Wizards and vampires have pretty much defined Robert Pattinson in the early stages of his acting career winning him legions of fans for his portrayal as the doomed Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the teenage Victorian vampire, Edward Cullen, in 2008\’s Twilight. Under all the hype lies a 22 year old promising talent that promises to grace our movie screens, iPods and stage productions for many years to come.
Pattinson is credited as the writer and singer of two songs featured in Twilight, Never Think and Let Me Sign. He has been playing piano since the age of 4 and also plays guitar. He performs under the name Bobby Dupea (in tribute to his favorite actor, Jack Nicholson, and the character Jack played in Five Easy Pieces) for his own personal satisfaction, but insists that music is only a backup if the acting gigs dry up. We can only hope he continues to share that part of his talent through other soundtrack contributions and eventually a full fledged album. It would be a damn shame to not get a chance to listen to him more!
Born in London, England, Rob caught the acting bug at the age of 15 winning roles in amateur plays, eventually landing him lead roles at Barnes Theatre Club. He has lead roles in the the forthcoming feature films Little Ashes, in which he plays Salvador Dalí, How To Be, a British comedy, and the short film The Summerhouse.
He is also set to reprise his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight sequels, New Moon and Eclipse, with filming of the back-to-back films slated to begin in March 2009.
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