Robert Pattinson Biography

Robert Pattinson, is a well-known English actor, model, producer and musician. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other facts about his life.

Robert Pattinson
Quick Facts

Birthday: May 13, 1986

Nationality: British

Famous: Actors British Men

Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Taurus

Also Known As: Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson

Born in: London, United Kingdom

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males


father: Richard

mother: Clare

siblings: Lizzy Pattinson, Victoria Pattinson

City: London, England

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education: The Harrodian School, Tower House School

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Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is a popular English actor, model, producer and musician, known for portraying roles such as Cedric Diggory in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, and Edward Cullen, in the ‘Twilight’ movie series. Born in London, England, Pattinson started acting from his school days. His professional career began at the age of 17 when he appeared in the popular movie ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. He was later cast in the Twilight movie series, which were based on the Twilight Novels by Stephanie Meyer. The series consisted of five films in which Pattinson portrayed the vampire Edward Cullen. The movies were highly successful, and earned Pattinson much fame and prominence worldwide. He has won several awards in his career such as the ‘Hollywood Film Festival’ award and the ‘Scream Award.’ He has also been named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, as well as Forbes’ one of the most powerful celebrities in the World. Known for his philanthropic activities as well, he has helped raise awareness about cancer through his involvement with ‘The Cancer Bites Campaign.’ He has also worked with the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation.

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Robert Pattinson
Childhood & Early Life
  • Robert Pattinson was born on 13 May 1986, in London, England. His father Richard used to import vintage cars from America, while his mother Clare used to work for a modeling agency. He has two sisters as well.
  • Though he was shy from his childhood days, he had a great desire to be a performer. He was also inspired by his older sister Lizzy Pattinson, who was a singer. He received strong encouragement from his father to pursue acting. Later, he attended the Barnes Theater Club, a prominent theater program at the Harrodian School, a private school located in Barnes, England.
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  • Robert Pattinson made his TV debut in 2004 in ‘Ring of the Nibelungs’, a television movie. The following year, he played a small role in the movie ‘Vanity Fair’.
  • Soon he became acquainted with Mike Newell, the eventual director of ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, the fourth film in the Harry Potter film series. Their acquaintance helped him earn the role of Cedric Diggory, a friend of Harry Potter, in the movie. His role was appreciated and brought him fame and acclaim worldwide. He was also seen in a cameo role in ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, the fifth installment in the Harry Potter film series.
  • Pattinson portrayed the character of Edward Cullen in the film ‘Twilight’ which was released in 2008; it would be the first installment of the ‘Twilight Movie Series’. The film, which revolved around the romantic relationship between a human girl, Bella Swan, and a vampire, Edward Cullen, was a massive success. The chemistry he shared with his co-star Kristen Stewart also received a lot of praise.
  • He reunited with the Twilight cast in 2009, for the sequel ‘Twilight: New Moon’. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film was released on 16 November 2009. Like its prequel, the movie was a huge success commercially, grossing more than $700 million worldwide.
  • In 2010, the third film in the Twilight series was released where Pattinson continued playing the role of Edward Cullen. Directed by David Slade, it also was a commercial success, like both its prequels.
  • In the following years, he appeared in both Part 1 and Part 2 of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ (2011 and 2012). The films dealt with the struggles Bella and Edward face because of their half-vampire half- human child.
  • In between the filming of the Twilight series, Pattinson also appeared in other movies such as ‘Love and Distrust’ (2010) in which he appeared in the lead role, and ‘Remember Me’ (2010), another romantic film where he portrayed the main role. Other films Pattinson has appeared in include ‘Cosmopolis’ (2012), ‘The Rover’ (2012), ‘Maps to the Stars’ (2014), and ‘Queen of the Desert’ (2015).
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  • His latest film ‘The Lost City of Z’ was released in October 2016. Directed by James Gray, the movie is a biographical adventure drama, based on a book of the same name by David Grann. Pattinson appears in a main role, playing Corporal Henry Costin. Though the film received positive reviews, it didn’t do well commercially.
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Major Works
  • ’Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ a British American fantasy film was the first major work in Robert Pattinson’s career. The film, which is based on the novel of the same name by JK Rowling, follows Harry Potter’s fourth year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he is chosen to compete in the Triwizard Tournament. Pattinson played Cedric Diggory, a Hogwarts student two years senior to Harry Potter. The film was a huge success, grossing nearly $900 million worldwide.
  • Pattinson’s second fantasy film was the 2008 romantic fantasy film ‘Twilight’, which was based on a popular novel of the same name by Stephanie Meyer. The film starred Pattinson as a vampire, Edward Cullen, who falls in love with a human girl named Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart. The film follows the efforts of Edward and his family to keep Bella safe from other vampires with malicious intentions. The film was a commercial success, grossing nearly $400 million. It received mostly mixed reviews. The film won several awards as well.
  • In 2009, Pattinson appeared in ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’, the sequel to ‘Twilight’. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film starred Pattinson and Stewart in their respective roles as Edward and Bella, along with other actors such as Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Billy Burke, and Peter Facinelli. The film was a commercial success, grossing more than $700 million. Though reviews were mostly negative, the film won several awards such as the ShoWest Fandango Fan Choice Award for the Best movie of 2009.
Awards & Achievements
  • Robert Pattinson’s excellent acting skills have won him numerous awards in his career. For his role in the Twilight series, he has won several Teen Choice Awards and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, including Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Award for Favourite UK Actor twice (2012 and 2013).
  • Other awards won by Pattinson include the ‘Hollywood Film Festival’ award for his role in the movie ‘Twilight’ in 2009, and ‘People’s Choice Awards’ for ‘Favorite Movie Actor’ for his role in movie ‘Water for Elephants’ in 2011.
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Love Life
  • Robert Pattinson was once in a relationship with his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart. However, the couple broke up sometime around 2012-13.
  • Later he started dating singer Tahliah Debrett Barnett, popularly known as FKA Twigs.
  • Pattinson is known for his philanthropic activities as he has been involved with several social organizations. He has also been raising cancer awareness on an international level.
  • In 2010, a wax statue of Pattinson was added to Madame Tussauds collection in London and New York City.
  • An asteroid discovered in 2014 by a Russian astronomer was named after him as ‘246789 Pattinson’.

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

  (Mystery, Family, Adventure, Fantasy)

2. Good Time (2017)

  (Crime, Drama, Thriller)

3. Remember Me (2010)

  (Romance, Drama)

4. Water for Elephants (2011)

  (Romance, Drama)

5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

  (Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Drama)

6. Twilight (2008)

  (Fantasy, Romance, Drama)

7. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

  (Adventure, Drama, Romance, Fantasy)

8. The Lost City of Z (2016)

  (Adventure, Drama, Biography, History)


MTV Movie & TV Awards
2012 Best Kiss The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
2011 Best Male Performance The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
2011 Best Kiss The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
2011 Best Fight The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
2010 Best Male Performance The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
2010 Best Kiss The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
2010 Global Superstar Winner
2009 Breakthrough Performance Male Twilight (2008)
2009 Best Kiss Twilight (2008)
2009 Best Fight Twilight (2008)
People's Choice Awards
2011 Favorite On-Screen Team The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
2010 Favorite On-Screen Team Twilight (2008)

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