Updated: 2009-10-30 10:35
Birth Name: Robert Thomas Pattinson
Date of Birth: May 13th, 1986
Birth Place: London, England, UK
Father: Richard, imported vintage cars from the U.S.
Mother: Clare, worked for a modeling agency.
Siblings: Two sisters
Schooling: Pattinson attended Tower House School and Harrodian School.
Start of Career: 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.
Modeling: Pattinson began his modeling career when he was twelve years old, but it wound down only four years later. He has blamed his lack of work as a model on his masculine appearance. Pattinson explained in December 2008, "When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs, because it was during that period where the androgynous look was cool. Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs. I had the most unsuccessful modeling career."
Music: Pattinson plays guitar and piano, and composes his own music. He also appears as the singer of two songs on the Twilight soundtrack.
Personal Life: Pattinson has admitted to taking a quarter of a Valium to calm his nerves before auditioning for Twilight, and to smoking. He was named one of the "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2008 by People magazine and in 2009 through a poll conducted by Glamour magazine. On having a girlfriend, Pattinson states, "I don't ... have people's phone numbers. I almost don't want to have a girlfriend in this environment."
2004 Ring of the Nibelungs (Television film)
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2006 The Haunted Airman (Television film)
2007 The Bad Mother's Handbook (Television film)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2008 How To Be
2009 Little Ashes
New Moon awaiting release
2010 Remember Me post-production