Spotlight On: ROBERT PATTINSON
Next in: TWILIGHT coming out November 21st 2008.
His Character: Edward Cullen, a 108-year-old vampire who appears to be 17. He is Bella Swan’s (Kristen Stewart) love interest and has the ability to read minds, along with superhuman speed and strength.
Why we like him: After a strong performance in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire“, it was just a matter of time until we were to see Robert Pattinson step up and embrace the star quality in him. By attaching himself to what promises to be the next blockbuster movie of the year, Robert is definitely an actor to watch out for.
“Robert 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 modeling.
He had supporting roles in the made for television film Ring of the Nibelungs 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. He also has more than once been touted as the next Jude Law.
Robert 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.
Read all our Twilight coverage here and check out more pictures and videos of Robert Pattinson below.