Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Infobox actor
name = Robert Pattinson

caption =
birthname = Robert Thomas-Pattinson
birthdate = birth date and age|1986|05|13
birthplace = London England
occupation = Actor, model
yearsactive = 2004—present
website =
awards =

Robert Thomas-Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model and musician, known for playing Cedric Diggory in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". He has been cast as Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of "Twilight", a novel by Stephenie Meyer.


Early life

Pattinson was born in London, England. He became involved in amateur theatre through the Barnes Theatre Company. After some backstage experience there, he took on acting roles. He caught the attention of an acting agent in a production of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", and began looking for professional roles. Since then he has performed in an amateur version of "Macbeth" at the "Old Sorting Office Arts Centre", as well as trying his hand at modelling.


He had supporting roles in the made for television film "" in 2004, and in director Mira Nair’s "Vanity Fair", although his scenes in the latter were deleted, and only appear on the DVD version. In May 2005 he was slated to appear in a the UK premiere of "The Woman Before" at the Royal Court Theatre, but was fired shortly before the opening night and was replaced by Tom Riley.

Later that year he played Cedric Diggory in the film "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". Consequently, he was named that year's "British Star of Tomorrow" by Times Online. [cite web| author=Lisa Dillon | title=Almost famous | url= | publisher=The Times | date=2005-05-26 | accessdate=2008-10-02] He also has more than once been touted as the next Jude Law. [cite web| title=Top 20 Rising Stars Under 30 | url= | publisher=Saturday Night Magazine | date=2008-07-29 | accessdate=2008-10-02] [cite news| author=Flora Stubbs | title=Potter star 'next Jude Law' | url= | publisher=Evening Standard | date=2005-11-17 | accessdate=2008-10-02] [cite web| title=Teen People Names 'Artists of the Year' and 'What's Next' | url= | publisher=Starpulse | date=2005-11-02 | accessdate=2008-10-02]

Pattinson appeared in the advertising campaign for Hackett's Autumn 2007 collection. He has lead roles in the the forthcoming feature films "Little Ashes", in which he plays Salvador Dalí, "How To Be", an independent British comedy, and the short film "The Summerhouse". Pattinson will also play Edward Cullen in the upcoming movie "Twilight", based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel of the same name, which is set to be released on November 21, 2008 in North America.



External links

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