Robert Pattinson celebrated his birthday this year on November 11. The former “Twilight” star turned 29 years old and enjoyed a very glamorous night out in London, England. He was joined by his actress wife, Kristen, and their daughter, Seraphina, on November 10, as well as several of his friends and family. The British actor looked dashing in a dark burgundy suit and black shoes as he arrived at the famous Regent’s Park Hotel in London. He donned a matching burgundy silk tie for the occasion. A few days earlier, he attended the premiere of his latest film, “Dune,” at the London Film Festival. The action fantasy film follows the story of a warrior (played by Timothée Chalamet) fighting to protect a desert planet from an evil dictator (played by Rebecca Ferguson). The movie was screened in 4K Ultra HD, ahead of its upcoming theatrical release. In addition to “Dune,” Pattinson can be seen in the upcoming films “The Lighthouse” and “The King.”
The Wedding Anniversary
The star was also recognized for the milestone of his third wedding anniversary. On November 6, 2017, the actor married his longtime love, Mexican actress, Belén Sánchez. The couple began dating before “The Twilight” movie was released in 2010. They share two children, a son, Hunter, and a daughter, Faith. Sánchez gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son, in May 2016. Hunter was also present at the wedding. He and his father danced together during the wedding ceremony. After the ceremony, the actor put on a black tuxedo for the reception. He wrote on Instagram, “Happy Anniversary to the most perfect wife a man could ever dream of and the most perfect family!”
The Met Gala
Pattinson was also honored at the Met Gala, the annual fashion event sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The British actor attended the gala on May 7, dressed in a black tuxedo. His wife, Kristen, and their daughter, Seraphina, were also there. The couple have two children, a daughter, Estelle, and a son, Louis. The fashion event was founded in 1937 and is one of the most prestigious charity galas in the world. The theme for this year’s edition is “Campari: Mastering the Art of Taste.” For publicity purposes, the museum also created a fake Instagram account for Pattinson, with the handle @robertpattinsonmogalaric. On May 7, the British actor posted a picture of himself, wearing black, sitting at a table surrounded by a group of journalists. In the caption, he wrote, “What a wonderful evening. Thank you @gala_met for inviting me and awarding me this honour. I would like to express my gratitude to my colleagues and friends who were also there tonight and all my fans who have supported me over the years. And last but not least, thank you to my wife, @my_wife_ Kristen, for being there for me during this time. I love you.”
Pattinson’s Upcoming Film Projects
The “Water for Elephants” actor has several notable upcoming projects. After the success of “Beautiful Creatures,” a film adaptation of the best-selling novel by Kate Morton, Warwick Taylor will develop and produce a movie project based on the novel. The film will be an adaptation of the bestselling novel “The House of Gucci” by Cecile Ambrogio-Chell, which is about the fall of the Gucci fashion dynasty. In addition to “The House of Gucci,” Taylor will produce another film adaptation of an Italian bestseller. The book, entitled “La Vita è Bella” (“Life is Beautiful”), centers on the turbulent relationship between a journalist and a politician during the early part of the last century. The Italian production company, Cinetika, has optioned the rights to make the movie. The “Paddington” star is set to play the role of the journalist.
The actor will also star in the thriller “The Lighthouse.” He will be playing the titular character, Father John, a lighthouse keeper who befriends a mute girl (played by newcomer, Sónia Braga). The film will be directed by Robert Eggers and will be set in 1857. Its script was written by David Mackenzie. The movie follows a priest who befriends a young deaf mute girl while maintaining order at his lighthouse in the dead of a blizzard. After the blizzard, he must travel by foot to the nearest town to collect his parishioners. While he is away, the girl sneaks out to play during the day and explores the surrounding area at night. What she does not know is that a cruel fate awaits her. The role of the priest was originated by the late English actor, Wilfred Grenville, who died in May 2017. Grenville was perhaps best known for his portrayal of Henry VII in the historical drama, “The White Queen.” This will be the second collaboration between Pattinson and Braga, who starred together in the 2016 film, “A Private War.”
Pattinson also stars in the upcoming superhero film, “The King,” which will be released in March 2021. He will be playing the role of the King, a mortal man who ascends to the throne of a divine kingdom. The film follows the story of a peasant boy (played by Tommaso Salvatori) who is persecuted because of his race and must fight for his life. The role of the boy was originated by Italian actor, Paolo Sorrentino, who also directed the movie. He was inspired to write the story after watching a demonstration of the life-size cardboard cutouts used during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pattinson’s Early Years
Pattinson was born in London, England, on November 4, 1986. The actor is the youngest of three children of Margaret and Colin Pattinson. His mother is American, while his father is English. The family moved to Los Angeles, California, when young Robert was just one year old. The family then returned to England, where they currently reside. Robert grew up in his mother’s hometown, London, and went to school there. He briefly attended Churcher’s College in Hampshire, England, before dropping out to pursue his acting career. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He began his acting career with a commercial for Guess, where he played a boy in a bandage dress and a wheelchair. That same year, he appeared in British TV series, “Casualty,” and played a gang member in the 2005 cult horror movie, “Machete,” opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem. In 2007, he appeared in the British miniseries, “Casanova,” and starred as a troubled college student in “Dazed and Confused,” opposite Matthew McConaughey.
In 2009, Pattinson was cast as the lead in the British romantic comedy, “Four Christmases,” opposite Tilda Swinton and alongside Olivia Colman. The movie, which was directed by Michael Scott, follows a modern young woman (played by Colman) who finds herself in the middle of a chaotic situation when she is unexpectedly pursued by four different men. In 2010, the actor landed his first starring role in a Hollywood film when he was cast as Edward Cullen in the four-part horror movie, “The Twilight Saga.” Following the blockbuster success of “The Twilight Saga,” Pattinson went on to star in the 2011 sequel, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” and the 2013 prequel, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” which was directed by Taylor Laptopp. In 2016, he starred in the historical drama, “Jackie,” opposite Bella Hadid and produced by David Fincher. In 2018, Pattinson was cast as Johnny in the superhero comedy, “Paddington,” which also starred Ruth Wilson. That same year, he had a leading part in the romantic comedy, “The Wedding Party,” opposite Jennifer Aniston and Kate Winslet, as well as a supporting role in the film, “The King.”