The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 actor Robert Pattinson has finally decided to share more about himself and his personal life. The Londoner has launched a new website, robertpattinson.com, and has opened up about his childhood, his relationships, and his upcoming projects. The 33-year-old also shared a photo of his mother, the late actress Kate (née Spence), and spoke candidly about his grief over the death of his father, film director Tim (né Thomson). Find out more…
Early Life And Family
Robert Pattinson was born on July 20, 1984, in London, England. He is the child of director Tim (né Thomson) and film producer Kate (née Spence), who died from cancer in 2000. He has an older brother, Max, who is also an artist. Growing up in the United Kingdom, the young Pattinson developed an appreciation for painting and drawing. He later moved to Southern California to study at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts).
Pattinson’s paternal grandfather, Monty, was born in London to Irish parents. When Monty was 17, he traveled to the United States and became a naturalized citizen there. He worked as a barber in New York City and later opened up his own barber shop in Los Angeles. At the time of Monty’s death in 1968, he was the oldest barber in America. In 2018, at the age of 102, he became the second-oldest surviving barber in the country. His surname – originally spelled “Patterson” – was anglicized to “Pattinson.”
Pattinson is committed to supporting various charitable causes. He donates a portion of his earnings to various charities, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and the Robert Pattinson Foundation. He has also been photographed raising money for various good causes, including Planned Parenthood and World Vision.
Education And Career
Pattinson studied economics and psychology at the University of Westminster in London. He then moved to Los Angeles to study at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts). While at Cal Arts, he obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006. In 2008, he graduated with top honors and was awarded the Arnold Kramlich Fellowship.
Pattinson’s career has spanned both film and television. He made his acting debut in 2010, appearing in the BBC documentary series, The Journey Of The Elephants. The following year, he landed a role in the film adaptation of the popular young adult novel, The Giver, based on Lois Lowry’s acclaimed 1993 book of the same name. He also had a role in the fantasy/adventure series, Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Other big-name projects that he appeared in include One For The Money, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, and The Rover.
In 2015, Pattinson played one of the lead roles in the film, The Legend of the Fist. Based on a French graphic novel, the film is set in 12th century China and follows the legendary quest for immortality of the renowned warrior, Zhang Fei. The actor received rave reviews for his performance and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 European Film Awards. In 2018, he co-starred in the comedy film, Late Night, which centers on a group of friends who try to make the most of one final evening before their biggest decisions come to bear. Despite the positive reviews, the film was a box office bomb, earning just $1.83 million in the United States and Canada.
Pattinson has expressed a desire to work in television. Although he hasn’t had many opportunities to act, he has guest-starred in shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Castle, and Mom. He is most known for portraying the character of Eric Northman in the anthology series, The Exposed. The eight-episode series premiered in January 2019 and follows the murder of a renowned fashion photographer. Eric Northman is a psychopathic vampire who believes that humans are beneath him.
Relationships And Dating Life
While studying at Cal Arts, Pattinson became friends with fellow student Emilie Autumn. The two had a tumultuous on-set romance, which was made public in 2015 when Autumn broke up with Pattinson. However, they later reconciled and began dating in 2018. The following year, they became engaged in a lavish ceremony held at Emilie’s family’s mansion in Beverly Hills. On March 25, 2019, the couple had their first child, a daughter named Brontë Jules. A representative for Emilie Autumn confirmed her maternity on Twitter, writing, “It’s a girl!” On June 6, 2019, the couple’s engagement was made public once again, as Autumn Tweeted that she and Pattinson were “very happy” together.
In 2018, Pattinson was linked to several high-profile women. He began dating socialite Paris Hilton in October of that year, and the two were photographed together at various charity events and parties. The following month, it was reported that they enjoyed a passionate fling before separating in January 2019. In April 2019, it was announced that Hilton had a miscarriage. In August 2019, it was reported that Hilton had been dating singer Shawn Mendes for a year, and the two were photographed holding hands in Paris during an informal outing.
Pattinson began dating actress Demi Moore in September 2018. The two were first linked when Moore’s ex-boyfriend, Canadian singer Jagger Marcellous, accused her of plagiarism, claiming that she lifted her lyrics for his song, “Bad Romance.” Moore and Marcellous later reconciled and the two appeared together in a New Year’s Eve 2018 interview with People magazine.
Pattinson has been in a committed relationship with stylist and makeup artist Victoria Beckham since June 2019. The two were first photographed together at the 2019 Met Gala in New York City. According to reports, they began dating a year earlier in 2018 but kept their relationship a secret until the following year. That same year, they were photographed together at several famous venues in London and New York City. In October 2019, they became engaged in a lavish ceremony attended by more than 500 guests. The ceremony was held at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in New York City. The couple’s reps confirmed the engagement to People magazine and announced that the wedding would take place in April 2020. In a statement, Victoria Beckham said, “I’m so happy to share this beautiful news with all of our friends and family. There are no words to describe the feeling of getting married after years of being together. We’ve worked hard to create this magical day and look forward to sharing it with all of our loved ones.”
Pattinson is currently on the set of the upcoming film adaptation of Jacqueline Winspeare’s renowned 1996 gothic horror opus, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. In this role, he will play the titular character, whose fate is intertwined with that of the beautiful Quasimodo. A worldwide premiere for the film is scheduled for May 29, 2020. Directed by William Wadille, the film also stars Eva Green, John Malkovich, and Danny DeVito.
Pattinson will next be seen in the comedy series, Dead to Me, which premieres on Netflix in April 2020. In the series, he plays Robbie, an estranged husband who reconnects with his wife, Laura (Linda Cardellini), after her death. The two had a daughter named Caroline, who is now 16 years old. Caroline’s social skills leave a lot to be desired and she struggles with confidence. When her mother dies, Caroline’s world turns upside down and she begins to reach out to the people who mean the most to her.
Pattinson will also star in the upcoming erotic drama, What Was Left Of Her, which is scheduled for release in 2021. He plays a successful photographer whose world is turned upside down when his sister (Helena Bonham Carter) seeks him out to take her daughter’s (Camille Banham-Peel) virginity. Carter’s character is the daughter of legendary author and screenwriter, Eve (Margot Robbie). While the film may be a departure from Pattinson’s usual fare, he will be playing the role of a father for the first time. What Was Left Of Her also stars Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Silverstone, and Andrew Garfield. The film will be released by Netflix.
Aside from his acting career, Pattinson has been a keen amateur photographer. Since he was a teenager, he has been taking pictures of women for various magazines and newspapers. In 2011, he published a photography book, Pattinson’s Photography, which features images of famous faces such as Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Winslet. The following year, he released a follow-up book, The Golden Hours. Many outlets have credited him with creating an underground following of men and women who adore his work.