Robert Pattinson is an English singer, songwriter, and actor who rose to fame after starring in the international success Pokémon: The Movie! Since then he has starred in several other films, released several solo albums, and taken on variety of acting roles. He has been romantically linked to several famous women including FKA Twigs and actress Amber Heard. In 2016, he married his longtime partner, film producer and director Sophie Coppola. In October of 2019, his status as a married man was confirmed by the birth of his second child, a daughter with Coppola.
Early Life And Career
Robert Pattinson was born in England on October 28, 1986. He is the son of the late Elizabeth Taylor Robinson and Tim Pattinson, an actor who later became the CEO of the UK luxury watch brand Bulgari. His mother was a descendant of Welsh aristocrat Lewis Pugh. As a child, he moved to Wales with his family. He subsequently returned to England and grew up in Oxfordshire. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in economics and then enrolled in L’Institut de l’École de Chambord in France to study French literature. His early acting career began with roles in British television productions such as Doctor Who and Footballers’ Wives. In 2007, at the age of 21, he had his debut in the Pokémon anime film followed by several more appearances in the franchise.
Pattinson first gained international recognition for his acting roles in The Twilight Saga, in which he played the vampire Edward Cullen, and its two follow-ups, New Moon and Eclipse. During this time his musical career went almost unnoticed, although he did appear alongside some high-profile musicians in movies and on TV specials.
The success of the Twilight series and the attendant interest in vampire culture allowed Pattinson to further explore his interest in music. In 2013, he released his début album, Self-Portrait, featuring acoustic guitar, jazz, and blues-influenced songs inspired by the works of French author and playwright Victor Hugo and English poet Robert Browning. Critics were generally positive, with multiple publications praising his unique and masterful voice and comparing his work to that of pop stars Adele and Amy Winehouse.
Pattinson is reportedly a huge fan of the American rock band Queen, and in 2016 he opened up about his love of the band. “I’ve got to admit that I’m a massive Queen fan,” he said. “They rule. They’re such an inspiration.” In 2018, the band invited Pattinson to be the special guest singer on their ‘We Will Rock You’ world tour. He performed several songs with the band, including ‘We Are the Champions’ and ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’. Later that year he released his second album, Shangai Soup, a collection of covers of classic Queen songs. In July of 2019, his album Deep Breaths was released and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. It was preceded by the single ‘Let There Be Love’, a duet with Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake. The song was inspired by the 1920s musical comedy film Let’s Sing Again which starred Rosie Russell and was directed by Roy Ward Baker. It was chosen as the UK’s Single of the Year by music magazine Sounds. In October of that year he released a documentary about his life, Your Face Here on My Shoulders. He also took the opportunity to perform several of the songs from his albums for the documentary’s attendees.
While studying in France, Pattinson met FKA Twigs, an English singer-songwriter and actress. The pair became romantically involved and later got married in a private ceremony in July 2013. Their first child, a son named Léa, was born in February 2014. In June 2016, they gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Amelia, and announced the union with a joint statement on their Instagram accounts. On the subject of their children, Pattinson has said, “They’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me, and I’m proud to be a father.”
Pattinson’s life is undoubtedly full and busy, but he also spends a lot of time focused on his craft. He reportedly takes voice lessons every week and studies the works of notable French tragedians such as Frédéric Lantier and Paul Haurin. In addition to his passion for acting and singing, he enjoys playing golf and drawing. He has also been known to spend time with friends at home or on the tour bus watching films and TV shows. He has also been quoted as saying, “I like watching films and getting inspired by different stories and characters. I also like to draw and paint, and sometimes I’ll even write songs on the spot.”
Through his music career, Robert Pattinson has had the opportunity to work with some of the most respected and talented musicians in the industry. His unique and commanding voice has been described as ‘wonderful’ by multiple publications, and it’s a voice that will become even more recognizable in the years to come. In 2021 he will star in the upcoming sci-fi adventure film The Neuron Project, co-written and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh. We can’t wait to hear more from this unique talent and to see what he cooks up next!