About Robert

Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England. He enjoys music and is an excellent musician, playing both the guitar and piano.

When Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company. Afterward, he took screen role like Ring of the Nibelungs (2004) (TV) (Kingdom of Twilight) as Giselher.

In 2003, Robert took on the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He got his role a week later after meeting Mike Newell in late 2003.

He has since been cast as Edward Cullen in the highly-anticipated film, Twilight (2008/I). His music will also be heard in the film. Additionally, Robert has completed upcoming roles as Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes (2008) and Art in How to Be (2008).
School Years:

Robert Pattinson grew up in the affluent, leafy area of Barnes just down river from the buzzing capital London. As one of the entertainment centres of the world what better place for any aspiring movie star to grow up? Robert's first school; Tower House School an all boys school in Barnes nurtured this creativity and encouraged all its pupils to pursue their creative ambitions from a young age. At just six years old Robert was already shining on stage, starring in numerous school productions including Spell for a Rhyme and William Golding's cult classic The Lord of the Flies. He clearly had star calibre from the outset but unlike model-student, Cedric Diggory, who Robert would go on to play in the Harry Potter movies, Robert was far more interested in acting and drama than being top of the class. In a 1998 school newsletter he was described as the "runaway winner of last term's Form Three untidy desk award"! But gorgeous Robert was making an impression on his friends and teachers in other ways too. In an interview with the Evening Standard, the school secretary revealed that Robert "was absolutely lovely boy, everyone adored him. We have lots of lovely boys here but he was something special. He was very pretty, beautiful and blond" [of course he was! still is xD]
According to Robert, a turning point came when he was 12 and moved to the Harrodian School, a mixed private school in southwest London. As a naturally creative person it's no wonder that school was a bit of a mixed bag for Robert- it offered an outlet for his creativity but with the new distraction of girls and the discovery of hair gel, he also found it difficult to find focus. Robert confesses that "school reports were always pretty bad - i never ever did my homework. I always turned up for lessons as i liked my teachers but my report said i didn't try very hard" This is the first glimpse of that formidable mix that makes Robert so appealing: the mischievous bad-boy coupled with charm and a heart of gold.[aawww can anyone be more perfect?] By the time he was 12, Robert's rebellious streak had got him in trouble and he was expelled from school. But this was just the wake up call that Robert needed and with a fair amount of persuasion from his dad, Robert decided to join the local acting school, Barnes Theater Group. The fact that the Theater Group also attracted lots of pretty girls must have made it seem more appealing! At this stage, the young Robert thought drama school thing was just a great way to have fun and meet girls. Rather than acting straight off, Robert began by helping out backstage. Even now that he is heralded as one of the hottest acting talents on the planet, he still says "i haven't really decided to be an actor yet!" and in true Robert style, he says he just kind of fell into the profession. it's difficult to imagine that a guy with so much talent would be shy, but Robert confesses to being less confident when he was growing up and he never really considered pushing himself out onto centre stage in any serious way. Luckily for us, one day Robert just thought he'd try out for a chorus part in a production of Guys and Dolls. It was a small bit part as a Cuban dancer[A DANCER? So he's dancing too? AW Robert give us a break!] but when he got the part, his star potential was obvious and in the next production, Robert took the lead role.
Robert says "It is unbelievable how this stroke of luck has completely changed my entire life...I owe everything to that little club." Given that so many celebrities forget their roots and the people that helped them get where they are, it's refreshing to see that Robert, despite his hectic international schedule, still takes time to remember how he got to where he is. This is just typical of Robert's down-to-earth personality.
By the time he had stepped into the front ranks at Barnes Theater Group, Robert had already been scouted for his stunning looks - that hair and those eyes[oh! we know! right girls?] - and had been modelling since he was 12. So it was only a matter of time before the combination of his acting skills and his looks caught the attention of the showbiz world. He was officially spotted in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and after that he started looking for professional roles. Robert soon started creeping his way up the "ones to watch" lists of some of London's biggest TV and theater casting directors and before long he was appearing in the television film Ring of the Nibelungs and the DVD version of Mira Nair's Vanity Fair. It was the earnings from Ring of the Nibelungs that paid for his final two years of fees at the Harrodian School. Robert's dad suggested that Robert leave school at 16 but, still unsure what he wanted to do with his life, Robert said he'd pay for his own fees. The agreement was that if Robert got good enough grades, his dad would repay the fees. So did he get the grades?!Nope!
It was at this point that Robert's wild boy image got another moment to show itself. Despite being slated to star in the stage production of The Woman Before in May 2005, he was fired shortly before the opening night. But by this point, legendary director Mike Newell had already heard the buzz around Robert and was intent on getting him involved in the Harry Potter movies...
Harry Potter days [more coming soon]

Before getting his big break with his role as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Robert had already enjoyed a small taste of the celebrity his career would bring him. Nothing could prepare him, however, for the mega success of the films, nor the Pottermania which accompany them. Robert explained the big change in his life as happening literally overnight: "The day before [the film was released] i was just sitting in Leicester Square, happily being ignored by everyone. Then suddenly strangers are screaming your name. Amazing" Describing the film as a "huge step and a massive event in my life", it's not surprising that being catapulted into the limelight and onto the red carpet would affect him. Looking back on that initial craziness, Robert admits that it took him a while to adjust: "I've changed so much. I'm not nearly as cocky as i was. I was a real prat for the first month. I didn't talk to anyone." It shows what an honest, nice guy Robert is that he can admit to getting full of himself. And the fact that he made sure that the cockiness didn't last says a lot about the strength of his character. Dealing with such a massive success so suddenly would be a shock for anyone. But the experience of working on a mega-blockbuster film series where books with cult popularity were to be transformed into big-budget Hollywood films with equally big cult popularity was to stand him in good stead for his future role as Edward Cullen in Twilight. Robert hadn't read the books within the Harry Potter series before getting the part but as soon as he found out he immersed himself in its universe, reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire "loads and loads of times" as the shoots took place. But he didn't just stop at reading the books - he also raided the huge number of Harry Potter website and fan forums out on the internet, picking up tips from the fans and getting to grips with how the fans saw his character. It's this dedication and passion for his work which lends Robert his magical on-screen charm and the ability to convincingly flesh out the characters he portrays.
But how was Robert to take to the challenge of joining the cast and crew of Harry Potter and what did he make of the role itself? If you're a fan of the books you'll know that Cedric Diggory is a role that Robert was born for - the fair-playing, sporty, impossibly good-looking prefect who wins Harry's respect by his displays of sportsmanship. Although pitched against each other in Quidditch and the Triwizard Tournament, Cedric and Harry form a bond which grows ever closer. Initially fighting against each other, they soon turn to fight alongside each other as they unite against the evil Lord Voldemort, right up until the tragic turn where Cedric is murdered by He Who Must Not Be Named.....

Robert's chiselled cheekbones and cut-glass accent made him perfect for the role, and it was one that he relished playing, enjoying the chance to play an old-fashioned hero. Talking about the part, Robert describes Cedric as a "pretty cool character. He's not really a complete clishe of the good kid in school. He's just quite. He is actually just a genuine person." Playing a genuine good guy might have been straight-forward, but it was having to fill the script's demands for an 'absurdly handsome 17-year-old' that freaked Robert out! With some modelling experience already under his belt, he rose to the challenge admirably. But for modest Robert the task of 'trying to get good angles to look good-looking' was 'much scarier than meeting Voldemort!' And going into such a big production must have been daunting in itself. Although he'd worked with a small special effects crew in "Ring of the Nibelungs" working with some 2000 people on the set of Harry Potter came as a very different experience. Trying to stay composed whilst rushing around the maze scene during the Third Task of Triwizard Tournament was a challenge that Robert described as "enforced method acting" -there was no need to fake the excitement and tension! As he put it himself, "We were really hyped up. You are on 100% adrenaline and you're starting this in the first week and you have just met all the other actors the week before and now you have to go crazy with them. That was pretty intense, but i think it was really the most fun, because it was really physical work" The physical side of it was a new thing for Robert, and as he had to play the role of Hogwart's super-fit Cedric there was some preparation to do for the role alongside learning the lines! It must have come as a bit of a shock when Robert tried out the costume for the swimming scene-a pair of skimpy trunks-and was picked up on his physique by the costume designer, who said "Aren't you supposed to be fit? You could be playing a sissy poet or something!" Ouch. Not having taken much in the way of exercise for about six months, maybe this didn't come as too much of a surprise to Robert. But the phone call the next day must have. He was called up by the assistant director who told him they'd be putting him on a personal training programme. "I thought that would be pretty cool" says Robert "because it would make me take it seriously". By his own admission, when he started the course he couldn't even manage ten press-ups, but after a while it started to pay off. At the start, however, he admits that co-star Daniel Radcliffe's chest was about twice the size of his own!

Speaking about his co-stars it's clear that Robert became very close to them during the making of the film. Going straight into a team of people who were used to working with each other, including some of Britain's finest actors such as Michael Gambon and Ralph Fiennes as well as the youngest cast, who've become superstars in their own right, was initially a big leap, and Robert admits getting a bit star-struck by the three main stars- Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint- when he first met them. "I couldn't get it out of my head that like "you're Harry Potter!" but...everyone was friendly. It's a very relaxed set" Fortunately the beginning of the shoot saw the actors doing a lot of improvisation together which helped them to bond. And it must have helped that he was working with such a talented, funny, intelligent group of people.

Moving on...
Robert returned to the big screen in a flash back episode in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix but by now his sights were set further afield. As a consequence of his brilliant performance in Harry Potter he'd been named a 'British Star of Tomorrow' by Times Online. Suddenly doors were beginning to open...Still the exhaustion involved in working on such a well-oiled, movie-juggernaut as Harry Potter must have taken its toll, as Robert took some time off to hang out in Los Angeles before returning to London. He's described his choice to take it easy for a short while as having 'squandered away' the momentum of his Harry Potter appearances but it certainly did him no harm. Returning to London, to live with his best friend in a tiny apartment with just one chair, a TV and a homemade furniture, must have been a weird jolt back to the land of the living. But the remembers this period fondly, even nostalgically: "It was so cool...you had to walk through a restaurant kitchen to get up to the roofs but you could, like, walk along all the roofs... I didn't do anything for a year, i just sat on the roof and played music... it was like the best time i had ever had" The fact that Robert kept his feet firmly on the ground and didn't get swept up in a tide of Hollywood excess or start talking himself so seriously just goes to show what a real, genuine person he is. He may well be the best-looking guy on the planet but he's not just a pretty face - he's a grounded guy with real depth of character.

Devoting himself to his music wasn't a new thing for Robert, as he'd been playing music well before he set his sights on acting. Nonetheless, wheels were now in motion: he'd been given his big break, the hard work had paid off, and it was time to take the limelight properly and step into the acting role of a lifetime...


Mini Bio:

Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986 in London, England. He enjoys music and is an excellent musician, playing both the guitar and piano.

When Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company. After, he took screen role like Ring of the Nibelungs (2004) (TV) (Kingdom of Twilight) as Giselher and Vanity Fair (2004) as Rawdy Crawley.

In 2003, Robert took on the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He got his role a week later after meeting Mike Newell in late 2003.

He has since been cast as Edward Cullen in the highly-anticipated film, Twilight (2008/I). His music is also be heard in the film. Robert has also completed upcoming roles as Salvador Dali in Little Ashes (2008) and Art in How to Be (2008).
Trade Mark

Messy hair

Is an excellent musician playing guitar and keyboards.

Attended Harrodian private school in London.

He has two older sisters, Lizzy and Victoria.

Remains close friends with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) co-stars, Stanislav Ianevski and Katie Leung.

Was taught how to scuba dive for his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).

Sports: Has said that darts and pool are more his sport, and that he made up that he liked snowboarding and soccer for his Harry Potter audition.

Acting Inspiration: Jack Nicholson.

Was ranked #23 on Moviefone's 'The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25'(2008).

Chosen by the Hollywood Film Festival Award Committee as the recipient of the 2008 New Hollywood Award.

Awarded Best Actor 2008 at the Strasbourg Film festival for his performance as Art in the film How To Be.

One sister, Lizzy, 25, had a top ten hit with the band Aurora. The other, Victoria, 27, works in advertising.

Most of his earnings from his first acting job - a supporting role in the television film the Ring of the Nibelungs - went on paying his own fees at The Harrodian School in Barnes.

He beat 3,000 people to play Edward in the movie 'Twilight'.

Named as Yahoo's Top Movie Heart Throb of 2008.

