Robert Pattinson Publication Day!

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Today is a very special day, it’s the day my Robert Pattinson biography is released!

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I’m so excited, I’ve been looking forward to this book coming out for months. My first book (aside from my rugby book which I self-published) was Robert Pattinson A-Z. It came out in May 2010, back when I was the editor of a celebrity website.

I think Rob is one of the best actors on the planet and I’m so impressed with the roles he’s had since playing Edward Cullen. He has never looked for the easy option, he wants to be challenged.

I like thinking about the first time I met Rob, over five years ago now. It was at the Dorchester Hotel in London. It was a rainy day and as I made my way to the hotel I got soaked. When I tried to go in I was stopped by security because they didn’t think I was journalist, they thought I was just a fan trying my luck. I managed to show them some paperwork and they let me inside.

I’d never been somewhere as posh as the Dorchester, I felt so underdressed. I nipped to the loos and took photos – it was so impressive! I was ushered into a room and took my place, alongside some other journalists. We only had to wait a few minutes and then Rob, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner walked into the room. I was in awe.

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I was really nervous when I asked Rob my question, how did his sisters’ feel about him being famous? He was very charming and explained that they were happy for him but that his parents still hadn’t got their heads around the fact that he was famous. When they visit him on film sets and someone asks him if he wants a cup of coffee they think ‘why doesn’t he get it himself.’ His parents are so proud of him and this is something I wanted to get across in both of my biographies – Rob has a really supportive family, they back him 100%.

 

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A is for… Acting

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Lots of the famous people I’ve written about were passionate about acting when they were at high school. Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson all had the acting bug even though they would all become world-famous pop stars eventually.

Here is Louis Tomlinson as Danny Zuko in Grease

Zayn was in Grease at his school too, but the teacher created a special role for him because he was too young to play a main part:

I loved acting too and would perform at my local theatre as well as in school plays. I haven’t acted for a few years now but I’ll always look back fondly at the time I spent on stage.

I really enjoyed playing the role of Abigail Williams in The Crucible and my favourite project involved performing at the Millennium Dome in London. It feels amazing to know that I represented my town by performing ‘Our Town Story’ in a venue that is now the O2 Arena!

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(This is a photo of the Our Town Story cast. I’m on the first person on the left of the second row and my sister is next door but one to me. We don’t look anything alike!)

My cousin David is a famous actor and I’m very proud of him. He moved to London when he was eighteen and was determined to become the best actor he could be. He studied at the prestigious RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). He has been in lots of TV shows and theatre productions. He’s currently playing King Alfred in The Last Kingdom and Fred Best in Ripper Street. I’d love to write a book on him one day… I’d really enjoy interviewing our nan and looking through her photo albums for embarrassing photos!

Here are some photos of David:

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He’s coming home for Christmas and I can’t wait!

If you’re a fan of David, you should check out www.daviddawsononline.net