being a talented actor and singer, Rob is also a stylish guy. He is often seen wearing richly colored and patterned shirts, often adorned with colorful accents like vests, bowties, and printed cloths. These shirts are usually fitted and have collars and cuffs. On rare occasions, he dons a plain shirt with a collar and cuffs but without a patterned collar and cuff, as is his favorite look. He tends to favor plain white shirts with his face on them. For footwear, he often chooses simple lace-up shoes or loafers, or brightly colored moccasins. For warmer weather, he opts for a pair of yellow slush bucket shoes, or pale blue Crocs. When in Scotland, where he spent a lot of time filming Game of Thrones, he often wears a kilt with blue jeans or a traditional Scottish outfit, with the occasional t-shirt and sneakers. He is always ready for a night out on the town and frequently wears a blue corduroy jacket, which he has designed himself. He has also collaborated with fashion designer, Christopher Bailey, on a few projects, like the ‘Harry Potter’ series where he wore the signature Christopher Bailey hat on the set of the films.
Besides being British, English, and Irish, Rob is also a French citizen. He has been honored with several awards throughout his career. In 2014, he was nominated for the British LGBTI Rising Star Award, and the very next year, he won the award. In 2016, he was recognized with a Special Award at the 2016 LA Pride Film Festival, and in 2018, he was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. It’s safe to say that his career is going very well.
On a personal level, Rob has been very open about his struggles with depression and anxiety. In 2016, he discussed his struggle with depression on his Twitter account and later that year, he opened up about his anxiety in a frank and moving blog post. He also created the ‘Rob’s Closet’ blog in 2018 to share his outfits, style tips, and grooming advice with his fans. He continues to use his personal blog to openly discuss his mental health and to praise those who struggle with mental illness and anxiety as well.
Mental health is a topic that’s important to him, which is why he takes the time to discuss it on his blog. He wants other people who are going through similar things to know that they are not alone.