Robert Pattinson, born May 13, 1986, in London, England, is an English actor, model, and musician, best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of “Twilight”.
A virtual unknown, Pattinson, scored the role of Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” in 2004. He played all-round guy Cedric Diggotry, one of two Hogwarts students chosen to compete in the Triwizard Tournament. It’s a great gig for the newcomer who’s not sold on his profession.
Pattinson does take his acting seriously, as he regularly performs at Barnes Theatre Club in London. You’ve most likely seen him in movies such as The Ring of the Nibelungs and Vanity Fair.
By 2008, Pattinson landed his big break when he secured the role of vampire Edward Cullen in the movie “Twilight”, based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel of the same name.
You could say that Pattinson is very much an all-around guy. Playing the piano and the guitar are part of his musical pastimes. He’s also into football, skiing and snowboarding.