A few months ago, Robrt Pattinson was a virtual unknown with only a supporting role in the Harry Potter films to his name. Now, the 22 year old British actor is everywhere, provoking headline-grabbing global hysteria and seemingly holding Hollywood in the palm of his hand. This sudden rise to fame is due to his starring role in a new blockbuster film Twilight, based on the Twilight Saga - 17 million copies sold worldwide written by Stepahnie Meyer. The story of a passionate affair between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a teenage girl and a brooding vampire. The film is released in the UK on the 19th December 2008.