Twilight star Charlie Bewley finds a major new role
Friday 30 September 2011
The Twilight actor Charlie Bewley, 30, who plays red-eyed vampire Demetri in the romantic saga makes his stage debut with his sister. Lydia Rose Bewley, 26, who made her screen debut in The Inbetweeners Movie this summer is now to star with him as his stage sibling in The River Line.
Charles Morgan's wartime drama, which he originally wrote as a novel in 1949 before adapting it for the stage, tells the story of allied pilots in occupied France in 1943, hiding from the Nazis. They are trying to escape to the Pyrenees, along the escape route known as the River Line.
"Until now I've never had a chance to really explore a character," says Charlie. "The process of character development is much more authentic in theatre."
He plays Major John Lang who finds spiritual peace amid the chaos that surrounds him. Although he never shares the stage with his real-life sister, their characters are profoundly linked in the play.
Bewley says his role as vampire Demetri gets meatier in the final Twilight instalment, Breaking Dawn. But now theatre is where his heart lies, despite his big break in Hollywood.
"Twilight hasn't propelled me to cover-boy status but it has fast tracked my career forward about three years."
'The River Line', Jermyn Street Theatre, London W1 (020 7287 2875) 4 to 29 October
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant