The most popular – and in many ways, the best – British actor is set to make his big-screen debut in what is sure to be a swan song to the dashing young man’s acting career.
Robert Pattinson was born on 9th May 1984 in London, England. He is the eldest child of Deborah and Tim Pattinson. His father is Scottish and his mother is English. In his late teens, Robert would regularly trekked to Scotland to spend time with his father. It was during these travels that the young actor discovered his love for the country and its culture.
From the age of 17, Robert trained to be an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). After graduating in 2003, he decided to continue his studies in New York City. It was during his time in the Big Apple that he landed his first major role as Marty in the critically-acclaimed cult classic film Bad News Bears. The actor followed this up with a significant role in the 2009 comedy Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Since then, he has regularly featured in big-budget Hollywood titles, like The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Walk, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Suicide Squad.
Away from the big-screen, Robert has found success on the small screen. Most recently, he starred as Edward Cullen in the five-part BBC TV series The Night of the Doctor. The first series aired in December 2015 and has since been lauded for its portrayal of the famous character. In addition to this, he has also featured in several major BBC productions, like the Harry Potter prequel series Prisoner of Azkaban. He later reprised the role of Harry Potter in the much-anticipated finale, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Another major role saw the handsome actor play the part of Albus Dumbledore in the 2017 miniseries Bertie Bighead’s The Lost World. In the coming months, Robert will appear in a new movie, Una Noche De Reyes, which is based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name. Finally, 2019 will see the release of Chips With Rosé, a major romantic comedy film directed by Richard Curtis and featuring Emily Blunt, Peter Serafinowicz, and Orlando Bloom. In addition to acting, Robert is also a keen musician and songwriter. He regularly performs at various venues in London and collaborates with some of the biggest names in pop music.
Robert Pattinson is known for his distinct looks. Indeed, the actor has said that he deliberately sets out to shock people with his unconventional style. As a result, he frequently features in high-profile style magazine stories. In general, he favours bold and bright colours and designs. His sense of style can be seen in many of his outfits and costumes, whether they are designed by famous brand names or independent designers. He has even gone so far as to launch his own fashion line, RPattz, which has been met with some success.
The actor has been married to singer-songwriter FKA Twigs since 2016. The couple initially met while she was on the cover of Vogue Russia and he was on the cover of Gentleman’s Quarterly.
The 33-year-old actor is one of the most in-demand people in the world. He has starred in some of the most iconic films of our time and has gained a large and loyal fanbase. The Twilight Saga and Harry Potter each became global phenomena and have continued to attract new audiences. It is perhaps because of this that the majority of Robert’s films are prequel or sequel films to blockbusters – either directly or indirectly. The fact that so many of his movies are based on already successful franchises means that he can exploit the lucrative world of merchandising. In addition to this, the Twilight Saga movies have been nominated for, and won, multiple Academy Awards. To date, Robert has been nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011. This makes him one of the most successful British actors of all time. With seven years spent in the international top ten, it is clear that Englishmen have a special talent for enchanting us with their on-screen presence.
It seems like every year, the list of the greatest actors of all time grows longer. Each new generation discovers the greats and adds their own unique spin to the mix. It is therefore an honour to be mentioned in the same breath as these legends. Just like our favourite fictional film characters, these greats will never really go out of style.