David Beckham has revealed that he is planning a new career as an actor...
David Beckham has revealed that he is planning a new career as an actor, speaking openly for the first time about his ambitions for his work life after football. But a spokesperson has confirmed this morning that he’s NOT got his eye on Daniel Craig’s Bond role…
In typically humble Beckham fashion, David acknowledged that he’s not quite Eddie Redmayne yet, but will be taking some classes to develop his raw talent into some serious skills. Oscars 2020, anyone?
‘I am very aware that many sportsmen and other celebrities have turned their hand to acting and failed,’ he told The Times.
‘I know that it is a tough profession, where you need a huge amount of skill and discipline, and I wouldn’t want to push myself forward too soon, without learning more about it, and doing a lot more practice.’
David, who retired from professional football in May 2013, has already landed his first cameo in friend Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E, and his first proper role will be in Knights Of The Roundtable, which is due out next year.
The multi-talented Beckham clan seem to be able to reinvent themselves over and over again (footballer to model, Spice Girl to major fashion designer…) so it actually wouldn’t surprise us if David does put his head down and make a serious go for this.
‘What I have done so far, I have loved,’ David said. ‘I can deal with most things. I am a well-known person, so I have got used to criticism.’