At the age of 12, Robert Pattinson started modeling, though he only continued modeling for around four years, though he did appear in Hackett's advertising campaign in 2007.
The British actor is also school friends with Sienna Miller's beau Tom Sturridge.
Robert Pattinson (born 13.5.1986) is an English actor and model, best known for his roles in the Harry Potter and Twilight series of films.
Pattinson was originally due to appear at the Royal Court Theatre in The Woman Before.
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He also acted in Mira Nair's Vanity Fair, which starred Reese Witherspoon and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, though most of his scenes wound up on the cutting room floor.
Pattinson was destined only to appear on the DVD version of the film.
Childhood: Robert Pattinson was born in London, to Clare and Richard Pattinson.
His mother works for a modeling agency and his father imports vintage cars from the US.
Robert has two elder sisters, one of whom is the singer, Lizzy Pattinson. Robert attended Tower House School in Richmond Park and then Harrodian school in West London. Whilst at school, Pattinson became involved in acting through the Barnes Theatre Company.
He caught the attention of an acting agent whilst performing in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles.