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ROBERT PATTINSON (Jacob) is best known for his portrayal of
the vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga. He gained industry notice at 19
years of age when he joined the Harry Potter franchise in Mike Newell's Harry
Potter and the Goblet of Fire, playing Cedric Diggory, Hogwart's official
representative in the Triwizard Tournament. Last year, Pattinson starred
opposite Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper and Emilie De Ravin in the drama, Remember
Me, directed by Allen Coulter. Upcoming is Bel Ami, a film based on the novel of
the same name written by Guy de Maupassant, in which Pattinson plays a young
journalist in Paris who betters himself through his connections to he city's
most glamorous and influential women, played by Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott
Thomas and Christina Ricci.
Pattinson began his professional career with a role in Uli Edel's Sword of
Xanten, opposite Sam West and Benno Furmann. He also appeared in director Oliver
Irving's How to Be, winner of the Slamdance Film Festival's Special Honorable
Mention for Narrative Feature. Pattinson played the lead role of Salvador Dali
in Little Ashes, directed by Paul Morrison. His television credits include The
Haunted Airman for the BBC.
As a member of the Barnes Theatre Group, Pattinson played the lead role in
Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Other stage credits include Cole Porter's Anything
Goes, Tess of the D'Ubervilles and Macbeth at the OSO Arts Centre.
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