It’s been an eventful year for British actor and singer Robert Pattinson. Between taking on the role of the grim reaper in the hugely successful movie “Doom,” taking a short break from his acting career to launch a music album, and finally returning to the big screen in the ensemble cast comedy “The House with the Clock,” it’s clear that Pattinson has been very active. Here, we’ll take a look at what’s been going on with our favorite British actor since the conclusion of “Doom’s” huge box office run in March.
The Past 12 Months
After a hectic year, the last 12 months have been a whirlwind for Pattinson. As we mentioned, he started 2019 strongly, with a leading role in the new James Bond movie, “Casino Royale.” The movie itself was a great success, opening to a worldwide box office haul of over $600 million and becoming the highest-grossing adaptation of the Ian Fleming book, “Live and let die.”
Pattinson’s next big movie comes out in June, with the fantasy adventure, “Midsommar.” In it, he plays a Viking who sets off on a journey to rescue his kidnapped daughter. His performance was met with great critical acclaim, with Peter Travers from the “Rolling Stone” magazine calling it “riveting.”
Pattinson’s other big release of the year was the romantic comedy, “Good Time.” The film, which he also wrote and directed, stars Pattinson as a chef who ends up falling in love with a restaurant owner played by Christina Hendricks. The movie was a critical and commercial success, opening to positive reviews and becoming the tenth highest-grossing movie of the year. It also earned Hendricks a best supporting actress Academy Award nomination.
We know from his social media accounts that Robert Pattinson is a firm believer in maintaining a low profile when it comes to his personal life. The only major event that Pattinson has shared about in the last year is the birth of his first child with partner, musician and actress Bella Hadid. Their daughter, Apple, was born in May and has inspired a number of memes on social media, especially in relation to her distinctive pink and blue pigtails.
Aside from his wife and daughter, Robert Pattinson is also parent to four other children from previous relationships. The actor and singer revealed to the press that he had been spending a lot of time with his family, particularly Apple, whose birthday video he shared on social media in September.
Although he mostly keeps a low profile, when it comes to his private life, Pattinson does occasionally let his hair down. He regularly posts pictures of himself on social media and shared a few moments of excitement with his fans in the past year. One of the highlights was his January interview with “Vogue,” in which he discussed the joys and challenges of parenthood. The interview was so well-received that it has earned him a spot on the “Vogue” magazine’s shortlist for 2019’s best interviews. He also did an interview with “Marie Claire” in March and appeared on the cover of the style magazine in May.
It’s fair to say that 2019 was a big year for the 35 year old British actor and singer. Not only did he star in five movies, but he also wrote and directed two of them. Between January and March alone, he appeared in three movies. It seems that whenever he finishes work on one movie, he’s already committed to the next. From a singing career that once seemed like a distant dream, to becoming a father, it’s clear that the last year has been a life-changing event for our favorite British actor and singer.
Here’s a look back at the five movies that made up the ‘Rooney Tapper’ star’s 2019 filmography.
Doom premiered in March to very positive reviews and became the highest grossing comic book adaptation of all time, raking in over $600 million at the box office. Directed by Andy Serkis and starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, it’s a dark comedy about a toxic romance in the world of football. It’s a story that has all the makings of a classic romantic tragedy, as hard-partying professional footballers Martin (Hardy) and Megan (Theron) meet cute and embark on a turbulent love affair. But it’s not long before their feelings for each other complicate their professional and private lives. The movie also stars Jessie Buckley, Joe Thomas, and Bff Taylor as Martin’s teammates. Buckler writes: “An absorbing mix of comedy and poignancy, ‘Doom’ is a real treat.”
Midsommar, directed by John Cameron and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Anthony Mackie, and Liv Tyler, was the next project for our favorite British actor, and it’s easily one of his best. Based on the Peter Strickland cult novel, “Midsommar Skies,” it’s the story of a love triangle set against the backdrop of a remote Swedish fishing village. Hiddleston plays the titular character, a worldly, adventurous young man who arrives in the village to seek his fortune. He quickly becomes embroiled in a battle of wills with local doctor, Stefan (Mackie), who he eventually discovers is his soul mate. The movie also stars Tyler as Hiddleston’s love interest, Camilla, with Chastain as his housekeeper. The romantic drama is packed with heartbreak and sexual tension, while also exploring issues of gender identity, sexuality, and class in 1970s Sweden.
After a fairly quiet 2018, which was dominated by his busy acting schedule, James Bond finally returned in early March with the premiere of 24th installment of the legendary spy series. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Daniel Craig as Bond, the movie is the first to be distributed by the newly formed DA-distribution company, and it’s already become a major success. The movie opens in the UK on March 10th and will be released in North America on March 29th. It marks the return of Daniel Craig as Bond, who after a five-year absence, is more determined than ever to protect the British Empire and keep the peace around the world. The film also continues the tradition set by its predecessors of offering more focus on character and story than spectacle, as well as featuring a more mature Bond.
The House With The Clock
Finally, in December, we got our first look at the newly married couple, Robert Pattinson and Bella Hadid, in their stunning wedding dress. The celebrity wedding, which took place at Mr. C’s Kitchen in London, was a celebration of Edwardian luxury and culture, as well as a fair weather wedding, perfect for a Summer night. The movie, about a wealthy couple who purchase an early 20th century mansion with a time piece designed into the center of its tableware, was warmly received by critics and audiences alike. Its premiere, earlier this month, marked the end of a very eventful year for Pattinson and also the start of a new era, as he steps out as a married man, for better or for worse.
Where Will He Go From Here?
It’s been a busy year for our favorite British actor, but it seems that it’s only going to get busier, as 2020 is already shaping up to be another exciting year. In addition to returning to the big screen with Christopher Nolan in “Tenet,” he will also be seen on Broadway in David Mamet’s “The Music Man” and Kenneth Branagh’s “Wolf Hall.” He will also be a judge on the next season of “The X Factor,” so look out for appearances on our TV screens soon. It would appear that 2020 is going to be another banner year for our favorite British actor and singer, who seems determined to live life to the fullest and enjoy the ride.