Robert Pattinson (born 13.5.1986) is an English actor and model, best known for his roles in the Harry Potter and Twilight series of films.
Childhood: Robert Pattinson was born in London, to Clare and Richard Pattinson. His mother works for a modeling agency and his father imports vintage cars from the US. Robert has two elder sisters, one of whom is the singer, Lizzy Pattinson. The other is Victoria.
Robert attended Tower House School in Richmond Park and then Harrodian school in West London. Both schools are private, fee-paying schools. Whilst at school, Pattinson became involved in acting through the Barnes Theatre Company. He caught the attention of an acting agent whilst performing in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
At the age of 12, Robert Pattinson started modeling, though he only continued modeling for around four years, though he did appear in Hackett's advertising campaign in 2007.
Acting Career: In 2004, Pattinson landed a role in the TV film Ring of the Nibelungs, along with Max von Sydow, Alicia Witt and Julian Sands. He also acted in Mira Nair's Vanity Fair, which starred Reese Witherspoon and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, though most of his scenes wound up on the cutting room floor. Pattinson was destined only to appear on the DVD version of the film.
Pattinson was originally due to appear at the Royal Court Theatre in The Woman Before. However, he was sacked just before the opening night and replaced by the actor Tom Riley.
In 2005, Robert Pattinson was named The Times' 'British Star of Tomorrow' for his performance as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The film also starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Ralph Fiennes. Pattinson found himself often being compared to another British actor, Jude Law.
In 2008, Robert Pattinson starred in Twilight. The film, based on Stephanie Meyer's novel of the same name, also starred Kristen Stewart, who he has dated on-and-off and became a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Pattinson and Stewart both reprised their roles in The Twilight Saga: New Moon with Taylor Lautner and the second sequel, Eclipse. Pattinson also sings on two tracks of the Twilight soundtrack. He also composed two tracks for the film How To Be.
In 2009, Robert Pattinson starred in the drama film Little Ashes, in which he played the role of the artist Salvador Dali. He also lined up a theatre performance for the producer David Pugh as well as a role in Remember Me, with Emilie de Ravin. In February 2009, Robert Pattinson presented at the 81st Academy Awards.
To coincide with the release of New Moon, Revolver Entertainment created a documentary entitled Robsessed, documenting his rise to fame and subsequent popularity.
Personal Life: It is rumoured that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are rekindling their romance after their difficult split. The former Twilight co-stars reportedly talk all the time via Skype and text despite being thousands of miles away from each other.
FKA twigs explained how she deals with racist abuse on Twitter.
FKA Twigs, in a recent interview, described the “numbness” she feels when seeing racist abuse aimed at her on social media. The singer is engaged to actor Robert Pattinson and much of the abuse she receives is from warped and obsessive fans of the Twilight actor.
FKA Twigs opened up about receiving racist abuse and described her relationship with Robert Pattinson as "amazing".
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Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
The 'Twilight' actor was spotted in the audience with friend Katy Perry.
Robert Pattinson headed to the desert on Saturday night, to support his rumoured fiancée FKA Twigs as she made her Coachella debut. The Twilight star was spotted in the audience enjoying his girlfriend’s set along with friends including singer Katy Perry.
FKA Twigs has been dating the Twilight actor since last summer.
Although he tried to blend in with the crowd, fans and media in attendance couldn’t help but spot Robert proudly watching his girlfriend on Saturday evening. The Twilight star was dressed down for the occasion, wearing one of his trademark beanie hats with a light grey t-shirt and blue jeans.
Robert Pattinson - Robert Pattinson At Coachella arriving to see his girlfriend FKA Twigs perform. at Coachella Music Festival, Coachella - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th April 2015
Robert Pattinson is getting married.
Robert Pattinson is engaged to the British hip-hop singer FKA Twigs after just six months of dating. Though two sources have confirmed the news to People, the couple's represenatives are not commenting.
Robert Pattinson is reportedly engaged to marry FKA Twigs
It was actually the singer T-Pain who first spilled the beans, explaining to Vulture that the musician probably won't be contributing new material to his album because "she's engaged now."
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The new couple are inseparable
Robert Pattinson was one half of the Vampire world’s most powerful couple before he and his former girlfriend Kristen Stewart fell apart. While the Twilight world sobbed into their blood stained books, Pattinson slowly picked himself back up and is now in a relationship with singer FKA Twigs.
Robert Pattinson Is Now One Half Of A New Couple With FKA Twigs
And now it seems the pair have moved on even further than people may have expected after it was rumoured that the British actor gave his singer girlfriend a ‘promise ring’ at the end of last year.
British actor and star of the Twilight films Robert Pattinson was photographed as he rushed through the entrance to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th February 2015
British film actor and star of the Twilight series of films, Robert Pattinson was spotted as he arrived in to Los Angeles International Airport sporting a beard and wearing rose tinted glasses in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 16th February 2015
FKA Twigs has described her relationship with Robert Pattinson as "worth it" in the face of negative attention from some users of social media.
FKA Twigs at the Mercury Prize Awards in London in September 2014.
She may have lost out on the Mercury Music Prize, but FKA Twigs seems to have won the heart of Robert Pattinson.
She’s one of music’s hottest rising stars and he starred in one of the biggest teen movie franchises of the past decade, so it’s no surprise that the relationship between FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson has garnered so much attention. Indeed it seems that every week there’s a new rumour about the young couple, however this week we might have finally gotten some confirmation about their status.
Speaking to The Mirror as she attended the Mercury Music Prize awards on Thursday (October 30th), FKA Twigs described her relationship with Pattinson as "Very good, thanks.” But when quizzed further about what makes a good relationship, the singer said, "I wouldn't take advice off me for relationships!”
The Mercury Prize nominee is “shocked” by the online abuse she has received since being linked to the 'Twilight' star.
Writing on Twitter FKA twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Barnet said, “I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week.” Adding, “Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it's unacceptable online.”
Following four Academy Award nominations, could 'Maps To The Stars' be the film which finally earns Julianne Moore her Oscar?
Julianne Moore is one of the greatest actresses never to have won an Oscar, even though she's been nominated four times and has a mantle full of SAG statuettes, Emmys, Golden Globes and critics' group awards.
Julianne Moore appears opposite Mia Wasikowska in 'Maps To The Stars'
But that could change this year with her Cannes-winning performance in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, a viciously astute attack on the myth of the Hollywood dream. Even the critics who hated the film were mesmerised by Moore's performance as a middle-aged actress desperately clinging to her fame.
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As it explores Hollywood's inbred underbelly, this film becomes increasingly deranged and also rather dark and creepy, but it's so fiercely entertaining that it's impossible to look away from the screen. With razor-sharp performances, a brutally witty script by Bruce Wagner and snaky direction from David Cronenberg, the film is perhaps too knowing as it explores a group of fiercely ambitious people who will stop at nothing to get what they want.
Things kick off as Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) arrives in Los Angeles and is collected by chauffeur Jerome (Robert Pattinson), who is also of course an aspiring screenwriter and actor. Focussed and determined, Agatha visits the ruins of a Hollywood Hills home before using a friendship with Carrie Fisher to get a job as an assistant to acclaimed actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore). Facing middle age, Havana is desperate for a comeback role in a remake of the movie that made her mother a star. Meanwhile, 13-year-old teen pin-up Benjie (Evan Bird) has completed rehab and is ready to act again, encouraged by his manager mother (Olivia Williams) and self-help guru dad (John Cusack), who are unnerved when they hear that Agatha is back in town. Clearly everyone has a secret that can jeopardise their career paths. And they're connected in ways no one wants to acknowledge.
The knotted mess of the plot is carefully unpicked over the course of the film, which only makes everything that much more intense and nasty. While it's blackly funny, the movie's overall tone is extremely grim, as these wealthy stars are crippled by emptiness and desperation. They're also willing to do just about anything to get ahead, from celebrating someone else's misfortune to blatantly lying about their pasts.
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Robert Pattinson is shrugging off the teenage angst and stepping onto pastures new
British actor Robert Pattinson was just 22 when he landed the role as Edward Cullen in Twilight, and he instantly became a global pin-up, named "the most handsome man in the world" by Vanity Fair and one of the "100 most influential people" by Time.
He's 28 now and determined to prove himself as a serious actor, moving on from straightforward leading-man roles (Water for Elephants) to edgier fare by arthouse filmmakers like David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis and this year's Maps to the Stars), Werner Herzog (the forthcoming Queen of the Desert alongside Nicole Kidman), Anton Corbijn, Olivier Assayas and James Marsh.
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