Named as Rolling Stone Magazine's Hottest Actor of 2008

Named by Entertainment Tonight (ET) as their top hunk of 2008.

Named as one of the LA Times Breakout Stars of 2008.

Named as one of Forbes Breakout Stars of 2008.

His small, but would-have-been-memorable part in Vanity Fair (2004), was cut out in the final production.

Awarded Hello Magazine's Most Attractive Man Award of 2008.

Invited an obsessive fan out for dinner when he was having a bad day.

Was in a band named Bad Girl that played "rocky Led Zeppelin-type stuff".

Personal Quotes [thanks to www.robert-pattinson.co.uk]


"We didn’t have packed lunches at my school. I was a lunch monitor as well - I used to take everyone’s chips!"

"Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as ‘Claudia’! Twelve was a turning point as I moved to a mixed school and then I became cool and discovered hair gel."

"I started doing a paper round when I was about 10. I started earning £10 a week and then I was obsessed with earning money until I was about 15."

"I quite liked Sharkey and George and then there was a cartoon with rapper MC Hammer in it - Hammertime - I loved that cartoon, it was genius! They don’t make cartoons like that anymore."

"[My favourite teacher was] probably my English teacher because she got me into writing instead of just answering the question. I used to hand in homework with 20 pages of nonsense and she’d still mark it. She was a really amazing teacher."

"I got expelled from my school when I was 12 - I was quite bad!"

"[School reports] were always pretty bad - I never ever did my homework. I always turned up for lessons as I liked my teachers but my report said I didn’t try very hard."


"The day before I was just sitting in Leicester Square, happily being ignored by everyone. Then suddenly strangers are screaming your name. Amazing."

"I don’t want to be paid ever again! I hate money! I want to do anything for free!"

"I basically just started acting. I did two other movies and a few plays before but I’d kinda done them one after the other, so I didn’t really know what I was doing then. I still don’t really now."

"I’ve changed so much. I’m not nearly as cocky as I was. I was a real prat for the first month. I didn’t talk to anyone. I just drank coffee and told everyone I was 24 and this famous theatre actor just back from South Africa."

"Someone asked for my autograph the other day which is quite cool. But, I don’t know. I hope [Pottermania] doesn’t make me not come out of my house, because I barely come out of my house as it is!"

"Because I finished school, I’m not really doing anything at the moment. I was just aimlessly wandering around London, and these two guys who were about 30 or something came up and asked for my autograph. I was really quite proud at the time and did it, and they took photos and stuff. They were sort of wandering around, and I was wandering around, and I bumped into them like three times. And every single time their respect for me was just growing!"

"They [Barnes Theatre Club] were a very good group, and for some reason when I finished the backstage thing, I just decided to that I should try to act. So I auditioned for Guys and Dolls and got a little tiny part as some Cuban dancer or something and then in the next play I got the lead part, and then I got my agent. So I owe everything to that little club."

"Since I started acting it’s kind of been a bit mad. I never really did anything before and two years ago I started acting and I’ve kind of been in work ever since. Then Harry Potter came along and it’s been a huge step and a massive event in my life."

"I am now determined to do really weird parts but I think I overdo it in auditions so nobody really trusts me!"

"I wanted to try theatre after Harry Potter and I wanted to do something weird. I was offered an American thing where I had to sign up to three movie contracts and I dunno… I don’t really know what I should be doing yet, so I prefer to do nothing really! There was one script that I really, really liked. I got down to the last two and they picked the other guy which was a bit annoying."

"Sometimes I think, ‘to hell with acting,’ and then I realize I could be working at a shoe shop. Acting is much cooler."

"I aspire to be Jack Nicholson. I love his every single mannerism. I used to try and be him in virtually everything I did, I don’t know why. I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest when I was about 13, and I dressed like him. I tried to do his accent. I did everything like him. I think it kind of stuck with me."

"[Drama school] was a social thing. I literally went there 100 per cent to meet these girls sitting at the next table."

"I like meetings [in L.A.] a lot. You go in, no one cares if you’re a nice person or not. You just do it, and if you can do it, you do it, and if you can’t, you can’t."

"I haven’t really decided to be an actor yet! I started doing plays when I was about 15 or 16. I only did it because my dad saw a bunch of pretty girls in a restaurant and he asked them where they came from and they said drama group. He said ‘Son, that is where you need to go.’"

"That’s the worst thing, I dont really care if people say I’m a bad actor, I can like work on that, but if they just say that he’s ugly that’s just like, ‘oh… really?’"

"[If I hadn't become an actor] I think I would have just gone to university and would have kind of just done the average thing."

"[On the red carpet] I walked out the wrong car door and started walking into the crowd. An interviewer said, ‘Give your best horror scream,’ and Stan did this great scream and I was too much of a wimp to do one. It was pathetic!"

"My dad wanted me to be an actor."

"I really wasn’t part of the acting fraternity at my school, but I joined this thing after my dad argued with me for ages. I think he had some sort of weird foresight about it. I went [to the Barnes Theatre Club] and I worked backstage on the first play I did. They used to do two shows a year and they are all great. So many people from there had become actors."

"It is unbelievable that this stroke of luck has completely changed my entire life. I can’t even remember what I was thinking those two years ago. Now I sort of do things differently, and I am reading all these scripts. I was out in LA a couple of weeks ago. I got an agent in LA, and it is ridiculous."

“I think the last thing I did, which was The Haunting of Toby Jugg for BBC2. I play a World War 2 pilot who gets shot and paralysed. He gets terrible shellshock and basically goes insane. It’s a great part. I was in a wheelchair all the time, which is always good, just chain-smoking throughout the entire film.”

"The acting’s come along by accident. I’ve never trained or anything, so I’ve only very recently become even vaguely comfortable with it. On Harry Potter I was so consciously of the fact that I didn’t know what I was doing. I used to sit on the side of the set throwing up. I think I will go to drama school now, thought. I did a play which I got fired from in the West End, and I realised I need to learn some of the fundamentals – like how to act."

"I’m directing a play at the moment, but I don’t know about film directing. Actors tend to think it’s purely to do with the acting, but having watched Mike Newell on Harry Potter, there’s just so much admin and diplomacy, which I don’t think I’ve go the patience for."

"I’d like to be in a Terry Gilliam film, playing a midget. I’d like to do a Godard film, or one with Michael Cimino. But the script means more to me than the people involved."


"It’s impossible to hate Cedric. He’s competitive but he’s also a nice guy."

"I think [Cedric's] a pretty cool character. He’s not really a complete cliché of the good kid in school. He’s just quiet. He is actually just a genuinely good person, but he doesn’t make a big deal about it or anything. He’s just like, whatever. I can kind of relate to that. He’s not an unattractive character at all and his storyline is a nice storyline to play."

"In the book and also my first introduction of the script is like ‘an absurdly handsome 17-year-old’ and it kind of puts you off a little bit, when you’re trying to act, and you’re trying to get good angles to look good-looking and stuff. It’s really stupid; you’d think I’m really egotistical. But I think that’s the most daunting part about it - it’s much scarier than meeting Voldemort!"

"I’ve been using the fan websites as I was acting [Cedric], because they know so much about the books, and it’s really helpful as a resource."

"[Cedric's] one of those guys who always wants to do the right thing, but not in an annoying way. It’s impossible to hate him, I think. He’s good at sports and athletics. He vaguely takes Harry under his wing and they get closer as the film draws to a close."

"I hope I’m not that close to my character. I hate him. I used to hate everybody like Cedric in my school."

"I sort of identify with [Cedric] in a couple of ways. I am not as nice as he is; he tends to do the right thing all the time and I never need to do that. I generally am quite pleasant. I think he is too, and that’s one of the basic similarities. Let’s see, I’ve got blond hair, I don’t know, and I am relatively sporty. I think he is a better person than me. Yeah."

"Cedric is older then Harry, I think they were only simple friends rather then buddy friends. Although after some events, they finally turned out to be important partners, it’s still a bit different. So I think that’s quite difficult to get."

"Cedric is competitive, but he’s also a nice guy who plays fair and sticks to the rules."

"My instinct at the end [of the Harry Potter shoot] was just to sort of collapse. What I aim to do next is a really short shoot. A six-week thing where I can get my brain around the whole thing. A play or something."

"In the maze, a lot of it was on steady cam - which is just a guy running around with a camera - and all the hedges moved. So me and Dan were basically chasing each other around and punching each other, with these hedges squeezing us. "

"I read the fourth [Harry Potter book] just before my audition. And read it in like a day or something. It changed my whole opinion about the whole series."

"The maze stuff was really, really fun to do. It was so real. And because it was all hydraulic walls, no one actually knew if it would kill you or not, if you actually got trapped there. So, it was quite nice to be doing enforced method acting."

"We did a lot of special effects in Ring Of The Nibelungs and that kind of helped on Harry Potter. But it was on such a smaller scale. There’s 2,000 people working on Harry Potter and I don’t think there’s many films that can afford that type of epic-ness. It was very different. The scale is just so huge."

"I hadn’t done anything for about six months before so I was a little bit unfit. I remember the costume designer saying when I was trying on swimming trunks, ‘Aren’t you supposed to be fit, you could be playing a sissy poet or something.’ The next day I got a call from the assistant director about a personal training programme."

"I did a tiny amount of work on Vanity Fair which doesn’t quite match the standard of Harry Potter… oops… don’t put that, sorry, what was the question?"

"At first I felt a bit [of pressure], but after a week, when all the cast were known, and they are all so nice, then the feeling was gone. When I was shooting my first scene, the maze scene, there was a crew of about 150 people, me, Dan and the producer. Later on, it became about 2000 people involved in shooting. I’m really glad I could get started in a more relaxed environment and get used to it progressively."

"We [the Harry Potter cast] did a bonding week where we made fools of ourselves doing lots of improvising. I paired up with Rupert a lot."

"I had to do some training at the beginning (of GoF) because I was supposed to be like the sporty kid in school and Daniel was about twice the size of me. His chest and stuff. I don’t know how that happened."

"I had a personal trainer in the beginning (of filming) and everyone was telling me to do it, but I did it for about two weeks then… I put my shoulder out."

"I got a call the next day from the assistant director saying that they were putting me on a personal training programme. I thought that would be pretty cool, because it would make me take it seriously. It was run by one of the stunt team, who are the most absurdly fit guys in the world. I can’t even do ten press-ups. I did about three weeks of that, and in the end I think he got so bored of trying to force me to do it that he wrote it all down so that I could do it at home."

"Kids have followed the books quite closely so the worry is [Goblet of Fire] is going to be dark for them, but I think your imagination is more terrifying than a film could ever be and I think they’re ready to see this side of the franchise."

"I read a lot, as the shoot went on, and I read [Goblet of Fire] loads and loads of times. I sort of gradually found out about all these Harry Potter websites, and the comments they put in the forums I thought were really really helpful, because they remind you of little things that you’ve never even noticed in the book, which are really helpful. There are lots of cool things, like even his main description, which was like ‘the strong silent type’ or something. I completely overlooked that in the book. And I read some fans saying that, so I’ll play it strong and silent."

"[Ralph Fiennes] could only shoot on certain days, so me and Dan tried to get bits of it done without him. And then when he came, because of the way the last bits were shot with Voldemort, a lot of it had to be rearranged. And so it was strange, because the first time I shot it I’d had about a month off through January and so I sort of psyched myself up to do this scene. And then when I re-shot it it was, I think we were filming the Yule Ball at the same time, so it’s kind of, you’re in this happy mode, and then you go in and you’ve got to be like… so I ended up sitting in a corner like eating mud and stuff… which didn’t really work."

"[Filming] was cool, it’s something different to anything I’ve done before and I hadn’t done a film or a part that big before so it was interesting. Working with like the best actors in England, the most famous actors, it was really fun, really exciting."

"There were a couple of times where you think you’re swimming towards a guy with a breathing apparatus and then you find it’s just something in the water and you’re like [imitates freaking out] and then you just know what to do and they film your stupid face just screaming underwater and then everyone starts laughing and it’s just like, ‘Ah, great!’"

"We had to do this scene looking like heroes diving into the lake. they had a stand-in doing perfect dives on the first take. Then Stan, Clemence, And I tried, but none of us could dive in right, and we all looked really stupid."

"I was actually having nightmares about [the premiere] for months in advance."

"I can’t say I was [a Harry Potter fan]. I wasn’t not a fan. I hadn’t read any of the books or anything. I read The Goblet of Fire when I was doing the other film, and I really liked that. I got through it in about two days. I’d say I’m a pretty big fan now."

"I knew the [Goblet of Fire] casting director from another movie which I did, and they wanted to see me for this part, but I was doing another movie over the casting period, so I ended up seeing Mike Newell and Mary Selway and Fiona Weir - who were casting at the time - before anyone else was seen for casting. And then, I went to do this other movie, and then the day I came back… I got a call back, and basically, that’s what happened."

"[I would switch roles with] Probably Harry. I think. Not being arrogant or anything. I just think it’s a really intricate and it’s an amazing part. I think also when you don’t really have the opportunity to be guaranteed seven films when you’re growing up during the filming."

"Well, I haven’t actually died ‘live’ yet but I’ve been dead a few times. It’s strange, but it’s quite sort of relaxing. You feel like a bit of a therapist, because everyone’s giving you all their grief, and you’re just lying there listening. Yeah, it was quite nice, like no pressure after a couple weeks. I enjoyed it."

"I had never done scuba-diving before, so I did training during the first week. I was in a tiny little tub that was a practice tank. I did not see the big tank until they first started shooting in it. It was about a hundred times the size of the practice tank and it was so much deeper, so that was sort of scary when I first got there, because you have to get used to all the pressure and things like that. I don’t know if you have been scuba-diving, but it is very different. I thought it was really easy in that little shallow pool, because it is, but when you are doing it in a really deep tank it is kind of scary at first. I got used to it quickly though."

"I think the most embarrassing part of that was just the normal dancing. When the rock band comes. I think there was two days where the crew was like, ‘Just dance, just dance.’ So, you can’t, in a club or whatever. That was really awkward."

"I think the yule ball is more attractive to the girls who read it. I never really thought, "Oh, I get to go to the ball!"

"Yeah, that whole sequence was pretty intense. They shot it right at the beginning—within my first week I shot in the maze. It was really difficult to translate all the things in the book that happened in the maze—like all these riddles and things—into film. It was almost impossible. The way Mike Newell did it was really good. He came up with the idea that in the maze it is just the fear and the darkness and the isolation that kind of drives all the competitors a bit insane. We were really hyped up. You are on 100% adrenaline and you’re starting this in the first week and you have just met all the other actors the week before and now you have to go crazy with them. That was pretty intense, but I think it was really the most fun, because it was really physical work. Shooting wands at each other was really fun. The swimming thing was pretty physical too. In fact all my scenes were kind of action scenes. They were all pretty physical."

"I think basically the characters have been pretty fully developed in the first three, and it’s just going to take another turn into being more of a thriller. It’s more boom, boom, boom, to the climax. I think it’s a much faster paced, action-oriented film than the others. I think that it’s a little bit darker, and they kill of key character. There’s always going to be a little bit of a twist - killing someone is always a bit of a shock."

"[The cemetery scene] was the bit I was most looking forward to doing. You don’t really get to die that often, you know?"

"It was so easy for me to get into [the Harry Potter] universe."

"I’m not actually allowed to say anything about it, but [the return of Voldemort] is fantastic. That will be the most stunning sequence in the Potter series."

[To a visitor on the set] "Sorry about my appearance. You’ve caught me on a dead day."


"I think [Daniel's], just in real life, he’s just so far superior to me in terms of desirability, so he didn’t really have much of a competition with me. So there wasn’t really much joking around. I’d probably cry if he did. If I was Katie, I would definitely go out with him because he’s rich and famous, and I’m not really."

"I get on really well with Katie, she’s a really cool girl. I don’t have many talking scenes [with her]. Most of my scenes, like big scenes, are just with Dan. I dance with her, and there’s a lot of scenes like holding hands and stuff like that. But I get on really well with her. She’s a nice girl."

"I’m a big fan of Michael Gambon. They were all really, really nice people and they treat it as a job. They don’t really have big egos or anything about it. There was one guy - Warwick Davis - he’s in [the film] Willow, and Willow is like my favourite film. I had one scene sitting next to him at the dragon task, and I had no idea what to say to him at all! He was the only person I asked for an autograph the whole way through it!"

"I think Dan could steal anybody’s girlfriend. If I was a girl I’d go with Dan."

"I’m really good friends with Stan and Katie. We were all in the same boat as we all started new and I started on the same day as Stan. Stan and I did a lot of on-screen stuff together so we bonded well. All the cast are really nice but they are always busy, always, always on set."

