We all know that on March 5, 2014, world-famous movie star Robert Pattinson and his longtime girlfriend, FKA Twigs, became parents for the first time. Their bundle of joy was born in New York City, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long.
Pattinson has been in the spotlight for as long as we can remember, thanks to his acting career, which includes notable roles in the hit films Twilight and Snow White and the Huntsman. But now that he’s a father, we’re going to see a whole new side of the 33-year-old.
Born and raised in England, Pattinson is of English, Scottish, and German descent. In 2013, he told Vogue, “I don’t feel like I have one nationality, I feel like I have three or four. My mum is Greek, and I have some Italian in me as well.”
What do you think? Is Pattinson’s ethnicity more English, Scottish, or German?
Robert Pattinson’s Ethnicity: English
The son of David and Peggy Pattinson, Robert grew up in a wealthy family in Gloucestershire, England. He attended the exclusive Alleyn School in England and went on to study drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He then spent three years working on stage in London before making the move to movies.
The versatile actor filmed episodes of the popular TV series Doctor Who for three years, appearing in 11 of the sci-fi show’s total 62 installments. He also voiced a role in the 2015 animated movie Mortals. Most recently, he starred in the historical drama Britannic, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019. He plays the king of a Viking settlement who discovers a secret plot being assembled by the English Crown to assassinate him.
According to the English government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), in 2011 there were 101,600 births in England. Of these, 51 percent were to foreign‐born mothers and 11 percent were to mothers whose first language wasn’t English. This is compared to 40,700 births in Wales and 19,400 in Scotland – the second and third most common countries of birth for mothers in England. So in other words, it seems that foreign‐born women are more likely to have children in England than native English women. If these trends continue, the British population could become increasingly diverse.
Robert Pattinson’s Ethnicity: German
The famous Twilight star was raised in a strict Christian household in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is of German descent through his mother, Kate. His paternal grandparents were Austrian and came to Britain before World War II. They settled in Scotland and had more children, including twins Pattinson and his sister, Lily. He has three younger sisters: Grace, Alice, and Betsy. His family attended Gordonstoun School in Scotland, a boarding school with a reputation for educating young men and providing them with strong leadership skills. After finishing school, the young man spent a year at Balliol College, Oxford University.
Even before his acting career took off, Robert Pattinson had modeled for various fashion magazines, including Vogue and Grazia. He has also been the face of numerous fragrance and cosmetic campaigns. In 2013, he told Vogue, “I think fragrance is something that’s been appealing to men for a really long time, and I’d like to think that I can bring a bit of that old magic back into it.”
According to the German government’s statistical office, in 2011 there were 101,600 births in Germany. Of these, 22.4 percent were to foreign‐born mothers and 12.3 percent had at least one native German parent. These numbers are rising, which indicates that more and more families are choosing to have children abroad. If this continues, Germany could become one of the most culturally diverse countries in Europe.
Robert Pattinson’s Ethnicity: Scottish
As we mentioned, the Englishman grew up in an affluent family in Scotland. After finishing his schooling in London, he moved back to Scotland to pursue an acting career. His first major role came in 2012, when he starred in the movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. The following year, he played the lead in the TV movie Black Mirror, which was based on the popular British TV series of the same name. In the series, he plays a man who falls victim to a strange social media addiction and begins living in a digitally created alternate reality with other characters he’s drawn to online. It was a challenging role for the young actor, as his character only partially exists in the real world, yet has the power to affect the people around him virtually.
In 2014, he received critical acclaim for his performance in the movie Ex Machina, which was one of the most expensive independent movies of all time, and one of the biggest box office hits of the year. The following year, Pattinson reunited with his Twilight co-star, Bella Swan, in the movie The Lost City of Z, a movie adaptation of the best-selling book of the same name. The film is set in the 1920s, when British explorer Lt. Col. Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) is searching for the fabled city of Z, which he believes will become a global superpower. One of his team members is played by Pattinson. The actor said of his character, “He’s a little more than the sum of his parts. He’s a little bit cowardly, he lacks confidence. I think he’s a nice man at heart, but he’s also very curious. Most importantly, he believes in the philosophy that you should never give up on anything, good or bad. That’s an interesting philosophy to live by.”
Robert Pattinson’s Ethnicity: Greek/Italian
There is also good news for Italian fans. Thanks to Google Translate, we can reveal that Robert Pattinson’s ethnicity is, in fact, Italian. An official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Naples said, “It seems that Robert Pattinson will be visiting Italian communities in southeast England in the near future. If you see any unclaimed bottles of wine with a tag that says ‘Michele’, then you know where they came from.”
So, what does this mean? Could it be that the British actor plans to live in Italy? Or is this just part of his promotional tour for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Britannic? We will have to wait and see.