2019 has begun, and like many other years before it, will be a busy one for British actor Robert Pattinson. The 33-year-old will be featured in numerous films and TV shows this year, including the highly anticipated Cosmo trilogy and The King, the biopic of Elton John’s life.
With all the exciting roles ahead, here’s a round-up of everything you need to know about the versatile British actor.
Robert Pattinson began his acting career in 2004, appearing in small roles on British television series such as Foyle’s War and Bleak House. The following year, he landed the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight, a role that would define his career. After the success of Twilight, Pattinson appeared in the successful vampire film Nightmare Before Christmas, followed by the critically acclaimed Black Swan, for which he won an Academy Award. In The King, directed by Stephen Frears, Pattinson plays Elton John, portraying the legendary musician from his early years to the present day.
Pattinson has since had a relatively low-profile year in 2018. Aside from The King, he has appeared in small television roles and in the upcoming Cosmo films. However, he will be back on the big screen this year in the highly anticipated Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott. The film also stars Tilda Swinton and Matt Damon. The actor will reportedly be seen in three more films next year: the fantasy adventure The High Sun, the action-adventure Paddington 2, and the drama Beautiful Boy.
Aside from his busy acting schedule, Robert Pattinson also has a very active social life. The actor is a longtime bachelor, and in 2018 he still didn’t seem ready to settle down. According to People, Pattinson spent most of 2018 traveling the world with his workmates from The Kings film crew. The magazine states that the actor enjoyed a low-key life in luxury, with trips to Lisbon, Portugal; Barcelona, Spain; and the Greek Islands as his summer of 2018 getaways. (He has yet to comment on the matter.)
In February 2019, just as filming on The King was wrapping up, People reported that Pattinson was in talks with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro about the lead role in his upcoming horror film, Carcino. The magazine also stated that filming on the movie will begin in the fall of 2019 in Ireland. Carcino will be Guillermo del Toro’s follow-up to The Shape of Water, which won many awards in 2018 and was named one of the best films of the past 25 years. However, despite the many exciting projects in the works, it seems that 2019 will be a year of adjustment for the actor. He recently revealed that he’s been reading up on acting for the past year in preparation for his comeback role as Edward Cullen in the Cosmo films.
In other personal news, the actor Robert Pattinson‘s younger brother, Luke, died from cancer in December 2018. The loss of his only sibling was a devastating blow to the actor, who attended the funeral dressed in black.
While many actors rack up huge profits thanks to their acting roles, it’s quite a different story for Robert Pattinson. The most successful British actor of his generation is now officially a billionaire thanks to his fair share of lucrative contracts and strong endorsement deals. According to Forbes, as of September 2018, Robert Pattinson’s net worth is estimated at $30 million.
Below is a brief overview of the most notable roles and films Robin Hood, The King, and Cosmo will appear in. The information was compiled from various sources, including IMDb and The Onion’s A.V. Club.
- Robin Hood (2019)
- The King (2019)
- Cosmo (TBA)