"I was so concerned about looking cool. It’s weird seeing [the Potter kids]. They are the most famous kids, I kept calling them famous. They’re on their way to becoming icons. I used to try to be moody and stuff. I’m really good friends with a lot of people from the film. It was a long time, I was doing it for eleven months."

"I did [get start struck] a little bit by the three main young guys when I first met them, it was kinda strange. We did this rehearsal week and it was kinda weird meeting these three rather iconic kids, and just talking to them normally. I couldn’t really get it out of my head that like ‘you’re Harry Potter,’ but that was strange, but not really, everyone was very friendly. It’s a very relaxed set."

"We had this bonding week at the beginning and I did a lot of improvising with Rupert and he’s really, like he’s incredibly funny, but just as a real person, because he’s funny in the film obviously, but he can do - he’s like really versatile doing acting, and Emma as well, she can just, she just does it, she’s an actress, she always has been and she’s just incredibly intelligent young person."

"[Dan's] really an incredible kid. So young, about 15 or 16, but already a pro. Everyday he needs to work about 5 to 6 hours and then go back to study again. It’s like that for about 11 months. For the last 2 months, he even had a more serious schedule and he’s good at that. Now you can see his excellent acting in the released movie, and he did a really great job."

"[Ralph Fiennes] was like, ‘I stamped on your head.’"

"I was quite intimidated by Ralph Finnes. I didn’t really talk to him while I was going Harry Potter and the only thing I did with him was when he stepped on my head. Then I went to this play and he was there. And this girl said, ‘you’ve worked with Ralph Finnes haven’t you, Robert?’ and I was like, ‘well, no…’ and Ralph said, ‘yes, I stepped on your head.’ And that was the extent of our conversation."


"[I picked out] the most ridiculous, extravagant clothes - they looked really good in the shop. And then I put them on and I thought: you look such an idiot."

"I read the Variety review and their only comment was rangy. I thought it meant from the range, like a cowboy. But it just means tall and lanky."

"In England if you want to look rough, you go out and get really drunk and come in looking really hungover, but if you do that in America, it’s like, have you got a drinking problem?"

"I’m quite immature so that’s quite good, so I prefer to be a heart-throb!"

"I still trip over my feet and stuff when I’m not supposed to be doing anything."

"I guess I have this thing for dragons. It is very strange."

"I am in a band at the moment called Bad Girls. The band belongs to my first girlfriend’s current boyfriend and he was having an open mic night. He invited me to sing, but it was just a bit of fun - that was about six months ago. I don’t know where that’s going to go."

"I have been playing the piano for my entire life - since I was three or four. And the guitar - I used to play classical guitar from when I was about five to 12 years of age. Then I didn’t play guitar for like years. About four or five years ago, I got out the guitar again and just atarted playing blues and stuff. I am not very good at the guitar, but I am all right. I am in a band in London as well."

"[The band] is kind of like rocky Led Zeppelin type stuff. We only have done a couple of gigs. We are still trying to figure out its style. It is just a couple of friends of mine and some other people that I have met fairly recently. We just wanted to start a band for something to do. A lot of my friends are actors and we have so little to do all the time, so instead of just being bored, we were like, ‘Why not start a band?’ So we did!"

"Someone stole my shoelaces once from my shoes. I still wear them and never put laces in them - they’re like my trademark shoes now!"

"American’s fine, but I’ve never really been a big one for accents. Whenever I try to do any accents it ends up being a sort of Jamaican-Russian hybrid."

"I went to one of these signing conventions. It was one of the most interesting experiences I’ve had. It was so strange that people would pay for autographs. You keep thinking you should do a little dance for them as well or something."

"Twilight' is a metaphor for the virtues of chastity, but it's had the opposite effect. I get letters that say "I'm going to kill myself if you don't watch 'High School Musical 2' with me. It's a little nuts




Tess of the D"Ubervilles-Alec D’Urberville
Our Town-George Gibbs
Anything Goes-Lord Evelyn Oakleigh
Macbeth-Prince Malcolm


Twilight (2008/I) (writer: "Never Think", "Let Me Sign") (performer: "Let Me Sign") (producer: "Never Think") ("Never Think")
How To Be (2008) (performer: "Choking on Dust", "I'm Doing Fine")


Remember Me (2010) (executive producer)