Hollywood heartthrob and former “Twilight” actor Robert Pattinson is set to star in the romantic comedy Goodbye Christopher Robin, based on the 1927 book of the same name by Kenneth Grahame. Directed by David O. Russell, the film is set for release in May 2019.

It marks the first leading role for Pattinson, who has primarily starred in big-budget franchise films, including the recently released Toy Story 4 and The Farm. On television, he starred in the BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Marriage on the Rocks and the historical drama Wolf Hall. In 2017, he won critical acclaim for his performance in Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck.

Pattinson will next be seen in Woody Allen’s Stuart Little, which is currently in post-production. In April 2018, Allen’s latest feature was named the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time. The director is best known for his satirical comedies and family-friendly fare, such as Midnight in Paris and Scoop.

Early Life

Pattinson was born in London on May 26, 1986. He is the son of film director Robin Pattinson and English actress Vanessa Jaye Williams. His father is of French and Spanish heritage, while his mother is mostly English. He has a younger brother, Eric, and a half-sister, Emma.

Pattinson grew up in London and, at the age of 11, moved with his family to a large country estate in Scotland, where he began his formal education. He later attended The Hawthorne School, a boarding school in England. Attending such an expensive school was an opportunity for Pattinson to learn how to become a sophisticated young man.

While at school, he started performing in musicals and dramas, and was discovered by a talent scout who signed him up for a performing arts course. After school, he trained for a year at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He then moved to Los Angeles to take on more prominent roles in films.


Pattinson made his acting debut in the 2012 film Twilight, based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. The movie was a critical and commercial blockbuster, which became the highest-grossing of all time, till it was unseated by Marvel’s Black Panther.

He went on to star in The Rover, which was also directed by David O. Russell and marked his first collaboration with the iconic filmmaker. The actor then starred in American Jesus, a dark comedy directed by Gavin O’Connor, which was a box office flop. Finally, he starred in the box office hit The Great Gatsby, along with Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio, which was another major motion picture that became a box office success. In total, the movie made over $250 million worldwide.

Next Projects

Pattinson will next be seen in Woody Allen’s Stuart Little, which is currently in post-production. The film is based on the 1929 book of the same name and stars Allen as an absent-minded professor who befriends a mischievous Stuart Little. The actor will be seen in theaters on April 12, 2019.

For fans of Agatha Christie, Pattinson can be seen in the next installment of the legendary crime writer’s The Man in the Brown Suit, which is currently in production. Directed by Lynne Ramsay, the film stars Pattinson as Hercule Poirot, a famous Belgian detective, and is scheduled for release on December 4, 2019.


Pattinson’s filmography includes the aforementioned leading roles, as well as supporting roles in blockbuster movies such as The Rover, Legend, and The Great Gatsby. He has also appeared in smaller budget films, including David O. Russell’s critically acclaimed The Wolf of Wall Street (which he also produced) and the indie hit A Private Life. In total, the actor has starred in more than 25 films and TV shows, with more on the way.

The “Twilight” actor will next be seen in Woody Allen’s Stuart Little. A rep for Allen’s production company confirmed to Variety that the film is in post-production and expected to be released on April 12, 2019.