Robby Pattinson may be best known these days for his role as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series, but before that he was already a successful model and actor. After his modeling career took off in 2007, he landed some film roles before being cast as Cedric in 2008. Since then he has become a fixture in the Potterverse as Cedric’s best friend, Harry’s other best friend, and romantic interest, all while growing his fame in the process.
Caught Between Two Stools
In 2020, Robbert Pattinson will be seen in the upcoming films, The Private Lives of Greta van Cleef and The House of Gucci. These films are a follow-up to his 2017 movie, Colette, which was based on the life of writer Colette. The movie was a critical and commercial success, winning two Academy Awards. Since then he has been travelling the world promoting the role of Cedric in the Harry Potter series, which is due to conclude in 2021.
It’s a strange position to be in. On the one hand, you have a proven actor who has been hailed as the next great British actor. On the other, you have a man who is best known for playing a character in a children’s series. This year alone, Robbert Pattinson has been travelling the world promoting the final two films in the Harry Potter series. While he has been able to secure some memorable roles along the way, it’s still strange to see him in a situation where he’s promoting a children’s series while also trying to establish himself as an adult actor. For fans of the legendary author, it’s also strange to see Pattinson in the role of an author’s character instead of the actual author.
A Rising Star
With his dark hair and eyes, striking good looks, and high profile lifestyle, Robbert Pattinson has had a staggering amount of success. The actor has modelled for some of the biggest fashion brands in the world, appeared in editorials for international publications, and even featured in a prestigious music video. He has also been an ambassador for some of the biggest environmental campaigns.
A Romantic Interest
Before he was famous, Robbert Pattinson had already established himself as a leading man. In 2015 he landed a major role in the second season of hit BBC television show, Game of Thrones. Since then he has held onto that status and has gone on to appear in other successful series, including the Netflix series, The Stranger. In 2020 he will be seen in the upcoming science fiction series, Contact.
Pattinson’s success has naturally followed him into his personal life. He has been dating British Vogue editor, Anna Friel, since 2016. The two have been pictured together more than once and have even been deemed “a power couple” by some publications. While most people would consider the pair’s celebrity to be a significant boost to their romance, they have both played down their celebrity and focus on developing their relationship.
It seems that Robbert Pattinson has found a way to combine his two passions: acting and modelling. He has proven himself time and time again as a capable and ambitious performer and continues to establish himself as an actor to watch out for. While we await the conclusion of his Harry Potter series in 2021, we can still enjoy this fascinating entertainer as he continues to impress us.