For those of you out there who don’t know, the British actor, model, and musician Robert Pattinson has a twin sister, Rosie. She is also an accomplished musician and an actress. When it comes to her musical endeavors, Rosie has been compared to her big sister as a’mini-me’ because she sounds just like her. Robert initially debuted as the male lead in the 2013 romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians. Since then, he has gone on to star in the critically acclaimed films The Rover and Bel Ami, both of which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, he can currently be seen on the big screen alongside Christian Bale in the movie adaptation of Vince Flynn’s popular Gone Fishin’. In this article, we’ll explore the fascinating life of this talented sibling duo.
It was announced in October 2018 that Rosie would be making her cinematic debut in an upcoming adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl book, The Little Stranger. The film is currently in post-production and is set to be released on April 16th, 2020. We don’t yet know which character Rosie will be portraying in this cinematic adaptation, but considering the actor’s previous roles, we can probably expect to see her take on a cunning character similar to herself.
Even before he became an actor, Robert demonstrated an interest in music and a talent for it. At the age of ten, he was given the classical guitar as a present and became completely enchanted by it. He went on to learn how to play several different instruments, including the drums, the piano, and the fiddle. He self-produced an album of acoustic guitar music, which was mastered by Grammy award-winning producer, Glen Ballard. In 2010, he released his first single, Alone, which he described as a ‘lost track’ he had recorded at the age of 17. The song was featured on his debut EP, which was followed by his full-length album, Robert Pattinson in 2013. That same year, he had another hit with the song, Don’t Quit Your Day Job.
When it comes to his acting career, Robert had a rough journey at first. After taking a break from acting to focus on his music, he eventually returned to the silver screen in 2013 in the role of Quentin Tarantulinu in the neo-noir dark comedy, A Tale of Two Sisters. Since then, he has steadily worked his way up the Hollywood ranks, appearing in major motion pictures and earning multiple accolades for his performances along the way.
The Rover, Crazy Rich Asians, and More
The Rover (2019)
In 2019, not only did Robert star in and produce the dark crime-adventure, The Rover, but he also wrote, directed, and co-produced it with Guillermo del Toro. Based on the novel by Jeff Lindsay, The Rover stars Christian Bale as a retired detective who gets more than he bargained for when he investigates a murder that may have been committed by a billionaire. For his work on this dark crime drama, he was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (tie with Christian Bale), and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama. He is also a producer of the upcoming comedy, Little Kids (TBA).
Bel Ami (2019)
In 2019, the actor appeared as the titular character in the romantic comedy, Bel Ami. Based on the 1880 French novel by Alexandre Dumas, the movie is about a naive provincial who comes to the big city seeking his fortune. Once there, he meets another young man who is also looking for love but doesn’t know how to go about it. This character, Count Philippe, is a decadent and lecherous gambler who pursues the naïve youth. The film explores the greed, vanity, and corruption that is present in high society during that era. For his performance in this dark comedy, Robert was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Comedy or Musical. He’s also won numerous other awards and nominations, including a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in a Comedy, the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for British Actor of the Year, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast Ensemble in a Comedy.
Gone Fishin’ (2019)
In Gone Fishin’, a comedy about a widower (John Goodman) who teams up with his teenage grandson (Joey King) to search for the treasure of an eccentric millionaire (Robert Pattinson), the movie again demonstrates the actor’s versatility. Based on the 2012 novel by George Pelecanos, this coming-of-age story is set in Baltimore and follows the trio as they search for the loot hidden by the wealthy William Hunter. While on the hunt for treasure, they also have to contend with a nosy neighbor (Burt Reynolds), an alcoholic sheriff (Richard Jenkins), and a pair of criminals (Wendell Harrison, Jr. and David Meunier). To wrap up his string of successful films, let’s not forget about the star’s performance in the fantasy adventure, Dark Phoenix. In this film, he portrays the titular character, a renegade X-Man who is set on destroying all mutants. The adventure epic is about a young girl who has psychokinetic powers and discovers that she is actually the daughter of Professor X. In this role, he gets to showcase his singing and dancing skills as well as demonstrate his acting chops. Overall, his performance was critically acclaimed, and he has said that he enjoyed the challenge of playing a character who is not necessarily likable. This is the first of a two-part film adaptation of the Dark Phoenix saga, with the second part set to premiere on July 1, 2021.
Pattinson Sisters (2019)
In the spring of 2019, it was announced that the three-part miniseries, Pattinson Sisters, would be premiered on Epix in March 2019. It’s the story of twin actresses Lorna and Rosie, who grew up determined to be equals and collaborated on significant projects throughout their careers. After starring in several plays and musicals together, the pair decided to take the opportunity to direct and star in a film that would explore the complex dynamics that exist between and within sibling rivalries. The project is based on the real-life story of twin sisters, Lorna and Rosie Pattinson, who grew up together in London and eventually became actresses. While their initial ambitions were to be dancers, they eventually went on to study acting, and after joining several theatre companies, they began to achieve some success. Their father is the late, great character actor, David Pattinson, and their uncle is the late comedian, Tim Pattinson.
More About Rosie
While her brother has shined in the spotlight, Rosie has managed to keep a low-profile, working primarily as a songwriter and musician. When she isn’t acting or making music, she spends her time taking care of her twin brother and his young daughter, Lily. In 2019, Rosie had a song, Love Is A Battlefield, which she used as the theme for the popular podcast, Love School. She also wrote and produced the album Lifeline, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. Most recently, she contributed original songs to the upcoming film, The Little Stranger, which she also starred in. In the near future, Rosie will be seen starring in the film, The Light Of My Life, about the friendship between the poet, WB Yeats, and Nobel Prize-winner, James Joyce. In this film, she will play Georgie, one of the main characters and an aspiring writer who befriends both men.
Awards And Nominations
While Robert has received many accolades for his acting, he has also been nominated for a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (tie with Christian Bale), and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Comedy or Musical. In addition to all of this acclaim, he has been featured on the cover of numerous magazines and newspapers, including Time, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times. When it comes to music, he has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album and a Brit Award for International New Artist. So, it’s no wonder that Hollywood, the press, and fans alike have taken a liking to this charismatic star. It’s also no wonder that his sister, Rosie, has followed in his footsteps, winning critical acclaim for her performances in A Tale Of Two Sisters and Gone Fishin’, not to mention her song, Lifeline, which was nominated for a Grammy Award.